A foreign company enlisting the assistance of U.S. courts under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code is barred from terminating licenses of U.S. patents, according to an opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.
Rosetta Stone Inc., a maker of language-learning software, agreed to drop a lawsuit it brought against Google Inc. for selling its trademarks to other companies for search-engine advertising.
William Jefferson, the former U.S. congressman serving a 13-year prison sentence for using his office to solicit bribes, lost a bid to have his conviction thrown out by a federal appeals court.
A federal appeals court in Virginia threw out two challenges to the Obama administration’s 2010 health-care law, saying it lacked authority to decide whether the measure is constitutional.
Texas Governor Rick Perry lost a bid to stop Virginia from printing ballots for the Republican presidential primary without his name on them.
What will the U.S. Supreme Court do with the constitutional challenge to the health care law? Prediction, always a delicate business, is even harder when high-stakes politics affects a case.