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  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis. The Supreme Court agreed in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, who wrote that the state claims at issue are directed at retail pricing within the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a federal law governing the natural gas market does not shield energy companies from state antitrust claims made over the western U.S. energy crisis between 2000 and 2002.. The ruling, on a 7-2 vote, was a loss for several energy companies, including American Electric Power Company Inc, Dynegy Inc and...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact the 2012 insider trading conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta. The court rejected Gupta's appeal of a March 2014 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had upheld the conviction. The U.S. government used wiretap evidence to show that Gupta...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of a former Goldman Sachs and Procter& Gamble board member on charges of conspiracy and securities fraud. The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Rajat Gupta's appeal of his 2012 conviction for feeding lucrative inside tips about Goldman to a billionaire hedge fund...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- If the U.S. Supreme Court blows up the tax subsidies at the heart of Obamacare in June, Republicans hope to deliver on their promise to offer an alternative healthcare plan. Two front-running Republican options at an early stage in Congress include a refundable tax credit that experts say is virtually the same thing as the Obamacare tax...

  • Can this save Obamacare from the Supreme Court? Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:47 PM ET
    Ariel Fernandez, left, sits with Noel Nogues, an insurance advisor with UniVista Insurance, as he signs up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Miami on Feb. 5, 2015.

    A company says it can help states protect Obamacare subsidies for residents by setting up an insurance exchange in just two months.

  • Big Coal throws heat on Obama climate change rule Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:47 AM ET

    Obama's most far-reaching regulation to slow climate change will have its first day in court on Thursday, reports the New York Times.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— A Republican state senator is renewing an effort to require that Medicaid and welfare applicants live in Maine for at least six months before receiving benefits even though the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down similar restrictions in other states. Under the measure, applicants in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program,...

  • They live in a country that recognizes their marriages, but some reside in the 13 states that do not, an issue that will be argued before the Supreme Court later this month. "We're adults, we're contributing to the welfare of society and yet, here's this one thing that just reaches up every year and kind of slaps us in the face," said Brian Wilbert, an Episcopal priest who...

  • 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...