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Judges Furman and Carter Grant Habeas Petitions Requiring Individualized Bond Hearings for Detaining Awaiting Removal Hearings

In two opinions yesterday (here and here), Judges Furman and Carter concluded that Due Process requires timely, individual bond hearings, with the Government bearing the burden to show a risk of flight, for those awaiting removal hearings. In the case before Judge Furman, the detainee has been held for 21 months with no hearing.  In … Continue Reading

Judge Carter Vacates Ruling at Both Sides’ Request To Facilitate Settlement

In a case concerning a loan default, Judge Carter agreed today to vacate a prior ruling finding that the borrower (the National Bank of Liberia) had waived sovereign immunity.  Judge Carter agreed with the parties that doing so would help foster a settlement of the matter: [T]he parties seek the Court’s assistance in facilitating settlement, … Continue Reading

Judge Carter Dismisses Louis Vuitton’s Challenge to Use of Knockoff Handbag in “Hangover: Part II” Movie

In an order dated Friday, Judge Carter dismissed Louis Vuitton’s lawsuit against Warner Brothers for allegedly using a knockoff Louis Vuitton handbag in a scene in the movie “Hangover: Part II.” The challenged scene takes place in an airport in Thailand. Stu (Ed Helms) makes room on an airport seat by moving aside the handbag … Continue Reading
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