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Ackerley Communications v. City of Cambridge, 135 F.3d 210 (1st Cir. 1998)

Appellant's Opening Brief

Ackerley v. Lambert, 528 U.S. 1116 (2000) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Adamo v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., et al., 900 N.E.2d 966 (N.Y. 2008)

Brief for Defendants-Respondents

Agency for International Development, et al. v. Alliance for Open Society, Inc., et al., No. 12 10 (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Brief of the Becket Fund For Religious Liberty and the Christian Legal Society as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents

American Trucking Ass'ns, Inc. v. Scheiner, 483 U.S. 266 (1987)

Brief for Appellants

American Trucking Ass'ns, Inc. v. Wisconsin, 556 N.W.2d 761 (Wis. Ct. App.), review denied, 560 N.W.2d 274 (1996)

Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants

Babbitt v. Philips Petroleum Co., 514 U.S. 1092 (1995) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Banco del Atlantico v. Alfred Max Stauder , 519 F.3d 350 (7th Cir. 2008)

Brief for Defendants-Appellees

Bankruptcy Servs., Inc. v. Ernst & Young LLP, 424 F.3d 265 (2d Cir. 2005)

Brief for Defendants - Appellees - Cross - Appellants
Reply Brief for Defendants-Appellees-Cross-Appellants

BlackRock Financial Management Inc. v. Segregated Account of Ambac Assur. Corp., 673 F.3d 169 (2d Cir. 2012)

Petition for permission to appeal
Reply in support of petition for permission to appeal
Opening brief
Reply brief

BMW of N. Am. v. Gore, 517 U.S. 559 (1996)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Brief for the Petitioner

Bocci v. Key Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 76 P.3d 669 (Or. App. 2003)

Amicus Brief

Broadcast Music, Inc. v. Weigel Broadcasting Co., 340 Fed. Appx. 726 (2d Cir. 2009)

Brief for Appellant
Reply Brief for Appellant

Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., 556 U.S. 868 (2009)

Brief for Respondents

Catskill Litigation Trust v. Park Place Entertainment Corp., 169 F. App'x. 658 (2d Cir. 2006)

Brief for Appellants

CGB Occupational Therapy, Inc. v. Sunrise Assisted Living, Inc., 499 F.3d 184 (3d Cir. 2007)

Opening Brief for Appellant/Cross-Appellee
Third-Step Brief for Appellant/Cross-Appellee

Chemtall Inc. v. Madden, 655 S.E.2d 161 (W. Va. 2007)

Amicus brief

Clark v. United States, 129 S. Ct. 1613 (2009)

Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioner

Cooper Indus., Inc. v. Leatherman Tool Grp., Inc., 532 U.S. 424 (2001)

Amicus Brief

Degen v. United States, 517 U.S. 820 (1996)

Brief for Petitioner
Reply Brief for Petitioner

Densberger v. United Technologies Corp., 297 F.3d 66 (2002)

Brief for Defendant-Appellant
Reply Brief

District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)

Amicus brief

Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo, 544 U.S. 336 (2005)

Amicus Brief

Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker, 128 S. Ct. 2605 (2008)

Amicus Brief (cert stage)
Amicus Brief (merits stage)

Farina v. Sec'y, Fla. Dep't of Corrs., 2013 WL 5432318 (11th Cir. 2013)

Brief of Amicus Curiae

Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinozoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 535 U.S. 722 (2002)

Brief for Petitioner

Flinders v. Workforce Stabilization Plan of Phillips Petroleum Co., 491 F.3d 1180 (10th Cir. 2007)

Petition for rehearing

Ford Motor Co. v. Romo, 123 S. Ct. 2072 (2003)

Amicus Brief

Ford Motor Co. v. Smith, 123 S. Ct. 2072 (2003)

Amicus Brief

General Motors Acceptance Corporation v. Hicks, 825 So.2d 616 (Miss. 2002)

Brief of Appellant
Reply Brief of Appellant

General Star Indem. Co. v. Anheuser-Busch Cos., 199 F.3d 1322 (2d Cir. 1999) (table)

Reply Brief for Plaintiff-Appellant
Brief for Plaintiff-Appellant

GMAC v. Baymon, 732 So.2d 262 (Miss. 1999)

Brief of Appellant

Gonzales v. Oregon, 126 S.Ct. 904 (2006)

Amicus Brief

Honda Motor Co. v. Oberg, 512 U.S. 415 (1994)

Brief of Petitioners

In re "Agent Orange" Product Liability Litigation, 517 F.3d 76; 517 F.3d 129 (2d Cir. 2008)

Appellee's Brief on the Government Contractor Defense
Supplemental Brief for Defendants-Appellees
Appellee's Brief on Removal
Brief in Opposition (Government Contractor Defense)
Brief in Opposition (Removal)

Intelnet International Corp. v. ITT Corp., 2006 WL 2192030 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Aug. 4, 2006)

Brief of Appellees

Johansen v. Combustion Eng'g Inc., 170 F.3d 1320 (11th Cir.), cert. denied sub nom., Combustion Eng'g, Inc. v. McGill, 528 U.S. 931 (1999)

Brief for the Appellant

Kerlin v. Arias, 2008 WL 4891729 (Tex. Nov. 14, 2008)

Petition for Review
Reply Brief

Kerlin v. Sauceda, 2008 WL 4891729 (Tex. Nov. 14, 2008)

Petition for Review
Petitioners' Brief on the Merits

Krieger v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 139 (2011)

Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioner (petition stage)

Lane v. Hughes Aircraft Co., 993 P.2d 388 (Cal.), cert. denied, 531 U.S. 928 (2000)

Amicus Brief

Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. v. United States, 530 U.S. 1203 (2000) (order)

Amicus Briefs

Lynch v. City of New York, __ U.S. __, 2010 WL 2812282 (2010) (mem.)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply brief

Massey Coal Co. v. Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, 555 U.S. 1045 (2008)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioners

Massey Energy Company et al. v. Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation et al. , 2008 WL 3889185 (U.S. Dec. 1, 2008) (mem.)

Petition for Certiorari
Petitioners' reply brief (cert stage)

Milton Hambrice, Inc. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 114 F.3d 722 (8th Cir.), cert. denied, 522 U.S. 968 (1997)

Brief for the Appellant

Moyer v. United Dominion Industries, Inc., 473 F.3d 532 (3d Cir. 2007)

Brief for Appellant
Reply Brief for Appellant

Mungin v. Katten Muchin & Zavis, 116 F.3d 1549 (D.C. Cir. 1997)

Brief for the Appellant

Nike, Inc. v. Kasky, 123 S.Ct. 2554 (2003) (order)

Amicus Brief

Nordyke v. King, 364 F.3d 1025 (2004)

Amicus Brief

Office of the President v. Office of the Indep. Counsel, 521 U.S. 1105 (1997) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Olson v. Halvorsen, 986 A.2d 1150 (Del. 2009)

Answering Brief of Appellees

Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. State of Arkansas ex rel. McDaniel, No. 12-1058 (Ark. Sup. Ct.) (pending)

Brief of the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. as amicus curiae in support of Appellants

Parker v. District of Columbia, 128 S. Ct. 2783 (2008)

Amicus Brief

People's Mojahedin Org. of Iran v. Dep't of State, 613 F.3d 220 (D.C. Cir. 2010)

Appellants Brief
Reply Brief

Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Russo, No. SC12-1401 (Fla. Sup. Ct.) (pending)

Initial Brief of Petitioners

Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 549 U.S. 346 (2007)

Cert petition
Reply Brief (cert. stage)
Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief (merits stage)

Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 129 S.Ct. 1436 (2009)

Cert petition
Reply Brief (cert. stage)
Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief for the Petitioners

Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. Williams, 540 U.S. 801 (2003)

Petition for certiorari

Philip Morris, Inc. v. Engle, 529 U.S. 1144 (2000) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioners

Polar Tankers, Inc. v. City of Valdez, 129 S. Ct. 2277 (2009)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner (cert.stage)
Brief for the petitioner
Reply brief for the petitioner (merits stage)

Rockwell Int'l Corp. v. Wilhite, 143 S.W. 3d 604 (Ky. Ct. App. 2003)

Brief for Appellant

Rodriguez v. United States, 126 S. Ct. 2875 (2006)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Rose v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. et al., 53 A.D.3d 80, 855 N.Y.S.2d 119 (App. Div. 1st Dep't 2008)

Brief for Defendants-Appellants
Reply Brief

Schlaifer Nance et al v. Est. of Andy Warhol et al, 194 F.3d. 323 (2d Cir. 1999)

Brief
Reply Brief

Searcy v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 13-15258 (11th Cir.) (pending)

Defendants'/Appellants' Initial Brief on Appeal
Defendants'/Appellant's Reply

Seegers v. Gonzales, 413 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2005)

Amicus Brief

Segal v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 1739 (2012)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Segal v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 1739 (2012) (order)

Reply Brief for Petitioners (cert stage)

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Campbell, 538 U.S. 408 (2003)

Amicus Brief

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Campbell, 125 S. Ct. 114 (2004)

Amicus Brief

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Speroni, 525 U.S. 922 (1998) (order)

Reply Brief
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

STMicroelectronics, N.V. v. Credit Suisse Sec. (USA) LLC, 648 F.3d 68 (2d Cir. 2011)

Appellant's Brief
Appellant's Reply Brief

United Cancer Council v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 165 F.3d 1173 (7th Cir. 1999)

Brief for Petitioner-Appellant

United States v. Brennan, 183 F.3d 139 (2d Cir. 1999)

Brief for Appellant
Reply Brief for Appellant

United States v. Conrad Black, et al., 530 F.3d 596 (7th Cir. 2008)

Brief for Defendants-Appellants
Reply Brief for Defendants-Appellants

United States v. Shellef, 718 F.3d 94 (2d Cir. 2013)

Brief for Defendant-Appellant
Reply Brief
Petition for Rehearing En Banc

US v. Shellef, 507 F.3d 82 (2d Cir. 2007)

Brief for Appellant
Reply Brief for Appellant

Van Winkle v. Owens Corning Fiberglass Corporation, 683 N.E.2d 985 (Ill. App. Ct. 1997)

Reply Brief

Virginia Bankshares, Inc. v. Sandberg, 501 U.S. 1083 (1991)

Brief for Petitioners

Wachovia Bank, N.A. v. Schmitt, 546 U.S. 303 (2006)

Brief for the petitioner
Reply brief

White v. Ford Motor Co., 312 F.3d 998 (9th Cir. 2002), as amended by 335 F.3d 833 (9th Cir. 2003)

Brief of Defendant-Appellant
Reply Brief of Defendant-Appellant

White v. Ford Motor Co. (White II), 500 F.3d 963 (9th Cir. 2007)

Brief of Defendant-Appellant
Supplemental Brief
Supplemental Reply Brief

Williams v. New York City Transit Authority, 31 A.D.3d 631, 817 N.Y.S.2d 920 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dep't 2006)

Brief for Plaintiff-Appellant
Reply Brief for Plaintiff-Appellant
 
 
 
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