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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- A group of U.S. states led by coal producer West Virginia and oil producer Texas on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put a hold on President Barack Obama's plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants to combat climate change. Chief Justice John Roberts after an appeals court in Washington declined last week to block Obama's...

  • Jan 25- A business group said on Monday it was asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lower-court ruling tossing out its challenge of part of Seattle's law to increase the minimum wage. The International Franchise Association, which brought its lawsuit against the city in June 2014, says the law favors independent businesses because it requires...

  • Why Shkreli will talk on Twitter but not to Congress Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 4:11 PM ET
    Martin Shkreli departs U.S. Federal Court after an arraignment and his being charged on a federal indictment filed in Brooklyn on Dec. 17, 2015.

    Ex-CEO Shkreli will talk to his followers on social media, but not to Congress, which is asking for testimony on drug prices. The NYT reports.

  • Supreme Court upholds Obama electricity ruling Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 2:37 PM ET
    People wait in line to enter the US Supreme Court building earlier this month in Washington.

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Obama administration's electricity markets rule aimed at encouraging efficiency.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- P ricewaterhouseCoopers may face increased pressure to settle a decade-old lawsuit with a class of employees who took lump-sum retirement payments between 2000 and 2006 after coming up short on Monday in its bid for U.S. Supreme Court review. The Supreme Court left in place a U.S. appeals court ruling that found that the Manhattan- based...

  • WASHINGTON— In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5- year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. The justices ruled 6-2 that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had the authority to issue regulations aimed at conserving energy and...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- P ricewaterhouseCoopers may face increased pressure to settle a decade-old lawsuit with a class of employees who took lump-sum retirement payments between 2000 and 2006 after coming up short on Monday in its bid for U.S. Supreme Court review.

  • U.S. top court rules for Amgen over employee lawsuit Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 9:49 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Amgen Inc by throwing out a ruling in favor of current and former employees who say they lost money by investing in the pharmaceutical company's own stock-ownership plan. In a brief four-page unsigned ruling, the high court sent the case back to lower courts, saying the San Francisco- based 9th...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against advertising firm Campbell-Ewald in a class action case, saying the lawsuit can proceed over claims the company violated a federal consumer law by sending unsolicited text messages on behalf of the U.S. Navy. In a 6-3 decision, the court upheld a ruling by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against advertising firm Campbell-Ewald in a class action case, saying the lawsuit can proceed over claims the company violated a federal consumer law by sending unsolicited text messages on behalf of the U.S. Navy. In a 6-3 decision, the court upheld a ruling by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- The U.S. Supreme Court said on Tuesday it will not hear Johnson& Johnson's appeal of a $140 million judgment in a lawsuit alleging it failed to warn that Children's Motrin pain and fever medication could cause a devastating skin condition. The decision leaves intact one of the largest verdicts ever awarded by a Massachusetts jury.

  • U.S. top court rejects new challenge to Obamacare Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 9:52 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 19- The U.S. Supreme Court, which delivered major rulings in 2012 and 2015 preserving President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, on Tuesday declined to take up a new, long-shot challenge to Obamacare brought by an Iowa artist. Constitution's requirement that revenue-raising legislation must originate in the House of Representatives,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up an Illinois businessman's appeal of his insider trading conviction after he made nearly $1.2 million trading on tips about mergers from his brother-in-law, a Citigroup Inc investment banker. The justices will review a July ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will not hear Johnson& Johnson's appeal of a $140 million judgment in a lawsuit alleging that it failed to warn that Children's Motrin pain and fever medication could cause a devastating skin condition. The court's decision leaves intact one of the largest verdicts ever awarded by a Massachusetts jury.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up an Illinois businessman's appeal of his insider trading conviction after he made nearly $1.2 million trading on tips about mergers from his brother-in-law, a Citigroup Inc investment banker. The justices will review a July ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether a federal agency's procedures have made it too easy to successfully cancel patents after agreeing on Friday to decide a case involving a vehicle speedometer that alerts drivers if they are speeding. The nine justices will hear an appeal filed by Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC, whose speedometer...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider Microsoft Corp's bid to fend off class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who contend that the videogame console has a design defect that causes game discs to be gouged. The court will review a March 2015 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the question of whether a lower court...

  • Supreme Court could deal unions a major setback Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 11:17 AM ET
    People against the California Teachers Union rally in front of the US Supreme Court building January 11, 2016 in Washington.

    A ruling in the teachers' favor would affect millions of government workers. The New York Times reports.

  • Nestle fails in bid to quash child slavery suit Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 5:14 AM ET
    Employees of a cocoa export company pile up sacks in a packaging factory in the Ivory Coast.

    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid by Nestle and two other companies to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold them liable for the use of child slaves.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Johnson& Johnson subsidiary's appeal of a $124 million penalty imposed by South Carolina after a jury found the drugmaker had improperly marketed the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal and concealed its risks. The court's decision not to hear the appeal filed by Johnson& Johnson's Janssen...