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Nyambal v. International Monetary Fund
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 13-7115

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the Fund, asserting claims for assault, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Fund's motion to dismiss was converted into a discovery dispute when the dist...

Natl Assoc. of Manufacturers v. SEC
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5252

Public Investors Arbitration v. SEC
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5137

Justia Opinion Summary: PIABA filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552 et seq., request seeking records related to the SEC's audits, inspections, and reviews of FINRA's arbitration program. The Commission argued that Exemption 8...

Gross v. United States
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5168

Justia Opinion Summary: USAID entered a contract with a private consulting firm, DAI, to provide humanitarian support to groups within Cuba pursuant to the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996, 22 U.S.C. 6021 et seq. D...

Priests For Life v. HHS
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5368

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in these consolidated cases is whether a regulatory accommodation for religious nonprofit organizations that permit them to opt out of the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Patient Protection and Affo...

Mathew Enterprise, Inc. v. NLRB
Date: November 7, 2014
Docket Number: 11-1310

Justia Opinion Summary: Mathew filed suit challenging the Board's order in this case, raising a Recess Appointments Clause challenge. A panel of three Board members decided Mathew's case and Mathew argues that one of those three members, Craig...

State of Alaska v. Department of Agriculture
Date: November 7, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5147

Justia Opinion Summary: Alaska filed suit challenging the Forest Service's Roadless Rule in 2011. In 2001, the Forest Service adopted the Rule, which prohibited road construction, road reconstruction, and timber harvesting on millions of acres...

United States v. Haipe
Date: October 31, 2014
Docket Number: 11-3003

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence after pleading guilty to four counts of hostage-taking where he kidnapped 16 civilians in the Philippines. The court rejected defendant's claim that the district court should have applied...

Verizon v. FCC
Date: October 31, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1220

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerns Congress's requirement that the FCC establish rules prescribing a Uniform System of Accounts for use by telephone companies. The Commission adopted a new accounting system in 1986 (Part 32) to respond...

Security Point Holdings, Inc. v. TSA
Date: October 28, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1068

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, SecurityPoint filed suit against TSA for infringement of a patent covering some equipment and methods used in the Bin Advertising Program. In 2012, TSA modified the Program, amending the Memorandum of Understand...

Nat'l Oilseed Processors Assoc. v. OSHA
Date: October 24, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1228

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners seek vacatur of OSHA's Final Rule revising its Hazard Communication Standard requiring employers across industries to develop a program for classifying the dangers of workplace chemicals and conveying those d...

United States v. Hite
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3066

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for attempting to persuade a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2422(b). At issue was whether section 2422(b) requires direct communications with a min...

Fogo de Chao (Holdings) Inc. v. Dept. of Homeland Security
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5301

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from Fogo de Chao's efforts to bring authentic Brazilian churrasqueiro chefs into its restaurants in the United States by using L-1B visas. L-1B visas permit multinational businesses to temporarily tran...

In re Charges of Judicial Misconduct
Date: October 15, 2014
Docket Number: DC-13-90021

Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. v. NRC
Date: October 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1259

Justia Opinion Summary: Shieldalloy, manufacturer of metal alloys in New Jersey, petitioned for review of the NRC's order reinstating the transfer of regulatory authority to the State of New Jersey under the Atomic Energy Act, 42 U.S.C. 2021. T...