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Obama Administration Asks Judge To Clarify Health Ruling
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (AP) The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Florida on Thursday to tell states that they must continue to enact the Obama administration's health care overhaul despite the judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional... Read More

California Judge Weighs Former FBI Informant's Lawsuit
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A former FBI informant who infiltrated a mosque and helped bring in a counterterrorism suspect suffered a blow in trying to sue his former handlers over his alleged mistreatment when the agency cut him loose. A federal judge issued... Read More

Court OKs N.H. Law Allowing 'God' Pledge In Schools
Posted on 17 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld a New Hampshire law requiring schools to authorize a time each day for students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, finding the oath's reference to God doesn't violate the students'... Read More

Chevron Fined $8 billion For Oil Contamination In Ecuador
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

QUITO, Ecuador - (AP) An Ecuadorean judge ruled Monday that Chevron Corp. was responsible for oil contamination in a wide swath of Ecuador's northern jungle. The plaintiffs' attorney says the company was fined $8 billion. Chevron confirmed the... Read More

Virginia Judge Dismisses Challenge To Obama Health Care
Posted on 1 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Liberty University's lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's new federal health care law, declaring that a provision requiring most individuals to obtain insurance is constitutional... Read More

Court Upholds In-State Tuition For Some Immigrants
Posted on 16 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that some illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities. While the ruling applies only to California... Read More

Judge To Rule Friday On Lesbian's Return To Air Force
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TACOMA, Wash. - (AP) A lawyer for a decorated flight nurse discharged for being gay urged a federal judge Tuesday to reinstate her to the Air Force Reserve, and the judge indicated he might have no other choice. U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton... Read More

Court Won't Review eBay Win In Tiffany Lawsuit
Posted on 29 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court won't overturn a ruling that says eBay isn't violating Tiffany's trademarks by selling items on its website that might be counterfeit. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Tiffany... Read More

Court Affirms Overturning Florida Gay Adoption Ban
Posted on 22 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Florida's strict ban on adoption by gay people is unconstitutional because no other group, even people with criminal backgrounds, are singled out for a flat prohibition by state law, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The ruling by the... Read More

L.A. Court Can Hear Peruvian Case Against Oil Giant
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) An appeals court ruled Monday that a case filed by indigenous plaintiffs from the Peruvian Amazon against Occidental Petroleum Corp. should be heard in Los Angeles. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling overturns an earlier district... Read More

Judge Doubts Gay Marriage Ban Backers Can Appeal
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban has more bad news for the measure's sponsors: he not only is unwilling to keep gay couples from marrying beyond next Wednesday, he doubts the ban's backers... Read More

High Court Says County Doesn’t Have To Pay For Mistake
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court says Los Angeles County does not have to pay attorney fees to a couple listed as child abusers even though they were declared innocent years ago. The high court's unanimous ruling came on Tuesday. Craig and... Read More

Government Seeks Stay Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Obama administration on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge's ruling that overturned the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. The administration says it wants... Read More

Mexican Court Upholds Capital's Gay Marriage Law
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MEXICO CITY - (AP) Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a law allowing same-sex marriages in Mexico City is constitutional, rejecting an appeal by federal prosecutors who argued it violated the charter's guarantees to protect the family... Read More