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Oral argument: Dec. 10, 2008

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (June 14, 2007)

PRISONER ABUSE, QUALIFIED IMMUNITY, PLEADING REQUIREMENTS, BIVENS, TWOMBLY, JURISDICTION

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Defendant Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (“BMS”) manufactures anticoagulants—drugs meant to inhibit blood clotting. See Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Super. Ct. of San Francisco Cty., S221038, at 2 (Cal. Aug. 29, 2016). Seven hundred residents of thirty-...

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Respondent Patrick Dwayne Murphy is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Indian tribe. Carpenter v. Murphy (“Carpenter”) at 7. In August 1999, Murphy murdered an acquaintance on disputed tribal land. Id. He was arrested and tried in Oklahoma state’s...

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Facts

Nicholas Paleveda and Marjorie Ewing, a married couple, operated a series of companies, including Aegis Retirement Income Services, Inc. (“ARIS”) and the Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc. (“BIA”). See Exec. Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison (“EBIA...

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In 1980, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and the Exxon (now Exxon Mobil Corp.) subsidiaries, Exxon Chemical Arabia, Inc (ECAI) and Mobil Yanbu Petrochemical Company (Yanbu) created two joint venture entities: Yanpet and Kemya. Exxon Mobil Corp...
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Around 1929, three art dealer firms, J. & S. Goldschmidt, I. Rosenbaum, and Z.M. Hackenbroch, formed a Consortium (the “Consortium”) in Frankfurt, Germany. Philipp v. Fed. Republic of Germany, (D.D.C. 2017) at 64. The owners were German Jews and...

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Lois Davis (“Davis”), an information technology supervisor employed by Fort Bend County (“Fort Bend”), reported to the human resources office that the information technology director (“director”) sexually harassed her. Davis v. Fort Bend County, Texas...

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In June 2016, Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) sued George W. Jackson in North Carolina state court to collect on his credit card debt. Jackson v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. at 3. Two months later, Jackson counterclaimed against Citibank, also adding third-...

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In 1998, Congress enacted the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (“SLUSA”). Kircher v. Putnam Funds Trust, 373 F.3d 847, 847 (2004). The statute blocks class action suits based on state law when the issuers involved are covered by the federal...

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From March 2006 to April 2009, Fane Lozman docked his houseboat at the City of Riviera Beach (“the City”) Marina and used the houseboat as his primary residence. See The City of Riviera Beach v. That Certain Unnamed Gray, Two-Story Vessel Approximately...

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