WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says federal judges can review unsubmitted patent evidence when inventors challenge their rejection by the Patent and Trademark Office. Gilbert Hyatt asked for patents relating to a “computerized display system for processing image information” in ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Sharp questioning by the Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast serious doubt Tuesday on the survival of the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. Arguments at the high court focused on ...
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A former Maryland court employee’s $1 million lawsuit ended Tuesday in the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that states cannot be sued under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act’s self-care provision. Daniel Coleman, who was once the executive director ...
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WASHINGTON — The confusing state of the U.S. Supreme Court’s pre-emption jurisprudence got trickier late last month with a ruling that threw out a state-law failure-to-warn claim on the grounds that federal law occupied the field of locomotive safety. The ...Read More »
Although the case was closer than expected, attorneys who represent railroad workers are applauding the Supreme Court’s decision last week that applied a relaxed causation standard to injury claims under the Federal Employers Liability Act. In a 5-4 opinion in ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that makers of generic drugs cannot be sued for failing to warn consumers of the possible side effects of their products if they copy the exact warnings on the brand-name equivalents of ...Read More »
Welcome back to the roundup. Ease into the week with some of the latest law links: This should be obvious, but one local lawyer says when when handling a social media crisis, don’t act like Anthony Weiner. An American lawyer ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The pay isn’t the best, but, oh, the travel opportunities that come with being a Supreme Court justice. Geneva, Rome, Lake Tahoe — and that’s only Justice Antonin Scalia’s summer itinerary. The justices often take full advantage of ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a Freedom of Information Act request cannot be used to trigger a False Claims Act lawsuit. The court on Monday voted 5-3 to agree with arguments by Schindler Elevator Corp., which sought to get ...Read More »
BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Wyoming farmers are not taking too much water from a river system they share with neighboring Montana. The high court turned away Montana’s complaint that Wyoming was violating a 1950 ...Read More »