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U.S. top court backs companies over worker class-action claims

The Supreme Court stands before decisions are released for the term in Washington, U.S., May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.  Full Article 

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello speaks during an interview in New York City, U.S., November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Puerto Rico, oversight board reach deal on fiscal plan

Puerto Rico and its federally appointedoversight board have reached a deal to avoid litigation overmuch-needed economic overhauls in the bankrupt U.S. territory.  Full Article 

A hooded man holds laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. Capitalizing on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, hackers staged a cyber assault with a self-spreading malware that has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

Insurers cash in on new European data privacy rules

Data privacy rules coming into force this week are giving Europe’s fledgling cyber insurance market a boost as they make companies more aware of the risks caused by customer information breaches.  Full Article 

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Companies win big at U.S. top court on worker class-action curbs

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.

U.S. top court takes up challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether states have the right to ban uranium mining for public health reasons in a dispute over a moratorium Virginia put in place on the radioactive metal in 1982.

U.S. Supreme Court takes up dispute over power plant in India

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider reviving a lawsuit by Indian villagers seeking to hold a Washington-based international financial institution responsible for widespread environmental damage they blame on a power plant it financed.

Prodded by Trump, FBI to look into complaint about its 2016 tactics

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Socially responsible funds dump or rethink Facebook over data privacy

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Fujifilm set to sue Xerox soon for scrapping takeover deal

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Mueller outlines scope of Russia probe in court filing

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Some U.S. House Republicans see progress on 'Dreamer' immigration deal

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Trump campaign decries lawsuit claiming Russian link to hacked emails

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 A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. top court backs companies over worker class-action claims

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.  Full Article 

DOJ independence, entrenched and ingrained, will survive Trump: historian, law prof

Making good on threats to intervene in the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation of possible collusion between his campaign and Russia, President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted a “demand” that DOJ “look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump campaign for political purposes.” The Justice Department quickly announced that its inspector general would expand his ongoing review of investigators’ surveillance applications to determine if “any impropriety or p