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W.Va. commission responds to criticism over handling of ethics complaint against SC justice

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 5, 2015, 11:01am

Ronald Wilson, who serves as chairperson of the state's Judicial Investigation Commission, says the commission is "independent" and takes issue with the public filing against Justice Robin Davis.

Federal judge dismisses Wis. SC justice’s lawsuit over chief justice title

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 4, 2015, 12:00pm

Judge James Peterson rules against Shirley Abrahamson, who served as chief justice for nearly 20 years; says state high court could implement constitutional amendment and elect a new chief justice right away.

GOP lawmakers plan to install appeals court judge on Va. SC

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 4, 2015, 8:59am

Rossie D. Alston Jr. would fill the high court vacancy instead of Jane Marum Roush, Gov. Terry McAuliffe's choice, if Republicans get their way.

U.S. PTO issues trademark to Salt Lake Comic Con for name; San Diego Comic-Con claims Utah convention still infringing on its IP

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 31, 2015, 1:09pm

Last year, the San Diego convention sent a cease and desist letter demanding that the Salt Lake Comic Con stop all use of the words 'comic con.'

Hirshfeld appointed new U.S. PTO patents commissioner

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 31, 2015, 9:39am

Current deputy commissioner for patent examination policy will replace newly retired Margaret 'Peggy' Focarino

Nuns file appeal to U.S. SC over contraception mandate, argue it imposes a ‘substantial burden’

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 30, 2015, 12:25pm

Tenth Circuit ruled in July that the Little Sisters of the Poor must file for an exemption or face fines

Retiring Tenn. SC justice to become law school dean

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 30, 2015, 9:30am

Gary Wade to lead Lincoln Memorial University's John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law following his Sept. 8 retirement

Calif. federal court dismisses patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 29, 2015, 1:14pm

Computer game company alleged Nintendo's handheld gaming devices infringed its patent

Google updates its own IP search engine in hopes of curbing patent lawsuits

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 29, 2015, 10:33am

Company argues poor searches for 'prior art' can result in bad patents

Calif. judge grants Netflix motion, finds five Rovi-owned patents invalid

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 28, 2015, 2:06pm

Judge Phyllis Hamilton cited U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last year in Alice Corp.

Settlement reached in proposed class action over bust-enhancing serum

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 28, 2015, 10:43am

L'Oreal is looking to have a similar consumer lawsuit over its lash growth product dismissed

Circuit court judge to fill open seat on Va. SC

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 27, 2015, 12:37pm

Judge Jane Marum Roush will fill vacancy left by retiring Supreme Court Justice LeRoy Millette Jr.

Conservative law professor enters race for Mo. attorney general

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 27, 2015, 11:54am

Josh Hawley, a Republican, said he isn’t part of the Jefferson City 'establishment'

Tenn. high court justice to retire in fall

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 27, 2015, 10:04am

Justice Gary Wade's replacement will appointed by governor, confirmed by state legislature

AGs urge phone companies to offer call-blocking technology

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 24, 2015, 1:20pm

States argue companies should 'move swiftly' to inform consumers of options following FCC's adoption of rule clarification

Indiana AG running for U.S. House

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 24, 2015, 12:20pm

State's top lawyer, Greg Zoeller, looks to replace Rep. Todd Young, who is running for U.S. Senate

Amazon eBook customers receive credits from 2013 settlement with state AGs; private lawyers earned more than $11M in case

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 24, 2015, 10:25am

Class counsel, including plaintiffs law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, received more than $11 million in fees and expenses as part of deals made with five publishers

Eighth Circuit rules Missouri state senator’s case over contraceptive mandate can continue

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 22, 2015, 11:06am

Federal appellate court cited U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision in remanding case

Indiana, N.C. agency join nine-state coalition fighting EPA water rule

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 22, 2015, 8:50am

Federal judge granted 11-state coalition's request for a preliminary injunction

Calif. judge rules that insurer at center of class action over skin removal surgeries must broaden coverage

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 21, 2015, 11:39am

Doctors can decide whether weight loss surgery patients qualify for a referral, state court tentatively ruled last week