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  • Court orders some fixes in Texas foster care

    Court orders some fixes in Texas foster care

    Notable Attorneys 10/16/2018

    A federal appeals court says Texas must make improvements to abuse investigations within its foster care system and make sure workers have manageable caseloads, but the court also struck down dozens of other measures ordered by a judge.The 5th U.S. C...

  •  Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings

    Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings

    Notable Attorneys 09/05/2018

    Senators began the fourth and final day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday, but with the nominee finished answering questions the day they seemed unlikely to alter his path to confirmation.Senate Democrats worked into the...

  • Florida court sides with Gov. Scott in nursing home battle

    Florida court sides with Gov. Scott in nursing home battle

    Notable Attorneys 10/30/2017

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has won the first round in a legal tug-of-war over his mandate that nursing homes and assisted living facilities install generators.The 1st District Court of Appeal on Thursday rejected a legal challenge to emergency rules put...

  • Court, for now, blocks immigrant teen's access to abortion

    Court, for now, blocks immigrant teen's access to abortion

    Notable Attorneys 10/30/2017

    An appeals court is blocking, for now, an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling that the government should have time to try to release her so she can obtain the abortion outside of federal custody....

  • Kenya Supreme Court says why it annulled presidential poll

    Kenya Supreme Court says why it annulled presidential poll

    Notable Attorneys 09/22/2017

    Kenya's Supreme Court is delivering its full judgment on why it annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August.The court annulled Kenyatta's victory in the August 8 election saying there were irregularities and illegalities, in response to...

  •  Israeli protesters erect golden statue of High Court chief

    Israeli protesters erect golden statue of High Court chief

    Notable Attorneys 09/01/2017

    Jerusalem residents woke to discover a surprising spectacle outside the country's Supreme Court — a golden statue of the court's president put up in protest by members of a religious nationalist group.Police quickly removed the statue of Miram Naor, ...

  •  Court delay sought in $7B Obamacare subsidy case

    Court delay sought in $7B Obamacare subsidy case

    Notable Attorneys 05/24/2017

    Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo billions of dollars in federal payments.At the federal courthouse, t...

  • U.S. high court ruling deals blow to patent trolls

    U.S. high court ruling deals blow to patent trolls

    Notable Attorneys 05/24/2017

    The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits.The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is impo...

  • High Court Struggles Over Hospital Pension Dispute

    High Court Struggles Over Hospital Pension Dispute

    Notable Attorneys 04/03/2017

    The Supreme Court seemed to struggle on Monday over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers. Justices considered the cases of three church-affiliated nonprofit ...

  • Competing bills target, affirm high court water decision

    Competing bills target, affirm high court water decision

    Notable Attorneys 01/30/2017

    Some lawmakers are taking aim at a recent Washington Supreme Court decision that put the onus on counties to determine whether water is legally available in certain rural areas before they issue building permits.  One bill sponsored by Sen. Judy...

  • US Supreme Court could hear Charleston company, Lexmark case

    US Supreme Court could hear Charleston company, Lexmark case

    Notable Attorneys 12/08/2016

    A small Charleston company that refills and resells empty toner cartridges could soon be defending itself before the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute that could affect huge tech companies and pharmaceutical firms.Lexmark, a Lexington, Kentucky-based p...

  • Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many

    Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many

    Notable Attorneys 12/08/2016

    In a blow to the Obama administration's labor-law plans, a federal court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season.As a result of Tuesda...

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