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  • Top court asks US govt to weigh in on Iran judgment Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court

    President Barack Obama may weigh in over whether $1.75 billion must be paid to victims of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks bombing.

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Barack Obama's administration to weigh in on an appeal by the Iranian central bank over whether $1.75 billion must be paid to victims of the 1983 Lebanon U.S. Marine Corps barracks bombing. The Iranian central bank is appealing a July 2014 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- As the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday considered the case of a Massachusetts homeowner battling his mortgage lender over a bankruptcy plan, several justices focused their attention on his unlikely ally: Bank of America Corp.. Bank of America, one of the largest U.S. banks, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Louis Bullard, who owes...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- A Spider-Man toy that shoots out webs of foam was at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday, with the justices appearing little inclined to overturn a half-century-old legal precedent to allow more royalty fees to go to its inventor. The nine justices heard more than an hour of oral arguments in the case pitting the inventor,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a case from Idaho that private medical providers that deliver residential care services cannot sue a state in try to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs. Medicaid is a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that private medical providers that deliver residential care services in Idaho cannot sue the state in order to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs. Medicaid is a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that private medical providers cannot sue a state in order to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs.

  • Top court rejects Obamacare 'death panel' challenge Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    A demonstrator holds a sign in support Obamacare in front of the Supreme Court in Washington earlier this month.

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to the Obamacare law that took aim at the so-called death panel.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a man injured by a drunken driver in Florida is required to pay more than $120,000 in medical costs back to his health plan administrator. The nine justices will hear an appeal filed by Robert Montanile, who required back surgery after the accident that took place in West Palm Beach in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact a ruling that prevents plaintiffs from suing banks that they say aided and abetted convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff. The high court declined to hear two separate appeals filed by investors in foreign investment vehicles that lost money when Madoff's the Ponzi scheme collapsed in 2008. They...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent a securities class action case against Dutch bank ING Groep NV and others back to a lower court to reconsider in light of the justices' ruling last week in a case involving pharmacy services company Omnicare. The high court threw out a November 2013 decision by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs. The high court left intact a ruling by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that threw...

  • Contact lens makers, discounters locked in battle Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    Box of contact lenses

    Major contact lens manufacturers have enacted pricing policies that limit what contact lens discounters can charge, reports The NYT.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Wednesday as it weighed whether the Obama administration had to consider costs before deciding whether to regulate emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. Justice Anthony Kennedy could be a possible swing vote on the nine-justice...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The latest legal test of President Barack Obama's environmental agenda reaches the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as the justices consider a challenge to a regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. The nine justices are due to hear a 90- minute oral argument on...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The latest legal test of President Barack Obama's environmental agenda reaches the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as the justices consider a challenge to a regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. It is being targeted by Michigan and 20 other states in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a narrow victory to Omnicare Inc by ruling that just because the pharmacy services company made comments ahead of a public stock offering that investors say turned out to be untrue didn't mean it was lying. On a 9-0 vote, justices threw out an appeals court ruling that had revived securities class...

  • March 23- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a lawsuit by singer-songwriter Todd Rundgren and his wife Michele accusing JPMorgan Chase of wrongfully attempting to foreclose on the couple's Kilauea, Hawaii home. JPMorgan spokesman Jason Lobo declined comment. The Rundgrens' dispute stems from a $3 million refinancing loan the couple arranged...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal filed by DirecTV Inc concerning the satellite television provider's efforts to enforce arbitration agreements its customers in California have signed. The litigation dates back to 2008 when Amy Imburgia and Kathy Grenier filed class action lawsuits saying that DirecTV had...

  • Wikipedia feels 'targeted' by U.S. NSA, co-founder says Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:20 PM ET

    EDINBURGH, March 11- The Wikimedia Foundation believes it can win its case against the U.S. National Security Agency because it has evidence that mass surveillance had caused it harm, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said on Wednesday. Wales also said he thought the lawsuit, brought Tuesday by Wikimedia and rights groups, would end up in the U.S. Supreme Court...