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The Supreme Court Tuesday heard oral arguments in Shurtleff v. Boston and Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation. The first case concerns whether or not the city of Boston could deny the group’s application to fly their flag on city property. The second case, which involves an impressionist Camille Pissarro painting confiscated by Nazis in 1939, [...]

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The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol Monday announced that it has issued subpoenas to Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, and Boris Epshteyn. Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) explained the subpoenas, saying: The four individuals we’ve subpoenaed today advanced unsupported theories about election fraud, pushed efforts [...]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Monday ruled that the Texas State Supreme Court must consider questions of enforcement of controversial abortion law SB8 before Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson can continue in federal court. When a federal court must consider an unresolved issue of state law, it may ask the state’s [...]

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Ericsson filed another patent infringement lawsuit Tuesday against Apple concerning the use of 5G wireless patents in iPhones. A leader in cellular communications, the Swedish company previously sued Apple in October in the US District Court for Eastern District of Texas, following the breakdown of negotiations over the renewal of a seven-year license agreement struck [...]

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday turned away a dispute over a city’s refusal to grant a property tax exemption to a church, drawing a sharp dissent from Justice Neil Gorsuch. In Trustees of the New Life in Christ Church v. City of Fredericksburg, Virginia, the court had been asked to decide whether the city violated [...]

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Endo International PLC (Endo) Tuesday agreed to pay $65 million to settle all Florida governmental opioid-related cases and claims, preventing pending claims against the specialty pharmaceutical company from going to trial. Endo settled just in time to prevent claims against its subsidiaries from going to trial in April. Endo highlighted that the “settlement includes no [...]

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The United Kingdom Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) Tuesday found five payment companies, Mastercard, allpay, Advanced Payment Solutions (APS), Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) and Sulion, infringed competition law by agreeing not to compete or poach each other’s customers in the UK prepaid card market. The case concerns the issue of pre-paid cards that are used by [...]

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The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) formally announced Tuesday that it needs more than $1.6 billion in funding from the international community in order to meet budgetary shortfalls in 2022. In a statement, UNRWA Commissioner-General Phillipe Lazzarini said that 2022’s deficit was the most recent of a [...]

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The family of a former-Amazon worker Monday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Amazon in Illinois state court. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon failed to provide workers with proper protection or warning before a tornado struck a company facility, killing six. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Austin McEwen, 26, who was one of [...]

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Germany’s Ministry of Justice Monday announced a draft law for the repeal of a Nazi-era law that prohibits the dissemination of information on abortion. Section 219a of the German Criminal Code prohibits the advertisement of abortion for pecuniary benefit. This includes the dissemination of material on abortion services and the means and risks of abortion. [...]

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