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4 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

U.S. Supreme Court's Alito ends recusal in Aereo TV case

Justice Samuel Alito is no longer recusing himself from two upcoming U.S. Supreme Court business cases, including a challenge by broadcast networks to online TV startup Aereo Inc. In two online docket entries that were updated on Wednesday, the court said Alito would allow himself to participate in the Aereo case and a product-labeling dispute ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Ansonia, CT

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Politico

Vt. puts past lessons in GMO bill

Vermont lawmakers seeking to make their state the first to require the labeling of genetically modified food are hoping history won't repeat itself.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Healthcare Law, Law, US News

NewsFactor

Authors Guild Asks U.S. Court To Rule Against Google

Internet giant Google's effort to create the world's largest digital library is violating the rights of authors and stifling competition in the Internet book sales market, says the Author's Guild.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Libraries, US News

World Magazine

No upheaval on Easter

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has not yet lifted a ban on churches renting public schools in the city for Sunday worship services, after a court ruling April 3 upheld the Michael Bloomberg-era policy.

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Related Topix: Michael Bloomberh

City Journal

De Blasio's Policing Test

New York mayor Bill de Blasio is settling two stop, question, and frisk lawsuits against the New York Police Department, but a third suit is still in play.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Center for Constitutional Rights, Charitable Organizations, US News

Law.com

Circuit Clarifies Accommodations for Hearing Impaired

The Sixth Amendment requires courts to provide reasonable accommodations to hearing-impaired defendants equal to the severity of their impairment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News

World Magazine

Vital Signs: Abortion appeals climb steps in court system

Court action. Abortion providers filed a petition April 10 requesting the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its March 27 decision to uphold new abortion laws in Texas.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas, Food and Drug Administration, US Governors, Mike Pence

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Law.com

First Amendment Protects Search Engine Results

In an ironic twist, China's largest search engine, Baidu, has successfully argued that it was entitled to First Amendment protection in regard to its search engine results in the United States, which excluded statements by the plaintiffs, a group of New York residents who "advocated" for "the Democracy movement in China."

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Related Topix: Baidu, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology, US News

Reuters

Apple antitrust compliance off to a promising start: monitor

Apple Inc has made a "promising start" to enhancing its antitrust compliance program after being found liable last year for conspiring to raise e-book prices, but more work is required, a court-appointed monitor said Monday.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, US News

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Jurist

Authors Guild files appeal in Google copyright claim

The brief, filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website], claims that Google's "Library Project" is scanning copyrighted works and making them available online without the copyright holders' consent, "driv[ing] potential book purchasers away from online book retailers, increas[ing] its advertising revenue, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Libraries

Entrepreneur Magazine

Aereo Founder: If We Lose, 'We Have No Plan B'

Innovators push the boundaries of the known world. They're change agents who are relentless in making things happen and bringing ideas to execution.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, WebMD, CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks, US News

Fri Apr 11, 2014

MediaPost

Vimeo's 'Lip Dubs' Battle Heads To Appellate Court

Vimeo and the record labels are taking their battle to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which agreed this week to hear arguments about whether the video-sharing service is liable for copyright infringement by users.

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Related Topix: US News, IAC, DMCA News, Advertising

Washington Times

Authors Guild asks NY court to rule against Google

Saying Google Inc. is stealing business from retailers, the Authors Guild has asked a New York federal appeals court to find that the Internet giant is violating copyright laws with its massive book digitization project.

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Related Topix: WebMD, US News

Thu Apr 10, 2014

JD Supra

Focus on Private Equity - April 2014

The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires an employer with 100 or more employees to provide 60 days' advance notice of a "mass layoff" or "plant closing," as defined in the statute, unless an exception is applicable.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News

ABA Journal

2nd Circuit asks top NY court to explain minimum needed to satisfy...

In the latest development in a New Jersey attorney's challenge to a New York law requiring the state's practitioners to maintain law offices there, a federal appeals court has asked New York state's top court for input.

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World News Report

Federal Appeals Court Rules Liability Risk Retention Act Preempts New York Direct Action Statute

"The federal Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986 contains sweeping preemption language that sharply limits the authority of states to regulate, directly or indirectly, the operation of risk retention groups chartered in another state," Circuit Court Judge Gerard Lynch wrote in his opinion upholding the District Court judgment.

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MediaPost

FilmOn X Asks Supreme Court To Okay Aereo's Streaming System

FilmOn X is asking the Supreme Court to side with the rival streaming service Aereo in its upcoming showdown with TV broadcasters.

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Related Topix: US News

INDOlink

Rajat Gupta Seeks Re-Hearing Of Insider Trading Conviction

New York: India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta has petitioned that a three-judge panel, which upheld his conviction on insider trading charges, should reconsider its decision and the court rehear the case, arguing that 'critical evidence' in his favour was excluded at trial.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Consulting, US News

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Law.com

NYLAG Gala

Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert Katzmann, second from left, and Matthew Biben, center, general counsel, consumer and community banking, JPMorgan Chase, were honored at the annual gala of the New York Legal Assistance Group Tuesday at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

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Related Topix: US News

Courthouse News Service

Goldman Unplugs Suit by Defunct Cable Outfit

Goldman Sachs need not face a $63 million case alleging that it helped clients pull off a fraud that sank a cable company more than a decade ago, the 2nd Circuit ruled.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, US News, Economics News, Bankruptcy

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