The lawsuit comes ahead of a deadline for the millions of merchants affected by a $7.2 bln settlement to decide whether to forego receiving damages under the pact and pursue their own legal action.
Whatever political problems Lois Lerner may have escalated for the Obama administration, history suggests she is unlikely to face criminal charges related to congressional testimony.
In a break from bipartisan battles on judicial appointments, senators confirmed Sri Srinivasan,a top deputy in the Office of the Solicitor General, to the D.C. Circuit.
ABORTION - Isaacson v. Horne
OPINION - Arizona statute prohibiting abortion after twenty weeks is unconstitutional.
Fetus viability usually occurs between twenty-three and twenty-four weeks gestation, and viability, not gestational age is pertinent. (9th Cir.)
EMPLOYMENT – Murray v. UBS Sec. LLC
OPINION – Murray claimed he was a fired for making disclosures protected by Section 806 of Sarbanes-Oxley. UBS moved to dismiss, arguing Murray was not a whistleblower under Dodd-Frank because he did not make a report to the S.E.C. The court denied the motion to dismiss, ruling that the disclosures fell under the four categories listed in 15 U.S.C. 78u–6(h)(1)(A)(iii). (S.D.N.Y.)
ANTITRUST – In re Se. Milk Antitrust Litig.
ORDER – From a $158 million settlement (plus structural changes to defendants’ business conduct), the court approves attorney fees for plaintiffs’ counsel of $52.8 million plus $800,000 in expenses. Class representatives receive $10,000 each. (E.D. Tenn.)
PATENTS – Ateliers de la Haute-Garonne v. Broetje Automation USA Inc.
OPINION – Plaintiff sued for infringement of a device to deliver rivets through a pressurized tube. The district court found the patents invalid for failure to disclose the best mode for carrying out the invention. The appellate court reversed, finding that the best mode (known at the time) was disclosed; there was no requirement to point out which embodiment was the best mode. (Fed. Cir.)
COPYRIGHT - Eight Mile Style LLC v. Wieden + Kennedy Inc.
COMPLAINT - Musician “Eminem” claims that Facebook infringed copyright on song “Under the Influence” during a highly publicized event introducing “Facebook Home” and advertisement “Airplane.” (E.D. Mich.)
President Obama has nominated Zachary Fardon to be U.S. attorney in the Windy City, which has seen the indictments of many top local politicians and mob figures.
A presentation by the hedge fund's attorneys did not impress federal prosecutors, who are now considering whether to use the RICO organized crime law to pursue a criminal cased, the sources said.
The Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, one of the groups that brought the lawsuit, argue that the law violates the Second Amendment.
A group of accountancy professors is backing the company's fight to rein in compensation it has to pay for the 2010 disaster, which is threatening to add billions to its growing bill.
The deal is Ally's second attempt to reach a deal, which has been complicated by residential mortgage-backed securities issued by ResCap before its bankruptcy in May 2012.
Professor Warren Grimes, who was on the losing side of a high-profile antitrust suit against the cable industry, writes that subscribers are forced to pay for large bundles of channels they don’t want.
U.S. Judge Andrew Carter said it would be unfair to other creditors of the bankrupt bookstore to let gift card holders pursue recoveries from its estate.
Nidal Hasan has been charged with killing 13 people and wounding 32 others when he opened fire on a group of soldiers in November 2009.
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