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Walters v. Reno
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 145 F.3d 1032 (9th Cir. 1998) Brief Fact Summary. Immigrants challenge the constitutionality of Immigrant and Naturalization Systems (INS)’s forms in document fraud proceedings. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The commonality of a claim between class members in a class action can be an overall policy issue rather than specific issues with each class member. ...

McPeek v. Ashcroft
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 202 F.R.D. 31, 10 ILRD 475 (D.D.C. 2001) Brief Fact Summary. Plaintiff seeks backup computer files during a suit alleging retaliation from his filing a harassment suit against his boss.   Synopsis of Rule of Law. All parties have a duty to produce all discoverable evidence in a case. Courts prefer the marginal utility test is deciding who should bear the burden of the costs of production. The more relevant the material, the more likely the requesting party will not have to pay for that production.   ...

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah Services, Inc and Rosario Ortega v. Star-Kist Foods. Inc
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 545 U.S. 546, 125 S, Ct. 2611, 162 L.Ed.2d 502 Brief Fact Summary. This is two consolidated cases where additional plaintiffs wish to join the action but did not have the aggregated amount to satisfy the diversity requirement. Synopsis of Rule of Law.  As long as one plaintiff’s claim satisfies the minimum amount-in-controversy requirement, the court may exercise jurisdiction over additional plaintiff’s case that fall short of the requirement, when all claims arise from the same case or controversy. ...

Bose Corporation v. Consumers Union of United States, Inc.
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 466 U.S. 485 Brief Fact Summary. The defendant printed an unfavorable story about Boss systems, and Boss brought a libelous action against the defendant.   Synopsis of Rule of Law. When reviewing factual findings of a district court, the Court of Appeals must use the clearly erroneous review.   ...

Anderson v. Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 179 N.W. 45 (Minn. 1920). Brief Fact Summary. Plaintiff’s property was burned when a windswept fire traveled east to his land.  Plaintiff alleged that the fire was caused by Defendant’s engine that burned in August then the fire traveled east to consume Plaintiff’s property by October.  Defendant argued that there were other fires sweeping east with unknown origins, so Plaintiff’s damage could not be attributed solely to Defendant.  The jury found for Plaintiff, finding that the Defend ...

Christensen v. Royal School District No. 160
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Taylor v. Sturgell
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Kelo v. City of New London
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Jacque v. SteenBerg Homes Inc.
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 563 N.W. 2d 154 (Wis. 1997). Brief Fact Summary. of the Facts: In order to deliver a mobile home, SteenBerg Homes went across the Jacque’s property without permission   Synopsis of Rule of Law.  When nominal damages are awarded for an intentional trespass to land punitive damages may also be awarded.   ...

Cochran v. Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 594 S.E.2d 571. Brief Fact Summary. The court analyzed a zoning decisions made in three different cities concerning application for variances from local zoning ordinances.  Synopsis of Rule of Law. A variance should only be granted if the current zoning ordinance interferes with all reasonable beneficial uses of the property taken as a whole ...