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Facts

In April 2009, Atlantic Marine Construction Company (“Atlantic”) entered into a construction contract with the Army Corps of Engineers to build a child development center at Fort Hood, Texas. See In re Atl. Constr. Co., 701 F.3d 736, 737 (5th Cir...

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Definition

A court's discretionary power to decline to exercise its jurisdiction where another court may more conveniently hear a case.

Overview

Forum non conveniens is a discretionary power that allows courts to dismiss a case where another court...

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In 2011, Petitioner Michelle Monasky, an American, and Respondent Domenico Taglieri, an Italian, got married in Illinois where they met. Taglieri v. Monasky at 406. Two years later, they moved to Milan, Italy to pursue their careers. Id. In March 2014...

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Definition

Res judicata translates to "a matter judged."

Overview

Generally, res judicata is the principle that a cause of action may not be relitigated once it has been judged on the merits. "Finality" is the term which refers to when a court...

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TC Heartland is an Indiana limited liability company, headquartered in Indianapolis, which manufactures and sells liquid beverage enhancer products. See Brief for Petitioner, TC Heartland, LLC D/B/A Heartland Food Products Group at 16–17. In 2014,...

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Facts

Respondents Gina Fiore and Keith Gipson arrived at the San Juan airport with $97,000 in cash gambling winnings in their carry-on bags. See Fiore v. Walden, 657 F.3d 838, 842 (9th Cir. 2012). Fiore and Gipson are professional gamblers and were...