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19 hrs ago | MediaPost

FilmOn Likely In Contempt, Judge Says

A federal judge in Manhattan said on Tuesday that she's likely to hold streaming video company FilmOn X in contempt of court for continuing to operate after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Aereo's streaming service infringed copyright.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, New York, Advertising

21 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

Insurer Must Pay $500M to Resolve Asbestos Case

Insurers for the now-defunct top manufacturer of asbestos must pay more than $500 million to resolve settlement agreements in longstanding tort litigation, the 2nd Circuit ruled on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US News, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Yesterday | Reuters

Travelers ordered to pay over $500 mln in asbestos case

A federal appeals court on Tuesday said Travelers Cos should pay more than $500 million to satisfy asbestos-related claims stemming from its coverage of policyholder Johns-Manville Corp, reversing a lower court ruling.

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Related Topix: US News, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services

Yesterday | Courthouse News Service

Child-Porn Retrial After Jury Instruction Hiccup

Prosecutors must retry the college student convicted of sending child porn because of confusing instructions for jurors on his entrapment defense, the 2nd Circuit ruled on Monday.

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Related Topix: US News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

JD Supra

USDOL Brief Elaborates Upon 'Intern' Views

We wrote some time ago about a lower federal court's determination in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures that at least two unpaid interns were "employees" for federal Fair Labor Standards Act purposes.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News

JD Supra

Second Circuit Finds Possible Pretext in Vague Justification for Non-Transfer

On July 14th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated an award of summary judgment for the defendants in Abrams v.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Daily Pundit

Until Cops Pay a Real Price For Their Lawlessness, There's No Reason to Expect Them to Stop

Again, the police don't have any authority to do that. In fact, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has held in the case of Glik v.

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Related Topix: First Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Conservative Political News

JD Supra

Act Now Advisory: Japanese Parent Company May Be Liable for Employment Decisions of Its US Subsidiary

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently decided a case that should be taken into consideration when Japanese companies determine the level of active involvement that their parent company will have in making employment decisions affecting US-based employees.

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Related Topix: US News

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Big News Network.com

Apple agrees to pay $450 mn in ebook fixing lawsuit

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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Related Topix: HarperCollins Publishers, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, Fox Interactive Media, US News

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Motley Fool

Aereo Shut Down, But Does It Have a Future as a Cable Company?

But Aereo appears to be fighting to stay in business -- this time, using a new model.

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Related Topix: US News

The Wall Street Journal

In Clinton Papers, Worries About Sotomayor's Next Step

After President Bill Clinton nominated Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, administration officials noted that her legal work and writings could spur strong Republican opposition if she were ever nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: US News, Sonia Sotomayor, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

E-Commerce Times

Apple Settles E-Book Price-Fixing Case for $450 Million, Maybe

When Apple banded with publishers in an effort to corral Amazon over e-book pricing, things got ugly fast.

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Related Topix: US News, Internet

Thu Jul 17, 2014

JD Supra

CERCLA Contribution and Trust Funds: A Matter for State Law

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York recently held that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act , commonly known as Superfund, does not require contribution from beneficiaries of a responsible party's estate.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US News, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Homeland Security Watch

Contemplating lethal operations

Four years ago , David Barron, then Acting Assistant Attorney General and chief of the Office of Legal Counsel finalized his memorandum to the Attorney General R E: Applicability of Federal Criminal Laws and the Constitution to Contemplated Lethal Operations against Shaykh Anwar al-Aulaqi .

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, First Circuit Court of Appeals

JD Supra

Take Care to Avoid Reverse Discrimination Claims

Most discrimination cases involve claims that an employer discriminated against a minority employee on account of race, against a foreign employee based on national origin, or against a woman on account of gender.

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Publishers' Weekly

Apple Could Pay Consumers $400 Million - or Nothing

Under a proposed agreement to settle damages in its e-book price-fixing case, Apple could pay consumers as much as $400 million - or, potentially, nothing.

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Related Topix: US News

Wed Jul 16, 2014

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Rengan Rajaratnam Acquittal Good for Criminal Justice System

As my editor, Ellen Podgor, noted last week , the winning streak in insider trading cases of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York ended with the jury's acquittal of Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of Raj Rajaratnam, who was convicted of insider trading in 2011 and sentenced to eleven years in prison.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Law.com

Second Circuit Tosses Deutsche Bank Shareholder Class Action

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed Wednesday that its 2011 decision in Fait v.

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Related Topix: Banking, Deutsche Bank AG, Financial Services, US News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Supreme Court, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Apple agrees to conditional $450 mln e-books antitrust accord

Apple Inc has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve U.S. state and consumer claims the iPad manufacturer conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices, according to court records filed Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Ipad, Science / Technology, US News

PC World

Apple agrees to pay up to $400 million in e-books price-fixing case

Apple has reached a settlement in a long-standing case that accused the company of fixing the price on ebooks, with the company paying up to $400 million, depending on the outcome of its appeal in the case, a law firm has announced.

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Related Topix: US News

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