US Legal News

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that South Carolina did not have standing to sue the United States Department of Energy over the termination of construction of a nuclear processing facility. Originally, South Carolina had sought to prevent the termination of the nuclear processing facility through two claims. [...]

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A South African judge ruled Wednesday that the detention of Mozambique’s former finance minister Manuel Chang on charges of USD $2 billion in loan fraud was legal under the extradition treaty between the US and South Africa. Manuel Chang, who was Mozambique’s finance minister between 2005 and 2015, was indicted by the Department of Justice [...]

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New York City mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced his $100 million health care program to provide coverage and access to care to the 600,000 New Yorkers currently without it, including undocumented and indigent residents. The program will strengthen NYC’s public health insurance plan, MetroPlus, to make it more affordable for all New Yorkers, while simultaneously implementing [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Tuesday. The first case, Herrara v. Wyoming, concerns whether Crow Tribe members have the right to hunt on Bighorn National Forest lands. The second case, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com, concerns when a copyright is registered. In Herrara v. Wyoming, Herrara’s attorney [...]

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order on Tuesday that places new goals and restrictions for the state regarding greenhouse gas emissions. When announcing the executive order, the governor stated “In the absence of leadership from the federal government, states and cities are stepping up and doing their part to reduce emissions.” By 2050, the [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer and White Sales Inc., in favor of a strict application of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to a contract dispute involving a mandatory arbitration clause. Archer and White Sales Inc., a small dental supply business, entered into a contract to sell the products [...]

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An indictment unsealed on Tuesday revealed that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya has been charged with obstruction of justice by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Though this indictment involves a separate case, Veselnitskaya has been identified as a key figure in the Special Counsel‘s Russia probe due to her involvement in a 2016 Trump [...]

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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Monday that seeks to change the way that the state pays for and acquires prescription drugs. The order directs state officials to set up what Newsom said would become the nation’s largest single-purchaser system for prescriptions. It directs California’s Medicaid system to negotiate drug prices for all [...]

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A California jury heard opening statements on Monday in one of several thousand lawsuits accusing Johnson & Johnson of selling talc-based products contaminated with asbestos and for failing to warn about the dangers of mesothelioma. Plaintiff Terry Leavitt filed the lawsuit in the Alemeda County Superior Court in 2017 after she was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Unlike [...]

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