U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they may reinforce the airline industry’s shield from passenger lawsuits as they heard the case of a man kicked out of Northwest Airlines’s frequent-flyer program for complaining too much.
U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they are likely to put new limits on Congress’s power, as they weighed the case of a microbiologist who was prosecuted under a chemical-weapons law for trying to poison her husband’s lover.
While top-tier U.K. law firms weather the economic difficulties that have gripped the profession, their mid-market counterparts could be facing a serious risk of survival, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
A Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health-care law, which compels people to buy medical insurance, would give Congress the power to make Americans purchase any other product, said lawyers challenging the measure.
The U.S. Supreme Court debated the reach of the federal securities laws, questioning whether investors can sue law firms and outside companies for their alleged roles in R. Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme.
The U.S. Supreme Court term that opens next week gives the Republican-appointed majority a chance to undercut decades-old precedents in clashes over campaign finance, racial discrimination and legislative prayer.