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United States v. Sanders
Date: February 27, 2015
Docket Number: 11-3067

Justia Opinion Summary: Investigating narcotics activity at Potomac Gardens, a D.C. housing project, agents obtained a wiretap on a telephone owned by Joseph, a former resident, and learned that Joseph coordinated a distribution network for her...

FTC v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharm.
Date: February 20, 2015
Docket Number: 12-5393

Justia Opinion Summary: The FTC initiated an enforcement proceeding against Boehringer after the pharmaceutical company failed to comply with an administrative subpoena seeking various documents related to a settlement agreement between the com...

Tesoro Alaska Co. v. FERC
Date: February 20, 2015
Docket Numbers: 13-1248, 13-1249

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated petitions, Carriers challenged FERC's authority to approve a cost pooling agreement among the Carriers that allocates most fixed costs on the basis of each Carrier's share of combined interstate and...

Gordon v. United States Capitol Police
Date: February 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5072

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her employer, Capitol Police, alleging violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. 2615, when Capitol Police interfered with her exercise of FMLA rights and retaliated agains...

Deppenbrook v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
Date: February 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5254

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against PBGC, alleging claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq., and seeking to correct PBGC's benefit determinations. The court concluded that PBGC pr...

Fenwick v. Pudimott
Date: February 13, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5130

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against three deputy federal marshals, alleging that the officers used excessive force against him in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The district court denied the officers' motion for summary jud...

Ozark Auto Distrib. v. NLRB
Date: February 10, 2015
Docket Number: 11-1320

Justia Opinion Summary: After Ozark contested the union's certification as the bargaining representative of company employees, the Board ordered the company to bargain with the union. Mainly at issue on appeal was whether, during a hearing on t...

Parsi v. Daioleslam
Date: February 10, 2015
Docket Number: 12-7111

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was awarded monetary sanctions for attorney's fees and expenses he accrued in defending a defamation action brought by plaintiffs. Plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging that defendant, publisher of a website ca...

Electronic Privacy Info. v. DHS
Date: February 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5013

Justia Opinion Summary: EPIC made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, request for Standard Operating Procedure 303 (SOP 303), which DHS describes as a protocol for shutting down wireless networks during critical emergencies. On a...

USA v. Jaron Brice
Date: February 6, 2015
Docket Number: 09-3071

Pigford v. Vilsack
Date: February 6, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5303

Justia Opinion Summary: Maurice McGinnis sought a loan through federal farm credit programs and alleges that he was denied access to such programs by the Department because of his race. This appeal concerns McGinnis' participation in a claims p...

POM Wonderful LLC v. FTC
Date: January 30, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1060

Justia Opinion Summary: After the FTC voted to hold POM and the associated parties liable for violating the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act), 15 U.S.C. 45(a)(1) and 52(a), and ordered them to cease and desist from making misleading and in...

Smith Lake Improvement v. FERC
Date: January 30, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1074

Berry Law v. Kraft Foods Group
Date: January 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7001

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a law firm, appealed the district court's dismissal of its implied-in-fact contract and quasi-contract claims against Kraft. The dispute stemmed from the Firm's advice to Kraft regarding an antitrust claim. Th...

In re: Sealed Case
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 10-3038