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Law Supreme Court (U.S.)

  • Supreme Court will hear Trump travel ban challenge, allows enforcement of parts of order

    The Supreme Court agreed to hear the Trump administration challenge to rulings blocking his executive order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries.

  • Supreme Court allows parts of travel ban to go into effect

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the latest on the Supreme Court announcing will hear travel ban appeals.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the United States while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight. The Supreme Court left the...

  • CNBC's Hampton Pearson and Eamon Javers report the latest on the Supreme Court announcing they will hear travel ban appeals.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a securities fraud lawsuit by a big California pension fund against banks in the wake of the 2008 collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers, ruling the fund waited too long to sue.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case that promises broad implications for when corporate insiders who blow the whistle on alleged misconduct can be shielded from retaliation by their employers. They also give the SEC the power to offer monetary awards to whistleblowers whose tips lead to successful enforcement actions.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide a major case on whether business owners can refuse to service gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds involving a Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men. The court took up an appeal by Jack Phillips, a baker who runs Masterpiece...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case that promises broad implications for when corporate insiders who blow the whistle on alleged misconduct can be shielded from retaliation by their employers. The justices will hear Digital Realty Trust Inc's appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of an executive who the San Francisco-...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide a major case on whether business owners can refuse to service gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds involving a Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men. The court took up an appeal by Jack Phillips, a baker who runs Masterpiece...

  • Chief Justice John Roberts (seated C) leads Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (front row, L-R), Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan (back row, L-R), Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch in taking a new family photo including Gorsuch, their most recent addition, at the Supreme Court building in Washington.

    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue the final rulings of its current term on Monday, amid talk that swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering retirement.

  • Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York.

    Johnson & Johnson is seizing upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from Monday limiting where injury lawsuits can be filed to fight off claims it failed to warn women that talcum powder could cause ovarian cancer.

  • A fifth of the plaintiffs have cases pending in state court in St. Louis, where juries in four trials have hit J&J and a talc supplier with $307 million in verdicts. Those four cases and most of the others on the St. Louis docket involve out-of-state plaintiffs suing an out-of-state company. "We believe the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Bristol-Myers Squibb...

  • June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with business interests in a series of cases in its current term, which began in October and is due to end next week. In 19 business-related cases that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce participated in by filing briefs backing companies, the lobbying group was on the winning side in 13 of them, with two yet to be decided.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The Supreme Court on Monday slapped limits on where injury lawsuits may be filed for the second time in three weeks, again siding with businesses that want to prevent plaintiffs from "shopping" for friendly courts for their cases. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices overturned a lower court's decision that had allowed hundreds of out-of-state...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Chevron Corp by preventing Ecuadorean villagers and their American lawyer from trying to collect on an $8.65 billion pollution judgment issued against the oil company by a court in Ecuador. The justices turned away an appeal by New York- based lawyer Steven Donziger, who has spent more than...

  • *Ruling could affect case about NFL's Washington Redskins. WASHINGTON, June 19- In a decision that could benefit the NFL's Washington Redskins, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a federal prohibition on disparaging trademarks as a constitutional violation in a major free speech ruling involving a band called The Slants. The National Football League...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The Supreme Court on Monday slapped limits on where injury lawsuits may be filed for the second time in three weeks, again siding with businesses that want to prevent plaintiffs from "shopping" for friendly courts for their cases. The Supreme Court on May 30 reached a similar conclusion in a separate case involving out-of-state injury claims...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts in a case involving litigation over the Bristol-Myers Squibb Co blood-thinning medication Plavix. The justices, in an 8-1 ruling, threw out a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a law forbidding official registration of offensive trademarks unconstitutionally limits free speech in a case involving a band called The Slants, an outcome the government has said could lead to a proliferation of racial slurs as sanctioned trademarks. The ruling is expected to have a direct...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a law forbidding official registration of offensive trademarks unconstitutionally limits free speech in a case involving a band called The Slants, an outcome the government has said could lead to a proliferation of racial slurs as sanctioned trademarks. The ruling is expected to have a direct...