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Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Vaccine Preemption

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The extent to which tort claims for alleged vaccine injury are permitted by legislation that created a federal compensation system was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 12 ( Russell Bruesewitz, et al. v. Wyeth, Inc., et al. , No. 09-152 U.S. Sup.). David...

High Court: No Prior Notice Required Before Credit Card Rates Were Raised

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 24 unanimously ruled that a credit card holder was not entitled to prior notice before his card issuer raised his annual percentage rate (APR) because it was not required to give notice under federal law ( Chase Bank USA, N.A. v....

Supreme Court Rules Against Microsoft In Patent Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Endorsing a "clear and convincing" standard for proving patent invalidity, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 9 sided with a patent holding firm in its longstanding dispute with defendant Microsoft Corp. ( Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited Partnership et al. , No...

Justice Kennedy Again A Dominant Figure On Roberts Supreme Court

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Supreme Court released 82 rulings in its 2010-2011 term ending in June, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy once again the dominant figure on the court, making the majority in 14 of the 16 cases that were decided by a 5-4 vote, according to veteran Supreme Court reporter Lyle Denniston...

A 'Positive Trend' For The Supreme Court: Its 3 Female Members

Kagan PHILADELPHIA - Supreme Court reporter Lyle Denniston said he sees a "positive trend" when he analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.: the presence of three women for the first time. Speaking at a July 6 Supreme Court Term in Review luncheon program...