The Court issued three unanimous opinions this morning.
In Bowman Co. v. Monsanto, the Court held, in an opinion by Justice Kagan, that patent exhaustion does not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without the patent holder’s permission.

The opinion author is indicated in red.

The opinion author is indicated in red.

In Bullock v. BankChampaign N.A., the Court held, in an opinion by Justice Breyer, that the term “defalcation” in the Bankruptcy Code includes a culpable state of mind requirement involving knowledge of, or gross recklessness in respect to, the improper nature of the fiduciary behavior. 

Bullock v. BankChampaign Justice Alignment

In Dan’s City Used Cars v. Pelkey, the Court held, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg, that Section 14501(c)(1) of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994  does not preempt state-law claims stemming from the storage and disposal of a towed vehicle.

Dan's City Used Cars v. Pelkey Justice Alignment

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Recommended Citation: Kali Borkoski, Details on today’s opinions, SCOTUSblog (May. 13, 2013, 10:50 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/05/details-on-todays-opinions-23/