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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared unsure on Wednesday how to decide a case that could determine whether employers must provide accommodations for pregnant workers who may have physical limitations on the duties they can perform. During a one-hour argument before the nine justices, two of the court's three women- Ruth Bader Ginsburg and...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- Delving into the sensitive subject of women's rights in the workplace, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Wednesday whether employers must provide accommodations for pregnant workers who may have a hard time doing their usual job duties. The case concerns whether package delivery company UPS Inc treated part-time truck driver Peggy...

  • A 'momentous' first: Ex-coal CEO hit with charges Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:22 PM ET
    Larry Wingo, a local, walks past the Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial, a tribute to those who died in an explosion exacerbated by illegally high levels of coal dust, in Whitesville, W.Va., Nov. 28, 2014.

    West Virginia residents see new era after indictment of former Massey Energy CEO Donald Blankenship, the New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a New York real estate developer's lawsuit against the leaseholder of the destroyed World Trade Center and two airlines seeking environmental cleanup costs related to the Sept. 11, 2001 hijacked airliner attacks. In 2008, the developer sued American Airlines, United Airlines and parent...

  • Supreme Court to consider Facebook threats case Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 6:22 AM ET
    People wait in line to enter the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington November 10, 2014.

    The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh a challenge by industry groups and some states to an Obama administration regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. The EPA rule, if left intact, could help spur utility companies to shut down some coal-fired plants...

  • Nov 21- Television streaming service Aereo Inc filed for bankruptcy protection after a U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the company's business model violated copyright laws. The ruling was a victory for broadcasters such as CBS Corp, Comcast Corp's NBC, Walt Disney Co's ABC and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox network. The filing is In re: Aereo Inc, U.S....

  • TV streaming provider Aereo files for bankruptcy Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    Nov 21- Television streaming service Aereo Inc filed for bankruptcy protection after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June found that the company's business model violated copyright laws. Aereo, in which Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp has a 23.30 percent stake, filed for Chapter 11 protection to preserve the value of its estate, according to a court filing...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear two cases brought by Bank of America Corp questioning whether a second mortgage on an "underwater" house- one with a mortgage balance exceeding its current value- can be voided during bankruptcy. Bank of America, which is the second mortgage holder in both cases, said in court papers that the approach...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Dean Foods Co's appeal over claims the business conspired to restrict competition for bottled milk in the southeastern United States, forcing the company to face an antitrust suit over the matter. The high court's refusal to intervene means a January ruling by the Cincinnati- based U.S. 6th...

  • The decision Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit invalidating the patent owned by Ultramercial LLC confirmed the reach of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that has placed a cloud over the soundness of many software patents. CLS Bank, the Supreme Court ruled that a basic idea- not normally eligible for a patent- does not become...

  • LONDON, Nov 11- The London Metal Exchange has finally unveiled a barrage of proposed measures aimed at repairing its dysfunctional warehousing system. It's been a long time coming. Although a British Court of Appeals ruling went in the LME's favour, Rusal is fighting on with an attempt to take its case to the Supreme Court.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 10- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact California hedge fund manager Douglas Whitman's conviction for insider trading relating to two trading schemes from 2006 to 2009.. Prosecutors said one scheme led to more than $900,000 of illegal profit from trading the shares of Google Inc and video-conferencing company Polycom Inc, and the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared conflicted on how to decide which process struggling homeowners need to follow if they want to back out of mortgages from lenders they accuse of failing to follow a federal "truth in lending" law. The nine justices are weighing an appeal filed by an Eagan, Minnesota couple, Larry and Cheryle Jesinoski, over...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov 3- Florida's water war against Georgia advanced as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an interstate dispute on whether Atlanta's suburbs are sucking dry the river flow that feeds the oyster beds and fisheries of the northern Gulf Coast. Georgia had sought to dismiss the suit, filed last October by Florida Governor Rick Scott, that...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- U.S. Supreme Court justices raised doubts on Monday about an appeals court ruling that revived securities class-action claims against Omnicare Inc over whether the top U.S. provider of pharmacy services to the elderly misled investors prior to a public stock offering. Several justices appeared to agree that the May 2013 ruling by the...

  • Oct 29- Comcast Corp has reached a $50 million settlement in a decade-old lawsuit accusing it of overcharging cable television subscribers, 1-1/ 2 years after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a larger version of the class-action case. The preliminary settlement, which requires court approval, calls for Comcast to pay $16.67 million in cash to current and former...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- A New York federal judge on Thursday barred embattled video streaming company Aereo from transmitting the programs of television broadcasters as they are being shown, blocking its bid to operate like a traditional cable system. The ruling was another win for major broadcasters, whose copyrights the U. S Supreme Court in June said Aereo violated...

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

    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.