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The SCOTUS contenders on employment law: Amul Thapar
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • July 4 2018

How would Supreme Court contender Amul Thapar be for employers? It's Fourth of July week, which means not much is happening in the world of politics

Supreme Court denies cert in cigarette labeling case
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a writ of certiorari filed by the tobacco companies challenging the advertising regulations promulgated pursuant to the

US Supreme Court justice issues stay in case involving federal due process constraints on state-court class actions
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

Justice Scalia, acting in his capacity as Circuit Justice for the Fifth Circuit, recently issued a stay of a state-court judgment in a class action to allow the defendants to file a petition for certiorari.

Massachusetts Supreme Court holds that asymptomatic plaintiffs may sue for medical monitoring
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • November 4 2009

In a recent opinion that bucks the national trend, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court authorized plaintiffs who have no manifest physical injuries, but who assert "subcellular changes" caused by cigarette smoking, to sue for medical monitoring.

State unfair trade practices claims may get boost from pre-emption ruling
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2009

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may weaken one line of defense against state unfair trade practices claims: federal pre-emption.

U.S. Supreme Court rules that state law fraud claims are not preempted by federal Labeling and Advertising Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2009

On December 15, 2008, the United States Supreme Court held that state law fraud claims are not preempted by the federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, 15 U.S.C. 1331-1341, (“Labeling Act”) or the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) policy on “light” cigarette advertising and sales.

Michael A. Feder
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP