October 27, 2020

US Justices wrestle with how false a “False Claim” must be

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By Marcia Coyle, Supreme Court Brief The federal False Claims Act is the government’s chief fraud-fighting tool, and a lucrative one at that. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court wrestled with how false a claim for payment must be in order to earn the law’s punishing penalties. In Universal Health Services v. Escobar, a major health […]

14 Memorable NLJ Supreme Court Stories of 2014

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By Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro, Legal Times Here’s a look back at 14 of The National Law Journal’s most popular Supreme Court stories of 2014. Ginsburg on Rulings, Race The turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., and the controversial stop-and-frisk policy in New York City illustrate a “real racial problem” in America, one that recent U.S. […]

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 […]

[US] Justices return to consider Facebook threats, pregnancy discrimination

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By Tony Mauro, Supreme Court Brief The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench December 1 to begin hearing arguments in 12 cases and to hand down some decisions, finally. The court has issued four unsigned per curiam opinions since starting its term Oct. 6, but it usually hands down its first signed decision sometime […]