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Law Supreme Court (U.S.)

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday struggled over whether to speed up the time it takes to bring to the market copycat versions of biologic drugs, expensive medicines that can generate billions of dollars in sales for drug makers. The nine justices heard arguments in an appeal by Novartis AG of a lower court decision that prevented the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday struggled over whether to speed up the time it takes to bring to the market copycat versions of biologic drugs, expensive medicines that can generate billions of dollars in sales for drug makers. The nine justices heard arguments in an appeal by Novartis AG of a lower court decision that prevented the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered a drug company's fight to keep a generic version of its biotech drug off the market for an additional six months that would mean billions more in sales and higher costs to the public. Several of the justices seemed to side with California- based Amgen, which claims that rival Sandoz did not wait long enough...

  • Trump fires off threat at the wrong court

    The president is lashing out at the American judiciary system for once again blocking part of his agenda.

  • 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...

  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

    Oops! Justice Stephen Breyer's cellphone went off during a high court argument on Tuesday.

  • Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed skepticism over California handling matters for residents of all other states. Liberal Justice Elena Kagan suggested Bristol-Myers did not want to face multiple trials in California specifically because of plaintiff-friendly juries or the possibility of punitive damages. "All of the above," the company's...

  • An employee checks the tumblers on a key cylinder during a service recall on a General Motors 2005 Saturn Ion at Liberty Chevrolet in New Hudson, Michigan.

    The justices declined to review a 2016 ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected GM's bid to block customer lawsuits over the defect.

  • April 24- General Motors Co's bid to block hundreds of lawsuits, potentially worth billions of dollars, over a deadly ignition-switch defect broke down on Monday when the Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal claiming the suits were barred by the No. 1 U.S. automaker's 2009 bankruptcy. The justices declined to review a 2016 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S....

  • April 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by former WellCare Health Plans Inc Chief Executive Todd Farha of his 2013 fraud conviction for his role in a scheme to cheat the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor. Farha began serving a three-year sentence at a minimum security federal prison in Alabama after the Atlanta- based...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs' attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims. An attorney representing hundreds of plaintiffs who are suing the company said it exposes GM to around...

  • The justices declined to review a 2016 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected GM's bid to block customer lawsuits related to crashes and diminished vehicle value because the plaintiffs had not been properly notified of the defect prior to the bankruptcy filing.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by natural gas company Chesapeake Energy Corp to avoid having to pay $438.7 million to investors in a bonds dispute. The justices refused to hear the Oklahoma City- based company's appeal of a September 2016 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of bondholders.

  • 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- 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. "Just look at the language," liberal Justice Elena Kagan told the plaintiff's lawyer, Kevin Russell.

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON— A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Goodyear Rubber& Tire Co. in a dispute over a $2.7 million penalty the company was ordered to pay an Arizona family to reimburse their legal fees in a personal injury case. The family sued Goodyear after they were seriously injured when a tire failed on their motor home, causing it to flip off the road.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— The U.S. Supreme Court blocked Arkansas from beginning a series of executions Monday. Midazolam is the key drug in the procedure and one that Arkansas hasn't yet used in an execution. Because the state's supply reaches its expiration date April 30, Arkansas scheduled eight executions before then.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to halt a class action lawsuit against several containerboard manufacturers, which could now face trial on claims of price fixing by tens of thousands of buyers and nearly $12 billion in potential damages. Several containerboard or cardboard product buyers, including Minnesota- based floor care...