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Personal injury suit claims 3-year-old swallowed Buckyballs® magnets

USA - November 20 2014 The parents of a 3-year-old girl who was allegedly hospitalized after swallowing 37 high-power magnets from a "Buckyballs®" adult desktop toy set…

Walter L. Cofer, Greg Fowler, Marc E. Shelley.

SCOTUS says imperfect statement of legal theory not ground for dismissal

USA - November 20 2014 In a per curiam ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has summarily reversed the Fifth Circuit's dismissal of claims filed by Mississippi police…

Walter L. Cofer, Greg Fowler, Marc E. Shelley.

Is SCOTUS a Court? Are the justices judges?

USA - November 20 2014 Eric Segall, who authored Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court Is not a Court and Its Justices are Not Judges," continues to press his point in the…

Walter L. Cofer, Greg Fowler, Marc E. Shelley.

Circuit splits generate commentary—part I

USA - November 20 2014 "I have been critical of [Sixth Circuit] Judge [Jeffrey] Sutton for creating a Circuit split on the SSM [single-sex marriage] cases. Specifically, I…

Walter L. Cofer, Greg Fowler, Marc E. Shelley.

Tenth Circuit rules two CAFA exceptions inapplicable to employee benefits class action

USA - November 20 2014 The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that neither the state-action provision nor the local-controversy exception to the Class Action…

Walter L. Cofer, Greg Fowler, Marc E. Shelley.