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Grants of Certiorari

FAIR HOUSING ACT

Are disparate impact claims cognizable under the Fair Housing Act? See “Does Fair Housing Act permit disparate impact claims?” Mount Holly v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, No. 11-1507. Certiorari granted: June 17, 2013. Ruling below: 658 F.3d 375 ...

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LANHAM ACT

What factors determine whether a claimant has standing to sue for false advertising under the Lanham Act? See “Supreme Court will decide standing factors in Lanham Act claims” U.S. Supreme Court. Lexmark International Inc. v. Static Control Componenets, No. 12-873. ...

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CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT

Is a state law-based parens patriae action removable as a “mass action” under the Class Action Fairness Act when the state is the sole plaintiff? See “Court to decide if state claim is ‘mass action’ under CAFA.” Mississippi ex rel. ...

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CRIMINAL LAW

Does the offense of aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during a violent or drug crime require proof of intentional facilitation or encouragement of the use of the firearm, or simple knowledge that the principal used a firearm ...

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Does a patentee bear the burden of proving infringement when a licensee brings a declaratory judgment action to establish non-infringement? See “Court to clarify burden of proof in Medtronic ‘non-infringement’ action” Medtronic, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 12-1128. Certiorari ...

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