Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on lawsuits and policies and in this report provides a brief summary of the marriage equality legal status in US.
The US Supreme Court in October 2014 dismissed petitions for review of decisions invalidating same-sex marriages in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
This decision was completely unexpected. Most observers expected the Court to grant the writ petitions and adjudicate. Apparently, the Court does not want to intervene – at least for now. Continue reading
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on lawsuits and policies and in this report provides a brief summary of the Issues At Hand in US Supreme Court’s Certs Granted in the first week of October 2014. The various lawsuits and the issues at hand are summarized. This summary is adopted from SCOTUSBLOG.
“Tibble v. Edison International — time limit for suing the manager of an employee benefit plan for faulty decisions on investing plan assets.
Coleman-Bey v. Tollefson — scope of federal law barring a prison inmate from filing a new lawsuit over prison conditions in federal court if three prior lawsuits had failed because they had no merit. Continue reading
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor, and expert witness, Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on the Dispute between Venezuela and Gold Reserve, Inc.
This dispute was adjudicated through a mandated arbitration instead of a lawsuit in a court. Arbitration is a more cost-effective and timely mechanism to resolve disputes, because lawsuits in courts and their adjudication can be very time-consuming and expensive. Though arbitration can be more efficient, it also does not have the rigor of a court litigation because of the rules of evidence are not as tight in an arbitration proceeding. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram Lawsuit
Reports on the Accomplishments, Outcomes and Posture of the US Supreme Court in 2013-2014 Term
Dr Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Former Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on the accomplishments, outcomes and posture of the US Supreme Court in 2013-2014 Term.
The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert to many important issues, and adjudicated many related lawsuits in the concluded 2013-2014 Term. In resolving these important lawsuits, the U.S. Supreme Court tilted to more conservative posture without completely overturning any of the major landmark holdings but nevertheless denting many of them in a nuanced manner. Continue reading
Reports on State of Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Decision on Collective Bargaining Rights of Public Workers
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Former Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on State of Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Decision on Collective Bargaining Rights of Public Workers.
The Unions filed lawsuits in the State Courts against Act 10 of the State of Wisconsin. The State of Wisconsin legislature, supported and encouraged by the Governor, passed a legislation that severely curtails the collective bargaining rights of public workers. The legislation – Act 10 — was passed in 2011. Act 10 specifically limited bargaining rights to pay raises within the rate of inflation. Continue reading
Dr Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Reports on The US Supreme Court Decisions on Affordable Healthcare Act 2010 and Mandatory Labor Union Membership for Government Employees. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram NYIT
Former Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on the recent important US Supreme Court decisions on Affordable Healthcare Act and mandatory Labor Union membership for government employees. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram Lawsuit
Lawsuits filed by Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties led to review of certain provision of the Affordable Healthcare Act, 2010 by the US Supreme Court. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram UT Dallas
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Former Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on three important US Supreme Court decisions on law and lawsuit and public policy matters issued in 2014. Here is an executive summary of these decisions. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram UT Dallas
On Campaign Finance, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission Gurumurthy Kalyanaram Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed by McCutcheon against Federal Election Commission, and supported by Republican National Party, found its way to the US Supreme Court. The Court held that that the overall limits for contributions from individuals to candidates and political parties was against freedom of expression and therefore, unconstitutional. The Court, however, did not disturb base limits of $2,600 per election. The Court had never before had struck down a federal contribution limit. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram NYIT Continue reading