United States Supreme Court Holds Federal Statute of Limitations Tolling Provision “Stops” Remaining Time to File State Law Claims Under Applicable State Statute of Limitations

In a 5 to 4 decision, Artis v. District of Columbia, 199 L. Ed.2d 473 (2018), the United States Supreme Court has held that 28 USC § 1367, the “supplemental jurisdiction” statute containing a statute of limitations tolling provision, stops the remaining time within which to file state law claims if the federal suit is dismissed. The holding […]

United States Supreme Court Asked to Consider Scope of Immunity of International Organizations

In Jam v. International Finance Corporation, the United States Supreme Court is being asked to consider whether “international organizations” enjoy broader immunities from suits in U.S. courts than “foreign governments” under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), 28 U.S.C. §§ 1602-11. As explained in the petition, there is a split among the Circuit Courts of Appeal […]

Supreme Court of Michigan Vacates Judgment of Court of Appeals in Veterans’ Disability Case Handled by Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker

The Michigan Supreme Court issued an order summarily vacating the judgment of a state appellate court, which had ruled against a veteran represented by the Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker. The Court remands to the Court of Appeals to apply the ruling by the United States Supreme Court in Howell v. Howell, a case in […]

Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker Pro Bono Amicus Brief Contributes to Another Victory for Disabled Veterans

Another pro bono project by Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker has contributed to a victory in the Minnesota Court of Appeals. After serving over 10 years in the United States Navy and suffering injuries during his service resulting in a 70 percent disability rating, Retired Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Mark Mattson’s wife filed for divorce. […]

Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker Lodges Appeal Defending Sheriff’s Deputies in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Civil Rights Case

The Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker has filed an appeal in the case of Hagerman ex rel Hagerman v. Macomb County, Sixth Circuit Case No. 17-1843, defending several individual Sheriff’s Deputies in Macomb County arising out of a civil rights case filed by the estate of a pre-trial detainee who was murdered by another pre-trial […]

Amicus Curiae Brief Filed Defending Non-Profit Entities from Constitutional Liability in Federal Courts

Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker has filed a comprehensive brief addressing federal constitutional liability for private, for-profit and not-for-profit entities under 42 U.S. Code § 1983. Such claims are especially prevalent in a time of increased privatization of government services, and litigation and liability can lead to enormous costs in the way not only […]