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HTML DocumentSupreme Court Rules Detainees Have Access to U.S. Courts
28 June 2004, Washington, D.C. - The Supreme Court ruled today that people being held by the United States as enemy combatants can challenge their detention in American courts. Read >>
HTML DocumentSupreme Court Limits Overseas Scope of U.S. Antitrust Law
15 June 2004, Washington, D.C. - In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an international price-fixing case that federal antitrust law does not apply to transactions causing independent foreign harm that alone gives rise to a plaintiff's claim. Read >>
PDF DocumentPunitive Precision
10 June 2004 - Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partners Evan Tager and Andrew Frey discuss jury instructions in punitive damages cases in the ABA Journal Article "Punitive Precision". Read >>
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PDF DocumentJustices Grapple with Fallout from Atkins
17 May 04 - Nearly two years after ruling in Atkins v. Virginia that executing mentally retarded death row inmates is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court is faced with a case asking how much proof of retardation a defendant must provide. Read >>
PDF DocumentMayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw Partner Stephen Shapiro Discusses Oral Argument "High Wire Act"
24 April 2004 --Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partner Stephen Shapiro discusses strategies for oral argument in a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article "Appellate lawyers' version of high wire act: Oral argument." written by Daniel C. Vock Read >>
(Reprinted with permission of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.)
HTML DocumentDon Falk Discusses European Regulators Action in Microsoft Case
The New York Times reported that European regulators announced on Thursday that settlement talks with Microsoft had collapsed, leaving it virtually certain that an antitrust ruling would be issued against the company that could limit its ability to add new features to its software in Europe. Read >>
HTML DocumentAndrew Pincus Among Panel of Legal Experts to Assess High Court at Mid-Term
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partner Andrew Pincus will be among a panel of experts assessing the Supreme Court's current term at a media briefing sponsored by the Legal Studies Division of the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF). Read >>
PDF DocumentThe Incredible Shrinking Court; If Their Productivity Were Measured By Private Sector Standards, The Supremes Might Receive Pink Slips
December 2003 - In the corporate world, budget-conscious managers strive to improve their organization's productivity, generating more product, more efficiently, with fewer resources. In government, productivity is virtually irrelevant. Government agencies are spared the rigors of the market and survive forever regardless of their efficiency. In this respect, unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court is just like any other government agency. Read >>
(This article is reprinted with permission from the December 2003 edition of American Lawyer " ΒΈ 2003 ALM Properties, Inc. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited)
PDF DocumentThey Felt Called to Guantanamo Bay case
"It is rare,'' Gary A. Isaac said, "that you get to write about Magna Carta and the Federalist Papers all in the same brief.'' Isaac, counsel at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's Chicago office and James C. Schroeder, a partner in Mayer, Brown's appellate section have helped put together an amicus curiae brief for three retired military officers who were arguing on behalf of alleged al-Qaida and Taliban soldiers detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Read >>
(Reprinted with permission of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.)
PDF DocumentFifth Circuit Reverses Turkmenistan Arbitration Ruling
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today reversed a district court's finding of arbitral jurisdiction over the Government of Turkmenistan in an ICC proceeding initiated by Argentina's Bridas SAPIC. The Government had not signed an agreement to arbitrate and refused to participate in the proceeding. Rejecting claims that the Government could nevertheless be bound by the resulting award based on theories of agency, estoppel and third-party beneficiary status, the court remanded the case for a determination limited to whether the state oil company Turkmenneft was merely the alter ego of the Government. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP attorneys William Knull, Jeff Sarles, William Hubbard and Tim Tyler represented the Government and Turkmenneft on the appeal. Read >>
HTML DocumentSixth Circuit affirms dismissal of securities fraud suit against Ernst & Young
9 July 2003 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed dismissal of a securities fraud lawsuit against the accounting firm of Ernst & Young. Read >>
External DocumentMayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP lawyers say Supreme Court took important step in limiting punitive damages
In published news reports, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partners Andrew Frey and Evan Tager noted that the Supreme Court's decision in State Farm v. Campbell, No. 01-1289, took an important step in limiting excessive punitive damage awards. This decision helps clarify the meaning of a 1996 case involving BMW, in which the Supreme Court also overturned a punitive damage award. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP represented BMW in the 1996 case and filed a brief on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the State Farm case. Read >>
External DocumentTimeline Tightens for Campaign Finance Case: Supreme Court Awaits Ruling From Judges as Term Starts Drawing to a Close
24 March 2003 - Ken Geller comments on McCain-Feingold campaign finance case. An article in Washington Post written by Neely Tucker Read >>
PDF DocumentPhilip Lacovara was one of the lawyers to reenact an 1824 landmark Supreme Court case
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partner Philip Lacovara was one of the lawyers to reenact an 1824 landmark Supreme Court case, Gibbons v. Ogden, which broadly defined Congress's right to regulate commerce. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia represented the Marshall Court in the program sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society. Read >>
External DocumentDenver wins important affirmative action case
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver has upheld a Denver affirmative action ordinance establishing goals for racial minorities and women on city construction and professional design contracts. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partner Eileen Penner represented the city on the appeal. Read >>
HTML DocumentIllinois Solicitor General Joel Bertocchi Joins Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
Illinois Solicitor General Joel Bertocchi has joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw as a partner in the Chicago office. Since 1999 Mr. Bertocchi has been chief of the 40-lawyer appellate staff that represents the State of Illinois in civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts. Read >>
HTML DocumentU.S. Supreme Court Accepts Seventh Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP Case for Argument During the October 2002 Term
Today the Supreme Court added its seventh Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP case to its docket for the 2002 Term; Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw attorneys have argued or will argue six of the cases. Read >>
PDF DocumentMayer, Brown snags state's appeals chief
When a new administration takes office next week, now-Solicitor General Joel D. Bertocchi will work outside of the public sector for the first time in his 20-year legal career. Read >>
External DocumentSupreme Court deadlocks on Borden Ranch case in 4-4 tie
Four Supreme Court Justices have sent a clear warning to the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers and EPA that they are overreaching their powers under the Clean Water in the case of Borden Ranch Partnership v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, No. 01-1243. Justice Kennedy did not participate in the Court's decision, leaving the Justices equally divided and unable to render a decision. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw partner Timothy Bishop says the Supreme Court is likely to revisit these issues soon in a new case, and he expects a favorable outcome for property owners. Read >>
HTML DocumentWetlands Split Decision by Justices Preserves Appeals Court Holding on Deep Ripping
A deep-plowing technique used to convert part of a California ranch into orchards involved a discharge requiring a dredge-and-fill permit, the U.S. Supreme Court said Dec. 16 in a 4-4 vote upholding an appeals court decision (Borden Ranch Partnership v. United States, U.S., No. 01-1243, 12/16/02). Read >>
(Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, No. 242, p. A-1 (Dec. 17, 2002). Copyright 2002 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)
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