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Court rejects appeal in Enron-related case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a former Merrill Lynch executive who was convicted on perjury and obstruction charges that stemmed from a bogus 1999 deal involving Enron. The justices did not comment Monday ...

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Court: Judges can consider new patent evidence

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court says federal judges can review unsubmitted patent evidence when inventors challenge their rejection by the Patent and Trademark Office. Gilbert Hyatt asked for patents relating to a “computerized display system for processing image information” in ...

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High Court limits suits under torture victim law

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that organizations may not be sued for claims they aided in torture or killings abroad under a law aimed at helping torture victims. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the court’s opinion dismissing ...

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Court rejects Skilling appeal again

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected another appeal from Jeffrey Skilling, the ex-CEO of disgraced energy giant Enron. The high court on Monday refused to hear his appeal of a lower court’s rejection of his theory that a flaw ...

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High court steps into copyright case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide a copyright case with important implications for the large and growing markets in discount and Internet sales. The justices said they will hear an appeal from a Thai student doing graduate ...

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Overtime for drug sales reps weighed

WASHINGTON — A seemingly divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday weighed a potentially costly challenge to the pharmaceutical industry’s practice of not paying overtime to its sales representatives. The justices questioned whether the federal law governing overtime pay should apply ...

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Supreme Court OKs routine jailhouse strip searches

WASHINGTON — Jailers may perform invasive strip searches on people arrested even for minor offenses, an ideologically divided Supreme Court ruled Monday, the conservative majority declaring that security trumps privacy in an often dangerous environment. In a 5-4 decision, the ...

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