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Dioguardi v. Durning
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 139 F.2d 774, 1944 U.S. App. 4124 Brief Fact Summary. Plaintiff sued Defendant in federal court on vague allegations that Defendant stole Plaintiff's merchandise and sold Plaintiff's merchandise at a prohibited price. The District Court ordered Plaintiff to amend the complaint. Plaintiff alleged more facts and the District Court dismissed Plaintiff's claim on the grounds that the complaint did not "state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action." Synopsis of Rule of Law. A complaint need only state a claim upon which rel ...

City of Riverside v. Rivera
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 477 U.S. 561, 106 S. Ct. 2686, 91 L. Ed. 2d 466, 1986 U.S. 69 Brief Fact Summary. Petitioners, the city of Riverside et al., challenged the amount of attorney's fees awarded to Respondents, Santos Rivera et al., after Respondents' successful civil rights actions. Synopsis of Rule of Law. A party seeking attorney's fees under the Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Awards Act of 1976 are entitled to fess corresponding to the numbers hours reasonable expended multiplied by a reasonable hourly rate. ...

Carey v. Piphus
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 435 U.S. 247, 98 S. Ct. 1042, 55 L. Ed. 2d 252, 1978 U.S. 69 Brief Fact Summary. The Supreme Court of the United States considered the elements and prerequisites for the recovery of damages of students who were suspended from public elementary and secondary schools without procedural due process. Synopsis of Rule of Law. In absence of any proof of actual injury only nominal damages may be recovered. ...

Fuentes v. Shevin
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 407 U.S. 67, 92 S. Ct. 1983, 32 L. Ed. 2d 556, 1972 U.S. 42 Brief Fact Summary. Two cases involving similar issues of due process considerations were joined. Plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of prejudgment replevin statutes on the grounds that the denial of notice and a hearing was a violation of their right to due process. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Prejudgment replevin statutes, which deprive individuals of their property must comply with procedural due process. ...

Boddie v. Connecticut
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 401 U.S. 371, 91 S. Ct. 780, 28 L. Ed. 2d 113, 1971 U.S. 73 Brief Fact Summary. Appellants, Boddie et al., are indigents who are challenging the court costs of getting a divorce in Connecticut. They assert that the costs violate the rights under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Where state courts are the sole means for obtaining a divorce, the states can not impose a court fee that effectively prevents people without the means to pay the fee from ge ...

United States v. Hall
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 472 F.2d 261, 1972 U.S. App. 6575 Brief Fact Summary. Defendant, Eric Hall, appealed his conviction for contempt for violating an ex parte court order that prohibited Defendant from going near a school. Synopsis of Rule of Law. A court has the inherent power to issue an interim ex parte order against an unidentifiable group of people to protect the court's ability to render a judgment. ...

Martin v. Wilks
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Parklane Hosiery Co. v. Shore
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Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Sunnen
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Pullman – Standard v. Swint
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