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  • March 28, 2017

    9th Circ. Sides With Ford In Focus Roof Defect Row

    The Ninth Circuit has blessed the outcome of a jury trial in which Ford Motor Co. beat back claims that a roof defect worsened a rollover crash, saying Monday that it would have been a “waste of time” to have allowed expert testimony criticizing federal safety standards.

  • March 28, 2017

    Fosamax Ruling Aids Wellbutrin Case, 3rd Circ. Told

    Wellbutrin buyers continued to urge the Third Circuit Monday to overturn a decision nixing their pay-for-delay suit against GlaxoSmithKline PLC over its popular antidepressant drugs, saying the appeals court’s recent precedential ruling in a product liability case over the drug Fosamax further supports their arguments.

  • March 28, 2017

    Powertech Backs Feds’ Bid To Nix Uranium Mine Challenge

    Powertech on Monday urged the D.C. Circuit to toss the Oglala Sioux Tribe's suit against the federal government challenging an environmental assessment and license given to the company to operate a South Dakota uranium mine, arguing there was never a final decision issued.

  • March 28, 2017

    6th Circ. Says Owner Is Liable For Taxes Despite Takeover

    The Sixth Circuit on Monday upheld a tax judgment against a manufacturing company’s owner, finding that he was responsible for paying taxes even though the company’s finances were under a creditor’s control.

  • March 28, 2017

    2nd Circ. Says Removal Not Punishment In Deportation Case

    The Second Circuit on Monday declined to revive an Ecuadorian man’s petition to escape removal proceedings, ruling that immigration judges needn’t weigh whether deportation is “proportional” to an immigrant’s actions because removal isn’t a punishment.

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