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Court to decide if suit moves forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court seems willing to let a group of African American applicants sue the city of Chicago for discrimination for using test scores to decide who would become a firefighter trainee.

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Referring attorney can be denied fee

A referring attorney in a child injury case could be denied a contingent fee based on the impropriety of his fee-sharing agreement with co-counsel, the Second Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.

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Amanda’s Law in effect

Amanda’s Law, signed into law in August 2009, took effect Monday, mandating the installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in all homes in New York State.

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SCOTUS returns from four-week recess

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower court decision that gave a new trial to a man convicted of killing a police officer in Texas.

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Feds file to halt Starwood-Hilton lawsuit

MIAMI — Federal prosecutors and agents are investigating possible charges including fraud and theft of trade secrets in a criminal probe of Hilton Hotels Corp. ...

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Philip Morris seeks high court ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s largest tobacco maker is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out court rulings holding that the industry illegally concealed the dangers of cigarette smoking.

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$2.75M settlement reached with inside trader

New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced a settlement with David Shulman, formerly a top executive at UBS, over Shulman’s sale of personal holdings ...

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