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Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule
August 18th, 2018  4:22 PM

A federal judge has upheld HUD's decision to delay an Obama-era antidiscrimination rule

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Another judge tosses lawsuit over LL Beans' return policy
August 15th, 2018  5:11 PM

Another federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit targeting outdoors retailer L.L. Bean's new limited-time return policy, this one in California

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Wynn accuser makes extraordinary claims in court filings
August 15th, 2018  4:44 PM

A woman who says casino mogul Steve Wynn raped her in Chicago in the early 1970s and that she gave birth to his daughter has provided sworn court documents containing inconsistencies about dates, names and other accounts

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Judge scraps Idaho order forcing landowners into oil leases
August 14th, 2018  5:15 PM

A judge has ruled that Idaho officials violated the U.S. Constitution by forcing several landowners to sell their natural gas and oil to a Texas company without giving them a meaningful way to fight the state's decision

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Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed
August 14th, 2018  2:21 PM

A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake.

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Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide
August 10th, 2018  12:20 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months

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Hog nuisance trials get new judge after 3 industry losses
August 9th, 2018  6:00 PM

The federal judge managing a series of North Carolina lawsuits accusing the world's largest pork company of causing intense nuisances for rural neighbors is being temporarily replaced

Hog nuisance trials get new judge after 3 industry losses
Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law
August 9th, 2018  5:41 PM

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market, despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure could harm babies' brains

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US appeals court orders removal of widely used pesticide from market, says EPA ignored scientific studies about dangers
August 9th, 2018  1:21 PM

US appeals court orders removal of widely used pesticide from market, says EPA ignored scientific studies about dangers

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Court: State can base e-school funding on participation data
August 8th, 2018  12:53 PM

Ohio Supreme Court says state acted within its authority when it used student participation data, not just enrollment, to determine a giant online charter school should repay $60 million from one school year

Court: State can base e-school funding on participation data
The Latest: ECOT to pursue other suits despite latest defeat
August 8th, 2018  12:38 PM

The attorney for a now-shuttered Ohio online charter school says the school is disappointed with an Ohio Supreme Court ruling against it, but will continue to pursue administrative appeals against the state in lower courts

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Despite mom's plea, "Fortnite" lawsuit against teen advances
August 8th, 2018  10:38 AM

Despite a plea from a Delaware teen's mother, developers of popular third-person shooter game "Fortnite" will be allowed to pursue their lawsuit against him after he boasted online about using cheat software

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Missouri voters reject law banning compulsory union fees
August 7th, 2018  11:20 PM

A Missouri right-to-work law barring mandatory union fees is trailing in a high-profile referendum as unions seek to undo a law enacted over a year ago

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Puerto Rico loses challenge to board overseeing its spending
August 7th, 2018  7:48 PM

A U.S. federal judge has rejected Puerto Rico's legal challenge to the authority of a financial oversight board appointed by Congress as the territory tries to dig its way out of debt

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Group says US energy panel stacked with industry supporters
August 7th, 2018  7:41 PM

A conservation group is asking a federal judge to disband an advisory committee set up by the Trump administration to review royalty payments from companies that extract coal, oil and gas from federal lands

Group says US energy panel stacked with industry supporters
Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure
August 7th, 2018  4:03 PM

A tobacco industry-funded group is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rewrite a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion and other health programs

Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure
Judge: App user not entitled to anonymity in rally case
August 6th, 2018  9:41 PM

A federal magistrate judge has ruled that a social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

Judge: App user not entitled to anonymity in rally case
Appeals court tosses key permits for Atlantic Coast pipeline
August 6th, 2018  6:43 PM

A federal appeals court has thrown out two key permits for the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline

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Appeals court rejects magazine anti-trust lawsuit
August 6th, 2018  3:31 PM

A New York appeals court has rejected an antitrust lawsuit brought against publishers by one of the country's one-time largest wholesale magazine distributors

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Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri vote
August 4th, 2018  4:58 PM

The influence of organized labor is being put to the test by a voter referendum in Missouri about whether to ban mandatory union fees in all private-sector workplaces

Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri vote

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