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Constitutional Challenge To Insurance Requirement Of Health Care Reform Act Dismissed

DETROIT - (Mealey's) A Michigan federal judge on Oct. 7 dismissed a constitutional challenge to the health insurance mandate/federal income tax penalty of the Health Care Reform Act, saying Congress has a right to try to eliminate cost-shifting by uninsured Americans ( Thomas More Law Center, et...

Teen Detained In Kuwait Sues U.S. Over No-Fly List

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (AP) Attorneys for a Virginia teenager have filed a federal lawsuit, claiming he was detained and tortured in Kuwait after being arbitrarily placed on the United States' no-fly list. Lawyers for Gulet Mohamed, 19, argued in their lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria...

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Take Up Due Process Challenge To EPA Orders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 6 declined review of a District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling holding that the Environmental Protection Agency's use of unilateral administrative orders to enforce Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation...

High Court's Goodyear, McIntyre Rulings Limit Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP On June 27, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued two decisions that limit the ability of U.S. courts to assert jurisdiction against foreign manufacturers if their contacts with the state in which suit is brought are limited....

Florida Supreme Court Upholds $2.5 Million Verdict In Engle Tobacco Case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - (Mealey's) Florida's Supreme Court on March 14 affirmed, with one dissent, a trial court's application of its landmark decision in Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc. (945 So. 2d 1246 [Fla. 2006]) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] in a $2.5 million verdict...