WASHINGTON — In a case that pits First Amendment defamation principles against statutory immunity rules, the U.S. Supreme Court will address whether an airline can face liability for reporting that a plane passenger — one of the airline’s own pilots ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Debate is heating up over proposed changes to federal civil procedure rules governing discovery as lawmakers, plaintiff’s attorneys and consumer advocates warn that the amendments could limit some litigants’ access to the courts. The proposed amendments to the ...
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WASHINGTON — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent focus on compliance and enforcement issues surrounding laws barring national origin-based job bias has some attorneys wondering if new guidance may be forthcoming. The EEOC held a meeting on Nov. 13 to ...
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WASHINGTON — During a lively Wednesday oral argument, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed torn over whether police can conduct a warrantless search of a home over the previous objection of a tenant when a co-tenant subsequently consents. ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court expressed doubt on Wednesday as to the legality of a commonly-used type of labor negotiating pact, setting up the possibility of a high court ruling that could shake up workplace organization ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — During oral arguments Tuesday in Lawson v. FMR LLC, No. 12-3, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrangled over whether an employee of a privately held contractor or subcontractor of a public company is covered by the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Is a state parens patriae lawsuit really a class action in disguise for federal jurisdiction purposes? That’s the question the U.S. Supreme Court addressed Wednesday during oral arguments in Mississippi, Inc. ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., ...
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WASHINGTON — The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court faced the task of drawing a line between permissible religious addresses by private citizens at public meetings and unconstitutional government-sanctioned prayer during Wednesday’s oral arguments in Town of Greece v. Galloway, ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — In a case that could have a significant impact on patent litigation, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed disinclined to shift the burden of proof onto patent licensees to prove non-infringement in declaratory judgment actions. During ...Read More »