General-liability insurers could enforce their policy limits as to completed-operations and products hazard claims against the insured stemming from decades-old asbestos exposure. Background This insurance-coverage dispute involves the applicability of two insurers’ policies to past, pending, and future asbestos-related bodily ...Read More »
A Board of Immigration Appeals decision effectively adopting a new standard for “crimes involving moral turpitude” could not rely on the new standard without offering good reasons for the change and addressing its retroactive effect. Background Petitioner Pedro Josue Jimenez-Cedillo, ...Read More »
In civil deportation proceedings, the exclusionary rule’s predicate of “egregious” – not merely unreasonable – Fourth Amendment violations by federal officers also applies to conduct by state and local officers. Background In 2009, Maryland Transportation Authority Police Officer Acker stopped ...Read More »
The district court found that defendant Lee Hall, former Director of Intelligence for the Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy, facilitated the purchase of hundreds of firearm suppressors from defendant Mark Landersman, Hall’s boss’s brother, for over $1.6 million in government ...Read More »
Because Delaware law likely would allow creditors to reach LLCs’ assets under the theory of reverse veil-piercing, a debtor’s companies – which owned and managed his personal assets and in which he was the sole owner – could be held ...Read More »
The court of appeals lacked authority to review, on the plaintiff’s appeal, a dismissal order that simply granted a putative class-action plaintiff’s request for voluntary dismissal. Background Appellant Erin Keena purchased a voucher from Appellee Groupon Inc. In the course ...Read More »
A defendant’s prior conviction for conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering did not necessarily establish that he’d committed a “crime of violence” for purposes of federal sentence enhancement. Because conspiracy in the racketeering context does not require an ...
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