October 27, 2020

The Death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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From The National Law Journal Scalia was ‘Unbelievably Energetic’ During Recent Trip to Asia, Co-Author Said [see: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202749725758] Bryan Garner, a close friend of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who recently traveled with him to the Far East, said on Sunday that Scalia’s health was “very robust” until the end of his life. “He […]

William Ritter et al v. Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Ltd.: Writ of Summons – Bank sued for $900,000

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From Offshore Alert Writ of Summons in William Ritter and Geneva Insurance SPC Limited v. Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. For more on this story go to: http://www.offshorealert.com/william-ritter-geneva-insurance-spc-v-butterfield-bank-cayman-islands-lawsuit.aspx Related stories: Butterfield Bank (Cayman) sued for $900,000 by swindled client December 27, 2015 by David Marchant After a similar action […]

Dietary supplement maker gets another bite at Texas AG

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By Miriam Rozen, From Texas Lawyer A Utah-based dietary supplement maker may pursue constitutional claims against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in his official capacity, according to a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit reversed a trial court in part. In 2011, the […]

Texas Abortion Clinics ask Supreme Court to review restrictions

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By Marcia Coyle, From The National Law Journal Raising the stakes that abortion will be on the decision docket in the new U.S. Supreme Court term, a Texas coalition of reproductive health clinics and physicians asked the justices on Wednesday to review a federal appellate court decision upholding state restrictions that, they say, would close […]

Supreme Court rejects BP’s appeal of oil spill settlement

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By Marcia Coyle, Supreme Court Brief The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday eliminated what could have been a major roadblock in the multibillion-dollar settlement reached in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill four years ago. In BP Production & Development v. Lake Eugenie Land & Development, the justices, without comment, declined to review BP PLC’s claims […]

Royal Caribbean can be held liable for passenger’s death: 11th Cir.

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By Mark Wilson, Esq. From FindLaw It’s well established that there’s no respondeat superior liability levied on ship owners for the negligent medical care of the ship’s crew, no matter how negligent they are. But what about an agency theory? That was an issue of first impression for the Eleventh Circuit in Franza v. Royal […]

Justices block Texas abortion law

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By Tony Mauro From Legal Times The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday halted enforcement of several parts of a federal appeals court ruling that shuttered abortion clinics throughout Texas. Over the objection of three conservative justices, the court vacated an Oct. 2 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that gave […]