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  • March 23, 2018

    Justices May Take Narrow View Of Widening 'American Pipe'

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday is slated to consider whether its own doctrine should allow plaintiffs in certain instances to file new class actions after the deadline to do so has passed, an idea that some lawyers say may face a chilly reception from the bench.

  • March 23, 2018

    Hacky Sack Champ Asks 7th Circ. To Rehear Publicity Suit

    The holder of a Guinness record for number of footbag kicks in a row — colloquially known as hacky sack — told the Seventh Circuit on Friday that he has a legitimate claim that he was harmed when Wendy’s International Inc. ran a meal promotion encouraging customers to beat his Guinness World Records Ltd. footbag records.

  • March 23, 2018

    DOI Coal Lease Enviro Study Can't Be Forced, DC Circ. Told

    The U.S. Department of the Interior encountered heavy skepticism in oral arguments Friday as it told a D.C. Circuit panel that its coal leasing program doesn’t need a new environmental assessment on climate change’s impacts and that the agency's decision not to undertake one isn't reviewable.

  • March 23, 2018

    Immigrant Wasn’t Given Fair Shot At Asylum, 10th Circ. Told

    A group of former immigration judges and members of the Board of Immigration Appeals voiced their support Thursday for an immigrant appealing the denial of his asylum bid, telling the Tenth Circuit that a lower court should have considered the asylum seeker’s detention in a remote location and lack of access to counsel.

  • March 23, 2018

    Ensnarement Defense Violates Jury Trial Right, Justices Told

    Allowing parties accused of patent infringement to assert an ensnarement defense violates the patent holder’s constitutional right to a jury trial, a cardiologist whose $200 million jury verdict against Boston Scientific Corp. was wiped in an ensnarement mini-trial has told the U.S. Supreme Court.

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