Dallas Morning News
Appeals court denies latest effort to stop American Airlines-US Airways merger
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided Saturday that it wouldn't issue an emergency stay to block the American Airlines-US Airways merger, set to close on Monday.
International Trend Toward Strengthening Trade Secret Law
As the patent wars continue to rage, and the cost of securing and enforcing patent rights continues to rise both in the United States and abroad, the role of trade secrets in securing and protecting valuable intellectual property has become increasingly prominent.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Ohio mom's conviction upheld for baby in microwave
Ohio's 2nd District Court of Appeals affirmed the May 2011 conviction of 33-year-old China Arnold.
Judge refuses to block American-US Airways merger
A judge refused to block a merger between American Airlines and US Airways on Friday, saying a bankruptcy judge correctly rejected arguments made by a lawyer for some consumers.
GE to settle municipal bond rigging lawsuit for $18 million
General Electric Co has agreed to pay as much as $18.25 million to settle a class action lawsuit accusing it of rigging bids for municipal securities, court papers filed on Friday show.
Court: Charges wrongly dismissed in OH teen death
An Ohio appeals court says charges were improperly dismissed for two nurses in the malnutrition death of a Dayton teenager who had cerebral palsy and weighed just 28 pounds.
Second Circuit releases developer of World Trade Center 7 from liability
The owner of the electrical substation that was destroyed during the collapse sued the defendants for negligence.
U.S. supports Argentina over subpoenas against banks
In the latest twist in long-running litigation over Argentina's obligations to bond investors, the U.S. government has asked the Supreme Court to intervene over a hedge fund's effort to gain information about the country's non-U.S. assets.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Insurance Journal West
Court Shields Developers From Terrorism-Related Damages in 9/11 Case
A federal appeals court in New York has given developers and builders of high-rises and other buildings added protection from lawsuits over property losses linked to terrorism, in a case stemming from the Sept.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Surrebuttal Evidence Improperly Denied, Conviction Vacated
In a criminal case pitting two New York City firemen against each other, the Second Circuit found that the defendant was denied a " fair opportunity to present a defense and a fair trial ," when the district court denied him the chance to present surrebuttal evidence.
Google Says 'All Your Books Are Belong to Us': Federal District Court ...
If you know your Internet memes, you may already have rolled your eyes at the title above.
High-rise developers win court protection in 9/11 WTC case
A federal appeals court in New York has given developers and builders of high-rises and other buildings added protection from lawsuits over property losses linked to terrorism, in a case stemming from the September 11, 2001 attacks.
WINK-TV Fort Myers
US court: Negligence not cause of 3rd WTC collapse
A federal appeals court has ruled that negligence was not the cause of the collapse of a third World Trade Center tower several hours after the twin towers were destroyed in the Sept.
Second Circuit affirms summary judgment dismissing ConEd's suit...
Second Circuit affirms summary judgment dismissing ConEd's suit against those who designed, built, operated, and maintained the 7 World Trade Center Building alleging that defendants' negligence cause the building to collapse following the 9/11 attacks: You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for ... (more)
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Federal judge dismisses Connecticut gun control lawsuit
The lawsuit was brought [AP report] by the Connecticut-based firearms trade association National Shooting Sports Foundation [advocacy website].
Courthouse News Service
Prosecutor Laments Sequestration 'Lunacy'
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara let loose his frustration about sequestration "lunacy" that prevents him from replacing prosecutors who leave their jobs or retire.
Courthouse News Service
Fireman Arrested Over Pot Farm Faces Retrial
A New York City firefighter convicted of running a basement pot farm was not afforded a fair trial, the 2nd Circuit ruled, giving the Queens man another chance to contest cellphone records.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
New York Post
a Sorrya plane hijackera s appeal denied
Luis Pena Soltren is seen in this courtroom sketch after he was hauled before a judge on charges he hijacked a plane and took it to Cuba in 1968.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
The Brattleboro Reformer
Entergy, Vermont in confidential VY talks
Now that Entergy has announced it is closing Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon in late 2014, there appears to be a new tenor to the conversation.
Second Circuit Rules on False Name Exception Under FDCPA
In a split decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that a creditor can be held liable for sending letters using a law firm's letterhead when plaintiffs alleged that the substance of the letters was created by the creditor itself, pursuant to a "program" in which the law firm marketed use of its letterhead by ... (more)