Attorneys David Boies and Theodore Olson, adversaries in the 2000 U.S. Supreme Court battle over the presidential election vote count and allies in the fight to legalize gay marriage in California, agreed again about same-sex unions.
BP Plc, with billions of dollars at stake, seeks to lower payments from its partial Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement by persuading a federal appeals court to order stricter standards for evaluating claims.
A group of Ecuadorians lost a bid to remove a U.S. judge set to oversee a trial over Chevron Corp.’s claims that a $19 billion pollution verdict against it in the South American country was obtained fraudulently.
BP Plc persuaded an appeals court to order a re-examination of key terms of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil-spill settlement that the company said could have cost it billions of dollars in improper payouts.
The U.S. Supreme Court raised the prospect that it will decline to say whether the Constitution gives gays the right to marry, in an argument that revealed a chasm among the justices on one of the country’s most divisive issues.