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Oct 9, 2014

Supreme Court hears dispute over security check pay

WASHINGTON — Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day. Several U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday during arguments over whether federal law entitles workers to compensation for routine security measures to […]

Sep 10, 2014

Comptroller gets involved in FairPoint dispute

The comptroller of New York is urging FairPoint’s biggest shareholder to encourage the company to treat its workforce fairly. Thomas DiNapoli expressed concerns about union allegations that FairPoint improperly declared an impasse in labor negotiations in a letter to John Angelo, CEO of a private equity firm that owns nearly 20 percent of FairPoint stock. […]

Jul 1, 2014

Court to weigh gov’t duty to settle bias claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a dispute over the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s duty to try and settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers. The issue has riled business groups as the Obama administration has aggressively stepped up enforcement of the nation’s anti-discrimination laws. The […]

May 28, 2014

Supreme Court to hear dispute over state tax collection

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider a dispute over how a state may tax the income that its residents earn in another state. In a case that could affect how taxes are collected in every state, the justices will hear an appeal from Maryland officials who want to overturn a […]

Apr 8, 2014

Judge disqualifies MLK estate lawyer from case

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has ruled that a lawyer for the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. cannot participate in a dispute over the ownership of King’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. The slain civil rights icon’s estate, controlled by his sons, is locked in a legal dispute with his daughter, the Rev. Bernice […]

Dec 10, 2012

Justices won’t reinstate award against Hustler

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t reinstate an award against a racy magazine in a dispute over nude pictures of a model published after she was killed by her professional wrestler husband. The court turned away a request by the family of Nancy Toffoloni Benoit to reinstate a jury’s decision to make Hustler Magazine pay […]

Sep 14, 2011

Deciding wind dispute is no breeze

Several questions still need to be answered before Monroe County Supreme Court Justice John J. Ark reaches a final decision in a case brought by a wind energy company against the town of Italy in Yates County. Ecogen LLC and Ecogen Transmission Corp.

Aug 3, 2011

ABA, NALP wrangle over law grad data

As American Bar Association President Stephen Zack said, those attending the ABA’s annual meeting in Toronto this week can earn an entire year’s worth of continuing education credit, network with leading professionals, examine a wide assortment of innovative legal products and services, see a beautiful city and more.

Dec 15, 2010

Lawyer: Brunei prince ‘betrayed’ by ex-lawyers

NEW YORK CITY — Brunei’s Prince Jefri Bolkiah was exploited by two thieving British attorneys who took advantage of his trust and vulnerability as he faced the legal “fight of his life,” one of his lawyers said Tuesday in summing up his side of a multimillion-dollar dispute.

Nov 12, 2010

MLB sued by brewer over sponsorship deal

NEW YORK CITY — Anheuser-Busch is suing Major League Baseball in a dispute over the brewer's decades-long sponsorship. The maker of Budweiser claimed in a suit filed Friday that MLB agreed in April ...

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