Yale wins for choosiest law school
Today is Monday, the 101st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Leser v. Garnett, a Maryland case in which the justices upheld the validity of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Here are some other news items. — Yale emerges as choosiest law school. — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen […]
Howard University receives $10M grant for public service law
Welcome to Monday, the 86th anniversary of the first night Major League Baseball game. Here are some news items to start your week. — Howard University School of Law receives $10 million grant for public service law scholarships and training. — European Union sues drug maker AstraZeneca for more COVID-19 vaccine doses. — Six factors […]
Bail condition will test if absence makes the heart grow fonder
Welcome to Monday, the 101st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hammer v. Dagenhart decision striking down as unconstitutional a federal law prohibiting the transportation across state lines of goods made via child labor. (The ruling was overturned in 1941 when the justices upheld the constitutionality of the Fair Labor Standards Act in U.S. v. […]
Brexit need not be necessarily so, E.U.’s top court rules
Welcome to Monday, the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Britain can change its mind about exiting, E.U. high court says. — U.S. arrest of Chinese executive on fraud charges might have lasting effect on diplomatic relations. […]
David S. Greber: Privacy regulations reach across the pond
Any of these business attributes or activities will subject an American company to the requirements of the European Unions new privacy law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation.
EU: Don’t call your American cheeses by European names
As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan, feta and Gruyere on cheese made in the United States.
Justice Dept., EU clear Delta-Virgin Atlantic deal
Delta Air Lines won key approvals from antitrust regulators on Thursday for its deal to buy almost half of Virgin Atlantic. Both the U.S. Justice Department and the European Commission said the deal does not pose an antitrust threat. They concluded that Delta and Virgin Atlantic will still be competing against a strong alliance between […]
EU fines Microsoft $733M for breaking browser pact
AMSTERDAM — The European Union Commission has fined Microsoft Corp. €561 million ($733 million) for breaking the terms of an earlier agreement to offer users a choice of internet browser. The penalty is a first for Brussels — no company has ever failed to keep its end of a bargain with EU authorities before. In […]
China’s imports shrink in sign downturn worsening
BEIJING — China’s imports shrank unexpectedly in August in a sign its economic slump is worsening and the Chinese president warned growth could slow further, prompting expectations of possible new stimulus spending. Imports declined 2.6 percent from a year earlier, below analysts’ expectations of growth in low single digits, data showed Monday. That came on […]
German court tosses Apple design claim against Motorola
BERLIN — A German court has dismissed an Apple lawsuit seeking to ban the sale of Motorola’s Xoom tablet computer throughout the European Union. In its case, Apple Inc claimed the Motorola product infringed its intellectual property because its design was too similar to the iPad. In its verdict Tuesday, the court in the western […]
Kevin Fusco: Summer has been turning point for stocks
What may come as the biggest surprise to many investors at the year’s halfway point is that the broad equity market, as defined by the S&P 500 Index, has returned more than 8 percent year-to-date.
Kevin Fusco: Investors face election-year uncertainties
Fiscal tensions in Europe, which have been brewing unabated for more than two years, must now also contend with a fresh round of political turmoil that further threatens European Union stability and may serve as a precursor to what most expect to be a heated election year in the United States. Investors will be watching […]