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  • Court rejects appeal from Duane Reade Ex-CEO, CFO Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from two former executives of New York City drugstore chain Duane Reade Inc. who were convicted of securities fraud. The men were convicted of scheming to falsely inflate the income and reduce the expenses Duane Reade reported to investors. Walgreen Co. purchased privately held Duane Reade in 2010..

  • Justices will decide privacy case on hotel records Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant. The justices said they will hear an appeal by the city of Los Angeles of a lower court ruling that struck down an ordinance that requires hotel operators to open their guest registries at the demand of police.

  • Obamacare & affordability—not all that connected Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking September 26, 2014.

    When courts hear arguments about the affordability of Obamacare, they should understand the reality, says health-insurance broker Tom Haynes.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- In a victory for animal rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed California to continue to ban foie gras, a delicacy produced from the enlarged livers of ducks and geese that have been force-fed corn. In doing so, the high court left intact an August 2013 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the law.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- The U.S. Supreme Court may have bitten off more than it can chew in a North Carolina case about whether the state dental board has the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services, with the justices appearing unsure how to rule. The legal battle was prompted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which decided that the North Carolina State...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 8- Google Inc has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to wade into contentious litigation against Oracle Corp, arguing that the high court must act to protect innovation in high tech. Google's request, filed on Monday, seeks to overturn an appeals court ruling that found Oracle could copyright parts of the Java programming language, which Google used to...

  • Court: Pay workers to make sure they're not stealing? Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a suit filed by Amazon workers who claim they should be compensated for time spent in security screenings.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on whether companies have to pay workers for time spent undergoing security checks, in a case challenging how hourly employees are compensated for tasks outside the regular work shift. Employees of Integrity Staffing Solutions, an Amazon.com Inc contractor handling merchandise shipped...

  • The decision, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, came one day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand similar rulings from appeals courts in other parts of the country.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on whether companies have to pay workers for time spent undergoing security checks, in a case challenging how hourly employees are compensated for tasks outside their regular shifts. Employees of Integrity Staffing Solutions, an Amazon.com Inc contractor handling merchandise shipped...

  • The Supreme Court on Monday stopped short of ruling on the legality of same-sex marriage nationwide. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on appeals that could force the high court's hand on the controversial issue.

  • In a surprise move, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the controversial topic of gay marriage. The decision will allow same-sex marriages in five states that had previously banned the practice.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 3- Gay marriage may be the most anticipated issue heading for the U.S. Supreme Court, but the justices also must tackle a host of business cases as they convene for their new term, including a patent battle involving Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.. The case also has broader ramifications in the patent arena as shown by the number of businesses...

  • Oct 3- The U.S. Supreme Court's new term is due to begin on Monday. *Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. In July 2013, the appeals court ruled in favor of two teams developing cheaper generic forms of Copaxone: one involving Novartis AG's Sandoz Inc and Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc and another involving Mylan Inc and Natco Pharma Ltd..

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Taking up a case closely watched by banks and insurance companies, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to decide whether federal housing law permits racial bias claims based on seemingly neutral practices that may have a discriminatory effect. The nine justices will consider whether the state of Texas violated the Fair Housing Act by...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it would consider whether a Muslim woman denied a job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store because she wears a head scarf was required to specifically request a religious accommodation. The nine justices agreed to hear an appeal filed in the closely watched case by the U.S. Equal Employment...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide in a case coming from Idaho whether private medical providers can sue a state in order to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs. Medicaid is a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states. Idaho's lawyers say that in order to...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to weigh whether to revive certain claims made in a class action lawsuit filed by employees against utility Edison International over its pension plan management. The San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed in an August 2013 decision. Edison International, U.S. Supreme Court, No....

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday had a change of heart and dismissed a case it had previously agreed to hear on whether class action claims against underwriters of securities issued by a unit of the now-defunct IndyMac Bancorp Inc should be able to proceed.

  • The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York directed two lower court judges on Wednesday to reexamine whether they had the authority to force compliance with court orders freezing accounts in China in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting federal court jurisdiction over foreign corporations.