Matthew Flores

United States Supreme Court (6 summaries)

Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media

Under Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, commercial and financial information that is “customarily and actually treated as private by its owner and provided to the government under an assurance of [express or implied] privacy” is deemed confidential.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Corporations

McDonough v. Smith

The statute of limitations for a claim brought under 42 U.S.C. §1983, alleging the use of fabricated evidence, begins to run when criminal proceedings against a defendant are terminated in his or her favor.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Rights § 1983

Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill

An intervening party to a litigation must, in its own right, meet all the elements of standing to appeal a decision which the primary party does not wish to challenge.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

Taggart v. Lorenzen, Executor of the Estate Of Brown

A court may hold a creditor in civil contempt for violating a discharge order where there is not a ‘fair ground of doubt’ as to whether the creditor’s conduct might be lawful under the discharge order.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Bankruptcy Law

Smith v. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security

A dismissal for untimeliness by the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council is a “final decision . . . made after a hearing” for purposes of allowing judicial review under 42 U.S.C. §405(g).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Administrative Law

Herrera v. Wyoming

Wyoming’s statehood did not abrogate an 1868 treaty between the United States and the Crow Indian Tribe regarding tribal members’ rights to hunt on "unoccupied lands" and Bighorn National Forest is not categorically "occupied."

Area(s) of Law:
  • Indian Law

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (4 summaries)

Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.

Whether the government edicts doctrine extends to––and thus renders uncopyrightable––works that lack the force of law, such as the annotations in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Copyright

Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma

“Whether the three-year limitations period in Section 413(2) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, 29 U.S.C. 1113(2), which runs from “the earliest date on which the plaintiff had actual knowledge of the breach or violation,” bars suit where all of the relevant information was disclosed to the plaintiff by the defendants more than three years before the plaintiff filed the complaint, but the plaintiff chose not to read or could not recall having read the information.”

Area(s) of Law:

Monasky v. Taglieri

1) Whether a district court’s determination of habitual residence under the Hague Convention should be reviewed de novo, as seven circuits have held, under a deferential version of de novo review, as the First Circuit has held, or under clear-error review, as the Fourth and Sixth Circuits have held. 2) Where an infant is too young to acclimate to her surroundings, whether a subjective agreement between the infant’s parents is necessary to establish her habitual residence under the Hague Convention.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Family Law

Citgo Asphalt Refining v. Frescati Shipping Co.

Whether under federal maritime law a safe berth clause in a voyage charter contract is a guarantee of a ship’s safety, as the Third Circuit below and the Second Circuit have held, or a duty of due diligence, as the Fifth Circuit has held.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Admiralty

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