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  • 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.

  • High Court to Hear Microsoft Patent Case Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 4:25 AM ET

    The Supreme Court is ready to hear from lawyers from Microsoft and AT&T as it considers a long-running patent dispute between the industry giants.

  • A closely divided U.S. Supreme Court overturned a $79.5 million punitive-damages award against Altria Group's  Philip Morris USA unit, in what is being seen as a victory for both the tobacco company and the corporate world.

  • Eminent Domain: Immanently Solvable? Friday, 12 Jan 2007 | 10:12 AM ET

    Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court is facing a controversial case involving eminent domain and when it can be invoked. This is the second time this issue has landed before the high court in 2 years. How much license should the government have to take your property? On “Power Lunch” Sue Herera asked if this was another case of government gone wild.

  • Supreme Court to Hear Suit Against Stock Brokers Thursday, 7 Dec 2006 | 3:16 PM ET

    The Supreme Court agreed to consider a lawsuit against major Wall Street firms accused of conspiring to manipulate prices on newly issued shares during the stock market boom of the 1990s.