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  • A New Recipe for Cooking the Books Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    Under the stewardship of Chief Justice John Roberts, whose own background is largely in appellate litigation on behalf of corporate interests, business cases are a “growth area” of the Court’s docket.

  • US Top Court to Hear Philip Morris Damages Appeal Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 11:35 AM ET
    Altria's company offices in New York.

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would hear a Philip Morris USA appeal seeking to overturn a $79.5 million punitive damages award won by the widow of a longtime Oregon smoker.

  • MLB Loses Appeal in Fantasy Baseball Lawsuit Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 4:37 PM ET

    Major League Baseball and the players association struck out on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected their appeal of a ruling that sided with a company that uses player statistics for fantasy baseball.

  • Supreme Court Limits Companies' Out-Of-State Tax Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 9:36 AM ET
    Construction signs and barriers are seen to the side of The Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2007. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

    A unanimous Supreme Court decision on Tuesday limited the ability of states to tax the income that companies with out-of-state headquarters earn from their investments in businesses in their home state.

  • Supreme Court Upholds Limits on Investor Lawsuits Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 2:41 PM ET

    The Supreme Court upheld a ruling that investors cannot sue third parties such as banks and accounts in cases of securities fraud.

  • Top Court Will Hear Exxon Valdez Damages Case Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 10:39 AM ET

    The Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the long-running battle over the $2.5 billion in punitive damages owed by Exxon Mobil for the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989.

  • Microsoft Appeal Rejected In Improper Charges Case Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 11:32 AM ET
    Microsoft

    The Supreme Court rejected Monday an appeal by Microsoft and Best Buy of a ruling that reinstated a lawsuit by the electronics retailer's customers who claimed to have been improperly charged for Microsoft's MSN Internet service.

  • Supreme Court Hears Third-Party Investor Suit Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 1:42 PM ET

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing an case that some say may alter the landscape of investing. The outcome potentially could strengthen shareholder confidence -- or stifle investment markets.

  • Anti-Trust Ruling: More React On Retail Industry Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 2:01 PM ET
    Hedda Shupak

    The controversy over just what the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Leegin v. PSKS means is still fueling debate. Hedda Schupak, Editor-in-chief of Fine Jewelry publication JCK wrote in with her impression on just what the ruling will mean for high end retailers. She seems to think that price-flooring has been going on for a long time and that the new ruling won't change those practices that drastically.

  • Hey everyone, I've got an update on my U.S. Supreme Court antitrust decision post. One hedge fund manager I spoke with responded to my question about how the ruling will affect the apparel business. All that follows is a summary of his take: The decision about enforcing minimum pricing will have almost no effect with one possible HUGE exception. Power brands like Polo, Juicy, Coach, Calvin Klein already decide the minimum pricing of their products.

  • Crystal Heart Pouch $135

    Here's the quick and dirty on what yesterday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Leegin v. PSKS means for retail: The case of Leegin v. PSKS came to the docket of the Supreme Court after a dispute over the sale prices of designer handbags. Brighton/Leegin of City of Industry, Calif. Brighton/Leegin required a Lewisville, Texas, boutique, Kay's Kloset, to agree in writing not to sell its products below a certain price.

  • High Court Gives Manufacturers More Power to Set Prices Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 2:11 PM ET

    The Supreme Court overturned Thursday a nearly 100-year-old precedent that some price-setting agreements between manufacturers and retailers are automatically illegal under federal antitrust law.

  • The Supreme Court on Thursday imposed a strict standard that investors must meet to keep alive their lawsuits alleging securities fraud.

  • The Bush administration rejected a Securities and Exchange Commission recommendation in a key Supreme Court case and did not support shareholders suing Wall Street banks for damages over Enron's collapse.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Philip Morris USA, a unit of Altria Group, should not be decided in federal court, handing a defeat to the tobacco company.

  • Supreme Court Declines Review of Amgen Patent Dispute Monday, 14 May 2007 | 12:55 PM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court said it would not hear an appeal by drug maker Amgen that centers on how much leeway appeals courts should have in overruling the findings of lower courts in patent cases.

  • The Supreme Court sided with Microsoft in a case that restricts the reach of U.S. patents overseas. The decision could impact other lawsuits against Microsoft and save the company billions because of the global scope of its operations.

  • One of the world's most prominent peer-reviewed medical journals is weighing in on last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion.

  • The court, in a 5-4 ruling in its first case on climate change, declared that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.

  • The Supreme Court said it has declined to consider an appeal by a carpet and floor-covering company that was sued by its employees for hiring illegal immigrants in an effort to depress wages.