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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Tobacco Verdicts From Florida To Stand
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 let stand tens of millions of dollars in Florida state court compensatory and punitive damages verdicts against tobacco companies and set the stage for potentially thousands of additional... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court: U.S. Solicitor General May Take Part In RadLAX Arguments
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 2 granted the U.S. solicitor general leave to participate in oral arguments in a case in which a creditor bank argues that the Bankruptcy Code precludes confirmation of a hotel chain's... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Cites Moore's Federal Practice
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

On June 7, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court cited to Moore's Federal Practice in an important case on federal civil procedure. In Krupski v. Costa Crociere S. p. A. , Justice Sonia Sotomayor, writing for a unanimous court, clarified the operation of Civil... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 11th Circuit Weighs In On AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By the Consumer Financial Services Group As previously reported , in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion the U.S. Supreme Court on April 27, 2011, held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts California law classifying most class action waivers... Read More

High Court To Decide If Tribal Court Has Jurisdiction Over Claim Of Molestation
Posted on 16 Jun 2015 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 15 granted certiorari in Dollar General Corp.’s petition seeking to overturn the holdings of lower courts that a tribal court has jurisdiction over a boy’s claims that... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Pfizer Certiorari In Trovan Experiment Case
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 rejected Pfizer Inc.'s petition for a writ of certiorari involving the claims of Nigerians allegedly injured during a 1996 Trovan clinical trial in their country, allowing the claims... Read More

High Court Hears First Day Of Arguments On Health Care Reform Act
Posted on 26 Mar 2012 by Cheryl Keely

The U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 heard oral arguments on whether challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are premature under the Anti-Injunction Act and should be barred until penalties for failing to purchase health care insurance... Read More

U.S. High Court Hears Arguments In Appeal Over FLSA, Verbal Complaints
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Both written and verbal complaints are allowed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the attorney representing a former plastics company employee argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 13 ( Kevin Kasten v.... Read More

NERA Releases Mid-Year 2010 Securities Litigation Study
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Largely as a result in the decline of the number of new credit crisis related cases, the number of new securities class action lawsuits filings is "on track to decline for a second successive year from their 2008 peak," according to a NERA Economic... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Copyright Restoration, Public Domain Works
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Formerly copyrighted works or never copyrighted works that have fallen into the public domain become the property of the public, a Stanford University professor told the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 5 ( Lawrence Golan, et... Read More

Pharma Sales Reps Not Entitled To Overtime, Supreme Court Rules
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by Kevin M. LaCroix

On June 18, 2012, in an opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito for a 5-4 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court held that pharmaceutical sales representatives are not entitled to overtime pay. The question before the Court was whether or not the sales reps... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court To Rule On Precondition To Arbitration Issue
Posted on 10 Jun 2013 by Lisa M. Hickey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 10 granted a petition for writ of certiorari filed by a U.K. investor in a dispute with the Republic of Argentina over whether courts, rather than arbitrators, should decide whether a precondition... Read More