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Bankruptcy – Commercial Shipping.

Where a shipping company’s bankruptcy trustee asserts a claim against a customer for the difference between the rates the customer negotiated and the official tariff rates on file with the Interstate Commerce Commission, the customer may assert as a counterclaim ...

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Public Contracts.

A state can require contractors working on a public project to hire only union labor; this does not violate the National Labor Relations Act. U.S. Supreme Court. Building & Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District v. Associated Builders & ...

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Sales Tax – Container Leasing.

A company that leases containers used in international shipping can be subjected to a state sales tax; this does not violate the Commerce Clause, the Import-Export Clause or the Supremacy Clause. U.S. Supreme Court. Itel Containers International Corp. v. Huddleston, ...

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Redistricting.

A federal court that is asked to reapportion state legislative districts should defer to a state court which is performing its own redistricting. U.S. Supreme Court. Growe v. Emison, No. 91-1420. February 23, 1993. Lawyers Weekly USA No. 9900139) (16 ...

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Voting Rights Act.

A state’s legislative districting plan can deliberately create districts with high minority concentrations even if this is not a remedy for past discrimination. U.S. Supreme Court. Voinovich v. Quilter, No. 91-1618. March 2, 1993. Lawyers Weekly USA No. 9900140) (14 ...

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