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  • *Glaxo had sought $571 million, was awarded $3.5 mln. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 21- A gay man was improperly excluded from jury service because of his sexual orientation, a federal appeals court has ruled, illustrating the widening influence of a key U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay rights.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Daimler AG cannot be sued in California over alleged abuses in Argentina, a decision likely to erode further the reputation of the United States as a global venue for human rights claims.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- Disputes between U.S. states and electronics manufacturers over accusations of price-fixing on liquid crystal display panels can be heard in state court, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, marking a setback for corporate defendants.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Daimler AG cannot be sued in California over human rights allegations in a decision that is a boost for multinational companies facing lawsuits alleging misconduct abroad.

  • Monsanto wins high court challenge on seed patents Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    A protester against Monsanto genetically modified food in New York's Bryant Park.

    The Supreme Court upheld Monsanto's biotech seed patents on Monday, dealing a blow to organic farmers and critics of the company.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monsanto Co's biotech seed patents on Monday, dealing a blow to a group of organic farmers and other activists trying to stop the biotech company from suing farmers if their fields contain a few plants containing the company's genetically modified traits.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- When a prominent U.S. appeals court last year slashed President Obama' s power to appoint government officials, many legal experts said the Supreme Court would be unlikely to let that surprising decision stand. Noel Canning, revolves around the president's power to appoint top officials with the "advice and consent" of the Senate.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 10- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a closely watched appeal filed by the four major broadcasters against online television service Aereo Inc, which they claim steals copyrighted television content.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 10- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to weigh in on a dispute between POM Wonderful LLC and Coca-Cola Co. over Coke's labeling of a product marketed as pomegranate blueberry juice. The court said in a brief order issued on Friday that two justices, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito, will not participate in the case.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 10- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider a dispute over subpoenas in a case stemming from long-running litigation over Argentina's obligations to bond investors in the wake of its default on $100 billion in sovereign debt in 2002..

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 10- A powerful business group's decision to use its legal firepower to back a bottling company in a dispute with unionized workers turned a routine labor tussle in Washington state into a high-stakes Supreme Court case that could limit the ability of U.S. presidents to make appointments to critical jobs.

  • Jan 8- Leo Strine, the outspoken chief judge of Delaware's nationally important business court, has been nominated to lead the state's Supreme Court, Governor Jack Markell announced on Wednesday. Delaware's Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the state's laws, including its corporate law which attracts many U.S. companies to incorporate there.

  • Jan 8- Leo Strine, the outspoken chief judge of Delaware's nationally important business court, has been nominated to lead the state's Supreme Court, Gov. Jack Markell announced on Wednesday. Delaware's Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the state's laws, including its corporate law that attracts many U.S. companies to incorporate there.

  • Jan 8- Leo Strine, the outspoken chief judge of Delaware's nationally important business court, has been nominated to lead the state's Supreme Court, Gov. Jack Markell announced on Wednesday. Delaware's Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the state's laws, including its corporate law that attracts many U.S. companies to incorporate there.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- Gay marriage proponents on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a request from Utah officials seeking to block a federal court ruling that allowed same-sex weddings to go ahead in the heavily Mormon state.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- A judge's bid this week to stop the U.S. government from collecting Americans' phone records raises a question that the U.S. Supreme Court has confronted before: at what point should modern technology force judges to revisit legal precedents?

  • U.S. high court rejects oil spill contempt case Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 16- The U.S. Interior Department will not be held in contempt over its actions in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill after the U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to review an appeals court ruling in the government's favor.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday opted not to hear an appeal filed by Lockheed Martin Corp, which was contesting a class action lawsuit brought by employees. The case is Lockheed Martin v. Anthony Abbott, U.S. Supreme Court, 13-447..

  • U.S. top court agrees to weigh bank fraud case Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 3:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide what federal prosecutors need to prove in order for someone to be convicted of bank fraud under federal law.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to weigh whether Fifth Third Bancorp can be sued for having put company stock in its employee retirement plan ahead of the housing downturn.

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