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Justices question whether AG claim is class action (access required)

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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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Justices hear town meeting prayer case (access required)

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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, ...

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Supreme Court ponders if forum selection clauses trump federal rules (access required)

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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 ...

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