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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled concern about allowing companies to be sued under American law for human rights abuses abroad in a case involving allegations that Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled concern about allowing companies to be sued under American law for human rights abuses abroad in a case involving allegations that Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court appears ready to rule out lawsuits in U.S. courts against businesses by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks. A case argued Wednesday pitted Israeli victims of attacks in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza in the 1990 s and 2000 s against Jordan- based Arab Bank. "My understanding is that this sort of relief is fairly...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday defended the right of workers to bring class-action claims against companies but their conservative counterparts who are in the majority sounded skeptical in the biggest business case of the court's new term. About 25 million workers are already bound by such agreements, according to the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday defended the right of workers to bring class-action lawsuits against companies but their conservative counterparts who are in the majority sounded skeptical in the biggest business case of the court's new term. The court has had a 5-4 conservative majority since Gorsuch was confirmed by the...

  • 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."

  • Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday appointed a federal judge based in Manhattan to oversee Puerto Rico's landmark bankruptcy case two days after the island's government filed for protection from creditors. Puerto Rico, which has roughly $70 billion in debt, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday.. Because the U.S. territory is not eligible for traditional...

  • Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday appointed a federal judge based in Manhattan to oversee Puerto Rico's landmark bankruptcy case. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York to oversee what could be the biggest municipal debt reorganization in U.S. history. Puerto Rico has $70 billion in debt.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch stands with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2017.

    The nation's top court is friendlier to business than any court since 1946. Neil Gorsuch is likely to make it even more so.

  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

    An outspoken critic of Trump throughout the campaign, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is now looking for common ground.