Pennsylvania and Vermont student- loan agencies must face false-billing claims brought in 2007 by a former U.S. Education Department employee, a federal appeals court ruled, reviving the whistle-blower lawsuit.
KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. aren’t automatically immune from lawsuits by military service members over illnesses caused by exposure to contractor burn pits, a U.S. appeals court said, reversing a lower court ruling.
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.
Fights over forming unions are hardball -- which is why the decision process is more heavily regulated than almost any other act of association in American life. One popular technique favored by unions is to promise management something in exchange for a promise to stay neutral and even allow organizers access to the workplace.
Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.’s ex-Chairman Lee Farkas lost a bid to overturn a lifelong ban on securities industry employment imposed after he was convicted of orchestrating a $3 billion scheme prosecutors said was among the biggest bank frauds recorded in the U.S.
The fight over President Barack Obama ’s health-care law, after federal judges split on whether it’s constitutional, is headed to three U.S. appeals courts as states examine whether the statute is enforceable.