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Supreme Court hears arguments on IRS summons, contaminated well water
April 23, 2014
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In United States v. Clarke the court heard arguments on whether an unsupported allegation that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a summons for an improper purpose entitles an opponent to an evidentiary hearing to question IRS....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments in Argentina bond case
April 21, 2014
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital Ltd. the court heard arguments on whether a hedge fund could subpoena banks for information about Argentina's non-US assets following the country's default on $100 billion in sovereign debt in 2002....... [more]

Chief Justice refuses to stay drug patent ruling
April 19, 2014
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts denied the request of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for a stay on the lower court ruling. The appeals court's ruling made Teva's Copaxone drug available to be produced in a generic form. Teva sought to have this delayed until the Supreme Court is able to hear....... [more]

Federal judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller Zohydro
April 16, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Tuesday granted drug company Zogenix a preliminary injunction against a state-wide ban of the drug Zohydro. Judge Rya Zobel stated that because Zohydro's use had been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this d....... [more]

Authors Guild files appeal in Google copyright claim
April 12, 2014
The Authors Guild filed an appellate brief on Friday, renewing its complaint that Google is violating copyright laws with its mass book digitization project. The brief, filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, claims that Google's "Library Project" is scanning copyrighted works an....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against credit card issuers
April 11, 2014
Judge William Pauley of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a class action lawsuit on Thursday against American Express, Citigroup and Discover Financial Services that alleged the three credit card issuers violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by colluding to require t....... [more]

Turkey reinforces YouTube ban
April 10, 2014
Turkish government reinforced their ban of YouTube on Thursday, despite a Constitutional Court ruling last week that the ban was unlawful. The Information and Communications Technologies Authority (BTK) said in a statement that the government measures blocking the website will remain in place. Prime....... [more]

HP offers $108 million to settle bribery charges by SEC, DOJ
April 10, 2014
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday charged Hewlett-Packard (HP) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by making improper payments to various government officials in order to obtain or keep contracts within certain countries. The US Department of Justice (D....... [more]

Bank of America ordered to pay $727 million for illegal credit card practices
April 9, 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Wednesday ordered Bank of America to pay $727 million for its illegal credit card practices. The CFPB asserts that Bank of America used deceptive marketing and unfair billing practices in violation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer F....... [more]

France court overturns extradition of former Kazakhstan energy minsiter
April 9, 2014
A French appellate court on Wednesday overturned the extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov, Kazakhstan's former energy minister accused of misappropriating USD $6 billion from BTA Bank. In January, a French trial court in the Aix-En Province agreed to extradition requests from Russia and Ukraine, both o....... [more]

US AG expresses concern about digital currency abuse
April 9, 2014
US Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday expressed concern before the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee with respect to the proliferation of virtual currencies, which, he asserts, have created new avenues for money laundering, drug trafficking and other illegal activity. Holder note....... [more]




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