The Court granted six cases in an Order List that be downloaded here. The cert. filings in all six cases are now available after the jump.

Docket: 06-923
Case name: MetLife v. Glenn
Issue: Whether an ERISA plan administrator that both evaluates and pays claims operates under a conflict of interest that must be weighed on judicial review of benefit determinations.

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Docket: 06-1249
Case name: Wyeth v. Levine
Issue: Whether federal law preempts state torts claims imposing liability on drug labeling that the FDA had previously approved.

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Docket: 06-1505
Case name: Meacham v. Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
Issue: Whether, under Smith v. City of Jackson (2005), an employee alleging disparate impact under the ADEA has the burden of persuasion in establishing "reasonable factors other than age." (Disclosure: Howe & Russell represents the petitioner.)

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Docket: 06-1595
Case name: Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville
Issue: Whether and to what extent Title VII's anti-retaliation provision protects employees from being fired for cooperating with an employer's internal sexual harassment investigation.

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Docket: 07-463
Case name: Summers, et al. v. Earth Island Institute, et al.
Issue: Whether a group of environmental organizations had established standing to contest a series of Forest Service regulations, and whether the challenge was ripe for review under the APA.

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Docket: 07-562
Case name: Altria Group v. Good
Issue: Whether the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act preempts state law deceptive practice claims in connection with the advertising of cigarettes as "light" or containing "lower tar and nicotine."

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