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[Florida] Cigarette Makers Launch New Bid to End Engle Woes ($$)

Tobacco companies facing thousands of smoker lawsuits in Florida filed their ninth batch of U.S. Supreme Court petitions last week, claiming that the Florida courts are trampling on their constitutional rights in the so-called Engle progeny litigation.
Litigation Daily
added Apr 7, 2014 14:37
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Political Donation Cap

The 5-to-4 decision, with the court’s more conservative members in the majority, echoed Citizens United, the 2010 decision that struck down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions.
New York Times
added Apr 2, 2014 23:05
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LAWSON ET AL. v. FMR LLC ET AL. (PDF)

we have already canvassed the many reasons why §1514A is most sensibly read to protect employees of contractors. For the reasons stated, we hold that 18 U. S. C. §1514A whistleblower protection extends to employees of contractors and subcontractors
Supreme Court of the United States
added Mar 10, 2014 17:45
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U.S. justices extend employee whistleblower protections

The justices voted 6-3 along non-ideological lines in a ruling that extends whistleblower protections to investment advisers, law firms, accounting firms and other such businesses working for public companies. The three dissenting justices said the ruli
Reuters
added Mar 10, 2014 17:35
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ROOT: Coming Soon from SCOTUS: Campaign Finance and Affirmative Action

prepares to issue big rulings ... If the Supreme Court sides with McCutcheon and strikes down the aggregate contribution ceiling, it will be a resounding defeat for proponents of campaign finance regulation and a massive win for those who believe the Fir
Reason Magazine
added Mar 1, 2014 18:18
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[Florida] Litigation Funding Could Tip Scales In Engle Tobacco Cases ($$)

LawFinance Group ... said... the timing was right to enter the Engle field by putting together a portfolio of available financing for plaintiffs and plaintiffs attorneys defending verdict awards on appeal by the tobacco companies.
Law360
added Feb 16, 2014 12:05
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Senate Unlikely to End Filibusters For Supreme Court, Professor Says

"If there is something that somebody cares about in terms of politics, and that would have an effect on your senatorial campaign, it would be how you voted on a Supreme Court nomination." Nourse knows about gridlock in the Senate over judicial confirmat
National Law Journal
added Feb 3, 2014 16:54
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State AGs Win Right to Sue Corporations in State Court

State attorneys general who have been aggressively pursuing companies for alleged violations of their antitrust and consumer protection laws scored a major victory on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that their lawsuits belong in state, not fede
National Law Journal
added Jan 15, 2014 08:27
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If Drug Dealers Can be Found Criminally Liable, Can Big Tobacco?

Last month, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the case of Burrage v. United States. The case focuses on a federal law that requires a mandatory sentence for a drug dealer if “death or serious injury” results from drugs they sold. During oral arguments
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Dec 6, 2013 01:11
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[Canada] Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma decision against tobacco company

The nation's high court rejected an appeal from a Canadian company that claimed the state couldn't collect payments for cigarettes sold to Indian tribal members. ... Without comment, the high court let stand a decision by the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appe
The Oklahoman
added Dec 4, 2013 05:28
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