New York City’s refusal to allow religious groups to use public schools for worship doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution, an appeals court ruled, reversing a trial judge in a case that has been reviewed by the court six times in almost two decades.
Some companies use in-home shopping parties to get customers to spend on items like jewelry and Tupperware in the company of friends -- and a lot of alcohol. Diageo Plc is going straight to the fun by shipping liquor and bartenders to clients’ living rooms.
Between scouting banquet halls for eighth-grade graduation and disciplining a boy who bit a classmate, Principal Aaron Rucker spotted five gang members near William H. Ryder Elementary and pulled his silver Range Rover to the curb.
New York City won a bid for a federal appeals court to return lawsuits over stop-and-frisk police tactics to a lower court while Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration pursues a settlement over the practice.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s Australian unit is liable for losses three towns incurred from buying failed securities, a judge ruled. The lawsuit’s sponsor said the case is the first of its kind to complete a trial.
Australian towns, churches and charities are scheduled to vote Oct. 17 on a proposal by a Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. unit and its insurers to pay them about $48 million to cover part of their investment loss claims.
The Justice Department suit against Standard & Poor’s has entered a phase where lawyers spend months arguing over procedure, and progress is slim. Tony West, who’s overseeing the case. knows the feeling: His nomination to become the agency’s No. 3 official has been blocked for half a year.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and Standard & Poor’s were sued in the Netherlands by 16 investors over a complex derivative product that fell in value by as much as 90 percent during the financial crisis.
Chesapeake Energy Corp., the most active U.S. oil and natural-gas driller, said it is selling part of its holdings in the Utica Shale oil and gas field in Ohio for $1.14 billion. Its shares rose 6 percent.