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Regulation

  • Supreme Court Will Choose Forum for Water-Rule Fight

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide where a major challenge over an Obama administration clean-water rule should be waged—in a federal appellate court or the federal district courts. The justices agreed to hear claims from national companies, 29 states and agriculture-related groups that argued the litigation should take place in federal district courts and not in a federal appellate court.

  • Justices Will Decide Legality of Class Action Bans in Employment Contracts

    By Marcia Coyle

    An unusual confluence of petitions from employers, employees and the government successfully urged the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether workplace arbitration agreements banning class actions violate federal labor laws. The justices agreed on Friday to take up the dispute.

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Litigation

  • Tort Reformers Target Missouri Laws That They Claim Led to Gargantuan Verdicts

    By Amanda Bronstad

    Missouri is now the No. 1 target of tort reformers, who this month outlined the most ambitious effort in the country at dismantling laws they claim have led to gargantuan verdicts, including a trio of double-digit awards last year against Johnson & Johnson over its baby powder.

  • Supreme Court Will Choose Forum for Water-Rule Fight

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide where a major challenge over an Obama administration clean-water rule should be waged—in a federal appellate court or the federal district courts. The justices agreed to hear claims from national companies, 29 states and agriculture-related groups that argued the litigation should take place in federal district courts and not in a federal appellate court.

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