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Lawyers: Top court rulings favor McDonnell defense

(AP) The Supreme Court’s determination that many limits on big-money political contributions violate constitutional free-speech rights has undermined the federal government’s case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell, his lawyers argued in court filings Monday. McDonnell’s lawyers said last month’s McCutcheon ...

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New trial ordered for doctor

(AP) A West Virginia doctor convicted of conspiracy and obstruction is getting a new trial. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says a judge should have postponed Josephine Adams’ trial so she could call her husband to testify in ...

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Appeals court revives $10B verdict in cigarette suit

ST. LOUIS (AP) An Illinois appellate court has reinstated a decade-old $10.1 billion verdict in a class-action lawsuit against Philip Morris USA that found the nation’s biggest cigarette maker misled customers about “light” and “low tar” designations. The Richmond-based Philip Morris ...

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