In a win for federal prosecutors, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday swept aside a 2014 appeals court ruling that made it harder for the government to pursue insider-trading cases.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a big win to whistleblowers, ruling that a violation of the federal False Claims Act's secrecy requirement doesn’t automatically mean a complaint should be dismissed. The unanimous ruling, delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, upheld a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
After a lull in adding new cases to the term, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear arguments in seven challenges, including a trio of cases from religious-affiliated, nonprofit health care systems that are seeking exemptions from federal law for their pension plans.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is not letting up as the Obama administration winds down. In a span of three days last week, the agency went to federal courts in California and Michigan to force two financial-industry companies to cooperate with administrative subpoenas known as "civil investigative demands."
A national nonprofit advocacy group supporting legal access to medical marijuana has petitioned the U.S. Justice Department to require drug enforcers to correct allegedly false and misleading information about cannabis use on its website.
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Justice Stephen Breyer seemed persuaded on Tuesday that supplying a single component of a product for overseas assembly isn't enough to trigger extraterritorial application of U.S. patent laws.
With billions of dollars in licensing fees at stake, a panel of PTO judges seemed unlikely to hand either side a decisive win.