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  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Nestle SA, the world's largest food maker, and two other companies to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold them liable for the use of child slaves to harvest cocoa in Ivory Coast. The high court left in place a December 2014 ruling by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that refused...

  • 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.

  • In year 6, Obamacare prognosis unclear: Health CEO Sunday, 10 Jan 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    A man walks out of the UniVista Insurance company office after shopping for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act, on December 15, 2015 in Miami.

    Mount Sinai Hospital's CEO told CNBC that while Obamacare survived a repeal attempt, it's locked in a tough game of numbers.

  • Jan 8- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider whether workers who are not members of public sector unions can be forced to pay fees that finance collective bargaining. The case involving a California teachers union could reduce the influence of organized labor. Most California public school teachers are members of the union but some elect not to join.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- A U.S. Supreme Court case set for argument Monday challenging powerful public-sector unions echoes a very different dispute: The recent battle over gay marriage. The two groups also were on opposite sides of the 2008 anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 ballot initiative in California, which temporarily blocked same-sex marriage in the state.

  • After eight years of litigation that also included a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Cisco was not liable for directly infringing or inducing others to infringe a patent held by Commil USA LLC on a way to help spread wireless signals over a large area, where multiple access points are needed.

  • SAN JUAN, Dec 28- The United States is backtracking from its historic position acknowledging Puerto Rico's right to self-governance, Puerto Rico's governor says in a pending U.S. Supreme Court case over so-called double jeopardy laws. In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon released on Sunday, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia...

  • How debtors are losing their legal rights Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 6:49 PM ET
    Clifford Cain Jr., a retired electrician, in his home in west Baltimore, Dec. 16, 2015. Debt buyers are using the courts to sue consumers like Cain and collect debt, then preventing those same consumers from using the courts to mount a challenge.

    Debt buyers sue consumers to collect debt but prevent those same consumers from challenging them. The New York Times reports.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 14- Samsung took to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in a last-ditch effort to pare back the more than $548 million in damages it must pay Apple for infringing the patents and designs of the iPhone. Samsung's petition must first be accepted for review by the Supreme Court. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd paid Apple Inc $548.2 million on Monday, fulfilling...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 14- Samsung took to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in a last-ditch effort to pare back the more than $548 million in damages it must pay Apple for infringing the patents and designs of the iPhone. Samsung's petition must first be accepted for review by the Supreme Court. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd was scheduled to pay $548.2 million to Apple Inc on...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled for DirecTV Inc, backing the satellite television provider's efforts to enforce arbitration agreements signed by its customers in California. The dissenters were Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor. DirecTV said the April 2014 ruling by the California Court of Appeal, Second...

  • SUPREME COURT RULES FOR DIRECTV IN CALIFORNIA ARBITRATION CASE.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a human rights lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum Corp and a security contractor that had accused them of complicity in a deadly 1998 bombing by Colombia's military of a village in the South American country. The court left intact a November 2014 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a human rights lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum Corp and a security contractor that had accused them of complicity in a deadly 1998 bombing by Colombia's military of a village in the South American country.