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  • Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    Business Law 02/08/2018

    U.S. officials don't have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country's top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho, a federal court has ruled.The ruling was a major setbac...

  • Cambodian court again rejects bail for opposition leader

    Cambodian court again rejects bail for opposition leader

    Business Law 02/01/2018

    An appeals court in Cambodia on Thursday denied a second request for the release on bail of opposition leader Kem Sokha, who has been charged with treason.The court appearance in Phnom Penh by Kem Sokha, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, wa...

  • Greek high court to rule on Russian bitcoin suspect's fate

    Greek high court to rule on Russian bitcoin suspect's fate

    Business Law 12/13/2017

    Greece's Supreme Court is due to rule whether to allow the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin. Alexander Vinnik appeared at t...

  • Court case exposes rift in Germany's secretive Aldi family

    Court case exposes rift in Germany's secretive Aldi family

    Business Law 11/23/2017

    A court deferred ruling Thursday in a case that has exposed a rift within Germany's secretive Albrecht family, owners of the discount supermarket chain Aldi. The dispute centers on the control over Aldi Nord, which operates in northern Germany and at...

  • Australia's High Court to consider fate of 7 lawmakers

    Australia's High Court to consider fate of 7 lawmakers

    Business Law 10/10/2017

    Australia's prime minister said Monday that he was confident that government lawmakers would win a court challenge this week that threatens his administration's slender majority. Seven High Court judges will decide whether seven lawmakers should be d...

  • Supreme Court declines Michigan emergency manager law case

    Supreme Court declines Michigan emergency manager law case

    Business Law 09/27/2017

    The Supreme Court won't take up a challenge to a Michigan law that allows the state to temporarily take away local officials' authority during financial crises and appoint an emergency manager. The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the case. Vote...

  • Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization

    Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization

    Business Law 09/20/2017

    Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations. A statement by the Wayne, New Jersey-based company late Monday says it voluntarily is se...

  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg is set speak in Chicago

    Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg is set speak in Chicago

    Business Law 09/11/2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is scheduled to visit Chicago and speak at a university conference. She's expected to appear at Roosevelt University downtown on Monday evening as part of a program focusing on themes of law, social just...

  • Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

    Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

    Business Law 08/17/2017

    A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday. The statue of Roger B. Taney was ...

  • Open records policy set for administrative court records

    Open records policy set for administrative court records

    Business Law 08/12/2017

    Kentucky's Supreme Court justices have approved an open records policy to guide how the public accesses administrative records in the state court system. State officials say the first open records policy for the Administrative Office of the Courts ta...

  • EU closer to sanctions on Poland over changes in judiciary

    EU closer to sanctions on Poland over changes in judiciary

    Business Law 07/17/2017

    The European Union is coming closer to imposing sanctions on Poland for the government's attempt to take control over the judiciary, a senior official warned Wednesday, but he said the bloc was still open to dialogue. European Commission Vice Preside...

  • Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Business Law 06/28/2017

    A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. Baker Jack Phillips is challenging a Colorado law that says he was wron...