The Court has granted four new cases today:  PPL Montana v. Montana (limited to question one);  First American Financial v. Edwards (limited to question two);  Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories; and FAA v. Cooper (Justice Kagan recused; case page forthcoming). The briefs in the first three granted cases are below.

The Court also called for the views of the Solicitor General in Countrywide Home Loans v. Rodriquez (case page forthcoming). Countrywide presents the question whether the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay takes precedence over the mortgage lender’s right under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act to require a borrower to deposit additional funds into an escrow account after filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy when the funds are needed to cover other obligations.  The full order list is available here.  Our latest Stat Pack has more details on the pace of grants this Term.

First American Financial v. Edwards (Granted )

Docket: 10-708
Issue(s): Whether a private purchaser of real estate settlement services has standing to sue under Article III, § 2 of the United States Constitution.

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CVSG Information:

PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana (Granted )

Docket: 10-218
Issue(s): Whether the constitutional test for determining whether a section of a river is navigable for title purposes requires a trial court to determine, based on evidence, whether the relevant stretch of the river was navigable at the time the state joined the Union.

Certiorari stage documents:

CVSG Information:

Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. (Granted )

Docket: 10-1150
Issue(s): Whether 35 U.S.C. § 101 is satisfied by a patent claim that covers observed correlations between blood test results and patient health, so that the claim effectively preempts all uses of the naturally occurring correlations, simply because well-known methods used to administer prescription drugs and test blood may involve transformations of body chemistry.

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Recommended Citation: Kali Borkoski, Details on today’s order list, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 20, 2011, 11:47 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/06/details-on-todays-order-list-3/