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Apr 18, 2014

Supreme Court denies Teva stay in Copaxone patent fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to stay a lower-court ruling in a patent case that favored the developers of generic versions of Teva’s top-selling multiple sclerosis drug.

The decision could help pave the way for generic competitors of Teva’s Copaxone drug to go on the market as soon as next month.

Apr 18, 2014

U.S. top court denies Teva stay in Copaxone patent fight

WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Chief
Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva
Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to stay a lower-court
ruling in a patent case that favored the developers of generic
versions of Teva’s top-selling multiple sclerosis drug.

The decision could help pave the way for generic competitors
of Teva’s Copaxone drug to go on the market as soon as next
month.

Apr 18, 2014

U.S. appeals court rejects latest challenge to Wisconsin union law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected the latest challenge to a Wisconsin law that restricts the power of public-sector unions.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled against public employee unions that represent workers for the city of Madison and Dane County.

Apr 18, 2014

U.S. court upholds cement plant emissions standards

WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on
Friday largely upheld new emissions standards aimed at curbing
air pollution from the nation’s cement plants.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Circuit rejected a challenge by environmental groups, including
the Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club, who said
the emissions standards were not stringent enough.

Apr 18, 2014

U.S. appeals court largely upholds cement plant emissions rule

WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on
Friday largely upheld new emissions standards aimed at curbing
air pollution from the nation’s cement plants.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Circuit rejected a challenge by environmental groups, including
the Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club, who said
the emissions standards were not stringent enough.

Apr 17, 2014

Two justices say high court will likely rule on NSA programs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities.

The two justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made the comments during a public event at the National Press Club in Washington. They were responding to questions posed by journalist Marvin Kalb about whether the court would take up cases arising from the recent disclosures about NSA surveillance, most notably by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Apr 17, 2014

Teva willing to post bond to suspend decision on Copaxone

WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) – Teva Pharmaceutical
Industries Ltd on Thursday told the U.S. Supreme Court
that it is willing to post up to a $500 million bond in return
for a decision suspending a lower court ruling that would allow
generic competitors to go on the market as soon as next month.

Teva already had asked the court for a stay of the
July 2013 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit that invalidated some of its patents for the top-selling
multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone. The case was won by two teams
developing generic versions of the drug: one comprising Novartis
AG’s Sandoz Inc and Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc
, and the other comprising Mylan Inc c and Natco
Pharma Ltd.

Apr 17, 2014

U.S. justices decline case of photo company, gay couple

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider whether a New Mexico photography company had free speech grounds to refuse to shoot the commitment ceremony of a same-sex couple.

The court’s refusal to intervene means an August 2013 New Mexico Supreme Court decision against the company remains intact. Albuquerque-based Elane Photography had said its free speech rights under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution should be a valid defense to the state’s finding that it violated the New Mexico Human Rights Act. The law, similar to laws in 20 other U.S. states, bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Apr 17, 2014

Argentina’s fight with bondholders reaches U.S. top court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wades into Argentina’s multi-billion dollar legal fight with bond investors who turned down two debt restructuring offers after the country’s 2002 default.

The relatively narrow case that the nine justices are due to hear concerns whether the investors can force banks in New York with which Argentina does business to disclose information about the country’s non-U.S. assets as the investors seek repayment.

Apr 16, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court’s Alito ends recusal in Aereo TV case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Justice Samuel Alito is no longer recusing himself from two upcoming U.S. Supreme Court business cases, including a challenge by broadcast networks to online TV startup Aereo Inc.

In two online docket entries that were updated on Wednesday, the court said Alito would allow himself to participate in the Aereo case and a product-labeling dispute brought against Coca-Cola Co by fellow beverage-maker POM Wonderful LLC.