The U.S. Supreme Court fight over California’s Proposition 8, viewed by gay-rights advocates as a historic opportunity to establish same-sex marriage nationwide, may not even settle the issue in the state.
Chevron Corp., which faces a $19 billion damage award in an Ecuador environmental case, shouldn’t be allowed to obtain information about the e-mail accounts of lawyers, activists and scholars in contact with plaintiff attorneys, a privacy rights group told a judge.
President Barack Obama’s administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate same- sex marriage in California, calling for broad constitutional protections that ultimately could let gays marry nationwide.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed that women planning to sue for sex bias after a group lawsuit representing more than 1 million workers was rejected by the Supreme Court should get an extra 90 days to file their cases, a lawyer for the company said today.
The U.S. Supreme Court , heeding calls from companies to consider curbing class actions, agreed to decide whether Wal-Mart Stores Inc. must face a gender-bias suit on behalf of potentially 1 million of its workers.
The U.S. Supreme Court gave the country’s largest companies a new shield from multibillion- dollar lawsuits, as the justices rejected a bid to sue Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on behalf of more than a million female workers.
The U.S. Supreme Court suggested it may shield Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from a gender-bias suit on behalf of potentially a million female workers in a case that may mean tighter restrictions on class-action suits.
The U.S. Supreme Court weighed new constraints on class-action lawsuits, reviewing a case from an Arkansas county that companies say is rife with abusive litigation tactics and plaintiff-friendly local judges.