Author Archives: Bloomberg

Supreme Court puts new curbs on patent suit locations

In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building is seen Washington.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

The U.S. Supreme Court put sharp new limits on where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed, undercutting patent owners’ ability to channel cases to favorable courts. The justices on Monday unanimously ruled in favor of TC Heartland LLC, an Indiana-based maker ...

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Supreme Court rejects North Carolina congressional districts

In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building is seen Washington.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina Republicans relied too heavily on race when they drew two bizarrely shaped congressional voting districts that were used until the 2014 election. The ruling upholds a lower court decision that ordered ...

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Silver Spring lawyer scores victory over FAA for recreational drone use

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The government’s authority to oversee burgeoning recreational drone use was dealt a setback when a federal appeals court barred the Federal Aviation Administration from forcing hobbyists to register some of the millions of unmanned aircraft taking flight. While Friday’s decision ...

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Divided FCC votes to begin net neutrality rule rollback


Regulators began dismantling Obama-era net neutrality rules with a vote on Thursday, opening the way to fewer restrictions on broadband providers and raising web companies’ fears they’ll face barriers to reaching customers. The Federal Communications Commission in a 2-1 Republican-led ...

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Google staves off genericide

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, the company logo is displayed is at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Search engine giant Google Inc. is making Kansas City, Kan., the first place to get its new ultra-fast broadband network, the company announced Wednesday, March 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

No matter how often you invoke a certain internet search engine’s name when doing online research, Alphabet Inc. still owns the brand. That’s the upshot of a federal appeals court’s decision Tuesday rejecting the argument that Google has become so ...

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Supreme Court won’t revive North Carolina voter-ID law

Under a procedure being examined by the Supreme Court, Ohio mails notices to people who haven’t voted in two years, asking them to confirm that they still live at that address. If someone doesn’t respond and then doesn’t vote during the next four years, the state removes the person. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt an unexpected setback to the voter-identification movement, refusing to reinstate North Carolina ballot restrictions that a lower court said target blacks “with almost surgical precision.” Turning away the appeal pressed by state Republican leaders, the ...

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Wells Fargo’s fake accounts grow to 3.5M in lawsuit

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Wells Fargo & Co. may have opened as many as 3.5 million fraudulent accounts in the last 15 years, according to consumers who are trying to beef up a settlement with the bank over abusive sales practices. The bank reached ...

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Anthem abandons battle for Cigna after court deals blow to deal

FILE - This Feb. 5, 2015 file photo shows the Anthem logo at the health insurer's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Anthem is buying rival Cigna, in a deal valued at $54.2 billion announced Friday, July 24, 2015, that will create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million patients in the U.S.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Anthem Inc.’s nearly two-year effort to buy rival insurer Cigna Corp. is officially dead. Anthem said Friday that it won’t appeal a Delaware judge’s ruling late Thursday that Cigna can walk away from the $48 billion health insurance merger. That ...

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