Thursday, May 09, 2013

Short Form - Rest of Thursday

Short on time today, so...


Ivy Bailey v. Edward Callaghan  -- No First Amendment / Equal protection (Rational Basis) claim against school district's unwillingness to withhold union dues.  Dissent.

Les Kepley v. Gerald Lanz -- Since shareholders of closely held corporation had to sell at a loss, they had distinct harms as opposed to harms derived from harms to the corporation.  Decision under Delaware law, as Kentucky courts would likely apply it.


Qiu Chen v.   Eric Holder, Jr.  -- Posner - immigration/forced sterilization.

Eighth: (From site)

121555P.pdf   05/09/2013  Thomas P. Cawley  v.  Frank Celeste
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  12-1555
   Appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit    
   [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Riley, Chief Judge, and
   Gruender, Circuit Judge]
   Civil case - Bankruptcy. All of the elements of North Dakota's res
   judicata standard were met in this case, and the state court judgment was
   entitled to preclusive effect under the full faith and credit statute - 28
   U.S.C. Sec. 1738.

122334P.pdf   05/09/2013  Affordable Communities of MO  v.  Federal Nat'l. Mortgage Assoc.
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  12-2334
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis    
   [PUBLISHED] [Murphy, Author, with Smith and Gruender, Circuit Judges]
   Civil case - Contracts. The district court did not err in finding plaintiff
   had failed to plead facts establishing that defendant EFA was Fannie
   Mae's agent in connection with a loan plaintiff obtained; viewing the
   contract language in the context of the entire written document and
   considering the likely intent of the parties, the court concludes the
   agreement was ambiguous as to whether the phrase "condemnation sale"
   included a sale in lieu of condemnation, and the district court erred in
   dismissing plaintiff's claim that Fannie Mae breached the contract;
   district court did not err in dismissing plaintiff's breach of implied
   covenant of good faith and fair dealing claim or its claim for unjust


USA V. IRVIN SANDOVAL-ORELLANA  -- California s-xual penetration statute is a crime of violence for immigration purposes.

RIGHTHAVEN LLC V. WAYNE HOEHN -- Copyright/ Standing - assignment of right to sue without assignment of the underlying rights does not give standing.

MARTIK SARGSYAN V. ERIC H. HOLDER JR. -- Cryptic denial of fees.


Compiled by D.E. Frydrychowski, who is, not incidentally, not giving you legal advice.

Category tags above are sporadically maintained Do not rely. Do not rely. Do not rely.

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