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  • North Carolina Supreme Court to examine Smithfield payments

    North Carolina Supreme Court to examine Smithfield payments

    Business Law 01/25/2019

    North Carolina's highest court will weigh in on whether money paid by the world's largest pork producer for environmental restoration projects should go to public schools instead.The state Supreme Court announced Friday it would hear appeals in a law...

  • High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

    High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

    Business Law 01/20/2019

    The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the...

  • Indian court orders Briton held during copter bribery probe

    Indian court orders Briton held during copter bribery probe

    Business Law 12/07/2018

    An Indian court on Wednesday ruled that officials may hold a British man while they investigate him for alleged bribery in a canceled $670 million helicopter deal between India and an Italian defense company.Judge Arvind Kumar allowed Briton Christia...

  • Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger

    Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger

    Business Law 12/01/2018

    Dutch motivational speaker Emile Ratelband may feel like a 49-year-old but according to Dutch law he is still 69.A Dutch court on Monday rejected Ratelband’s request to shave 20 years off his age in a case that drew worldwide attention.“M...

  • NC high court weighs if tracking sex offenders reasonable

    NC high court weighs if tracking sex offenders reasonable

    Business Law 11/10/2018

    North Carolina's Supreme Court is re-evaluating whether forcing sex offenders to be perpetually tracked by GPS-linked devices, sometimes for the rest of their lives, is justified or a Constitution-violating unreasonable search.The state's highest cou...

  • Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

    Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

    Business Law 11/09/2018

    President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court.Tru...

  • 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...

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