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Trump chips away at liberal U.S. appeals court majorities

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he introduces Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideological shift that could benefit his administration.  Full Article 

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Trump defends Supreme Court nominee as accuser faces deadline

President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.  Full Article 

The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Ramos Arizpe, in Coahuila state, Mexico November 25, 2017. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case

A federal judge in New York on Wednesday dismissed a criminal case brought against General Motors in 2015 over the largest U.S. automaker's handling of an ignition-switch defect linked to 124 deaths.  Full Article 

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Trump chips away at liberal U.S. appeals court majorities

Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideological shift that could benefit his administration.

U.S. prosecutors charge three men in $364 million Ponzi scheme

Federal prosecutors have accused three men of portraying themselves as investment professionals and using a phony portfolio of consumer debt to defraud hundreds of unwary investors out of tens of millions of dollars as part of a $364 million Ponzi scheme.

Trump defends Supreme Court nominee as accuser faces deadline

President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.

SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle SEC charges they hid 'Blackfish' impact

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and former Chief Executive James Atchison will pay more than $5 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that they misled investors about the negative impact of the documentary "Blackfish" on the company.

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Purdue Pharma must face New Hampshire opioid lawsuit - judge

New Hampshire can move forward with a lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of carrying out a deceptive marketing scheme the downplayed the risks of opioid addiction and overstated their benefits, a state court judge has ruled.  Full Article 

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh meets with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley at the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify

A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing, her lawyers said on Tuesday.  Full Article 

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Surprise twist in landmark Neiman Marcus data breach case: Judge dissolves settlement class

The year 2015 was a dicey time for data breach class actions attempting to hold companies accountable for leaving customers’ personal information vulnerable to computer hackers. Data breach defendants, as you may recall, had seized upon the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in Clapper v. Amnesty International (133 S.Ct. 1138), which tightened the test for whether plaintiffs have constitutional standing to sue in federal court. Trial courts overwhelmingly agreed with defense arguments

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