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  • Obama administration weighs in on Google fight Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:39 AM ET
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    The Obama administration said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear Google's appeal against Oracle with wide implications for the tech industry.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 26- The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of Java, while...

  • May 26- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that bankruptcy judges can resolve disputes that otherwise would have to be decided in a federal court, in an opinion tied to the legal legacy of the late Anna Nicole Smith. The 6-3 ruling, which stemmed from the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of Richard Sharif of Chicago, recognized the authority of U.S. bankruptcy judges to...

  • Supreme Court sides with KBR in false claims dispute Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of defense contractor KBR Inc. in a whistleblower lawsuit over claims that the company overbilled the government for work in Iraq. The justices ruled unanimously Tuesday that former KBR employee Benjamin Carter waited too long to file a suit alleging that the company had fraudulently billed the government...

  • Supreme Court clarifies power of bankruptcy judges Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court says bankruptcy courts have authority to rule on disputes that fall outside the bankruptcy proceedings if the parties to the case consent. The case involves efforts by Wellness International Network, Ltd., to recover $655,000 in attorney fees from Richard Sharif, a Chicago resident with whom the company had a legal dispute.

  • WASHINGTON— A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans— not White House officials— who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican...

  • WASHINGTON— A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans— not White House officials— who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican...

  • CHICAGO, May 21- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that employers have a duty to protect workers in their 401 plans from mutual funds that are too expensive or perform poorly. The high court ruled on a class-action lawsuit against Edison International. St. Louis lawyer Jerome Schlichter, who has made a cause of suing 401 plans to get them to shape up, brought the...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The status of the nation's first privately-owned state prison is up for debate in Ohio as litigation brought on behalf of union workers displaced by the historic sale is argued before the state's high court. John Kasich and the GOP- controlled state Legislature passed a biennial budget bill authorizing the sale of Lake Erie Correctional...

  • New transparency for 401k plans   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:26 PM ET
    New transparency for 401k plans

    The Supreme Court is calling for more transparency from companies managing retirement plans. John Moninger, Eaton Vance managing director, shares his reaction to the ruling.

  • Top Court: No more double-taxation in Maryland Monday, 18 May 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Maryland tax that has the effect of double-taxing income residents earned in other states.

  • Top court hands win to employees in 401(k) dispute Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    An employee at Edison International takes electrical readings during battery testing at a electric vehicle tech center in Pomona, California

    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal limiting the number of claims concerning Edison International retirement plans.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings. The justices revived claims by current and former employees of energy company Edison International. Higher fees of just 1 percent a year would erase $70,000 from an...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived claims made by Edison International employees who accused the utility of favoring higher-cost mutual funds over lower-cost ones in its retirement plan. The justices, in a ruling written by Justice Stephen Breyer, said the lawsuit had been filed in a timely fashion. Glenn Tibble and other employees...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state of Maryland cannot force residents to pay certain local taxes without taking into account taxes paid on income earned in other states. Maryland offers a tax credit for income taxes paid by residents to other states, but the state argued the credit does not apply to certain county-level...

  • Supreme Court strikes down Maryland tax law Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a Maryland tax that has the effect of double-taxing income residents earn in other states. Maryland officials say the 5-4 ruling means the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues. Maryland allowed its residents to deduct income taxes paid to other states from their...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state of Maryland cannot force residents to pay certain local taxes without taking into account taxes paid on income earned in other states.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will consider whether an advertising agency hired to boost recruitment for the U.S. Navy is immune from a lawsuit that claims it illegally authorized thousands of unsolicited text messages. The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from the Campbell-Ewald Company, which claims federal contractors can't be sued under...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider advertising agency Campbell-Ewald Co's attempt to fend off a class action lawsuit over claims the company violated a federal consumer law by sending unsolicited text messages on behalf of the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy messages were part of a recruitment drive. Do it in the Navy. "