2010 Term - CASES OF INTEREST TO BUSINESS

The U.S. Supreme Court frequently hears cases involving or affecting the business community. Below are cases of interest to the business community from the term listed above. These cases are listed alphabetically.

Sorted Alphabetically
Case Name Issue Docket Number USCLC Involvement SG Involvement Oral Argument Date Vote Majority Opinion
American Electric Power Company Inc., et al. v. Connecticut, et al. Energy & Environment, Jurisdiction & Procedure 10-174 Petitioner Petitioner Apr 19, 2011 8-0 Ginsburg
Astra USA, Inc., et al. v. County of Santa Clara Government Contracts 09-1273 Petitioner Petitioner Jan 19, 2011 8-0 Ginsburg
AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Federal Preemption 09-893 Petitioner None Nov 9, 2010 5-4 Scalia
Bd. of Trustees of Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. Intellectual Property 09-1159 None Petitioner Feb 28, 2011 7-2 Roberts
Brown, et al. v. Entertainment Merchants Association, et al. Free Speech 08-1448 Respondent None Nov 2, 2010 7-2 Scalia
Bruesewitz, et al. v. Wyeth, Inc. Federal Preemption, Products Liability 09-152 Respondent Respondent Oct 12, 2010 6-2 Scalia
Chamber of Commerce, et al. v. Whiting, et al. Federal Preemption 09-115 Petitioner Petitioner Dec 8, 2010 5-3 Roberts
Chase Bank USA v. McCoy Bankruptcy & Consumer Finance, General Business 09-329 None Petitioner Dec 8, 2010 9-0 Sotomayor
CIGNA Corporation, et al. v. Amara, et al. Benefits & Compensation 09-804 None Respondent Nov 30, 2010 8-0 Breyer
Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Omega, S.A. Intellectual Property 08-1423 None Respondent Nov 8, 2010 8-0 Per Curiam
CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Alabama Department of Revenue Taxation 09-520 None Petitioner Nov 10, 2010 7-2 Kagan
Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co., et al. Class Actions, Securities Law, Capital Markets, & Corporate Governance 09-1403 Respondent Petitioner Apr 25, 2011 9-0 Roberts
FCC, et al. v. AT&T Inc., et al. Government Contracts, Technology, Cybersecurity, & 09-1279 Respondent Petitioner Jan 19, 2011 8-0 Roberts
General Dynamics Corporation v. U.S.; The Boeing Company v. U.S. Government Contracts 09-1298 Petitioner Respondent Jan 18, 2011 9-0 Scalia
Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A. Intellectual Property 10-6 None None Feb 23, 2011 8-1 Alito
Goodyear Luxembourg Tires, S.A., et al. v. Brown, et al. Jurisdiction & Procedure 10-76 Petitioner Petitioner Jan 11, 2011 9-0 Ginsburg
J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, et al. Jurisdiction & Procedure, Products Liability 09-1343 Petitioner None Jan 11, 2011 6-3 Kennedy
Janus Capital Group, Inc., et al. v. First Derivative Traders Securities Law, Capital Markets, & Corporate Governance 09-525 Petitioner Respondent Dec 7, 2010 5-3 Thomas
Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation Benefits & Compensation 09-834 None Petitioner Oct 13, 2010 6-2 Breyer
Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., et al. v. Siracusano, et al. Products Liability, Securities Law, Capital Markets, & Corporate Governance 09-1156 Petitioner Respondent Jan 10, 2011 9-0 Sotomayor
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, et al. v. United States Benefits & Compensation, Taxation 09-837 None Respondent Nov 8, 2010 8-0 Roberts
Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited Partnership, et al. Intellectual Property 10-290 None Respondent Apr 18, 2011 8-0 Sotomayor
NASA v. Nelson Employment, General Business, Government Contracts 09-530 None Petitioner Oct 5, 2010 8-0 Alito
Pliva, Inc., et al. v. Mensing Products Liability 09-993 None Respondent Mar 30, 2011 5-4 Thomas
Ransom v. FIA Card Services Bankruptcy & Consumer Finance, General Business, Taxation 09-907 None Respondent Oct 4, 2010 8-1 Kagan
Schindler Elevator Corporation v. U.S. ex rel. Kirk Government Contracts 10-188 Petitioner Respondent Mar 1, 2011 5-3 Thomas
Smith, et al. v. Bayer Corporation Class Actions 09-1205 Respondent None Jan 18, 2011 9-0 Kagan
Sorrell v. IMS Health, Inc., et al. Free Speech, General Business, Technology, Cybersecurity, & 10-779 Respondent Petitioner Apr 26, 2011 6-3 Kennedy
Staub v. Proctor Hospital Employment 09-400 Respondent Petitioner Nov 2, 2010 8-0 Scalia
Talk America, Inc. v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co.; Isiogu, et al. v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co. Antitrust & Competition Law 10-313 None None Mar 29, 2011 8-0 Thomas
Thompson v. North American Stainless, L.P. Employment 09-291 Respondent Petitioner Dec 7, 2010 8-0 Scalia
U.S. v. Tohono O'odham Nation Government Contracts, Jurisdiction & Procedure 09-846 Respondent Petitioner Nov 1, 2010 7-1 Kennedy
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, et al. Class Actions, Employment 10-277 Petitioner None Mar 29, 2011 9-0; 5-4 Scalia
Williamson, et al. v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc., et al. Federal Preemption, Products Liability 08-1314 Respondent Petitioner Nov 3, 2010 8-0 Breyer