On March 12, 2012, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio: Eastern Division issued a decision on specialty occupations in Residential Finance Corporation v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In this case, Residential Finance Corporation submitted an H-1b petition on behalf of Geza Rakoczi. It hoped to hire him as a market research analyst. The Beneficiary graduated from Franklin University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and finance. USCIS denied the petition and concluded that there was no specialty occupation involved in the position. It reached this decision after reviewing the Occupational Outlook Handbook classification for market and survey research jobs. USCIS concluded that these positions do not have a specific specialty requirement because the handbook does not include a specific specialty requirement. Instead, the handbook only mentions that a bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement. Consequently, USCIS stated that there was no specialty occupation involved. The Southern District of Ohio corrected USCIS by stating that the “record indicates that a minimum requirement for entry into the position of a market research analyst is the specialized course of study in which Rokoczi engaged.” Furthermore, the court noted that USCIS’s reasoning and behavior “constitute[ed] a litany of incompetence that presents fundamental misreading of the record, relevant sources, and the point of the entire petition” and suggested that USCIS “should afford Plaintiff and Rokoczi a bare minimum level of professionalism, diligence, and reasoning.”