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Whitney Hancock v. Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-7047
Florida Health Sciences v. Secretary U.S. DHHS
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5163
Tawanda Jones v. David Dufek, Sr.
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7013
Perry v. MSPB  
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1155

Justia Opinion Summary: In Kloeckner v. Solis, the Supreme Court held that when the Board dismisses a mixed-case appeal without reaching the merits on a procedural ground - there, untimeliness - judicial review resides in district court (as whe...

United States v. Marsh  
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 12-3086

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to a drug possession charge and completed his term of imprisonment in 2008. Before the expiration of his four year term of supervised release, defendant pled guilty to new charges in 2012 and was se...

Mingo Logan Coal v. EPA  
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-5305

Justia Opinion Summary: The Corps issued Mingo Logan a permit to excavate the tops of several West Virginia mountains, then the EPA withdrew approval from two of the disposal sites, and Mingo Logan challenged the EPA's statutory authority to wi...

National Ass'n of Criminal Defense Lawyers v. US DOJ  
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5051

Justia Opinion Summary: The Association filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, seeking to compel the DOJ to release the Federal Criminal Discovery Blue Book. The Blue Book is a manual created by the Department to...

Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell  
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5118

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mackinac Tribe filed suit to compel the Secretary of the Interior to convene an election allowing the Tribe to organize under the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA), 25 U.S.C. 476(a). Although the Mackinac Tribe does no...

EarthReports, Inc. v. FERC  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1127

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners seek review of the Commissions' conditional authorization of the conversion of the Cove Point liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) facility from an import maritime terminal to a mixed-use, import and export terminal...

BP Energy Co. v. FERC  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1205

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Dominion obtained authorization from the Commission to convert the Cove Point liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) facility from an import maritime terminal to a mixed-use, import and export terminal. BP Energy receive...

Patchak v. Jewell  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5200

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 702, 705, challenging the authority of the Department of the Interior to take title to a particular tract of land under the Indian Reorganizatio...

Friends of Animals v. Jewell  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5223

Justia Opinion Summary: Friends of Animals, a non-profit organization, filed suit alleging that the Secretary violated section 4 of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq., by not timely issuing 12-month findings in response to its l...

International Union v. Faye  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7084

Justia Opinion Summary: The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), 29 U.S.C. 501(b), sets out fiduciary duties that officers and other agents of unions owe the union that employs them. At issue is whether section 501 provides a...

Marshall v. Honeywell Tech. Sys.  
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-7190

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment dismissing her discrimination complaint on the ground of judicial estoppel. The district court found that plaintiff failed to disclose this suit and relat...

Loumiet v. United States  
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5208

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit claiming that the OCC’s enforcement action against him was trumped-up and retaliatory. On appeal, plaintiff challenged the district court's dismissal of the case on the pleadings. At issue is whether...