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  • Supreme Court Limits Venue Shopping in Patent Litigation

    By Tony Mauro

    Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for an 8-0 court in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, said “a domestic corporation ‘resides’ only in its state of incorporation for purposes of the patent venue statute.”

  • Wal-Mart Settlement in First LGBT Workers' Class Action Reflects Larger Shift

    By Erin Mulvaney

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s multimillion-dollar agreement this week to compensate employees who were refused benefits for same-sex partners marks one of the first class action settlements brought on behalf of LGBT workers, and it comes at a time when the legal and corporate landscapes are moving toward embracing equal protections.

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  • Insurers Mount Pressure as U.S. House, HHS Try to Resolve ACA Case

    By Mike Scarcella

    Lawyers for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Health and Human Services Department on Monday asked a federal appeals court to freeze for another 90 days a dispute over billions of dollars in insurance industry subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, a delay that could further unnerve the health insurance markets.

  • Former US House Lawyers Tee Up Likely Legal Issues on Mueller's Long Road

    By Marcia Coyle

    Kerry Kircher and William Pittard, longtime former U.S. House lawyers , have seen their share of investigations. The two attorneys concede they have never seen anything quite like the Trump-Russia-Comey affair unfolding in the nation's capital. We reached out to Kircher and Pittard this week to get their thoughts on possible legal fights that could unfold in a process that history shows will take months, if not years, to resolve.

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