A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that dietary
supplements derived from natural ingredients were eligible for
patent protection, reversing a lower court decision.
By Jill Priluck
The Natural Resources Defense Council and New Orleans-based
Healthy Gulf filed a complaint in federal court saying the
National Marine Fisheries Service failed to make a final
decision within the time required by the Endangered Species Act
as to whether to list the mammal as endangered.
A federal judge in Washington D.C. has ordered a federal
agency to issue rules in the next 12 months for reporting
accidental chemical releases, handing environmental groups a
A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit accusing a South
Carolina hospital operator of illegally firing a disabled
employee in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The antitrust scrutiny at the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission will likely center on this proposed merger's role as a monopsony.
Last week Fairfax Financial Holdings chief executive officer Prem Watsa insisted that he would not walk away from a BlackBerry deal. "We've never renegotiated," he said. "Over 28 years our reputation is stellar on that front. We just don't do that." Watsa's statement followed a 6 percent loss in share price. The firm was in a tough spot. Reporters covered the market's lack of enthusiasm and the deal looked like it could be a goner.