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Law Supreme Court (U.S.)

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The fate of President Donald Trump's order to ban travelers from six predominantly Muslim nations, blocked by federal courts, may soon be in the hands of the conservative-majority Supreme Court, where his appointee Neil Gorsuch could help settle the matter. After the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Thursday to...

  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his conviction for misdemeanor conspiracy to violate federal safety standards at a West Virginia mine where 29 miners died in 2010.. The 67- year-old told The Associated Press last week he would appeal, saying he's "more than 100 percent innocent" and the...

  • May 25- In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, a U.S. appeals court refused on Thursday to reinstate his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations, calling it discriminatory and setting the stage for a showdown in the Supreme Court. "These clearly are very dangerous times and we need every available tool at our disposal to prevent terrorists...

  • May 25- In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, a U.S. appeals court refused on Thursday to reinstate his temporary travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations, setting the stage for a possible legal showdown in the Supreme Court. The White House declined comment and referred questions to the U.S. Justice Department, which did not immediately...

  • Appeals Court refused on Thursday to reinstate his temporary travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations, delivering another blow to the White House in a legal battle likely headed to the Supreme Court. The appeals court was reviewing a March ruling by Maryland- based federal judge Theodore Chuang that blocked part of Trump's March 6 executive...

  • The two court challenges have already emboldened some financial firms to push back against the CFPB and the SEC when they have accused them of wrongdoing and the outcome of the cases could provide ammunition to critics of both agencies. An outcome in either case could take months, and both could eventually land in the U.S. Supreme Court, especially the SEC's case...

  • "I saw a lot of anti-patent people doing a victory dance yesterday without really understanding what this decision means," said David Pridham, chief executive of Dominion Harbor Group, a Texas- based company that buys patents and seeks to license them to other companies. "According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, 39 percent of all patent lawsuits in fiscal year 2016...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A father and son whose Iowa- based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak cannot further appeal their sentences for misdemeanor food safety violations, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. The highest U.S. court declined to hear the appeals of Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, without comment Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. The ruling is likely to lessen the steady flow of patent...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits in a ruling that places strict limits on where such cases can be filed. The case involved an appeal from TC Heartland, an Indiana- based food sweetener company sued by Kraft Foods in Delaware. But the Supreme Court's ruling will have the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. The dispute began when Heartland, a subsidiary of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. The justices sided 8-0 with beverage flavoring company...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by several major corporations to a Michigan law that retroactively changed the way businesses are taxed in the state, leading to $1 billion extra for government coffers. Before 2008, companies with activities in Michigan and outside the state could limit their tax liability by...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by several major corporations to a Michigan law that retroactively changed the way businesses are taxed in the state, leading to $1 billion extra for government coffers. The justices turned away appeals by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co, IBM Corp, AT&T Inc's DirecTV, Monster Beverage...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is rejecting challenges by IBM, Goodyear and other businesses seeking more than $1 billion in tax refunds from Michigan. Rick Snyder signed a measure into law in 2014 that affected business taxes back to 2008. The law was upheld by a Michigan appeals court.

  • President Donald Trump signs a revised executive order for a U.S. travel ban on Monday, leaving Iraq off the list of targeted countries, at the Pentagon in Washington.

    U.S. appeals court judges questioned the lawyer defending President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban about whether it discriminates against Muslims.

  • SCOTUS refuses to hear North Carolina's appeal

    NBC News reports that the U.S. Supreme court has refused to hear the state's appeal of a ruling that found its legislation intended to discriminate against minorities.

  • 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 15- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to debt collectors, ruling that people who have filed for bankruptcy cannot sue companies that try to recoup old debt that is not required to be paid back under state statutes of limitations. The justices, in a 5-3 decision, ruled in favor of Midland Funding, a subsidiary of Encore Capital Group Inc,...

  • WASHINGTON— A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that debt collection companies can't be sued for trying to recover years-old credit card debt from people who seek bankruptcy protection. The court sided with Midland Funding, which was trying to collect $1,879 in debt an Alabama woman had incurred more than 10 years earlier. Aleida Johnson argued that Midland...