WASHINGTON, March 5- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared to look for a compromise that would give publicly traded companies better defenses against securities class actions without overruling a 26- year-old precedent that made it easier for plaintiffs to negotiate large settlements.
BOSTON, Feb 19- Billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin, who started his hedge fund in his dormitory room at Harvard University, is donating $150 million to his alma mater in what will be the largest single gift ever made to the Ivy League school.
*Adjusted earnings $0.48/ share vs estimates $0.37/ share. Feb 11- U.S. chemical maker Huntsman Corp's forecast higher earnings across all its business units this year, after posting a better-than-expected quarterly profit as cost cuts boost margins.
Jan 29- Dow Chemical Co hiked its dividend and tripled its share buyback program, but signaled that it was in no hurry to fall in line with activist shareholder Daniel Loeb's demands to spin off its slow-growing petrochemical businesses. Shares of Dow Chemical, the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, rose as much as 6 percent in early trading on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. federal court system objects to key proposals by a presidential review panel to reform the secret court that supervises the classified electronic eavesdropping activities of the U.S. National Security Agency, a former chief judge of that court said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Jan 12- When a prominent U.S. appeals court last year slashed President Obama' s power to appoint government officials, many legal experts said the Supreme Court would be unlikely to let that surprising decision stand. Noel Canning, revolves around the president's power to appoint top officials with the "advice and consent" of the Senate.
NEW YORK, Dec 26- A U.S. judge on Thursday said Daimler AG and Rheinmetall AG cannot be held liable for allegedly aiding and abetting South Africa's former apartheid government in race-based attacks and injustices.
NEW YORK, Dec 26- A U.S. judge on Thursday said Daimler AG and Rheinmetall AG cannot be held liable for aiding and abetting South Africa's former apartheid government in race-based attacks and injustices. She declined, however, to immediately dismiss related claims against two U.S. companies, Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10- U.S. Supreme Court justices offered President Barack Obama's administration some encouragement on Tuesday as it weighed the lawfulness of a major federal air pollution rule regulating emissions that cross state lines.
WASHINGTON, Nov 13- A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Wednesday declined a request from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for a stay of an appeals court ruling that would strip the company's $4 billion- a-year multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone of patent protection in 2014, rather than in 2015..
WASHINGTON, Nov 4- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand Facebook Inc's $9.5 million class action settlement over allegations the social networking company's defunct "Beacon" service violated its members' privacy rights. One member of the three-judge panel dissented, saying the settlement unfairly benefited Facebook and plaintiff attorneys.
Oct 24- Dow Chemical Co said it now expects to raise between $3 billion and $4 billion from asset sales in the next 18 to 24 months, at least double its earlier target, as it looks to shed businesses exposed to commodity price swings.
WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Wednesday on whether criminal defendants can challenge a court's decision to freeze their assets before trial. The Supreme Court has never definitively ruled on whether they are required.
Sept 23- Marvell Technology Group Ltd failed to overturn a $1.17 billion jury verdict for infringing two hard disk drive patents held by Carnegie Mellon University, and a federal judge said the amount may grow because the infringement was willful.
With four justices in their seventies, odds are good that whoever is elected president in November will have a chance to fill at least one Supreme Court seat.
WASHINGTON-- Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas' use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative action. Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could be decisive, looked skeptically on Texas' defense of the program. "
*Case pits Arkansas commission against U.S. Army Corps. WASHINGTON, Oct 3- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a case about the degree to which the federal government must pay damages when it releases water from a dam that causes temporary flooding for a property owner downstream.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether the federal government could be liable for money damages by printing confidential credit card information on a customer's receipt, increasing the risk of identity theft.
WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. Cases involving some of the most emotional issues in American life are likely to be decided after voters choose a president and new Congress next month.
The Supreme Court struggled with all types of questions Monday as it tried to figure out what kind of floating structures fall under maritime law, a question that could have a profound impact on popular businesses like floating casinos, hotels and restaurants.