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Florida Homeowners Win Nearly $2.5M In Nation's First Chinese Drywall Jury Trial

MIAMI - (Mealey's) A Florida jury on June 18 awarded a couple nearly $2.5 million for damages done to their home by Chinese drywall and held a local distributor mostly responsible, according to published reports ( Armin Seifart, et al. v. Knauf Gips...

Shane Dilworth
Supreme Court Denies Wyeth's Petition For Certiorari Over Punitive Damages Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 21 denied Wyeth's petition for a writ of certiorari seeking reversal of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allowing a punitive-damages-only trial for a woman claiming that...

Bajeerah LaCava
Supreme Court Finds Search Of Employees' Text Messages Was Reasonable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A police department's search of the transcripts of its employees' text messages was reasonable and did not violate the employees' Fourth Amendment rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 17, reversing a...

Joan Grossman
High Court: Florida Supreme Court's Beachfront Property Ruling Not Unconstitutional Taking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 17 unanimously affirmed a Florida Supreme Court ruling that the Florida Beach and Shore Preservation Act does not unconstitutionally deprive beachfront property owners of shoreline rights...

Bajeerah LaCava
Split Supreme Court: NLRB Must Have At Least 3 Members For Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The National Labor Relations Board must maintain a membership of at least three members to exercise any authority delegated by the full board, a closely divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 17 ( New Process Steel, L...

James Cordrey
Supreme Court: Trustee Retains Right Without Objecting To Debtor's Exemptions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A divided U.S. Supreme Court, ruling 6-3, said June 17 that a creditor in a personal bankruptcy proceeding was not required to object to a debtor's exemptions to preserve the bankruptcy estate's right to retain...