November 10, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Friday that Alaska's lawsuit challenging the Roadless Rule can be heard because it falls within the statute of limitations. This decision overturns the ruling by the US District Court of the District of Columbia that dismissed ...[read more]
May 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday criticized the militant group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for kidnapping more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April and announced plans to sell them and "marry them off." Spokesperson ...[read more]
March 10, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi v. IndyMac MBS, Inc. to rule on the statute of limitations in class action suits. In American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah (1974) the court held that "the commencement of a class action ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The Bavarian justice minister Winfried Bausback presented a bill on Friday to the German Parliament that would lift the statute of limitations for certain cases involving stolen property. The law would help Jewish families seeking the return of stolen art and other valuables from Nazis. Under ...[read more]
December 16, 2013
by Max Slater
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance that a woman was not entitled to disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) because the applicable statute of limitations had run. Petitioner Julie Heimeshoff argued that her claim was ...[read more]
March 21, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 6?3 Tuesday in Wos v. EMA, formerly Delia v. EMA, that the NC Gen. Stat. 108A-57, which takes a third of medical malpractice settlements for Medicaid reimbursement, is preempted by the Medicaid Act's anti-lien provision, 42 USC 1396a(a)(25), 13... ...[read more]
February 28, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission that the statute of limitations under 28 USC 2462 begins tolling when the fraud occurs, not when it is discovered. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the opinion of the court. The federal government and... ...[read more]
February 23, 2013
by Max Slater
The Uruguay Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a 2011 law allowing for investigations into crimes committed during the country's 1973-1985 dictatorship is unconstitutional. Uruguay's legislature passed the law in 2011, allowing the government to investigate human rights violations that occurred ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Keith Herting
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in Smith v. US that it is defendants' burden to prove they had removed themselves from a conspiracy in cases where their departure from the conspiracy happened long enough ago that prosecution would be barred by a statute of limitations. Lawyers for the ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases. In Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission the court heard arguments on the statute of limitations under 28 USC 2462 and whether it begins tolling when the government can first bring an action against a penalty. The attorn... ...[read more]

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