An Indiana high school superintendent did not fire an
assistant principal by telling her it was “in her best interest”
to resign and preparing a letter of resignation for her, the 7th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held on Friday.
A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday invalidated protections
for transgender health- and abortion-related services under a
2016 rule interpreting the Affordable Care Act, but left open
the possibility of further challenges based on a civil rights
law that is currently under Supreme Court review.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on
Thursday revived a patent-infringement lawsuit against Sirius XM
Radio filed by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, a Munich-based research
nonprofit, regarding technology used in satellite transmissions.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc has agreed to pay $14 million to settle
a potential nationwide class action alleging that it
discriminated against pregnant women by refusing to offer “light
duty” assignments for their medical conditions under a national
policy the retailer changed in March 2014.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a ruling for a
display-rack manufacturer in a patent dispute with the Campbell
Soup Company, but sent the case back to the U.S. Patent Trial
and Appeal Board with instructions to consider additional
challenges that Campbell’s has raised against the patent.
Two songwriters will seek to convince the 9th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals on Tuesday to revive their copyright
infringement lawsuit against Taylor Swift over the refrain in
her 2014 pop hit, “Shake It Off.”
A federal judge in New Jersey on Thursday narrowed a
consumer-products company’s patent, copyright and trademark
infringement lawsuit against Google LLC, but declined to dismiss
it outright or to compel arbitration.
A federal judge in Illinois must determine whether a
complaint against Groupon under the state’s Right of Privacy law
meets the diversity requirements of the Class Action Fairness
Act, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Wednesday.
Actavis Laboratories UT cannot offer a generic version of
Horizon Pharma’s Pennsaid 2% serum until one of the patents on
it expires, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Medical-device maker Biomet did not defame a former employee
by including his name on a Restricted Parties List it was
required to compile and distribute as part of a 2012 deferred
prosecution agreement with the U.S. Justice Department, a
federal appeals court held on Tuesday.