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Supreme Court hears arguments on insanity defense, unanimous juries, patent fees

Supreme Court hears arguments on insanity defense, unanimous juries, patent fees

9.10.2019 | Erin McCarthy Holliday | 883

The US Supreme Court began its first day of the fall term Monday with three oral arguments: two criminal cases concerning constitutional questions as well as a case concerning legal fees and the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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White House says it will refuse to cooperate with impeachment inquiry

White House says it will refuse to cooperate with impeachment inquiry

9.10.2019 | Richard Cowan, David Morgan | 795

The White House said on Tuesday it would refuse to cooperate with an “illegitimate, unconstitutional” congressional impeachment inquiry, setting Republican President Donald Trump on a collision course with the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives.

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Jury says J&J must pay $8 billion in case over male breast growth linked to Risperdal

Jury says J&J must pay $8 billion in case over male breast growth linked to Risperdal

9.10.2019 | Brendan Pierson | 847

Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion in punitive damages to a man who previously won $680,000 over his claims that it failed to warn that young men using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow breasts, a Philadelphia jury said on Tuesday.

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Domino's bid to avoid disabilities suit

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Domino's bid to avoid disabilities suit

8.10.2019 | Lawrence Hurley | 749

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Domino’s Pizza Inc to avoid a lawsuit by a blind man who accused the company of violating a law barring discrimination against people with disabilities after he was unable to place an order online.

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State attorney general group probing Facebook could expand to 40: source

State attorney general group probing Facebook could expand to 40: source

8.10.2019 | David Shepardson, Diane Bartz | 987

An estimated 40 U.S. state attorneys general will participate in a probe of Facebook Inc, a source said on Monday, suggesting many more states want allegations of anticompetitive practices at the social media company investigated.

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EU Court rules Poland courts can cancel mortgages with unfair currency exchange terms

EU Court rules Poland courts can cancel mortgages with unfair currency exchange terms

7.10.2019 | Thomas DeLorenzo | 785

EU Court rules Poland courts can cancel mortgages with unfair currency exchange terms

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Boris Johnson announces new Brexit proposal with revised plan for Ireland border

Boris Johnson announces new Brexit proposal with revised plan for Ireland border

7.10.2019 | Thomas DeLorenzo | 815

Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday announced a new proposal for governing the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland following the potential withdrawal of Great Britain from the EU.

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Scotland becomes first UK country to ban smacking children

Scotland becomes first UK country to ban smacking children

7.10.2019 | Xi Lucy Shi | 912

The Scottish Parliament on Thursday passed the Children Equal Protection from Assault bill, making it the first country in the UK to criminalize physical punishment of children.

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UK appeals court allows iPhone users’ suit against Google to proceed

UK appeals court allows iPhone users’ suit against Google to proceed

4.10.2019 | Keegan Boyle | 780

A lawsuit filed against Google by millions of iPhone users over data-collection was revived Wednesday by the UK Court of Appeals.

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Federal Judge blocks California law requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns

Federal Judge blocks California law requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns

4.10.2019 | Michael Barber | 803

A federal judge granted an injunction on Tuesday blocking a California law that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the state’s ballots.

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