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Alaska fights to reverse polar bear listing
Posted on 16 Nov 2009 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – (AP) Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he has the best interest of polar bears at heart, but he doesn't intend to let the federal government's expanded protection for bears get in the way of the state's continued prosperity... Read More

Appeals Court Rejects Ky. Online Hotel Tax Suit
Posted on 23 Dec 2009 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit in which Louisville and Lexington officials tried to collect taxes from hundreds of online hotel brokers such as Hotels.com. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals... Read More

Justices to Weigh In on Corporate Culture and Its Paychecks
Posted on 19 Aug 2009 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON – (New York Times) Last summer, Richard A. Posner, a federal appeals court judge, issued a surprising and prescient dissent. Executive pay is out of control, he said, and the marketplace cannot be trusted to rein it in. Judge Posner is... Read More

Hats Off: NFL Apparel Fight Could Have Big Impact
Posted on 11 Jan 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) A hat can be a small thing. Then there's the Supreme Court battle over who gets to make official NFL headgear. It could end up having a very large effect not only on all professional sports, but also the landscape of... Read More

Broadcom Co-Founder Asks Appeals Court To Keep Him Out Of Jail
Posted on 3 Sep 2009 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(Los Angeles Times) Federal appeals court judges were skeptical of Henry Samueli's arguments for upholding his plea bargain in the Broadcom Corp. stock option manipulation case – an agreement that would allow the billionaire Anaheim Ducks owner... Read More

NYC judge to rule on tossing Letterman extort case
Posted on 19 Jan 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (APST) A television producer accused of blackmailing David Letterman over the late-night comic's love life was set to find out whether a court would toss out the criminal case against him. Robert "Joe" Halderman, a producer... Read More

GlaxoSmithKline Must Pay $2.5 Million In Paxil Case
Posted on 14 Oct 2009 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(The Philadelphia Inquirer) GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. must pay $2.5 million to settle a claim that its antidepressant Paxil caused severe heart defects in a 3-year-old Bensalem boy, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury found yesterday. The verdict is the... Read More

Sara Netanyahu Files Libel Lawsuit Against Israeli Paper
Posted on 25 Jan 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JERUSALEM – (AP) The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sued an Israeli newspaper on Monday for libel and defamation of character, claiming the Maariv daily is "maliciously trying to humiliate" her. Sara Netanyahu is claiming... Read More

Feds Ask Judge To Drop Health Care Overhaul Suit
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (AP) The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by 20 states challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The motion filed late Wednesday says the U.S. District Court in Pensacola lacks... Read More

Donations To Defend Ariz. Immigration Law Top $2M
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Gov. Jan Brewer's office says Arizona has received more than $2 million in donations to help pay for the legal defense of the state's controversial law targeting illegal immigration. Seven lawsuits were filed to challenge the... Read More

Jury Awards $13.8 Million In Punitive Damages To Smoker’s Daughter
Posted on 25 Aug 2009 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES – (AP) A jury on Monday recommended that cigarette maker Philip Morris USA should pay $13.8 million in punitive damages to the daughter of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. The panel voted 9-3 in favor of Betty Bullock's... Read More

$358 Million Award Overturned In Patent Case
Posted on 13 Sep 2009 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(The New York Times) Microsoft won an appeals court ruling on Friday that overturned a $358 million patent award to Alcatel-Lucent, in a decision that may alter how damages are calculated. The appeals court, while upholding a finding that Microsoft infringed... Read More

N.J. Homeowners, Girl Scouts Reach Settlement
Posted on 28 Sep 2009 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(The Philadelphia Inquirer) Burlington County homeowners who suffered multimillion-dollar flood damage in 2004 have reached a settlement with a key defendant in their class-action suit against owners of a series of breached dams. The $425,000 settlement... Read More

Firm Wins Claim Against Ex-employee After Losing Privacy Lawsuit
Posted on 27 Oct 2009 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO – (McClatchy-Tribune News Service) Fighting with your former employer in court can be a long, expensive slog, and in the case of Kathy Lawlor, neither side has come out satisfied. Lawlor sued her former employer, Glenview, Ill.-based North... Read More

Wyoming Oilworkers Seek Ability To Sue To Improve Safety
Posted on 24 Aug 2009 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHEYENNE, WYO. -- (Los Angeles Times) This is a state anxious to shed its reputation as the most dangerous place in the nation to work. For the last several years, Wyoming has outpaced the rest of the country in occupational fatalities. At more than three... Read More