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U.S. Solicitor general’s recommendation doesn’t spell end to RJR suit

Asking for the solicitor general’s view “says a lot more about the Supreme Court’s interest and the likelihood of certiorari being granted than what the solicitor general has to say about a case,” said Jeremy Blumenfeld, a Philadelphia-based partner at M
Pensions & Investments Magazine
added Jun 9, 2015 12:18

[North Carolina] Feds make recommendation in Reynolds pension suit

The U.S. Solicitor General’s Office recommends the U.S. Supreme Court not address a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by a unit of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in December.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 2, 2015 13:18

[Florida] WEINER/MENENDEZ: Right Result on Judicial Campaign Solicitations

Supreme Court upheld limits on the ability of judicial candidates to personally solicit campaign contributions...focused on the integrity of the judiciary, but the integrity of our other democratic institutions is equally important — and can also be compr
National Law Journal
added May 27, 2015 14:57

[Florida] Supreme Court Upholds Fundraising Restraint on Fla. Judicial Candidates

Florida may ban judicial candidates from direct, personal solicitation of campaign funds. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., writing for a split 5-4 majority, said “Judges are not politicians, even when they come to the bench by way of the ballot. And a stat
National Law Journal
added Apr 30, 2015 07:38

Reverse stock-drop case raises issues for DC execs

This reverse stock-drop case — RJR Pension Investment Committee et al. vs. Tatum et al. — will include some knotty legal questions if the court does review it. Key issues include DC plan executives' responsibility to follow and document investment decisi
Pensions & Investments Magazine
added Apr 6, 2015 12:35

[South America/Caribbean, USA] Cuba Fights for “Cohiba” Trademark on Quality Cigars

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a Cuban state-owned company and refused to intervene in a dispute over the “Cohiba” trademark. This is the most recent development in the long-standing rivalry between General Cigar Co Inc., an American (
American University Intellectual Property Brief
added Mar 25, 2015 19:13

First Amendment, ‘Patron Saint’ of Protesters, Is Embraced by Corporations

new study says, there has been a “corporate takeover of the First Amendment.”... Professor Coates also analyzed data ...“businesses are growing steadily more aggressive in their use of the First Amendment.” ... pharmaceutical firms, tobacco companies, min
New York Times
added Mar 23, 2015 12:46

[Washington] In new King Mountain lawsuit, USDA seeks $6.3 million in tobacco assessments

The case is the latest in a series in which King Mountain, owned by Yakama businessman Delbert Wheeler, has disputed state and federal taxes and financial regulations on the grounds that the Yakama Nation’s treaty rights shield the business from those re
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Mar 13, 2015 22:07

[North Carolina] Reynolds ask for review in employee suit

filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court involving a nearly 13-year-old class-action lawsuit...whether the fiduciaries of the Reynolds employee retirement plan “undertook the appropriate investigation into the prudence of remo
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 10, 2015 10:59
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HIGHTOWER: The Gop Gang Of Supremes Go After Obamacare

the Supreme Court's black-robed gang of far-right ideologues are rampaging again! ... It sprang from a frivolous lawsuit concocted in 2010 by a right-wing front group funded by such self-serving oligarchs as the Koch brothers, Big Oil, Big Tobacco and Big
Creators Syndicate
added Mar 5, 2015 17:34
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