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  • Supreme Court sets high bar for medical device lawsuits

    Supreme Court sets high bar for medical device lawsuits

    Lawyer News 12/04/2018

    The tiny balloon was supposed to stretch open a blocked artery on Charles Riegel's diseased heart. Instead, when the doctor inflated the balloon, it burst.The patient went on life support but survived. His lawsuit against the manufacturer of that art...

  • Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads

    Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads

    Lawyer News 11/24/2018

    Quoting the Cincinnati Reds’ long-time play-by-play announcer, the Ohio Supreme Court declared Tuesday that “this one belongs to the Reds.”The state’s high court ruled 5-2 that the Major League Baseball franchise is exempt fro...

  •  Court may reconsider ruling on police deadly force measure

    Court may reconsider ruling on police deadly force measure

    Lawyer News 08/31/2018

    The question of whether Washington voters will have their say on a measure designed to make it easier to prosecute police for negligent shootings might not be over after all.One day after ruling that Initiative 940 should appear on the November ballo...

  • Israel's Supreme Court sentences tycoon to 3 years in prison

    Israel's Supreme Court sentences tycoon to 3 years in prison

    Lawyer News 08/27/2018

    Israel's Supreme Court has sentenced one of the country's most prominent businessmen to three years in prison for securities fraud.The court ruled Wednesday that former IDB Holding Corp. controlling shareholder Nochi Dankner will begin serving his pr...

  • Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    Lawyer News 05/22/2018

    Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project.President Barack Obama rejected the 1,179-mile (1,80...

  •  Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Is Narrow

    Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Is Narrow

    Lawyer News 03/14/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the government, not more broadly.The justices said that a part of the Dodd-Frank Act that ...

  • Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

    Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

    Lawyer News 02/24/2018

    A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court.The filing made late Wednesday asked Justice Samuel Alito to intervene, saying th...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court primary will leave just two

    Wisconsin Supreme Court primary will leave just two

    Lawyer News 02/12/2018

    The latest battle over the ideological balance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court plays out in the Feb. 20 primary, where one of three candidates will be eliminated a head of a spring election.Partisan politics have weighed heavy over weeks of campaignin...

  •  Pennsylvania GOP take gerrymandering case to US high court

    Pennsylvania GOP take gerrymandering case to US high court

    Lawyer News 02/01/2018

    Pennsylvania's top Republican lawmakers asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to stop an order by the state's highest court in a gerrymandering case brought by Democrats that threw out the boundaries of its 18 congressional districts and ordered t...

  • Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

    Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

    Lawyer News 01/17/2018

    actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago.Sulak Sivaraksa was charged in October under the draconian lese majeste law that protects the monarchy from libel and defamation. The Bangkok military court had agree...

  • Judge to pick battlefield for court fight over Manson's body

    Judge to pick battlefield for court fight over Manson's body

    Lawyer News 01/17/2018

    Charles Manson orchestrated murders in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, served time in a state prison in Corcoran and died in a hospital in Bakersfield.The legal battle for his body or possessions could land in any of three California counties wh...

  • Court asked to dismiss cases tied to ex-drug lab chemist

    Court asked to dismiss cases tied to ex-drug lab chemist

    Lawyer News 09/22/2017

    A petition is asking the highest court in Massachusetts to dismiss every case connected to a former state chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she went to work at a state drug lab for eight years.The state's public defender agency is...