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  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous backing on Monday of a ruling by the country's top patent court was a rare instance of agreement with a body whose decisions in that specialized area it regularly overturns. Since its term began last October, the Supreme Court has thrown out all six patent-related decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

  • The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

    President Donald Trump is set to attend the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday for the investiture of new Justice Neil Gorsuch.

  • May 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday made it harder for manufacturers and drug companies to control how their products are used or resold, ruling against printer company Lexmark International Inc in a patent dispute over another company's resale of its used ink cartridges. "An authorized sale outside the United States, just as one within the United States,...

  • May 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday made it harder for manufacturers and drug companies to control how their products are used or resold, ruling against printer company Lexmark International Inc in a patent dispute over its ink cartridges. "An authorized sale outside the United States, just as one within the United States, exhausts all rights," Chief Justice...

  • NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters)- Puerto Rico is due to embark on a bankruptcy process on Wednesday that could take years to resolve, as investors scramble to get the highest recovery on their bonds. "The 25 percent may be what the Commonwealth identified as a available to cover debt service but it doesn't necessarily mean that will be the ultimate recovery," said Shaun...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- Puerto Rico is due to embark on a bankruptcy process on Wednesday that could take years to resolve, as investors scramble to get the highest recovery on their bonds. "The 25 percent may be what the Commonwealth identified as a available to cover debt service but it doesn't necessarily mean that will be the ultimate recovery," said Shaun Burgess,...

  • U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, from left, stands with fellow justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.

    The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's voter ID law that a lower court said targeted African Americans "with almost surgical precision."

  • WASHINGTON, May 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that cities may sue banks over predatory mortgage lending to minorities that harms municipal finances, but cast doubt on whether such cases can succeed by throwing out a lower court decision that had allowed litigation brought by Miami to move forward. The Supreme Court ruling also affects a related case...

  • WASHINGTON, May 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that cities may sue banks over predatory mortgage lending to minorities that harms municipal finances, but cast doubt on whether such cases can succeed by throwing out a lower court decision that had allowed litigation brought by Miami to move forward. The Supreme Court ruling also affects a related case...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared poised to clamp down on where corporations can be sued, a potential setback for plaintiffs' lawyers who strive to bring cases in courts and locales they consider friendly. Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed skepticism over California handling matters for residents of all other...

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared skeptical of widening the scope of who can be subject to a federal law targeting debt collectors' abusive practices by including those who buy debt, sometimes for pennies on the dollar. A lower court had dismissed the case brought by four Maryland residents who had defaulted on car loans.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a case with wide consequences for the policing of Wall Street, indicated on Tuesday it may diminish the Securities and Exchange Commission's ability to get back ill-gotten profits reaped through defendants' misconduct. The court's conservative wing peppered the government during a one-hour argument with...

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices raised concerns on Tuesday about whether the Securities and Exchange Commission should be able to order defendants to fork over illegal profits reaped by misconduct that dates back more than five years. The ruling in the case involving New Mexico- based investment adviser Charles Kokesh, due by...

  • April 13- The Federal Reserve may take radical new tactics to fight off the persistent threat of deflation but people and institutions being what they are their playbook the next time will rely heavily on measures used from 2008 to 2015.. A recent paper from Federal Reserve Board economists Michael Kiley and John Roberts concludes that if the U.S. runs similar...

  • Neil Gorsuch

    The influence of the newest Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, is likely to have an immediate effect on one of the most important cases yet to be heard.

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out a ruling that upheld a New York law barring retailers from charging more to buy with credit, sending the case back to a lower court to decide as a free speech issue not as pricing regulation. The justices returned the matter to the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the law in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years of law governing patent lawsuits that critics say allows often-baseless litigants to sue in friendly courts, giving them the upper hand over high-technology companies such as Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. The justices heard an hour of arguments in an...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by retailers to revive a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement they reached with Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc over claims the card networks improperly fixed credit and debit card fees. The brief Supreme Court order noted that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito did not...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The Federal Reserve's willingness to accept higher inflation is not an effort to "make up" for weak price increases in recent years, but to ensure its 2 percent target is viewed credibly, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said on Friday. After years of seeing inflation run below its target, the U.S. central bank wants to avoid any...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The Federal Reserve has begun preparing the public and markets for higher inflation, but has left unanswered the question of how high inflation might go and for how long. A new research paper from economists at the Fed's Washington- based Board of Governors suggests that policymakers should allow prices to rise by around 3.0 percent...