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Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Vaccine Preemption
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

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... Read More

High Court: No Prior Notice Required Before Credit Card Rates Were Raised
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by Timothy Raub

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... Read More

A 'Positive Trend' For The Supreme Court: Its 3 Female Members
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 by Gregg Lawson

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... Read More

Epstein Becker & Green: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Asbestos Claim Preempted
Posted on 14 Mar 2012 by William A. Ruskin

Guest Blogger Nicolas S. Allison is an Associate in Epstein Becker & Green's Asbestos Group in New York. A graduate of Princeton University and Boston University Law School, in addition to his mass tort asbestos work, Nick also represents firm... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Gene Patent Dispute
Posted on 15 Apr 2013 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 15 appeared skeptical of claims that native DNA is patentable during oral arguments in a case closely watched by the medical community and biotech industry ( The Association for Molecular... Read More

Justice Kennedy Again A Dominant Figure On Roberts Supreme Court
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 by Gregg Lawson

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... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Patent Exhaustion, Soybean Seed Case
Posted on 20 Feb 2013 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) If allowed to stand, a 2011 Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling will threaten farmers by prioritizing "patent rights over personal property rights," something "that's never been done in 150... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Against Microsoft In Patent Case
Posted on 9 Jun 2011 by Melissa Ritti

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... Read More

Supreme Court Says Hospital Merger Not Immune From Antitrust Scrutiny
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 ruled that the state-action doctrine does not immunize the merger between two Georgia hospitals from the Federal Trade Commission's challenge that the transaction substantially lessened... Read More