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  • EPA Mercury Rule for Power Plants Upheld by U.S. Court

    Duke Energy Corp., Southern Co. and other energy companies must abide by federal limits on mercury and additional power-plant pollutants, a U.S. court said, upholding a rule regulators say will save lives and the industry claims was illegally drafted.

  • SEC Conflict Minerals Rule Violates Free-Speech Rights

    A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring companies to disclose whether any “conflict minerals” are used in their products violates the free-speech rights of manufacturers, an appeals court said.

  • AT&T Hacker ‘Weev’ Conviction Tossed Over Trial’s Locale

    An Arkansas man found guilty of violating the main U.S. anti-hacking law by taking 114,000 e- mail addresses from AT&T Inc. had his conviction thrown out by an appeals court that ruled he was tried in the wrong state.

  • SeaWorld Trainers Barred From Killer Whale Pools, Rides

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. lost its bid to overturn U.S. limits on trainers’ contact with killer whales imposed after one of the animals drowned an amusement park employee during a 2010 show.

  • Netflix DVD-Mailer Rate Upheld in Lawsuit by Post Office

    Federal rules mandating equal rates for first-class letters and flat DVDs were upheld by a U.S. appeals court, handing a defeat to the Postal Service in a case spawned by favorable treatment once provided to Netflix Inc.

  • Duke Energy, North Carolina Appeal Coal Ash Ruling

    North Carolina’s environmental regulator joined Duke Energy Corp. in appealing a court order that the company clean up groundwater pollution from coal ash dumps, a ruling made in case that began before one of the utility’s plants spewed toxic sludge into the Dan River.

  • Disney, Movie Studios Sue Megaupload Over Copyright Claims

    Disney Enterprises Inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and four other movie studios accused the closed file-sharing service of massive theft of intellectual property in a copyright-infringement lawsuit.

  • Meat Groups Get Second Crack in Court at Label Rules

    Meat producers including Hormel Foods Group Inc. will get another chance to challenge country- of-origin labeling rules in a case pitting corporate free-speech rights against the government’s regulatory reach.

  • Ex-State Department Contractor Gets 13 Months for Leak

    Former U.S. State Department contractor Stephen Kim was sentenced to 13 months in prison for disclosing intelligence on North Korea to a Fox News reporter in a case that sparked criticism from free-press advocates of the Obama administration’s crackdown on unauthorized leaks.

  • White House Shooter Ortega-Hernandez Gets 25-Year Term

    An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House from his car in 2011 was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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