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Validus Reinsurance v. United States
Date: May 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5081

Justia Opinion Summary: Validus, a foreign corporation, filed suit seeking a refund of excise taxes imposed under 26 U.S.C. 4371, which taxes certain types of "reinsurance." The government contends that “the best reading of the statute” establi...

Nat'l Ass'n of Home Builders v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Date: May 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5121

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, four associations involved in building and developing land, challenged consent decrees that require the Service to determine, in accordance with a settlement-defined schedule for action, whether 251 species s...

Boose v. District of Columbia
Date: May 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7086

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq., seeking an order requiring DCPS to provide her son with compensatory education. The district court dismissed the...

United States v. Hunter
Date: May 22, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3098

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to federal charges stemming from a series of armed robberies. Defendant was sentenced to fifteen years in prison and ordered to pay restitution, as well as a special assessment. Both amounts were pa...

United States v. Philip Morris USA Inc.
Date: May 22, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5028

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants challenged a district court order requiring that they add two statements to their cigarette packages and advertisements: an announcement that a federal court has ruled that they “deliberately deceived the Amer...

Pierce v. SEC
Date: May 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1079

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner sought review of the SEC's order to cease and desist from violating the Securities Act of 1933, 15 U.S.C. 77e(a), (c), and the agency's subsequent order denying his motion for reconsideration. Petitioner sold...

Priests For Life, et al v. HHS, et al
Date: May 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5368

Lee v. Government of D.C.
Date: May 19, 2015
Docket Number: 13-7123

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12102 et seq., discrimination suit in which a jury returned a verdict finding that plaintiff, a diabetic, was not disabled within the meaning of...

District Hosp. Partners v. Burwell
Date: May 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5061

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, hospitals that participate in Medicare, filed suit against the Secretary, claiming that she violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 551 et seq., by engaging in arbitrary and capricious decis...

United States v. Bigley
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 12-3022

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to one count of interstate travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and was sentenced to 84 months' imprisonment. On appeal, defendant contended that the district court co...

Abdelfattah v. DHS
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 12-5322

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against DHS, alleging twenty-one causes of action stemming from the Government's collection, maintenance, and use of information about him. The court affirmed the district court's grant of defendants...

Turlock Irrigation Dist. v. FERC
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1250

Justia Opinion Summary: The Districts and the Trust petitioned for review of FERC's order determining that the La Grange Hydroelectric Project fell within the mandatory licensing provisions of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 817(1). Because th...

Nat'l Ass'n of Home Builders v. EPA
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5290

Justia Opinion Summary: Home Builders challenged a preliminary, internal determination, made by the EPA and the Corps in 2008, that two stretches of the Santa Cruz River in southern Arizona are traditional navigable waters. In Home Builders I,...

Lash v. Lemke
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5308

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against law enforcement officers, alleging violations of his First and Fourth Amendment rights, after he was tased when resisting arrest at an Occupy D.C. encampment. The district court concluded tha...

USPS v. PRC
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1308

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, the Postal Service amended its mail preparation requirements so that mail pieces prepared according to the “basic-service Intelligent Mail” standard would no longer be eligible for a discounted “automation” rate...