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Judge issues fracking moratorium off California coast

A federal judge in Los Angeles has barred the U.S. government from granting permits for hydraulic fracturing off the coast of California pending further review of its potential effects on endangered species and the state’s own coastal priorities.

Driver says he was GrubHub's employee under Calif. high court's new test

A former GrubHub Inc delivery driver who claims the company improperly classified him as an independent contractor has told a U.S. appeals court that the California Supreme Court's adoption of a worker-friendly standard for reviewing misclassification claims bolsters his case, even though it came months after a federal judge tossed his lawsuit.

Circuit upholds Arista's patent challenges against Cisco

Arista Networks Inc can challenge two Cisco Systems Inc patents on network technology through inter partes review (IPR) even though the patents were originally issued to Arista's co-founder, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Ford workers say notice in EEOC sex harassment settlement is inadequate

Lawyers for female employees at two Ford Motor Co plants in Chicago who claim they were sexually harassed have told a federal judge that the automaker and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have failed to notify workers of all of their rights in a settlement in a parallel case.

Insys says unit may plead guilty in DOJ opioid probe deal

Insys Therapeutics Inc has disclosed it expects one of its subsidiaries will have to plead guilty as part of an at least $150 million deal it is negotiating with the U.S. Justice Department resolving claims the drugmaker paid doctors kickbacks to prescribe an opioid.

9th Circuit puts the brakes on kids’ climate change trial

A federal appeals court has temporarily stayed a lawsuit by a group of young Americans against the U.S. government over allegations that U.S. energy policies caused changes in climate in violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.

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