The federal government remained shut down over the weekend after Senate Democrats blocked a short-term funding measure, following a breakdown in spending negotiations and partisan wrestling over immigration policy.
The Seventh Circuit on Friday declined to revive claims in more than 1,000 lawsuits against Pfizer Inc. included in the multidistrict litigation for testosterone replacement therapy drugs, finding the suits’ state law claims about the company’s drug Depo-Testosterone were preempted by federal drug regulations.
Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, a performer on the defunct reality TV series “Jersey Shore,” and his brother Marc Sorrentino copped to tax-related charges Friday in New Jersey federal court, with the television personality’s attorney later saying that he hopes to stay out of prison.
The D.C. Circuit on Friday rejected environmental groups’ effort to revive their challenge to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to issue a license for Strata Energy Inc.’s uranium mining project in Wyoming.
A Seventh Circuit judge hearing arguments Friday over new federal grant rules targeting sanctuary cities seemed to think the U.S. Department of Justice overstepped, calling the government’s interpretation of its powers a “slippery slope.”
A Brooklyn federal judge has declined to reconsider his disqualification of a Thompson Hine LLP attorney from representing a broker charged with aiding an $86 million pump-and-dump scheme, ruling in an order entered Thursday that there’s no alternative but for the broker to find new counsel.
Even though the government has shut down, the federal courts will open their doors Monday and remain up and running at least until their funds run dry in about three weeks, an Administrative Office of U.S. Courts spokesperson said Friday.
The D.C. Circuit on Friday backed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's rejection of a complaint by New England power producers challenging regional grid operator ISO New England Inc.'s clawing back of auction revenues for delivering future power due to high real-time power prices.
Prosecutors said Friday that they plan to retry U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a Florida ophthalmologist on corruption charges in New Jersey federal court after a deadlocked jury led to a mistrial last fall.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to review whether the third iteration of the Trump administration’s ban on travel to the U.S. by nationals of several predominantly Muslim countries is unconstitutional and violates federal immigration law.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executive director Stephen DiCarmine is considering defending himself against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's fraud claims at a possible jury trial because of "significant financial issues," his counsel told a Manhattan federal judge Friday.
MetLife Inc. and the government on Thursday agreed to end an appeal of a judge’s order releasing the insurer from its status as a systemically important financial institution, ending a fight that fizzled after the Trump administration started easing regulations put into place after the financial crisis.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday that lawmakers do not have to immediately redraw North Carolina’s federal congressional map before this year’s midterm elections, issuing a stay on last week’s decision by a panel of federal judges that found the state’s current Republican-drawn map is unconstitutional.