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- Federal Court
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An American free enterprise advocacy group has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court decision made earlier this year in the case of a blind man suing a nationwide pizza delivery chain over an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Attorneys & Judges
Deference doctrine remains in place, but actions on government overreach still likely, D.C. attorney says
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. Supreme Court decision cements a long-standing doctrine that federal agencies do have wide powers to oversee regulations, but other legal actions on claimed overreach are possible, according to one attorney with expertise in litigation challenging agency actions.
- State AG
Conservative activist Eyman 'in a quandary' following judge's decision in Wash. AG's lifetime ban request
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Longtime Washington conservative activist Tim Eyman says he is unsure of his next move following a decision by a judge in the state's capital late last week to not rule out punishing him with what Eyman feels is a lifetime ban on political activity.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - After the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to opine on whether it was fair that no money from an $8.5 million class action settlement actually went to class members, a critic of such agreements noted that lawyers will continue to succumb to the "perverse incentive" to line their own pockets this way.
SCOTUS punts on cy pres issue; Millions would be paid to lawyers and causes of their choosing, while class members get nothing
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court on March 20 sent an internet privacy case back to the lower courts, refusing to rule on the merits of an appeal that questioned why class members received nothing in a multimillion-dollar settlement
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Oral arguments over how much power government agencies can wield when interpreting their own regulations will be made before the U.S. Supreme Court before the end of the month.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court's recent unanimous ruling limiting civil asset forfeiture may have bearing on a finance company's similar civil rights lawsuit filed earlier this month against the city of Revere, Massachusetts.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Companies facing lawsuits in New York City’s controversial asbestos court are using U.S. Supreme Court decisions from recent years that prevented plaintiffs lawyers from suing in whatever court they felt like.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case that could end cy pres, the practice of steering money in class action settlements to organizations with absolutely no connection to the underlying lawsuit.
- State AG
SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a bipartisan multistate amicus brief in support of consumers in the Apple v. Pepper case that is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.