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  • Whistleblowers Win Key Ruling as Justices Reject Insurer's Case

    By Mike Scarcella

    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.

  • Justices Will Decide Religious Health Systems' Pension Dispute

    By Marcia Coyle

    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.

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Regulation

  • CFPB Takes Up Two New Fights to Force Subpoena Compliance

    By C. Ryan Barber

    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."

  • Orrick, Representing Marijuana Advocate, Challenges DEA Statements About Pot

    By Marcia Coyle

    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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Litigation

  • The Mystery of the Lingering SCOTUS Cases

    By Tony Mauro

    Nearly 11 months ago on Jan. 15, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in eight new cases. When January 15 of 2017 rolls around, three of those cases will still be pending on the docket without having been argued before the court. The court in effect confirmed that unusual circumstance on Monday when it issued its calendar for the argument cycle that begins Jan. 9 and ends Jan. 18. The three long-lingering cases were nowhere to be found on the calendar: Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, Murr v. Wisconsin and Microsoft v. Baker.

  • Whistleblowers Win Key Ruling as Justices Reject Insurer's Case

    By Mike Scarcella

    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.

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