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Ohio files suit over Affordable Care Act taxes
January 27, 2015
The state of Ohio, along with several universities, filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Monday challenging taxes imposed on the state through the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The state claims that:the federal government has assess....... [more]

Turkish court orders Facebook to censor pages insulting Prophet Muhammed
January 26, 2015
A Turkish court on Sunday ordered a ban on Facebook pages that contain materials insulting the Prophet Muhammed. The Golbasi Duty Magistrate Court ruled that Facebook would be blocked in Turkey if the order is not implemented. The Anadolu Agency, Turkey's official press agency, reported that the co....... [more]

France court upholds ban on anti-Islamist rally
January 18, 2015
The Paris Administrative Tribunal on Saturday upheld a police chief's ban on an "Islamists out of France" rally planned for Sunday. The demonstration, which was organized by two groups: Secular Riposte and Resistance Republicaine, was banned because of fears it would cause civil unrest. One group or....... [more]

Apple, Google reach $415 million settlement in tech company hiring case
January 16, 2015
Four tech companies, including Apple and Google reached a $415 million settlement Thursday in a class action lawsuit claiming the companies unlawfully agreed to reduce employee compensation and mobility. The lawsuit was filed against Apple, Google, Intel Corporation and Adobe Systems by former tech....... [more]

Federal judge reduces maximum fine for BP oil spill
January 16, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Thursday reduced the maximum fine that BP will face under the Clean Water Act after he ruled that the size of the offshore oil spill was smaller than what the US government claimed. In the opinion, Federal Judge Carl Barbi....... [more]

Supreme Court rejects appeal by ex-Goldman Sachs director
January 12, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs director convicted of insider trading. This rejection leaves in place a lifetime ban on serving as an officer or director of a public company and stems from the civil case against Gupta by the Securities and E....... [more]

Obama to act to address US cybersecurity
January 10, 2015
A White House official on Saturday announced that President Barack Obama plans to address cybersecurity as it relates to American consumers and businesses next week. According to the official, the plan will include legislative initiatives and executive actions. The announcement comes in the wake of....... [more]

UN SG condemns attack against French magazine employees
January 7, 2015
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday spoke out against the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, expressing his shock and appall at at the actions of the terrorists who carried it out. The attack was perpetrated by masked gunmen who entered the office of the magazine....... [more]

Royal Dutch Shell agrees to $84 million settlement for 2008 Niger Delta oil spills
January 7, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) on Wednesday reached a settlement in a lawsuit concerning the Niger Delta oil spills of 2008. The settlement, totaling USD $84 million, will be divided between 15,600 individuals who will receive $3,300 each as compensation for losses caused by the spills. The remaining $30....... [more]

Federal appeals court reverses insider trading convictions
December 11, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday overturned the insider trading convictions of two former hedge fund traders. Defendants Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson were convicted in May 2013 on charges of "conspiracy to commit insider trading and insider trading in violation of 18 U....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on appeals, railroad tax
December 9, 2014
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Gelboim v. Bank of America Corporation the court heard arguments on whether and in what circumstances the dismissal of an action that has been consolidated with other suits is immediately appealable. The US Court of Appeals for the S....... [more]




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