Phila. DA asks state Supreme Court to block sanctions in building collapse lawsuit

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has asked the state Supreme Court to stay a judge’s order punishing prosecutors for not surrendering three cellphones for examination by lawyers in the civil case filed in connection with the Center City building collapse. The motion filed Friday contends that Common Pleas Court Judge Mark I. Bernstein had no [...]

Avalanche is an inherent risk of skiing, Colorado Supreme Court rules in Winter Park death case

The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that avalanches are an inherent risk of skiing, ending a contentious debate over a ski area’s liability when a skier is killed by avalanche inside a resort boundary. The ruling delivered Tuesday morning found resorts are protected from avalanche-related lawsuits under the Ski Safety Act, which was created in [...]

Supreme Court to hear State Farm case over Hurricane Katrina fraud claim

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal by State Farm contesting a jury finding that the insurance company defrauded the federal government when assessing damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 along the Gulf of Mexico coast. The court will review a 2015 ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. [...]

Supreme Court denies Certiorari in Obviousness Case – Patently

The Supreme Court has denied certiorari in Cubist Pharma v. Hospira.  In the case, the patentee had challenged the Federal Circuit’s increasingly strong limits on the use of secondary indicia of non-obviousness.  Bill Lee’s well written petition argued that the Federal Circuit’s approach conflicted with the flexible doctrine outlined in 35 U.S.C. 103 and explained by Deere and KSR.  [CubistPetition]. [...]

Supreme Court turns down death-penalty case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down a Louisiana murderer’s request that the justices take his case to decide whether the death penalty is unconstitutional. Lamondre Tucker drew noted support only from the two justices who previously have said the court should consider the question: Stephen G. Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Last term, Breyer [...]

Kerala High Court raps collector on Container Road mishaps

Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday criticised the district administration for the delay in convening a meeting to take steps to end accidents on the Container Road. A division bench comprising Justice K.T. Sankaran and Justice K. Harilal had asked the district collector to discuss the problem of frequent accidents in a meeting of the [...]

Supreme Court Turns Down Sprint Hearing in $300 Million Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Sprint’s bid to avoid a lawsuit filed by New York state that seeks $300 million and claims the company deliberately did not bill customers for taxes on its wireless services over seven years. By refusing to hear the appeal, the justices left in place an October [...]

The Supreme Court Didn’t Fix Racist Jury Selection

The Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin) In 1986, an all-white jury in Georgia convicted Timothy Foster, an African-American man, for the rape and murder of an elderly white woman and sentenced him to death. On Monday, in Foster v. Chatman, the Supreme Court held 7-1 that Foster’s prosecutors illegally [...]

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Trump casino workers

By Lydia Wheeler – 05/31/16 10:04 AM EDT The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a case that a union brought against a former Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: Clinton leads Trump by 4 in New Jersey SiriusXM drops Glenn Beck’s radio show for guest’s Trump comments Trump’s ousted political director: I ‘firmly believe’ Trump will win MORE [...]

Eight is Enough? Supreme Court adjusts to the new normal

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