2012 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
Already, LLC d/b/a YUMS v. Nike, Inc. Intellectual Property 11-982 None Neither Party Nov 7, 2012 9-0 Roberts
American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant Antitrust & Competition Law, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Class Actions 12-133 Petitioner Respondent Feb 27, 2013 5-3 Scalia
American Trucking Associations, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles, et al. Federal Preemption 11-798 Petitioner Petitioner Apr 16, 2013 9-0 Kagan
Amgen Inc., et al. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds Class Actions, Securities Law, Capital Markets, & Corporate Governance 11-1085 Petitioner Respondent Nov 5, 2012 6-3 Ginsburg
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. U.S. General Business 11-597 None Respondent Oct 3, 2012 8-0 Ginsburg
Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. Intellectual Property 12-398 None Neither Party Apr 15, 2013 9-0 Thomas
Bowman v. Monsanto Co. Intellectual Property 11-796 None Neither Party Feb 19, 2013 9-0 Kagan
Bullock v. BankChampaign, N.A. Bankruptcy & Consumer Finance, General Business 11-1518 None Respondent Mar 18, 2013 9-0 Breyer
City of Arlington, Texas, et al. v. FCC; Cable, Telecom. & Tech. v. FCC Administrative Law & Regulatory Litigation 11-1545 Petitioner Respondent Jan 16, 2013 6-3 Scalia
Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Antitrust & Competition Law, Class Actions 11-864 Petitioner None Nov 5, 2012 5-4 Scalia
Dan’s City Used Cars, Inc. v. Pelkey Federal Preemption 12-52 None Respondent Mar 20, 2013 9-0 Ginsburg
Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center; Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center Administrative Law & Regulatory Litigation, Energy & Environment 11-338 Petitioner Petitioner Dec 3, 2012 7-1 Kennedy
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) v. Actavis Antitrust & Competition Law, General Business, Intellectual Property 12-416 None Petitioner Mar 25, 2013 5-3 Breyer
FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. Antitrust & Competition Law 11-1160 None Petitioner Nov 26, 2012 9-0 Sotomayor
Gabelli v. SEC Securities Law, Capital Markets, & Corporate Governance 11-1274 Petitioner Respondent Jan 8, 2013 9-0 Roberts
Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk Benefits & Compensation 11-1059 Petitioner Respondent Dec 3, 2012 5-4 Thomas
Gunn v. Minton Intellectual Property 11-1118 None None Jan 16, 2013 9-0 Roberts
Horne v. Department of Agriculture General Business, Jurisdiction & Procedure 12-123 Petitioner Respondent Mar 20, 2013 9-0 Thomas
Kiobel, et al. v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (Reargument) Foreign Affairs & International Commerce 10-1491 Respondent Neither Party Oct 1, 2012 9-0 Roberts
Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Intellectual Property 11-697 None Respondent Oct 29, 2012 6-3 Breyer
Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District General Business 11-1447 Petitioner Respondent Jan 15, 2013 5-4 Alito
Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council Energy & Environment 11-460 None Respondent Dec 4, 2012 9-0 Ginsburg
Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida General Business 11-626 None Petitioner Oct 1, 2012 7-2 Breyer
Maracich et al. v. Spears et al. General Business 12-25 None None Jan 9, 2013 5-4 Kennedy
Marx v. General Revenue Corp. Bankruptcy & Consumer Finance, General Business 11-1175 None Petitioner Nov 7, 2012 7-2 Thomas
Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett Federal Preemption 12-142 Petitioner Petitioner Mar 19, 2013 5-4 Alito
Nitro-Lift Technologies, L.L.C. v. Howard Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution 11-1377 None None GVR Per Curiam
Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, M.D. Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Class Actions 12-135 Petitioner None Mar 25, 2013 9-0 Kagan
PPL Corp. and Subsidiaries v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Taxation 12-43 Petitioner Respondent Feb 20, 2013 9-0 Thomas
RBS Citizens et al. v. Ross et al. Benefits & Compensation, Class Actions 12-165 Petitioner None GVR
Rio Tinto v. Sarei, et al. Foreign Affairs & International Commerce 11-649 Petitioner None GVR
Sears, Roebuck and Co. v. Butler (I) Class Actions 12-1067 Petitioner None GVR
Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center Jurisdiction & Procedure 11-1231 None Petitioner Dec 4, 2012 9-0 Ginsburg
Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles Class Actions 11-1450 Petitioner None Jan 7, 2013 9-0 Breyer
U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen Benefits & Compensation 11-1285 Petitioner Neither Party Nov 27, 2012 9-0 Kagan
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar Employment 12-484 Petitioner None Apr 24, 2013 5-4 Kennedy
Vance v. Ball State University Employment 11-556 Respondent Neither Party Nov 26, 2012 5-4 Alito
Whirlpool Corp. v. Glazer et al. 'No Injury' Class Actions, Class Actions 12-322 Petitioner None GVR