Richard Rosenbaum will never forget the day two decades ago when an associate working for him at Greenberg Traurig came out during a business trip.
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Texas businessman William Moore was acquitted in 1989 of charges that he was part of a scheme to bribe a top official at the U.S. Postal Service. After more than two decades of litigation, a judge on Friday dismissed Moore’s civil case against the feds, finding he failed to prove he was the victim of malicious prosecution.
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In a rare district court amicus brief, the U.S. International Trade Commission came down squarely against a novel bid by Microsoft Corp. to circumvent the agency and the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection in a dispute over the importation of cellphones.
"We would rather pay real dollars in high defense costs than give a dime to abusive patent trolls," Overstock general counsel Mark Griffin told members of a House subcommittee. "In the short run, it is cheaper and less risky to pay the troll to go away. But the trolls never actually go away."
For the second time in less than two years, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to examine Alabama’s practice of allowing trial judges in capital murder cases to override jury verdicts of life without parole and instead impose death sentences.
A legal challenge by Quicken Loans Inc. to the U.S. government’s aggressive scrutiny of its Federal Housing Administration mortgage loans reflects widespread industry unease with government investigation of lenders, financial-services lawyers said.