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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

  • AT&T, Time-Warner Chiefs 'Confident' Merger Will Pass Antitrust Scrutiny

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The chief executives of AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. defended their proposed $85.4 billion merger in the face of skeptical U.S. lawmakers Wednesday, telling an antitrust panel that the deal would bring added competition to the media industry and widely benefit consumers.

  • 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."

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