Despite the urgent plea of business advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared reluctant to completely overturn a key precedent that has made it easier for plaintiffs to sue companies for securities fraud.
- Court Sides With Abducting Parent on Child's Return
- 'Societal Aversion to Math' Challenged in Patent Case Amicus Brief
- Justices Expand Corporate Whistleblower Protection
- Securities Class Actions Take Spotlight in High Court
- Court Receptive to Police Immunity in Shooting Deaths
- High Court Questions Florida's Mental Test in Death Cases
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, a much anticipated case that could shape the future of securities fraud class actions.
As Michigan's solicitor general, John Bursch compiled a U.S. Supreme Court argument record that even more veteran high court advocates would envy.
Briefs & Arguments
An amicus brief by University of California at Hastings law professor Robin Feldman in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International argues that "our societal aversion to math" has muddled the law for software patents and led to the legal battles that have dominated the smart phone industry.
Arkansas police, sued for allegedly using excessive force in a car chase that ended with the deaths of the fleeing driver and his passenger, seemed likely on Tuesday to win their claim for immunity in the U.S. Supreme Court—if the justices get to that issue.
The U.S. Supreme Court, increasingly drawn into disputes over international child abductions, ruled on Wednesday that a treaty's one-year period to demand return of a child cannot be extended because the abducting parent concealed the child's location.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday significantly expanded legal protection for corporate whistleblowers, making it clear for the first time that thousands of workers in the mutual-fund industry and other private companies are protected from retaliation for reporting fraud.
Patent cases may not make the most exciting arguments for public observers in the U.S. Supreme Court, but on Wednesday they became the forum for a rare public outburst over one of the Roberts Court's most disliked decisions.
Two law professors have teamed with an independent publishing house to produce quick e-books about significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions.