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16-466Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco CountyWhether a plaintiff's claims arise out of or relate to a defendant's forum activities when there is no causal link between the defendant's forum contacts and the plaintiff's claims—that is, where the plaintiff's claims would be exactly the same even if the defendant had no forum contacts. (Opinion by )
16-464Lavigne v. Cajun Deep Foundations, L.L.C.(1) Whether a plaintiff is required to show that he or she was replaced by someone outside his or her protected group in order to establish a prima facie case of discriminatory termination; and (2) whether, where a claimant files a timely Title VII charge asserting that employer conduct was the result of a particular unlawful motive, the claimant may, after the end of the charge-filing period, amend that charge, or bring a civil action, asserting that the conduct was also the result of a second unlawful motive. (Opinion by )
16-463First Horizon Asset Securities, Inc. v. Federal Deposit Insurance CorporationWhether the extender provision of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 displaces the three-year federal statute of repose in Section 13 of the Securities Act of 1933. (Opinion by )
16-460Artis v. District of ColumbiaWhether the tolling provision in 28 U.S.C. § 1367(d) suspends the limitations period for the state-law claim while the claim is pending and for thirty days after the claim is dismissed, or whether the tolling provision does not suspend the limitations period but merely provides 30 days beyond the dismissal for the plaintiff to refile. (Opinion by )
16-424Class v. United StatesWhether a guilty plea inherently waives a defendant's right to challenge the constitutionality of his statute of conviction. (Opinion by )
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