Lawyers for a group of ex-NFL players have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider their objections to a nearly $1 billion settlement reached in concussion litigation against the league.
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Thomas Tamm, a former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer who faced disciplinary action for leaking information to the press about domestic surveillance under President George W. Bush, was censured on Thursday by the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Hillary Clinton still faces scrutiny over her email practices as secretary of state, but a federal court ruling on Friday cleared the Democratic presidential nominee from facing an in-person deposition by a government watchdog group’s lawyers. Although she will have to submit to answering questions in writing.
The federal judge overseeing the case in Texas against the U.S. Labor Department's fiduciary rule on Wednesday denied considering all but two of the eight amicus briefs filed in the court, allowing only submissions from the Financial Planning Coalition and the American Association for Justice.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission wants the power to punish companies for retaliating against whistleblowers, a move that would align the agency's stance with the stronger position taken by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. On Tuesday, citing the inconsistency between the agencies, the CFTC proposed discarding its earlier position to instead take a tougher approach toward retaliation.