Supreme Court (U.S.)


  • 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.