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 — 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 »
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court showed little willingness on Wednesday to rule that the introduction of evidence from a murder defendant’s court-ordered mental evaluation violated his Fifth Amendment protection against compelled testimony. During oral arguments in Kansas v. Cheever, ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — For the second time in as many terms, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrangled over the constitutional limits of laws involving affirmative action during oral arguments Tuesday afternoon in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, ...Read More »
Forum selection clauses are commonly used to control where disputes can be adjudicated, particularly those arising from business and consumer contracts. But when a party files suit in a court other than the one specified in such an agreement, how ...Read More »