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The U.S. Supreme Court appeared somewhat split Tuesday in a suit involving a border patrol agent accused of fatally shooting a Mexican teenager, with some of the justices struggling to pinpoint whether a clear rule exists that could allow the family in the case to sue for damages.
The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a decision from an administrative agency can be appealed, even if the appeal is late, in instances where the agency violated due process.
A group of homeowners on Friday asked the Eleventh Circuit to revive their putative class action alleging Caliber Home Loans Inc. and American Security Insurance Co. inflated their insurance rates via a kickback scheme, arguing that a doctrine barring challenges to rates approved by regulators doesn't defeat their claims.
The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed an Ohio judge’s decision dismissing a proposed shareholder suit over an alleged “pump-and-dump” scheme supposedly run by a group of private equity funds and executives of bankrupt EveryWare Global, agreeing the investors couldn’t show the executives had acted intentionally.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ parent company urged the Second Circuit on Friday to affirm a lower court’s dismissal of a putative class action alleging that the chain illegally charged sales tax, saying that the complainants can only take up their dispute with New York tax authorities.