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Tenth Circuit grants Catholic nuns stay in case over contraception mandate pending U.S. SC review

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 24, 2015, 1:33pm

The federal appeals court ruled Friday that the stay will continue as long as the petitions filed with the nation’s high court by the Little Sisters of the Poor are granted.

Background check company settles with U.S. DOJ over FCA allegations

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 24, 2015, 11:31am

U.S. Investigations Services Inc. and its parent company, which were forced to declare bankruptcy earlier this year, will forego at least $30 million in payments from the federal government as a result of the deal.

SEC bars investor firm’s CEO from securities industry, orders him to disgorge nearly $2 million

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 21, 2015, 9:02am

All monetary penalties will be placed in a fund for the benefit of the clients allegedly harmed by Total Wealth CEO Jacob Cooper, according to an administrative law judge’s decision this week.

State lawmaker, former prosecutor announces bid for Pa. AG

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 21, 2015, 8:09am

Todd Stephens, who serves in the state’s House of Representatives, said he is “deeply troubled” by the controversies and legal troubles that have mired the Attorney General’s Office lately.

ITC agrees to investigate Jawbone’s claims against rival Fitbit

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 20, 2015, 1:11pm

The International Trade Commission said it is looking into whether Fitbit has violated federal law in importing and selling its wearable fitness trackers.

Minn. appeals court judge to fill vacancy on the state SC

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 20, 2015, 10:07am

Judge Natalie E. Hudson will fill the seat left behind by Justice Alan C. Page, who is retiring at the end of August.

Another Google subpoena fight moved to Miss. federal court

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 20, 2015, 7:08am

A California federal magistrate judge has agreed to move the dispute over a subpoena issued to San Francisco law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, where the search engine giant is suing Attorney General Jim Hood.

Mich. SC justice to leave high court, return to private practice

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 19, 2015, 1:28pm

Justice Mary Beth Kelly, who was elected to the court in 2010, will join the Detroit law office of Bodman PLC in October.

State AGs join fight over Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 19, 2015, 12:43pm

The attorneys general from 16 states filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court this month. They want a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denying relief to two Baptist universities and a seminary reversed.

Google asks Calif. federal court to force law firm to comply with subpoena

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 19, 2015, 10:21am

The search engine giant continues to seek documents it believes are related to its lawsuit against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Battle over Va. SC justice continues; McAuliffe says he plans to reappoint Roush

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 18, 2015, 1:20pm

GOP lawmakers tried to vote in their own pick, but failed, during a special session Monday.

Texas non-practicing entity files patent infringement lawsuits against 25 banks in two days

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 18, 2015, 9:50am

The company, which filed as a LLC in March, alleges the banks are illegally using its patent for verifying sales transactions.

Defunct boiler maker, crippled by asbestos claims, files for bankruptcy again

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 18, 2015, 9:30am

Company submitted documents showing Weitz & Luxenberg has filed the most claims against it. Funds from a settlement with three insurers will help create the bankruptcy trust for current asbestos claimants.

Kazakh businessmen lose case after docs found to be forgeries; Defense attorneys say the two are abusing U.S. court system

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 17, 2015, 2:11pm

A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court’s ruling last month, saying the “wheels have completely come off” Devincci and Issam Hourani’s RICO claims against economist Alexander Mirtchev and Krull Corporation. The Houranis claimed Mirtchev and his firm were in cahoots with the daughter of Kazakhstan’s President.

District court judge selected to fill vacancy on Nebraska SC

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 17, 2015, 9:37am

Judge Stephanie Stacy will replace Justice Kenneth Stephan, who retired from the state’s high court in July.

Head of Arkansas SC announces his resignation

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 17, 2015, 8:31am

Chief Justice Jim Hannah said he will step down Aug. 31 due to health issues.

Federal Circuit ruling revives $45 million patent infringement verdict against Limelight

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 14, 2015, 12:44pm

The fight over Akamai Technologies Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,108,703 has spanned nearly a decade.

U.S. PTO’s patent filing process to get an upgrade

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 14, 2015, 10:06am

The office’s eCommerce Modernization, or eMod, system will modernize the current filing and viewing systems, and aims to improve patent quality.

Neiman Marcus argues Seventh Circuit is wrong to reverse dismissal of data breach lawsuit

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 13, 2015, 11:47am

The department store has asked the federal appeals court for a full rehearing, arguing that the panel’s opinion conflicts with other court decisions.

Maine SC tells governor that bills he tried to veto have become law

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 13, 2015, 9:43am

The state’s high court ruled that Gov. Paul LePage missed the 10-day window in which he could return 65 bills.