03/12/14 04:19 PM
PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) — A bill that would make patent trolling more difficult in Maine is headed to the state Senate floor. This week, members of the joint standing judiciary committee voted in favor of the bill, Legislative Document 1660. Haskell Nine of the committee’s...
03/12/14 03:29 PM
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Cook County, Ill., judge today added an extra $800,000 to the nearly $2.4 million a jury last month awarded to Chicago State University’s former senior legal counsel who asserts he was fired in retaliation for complying with public record laws and reporting...
03/12/14 03:21 PM
PASADENA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A decision in a class action lawsuit against Michaels Stores Inc. by former store managers who claimed they were wrongly classified as exempt from overtime has been reversed, and the case will proceed in federal court rather than California state court....
03/12/14 03:08 PM
Susman CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An attorney in a fee-allocation dispute is bound to a final agreement, according to three circuit judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. On Aug. 29, 2011, a district court approved an Illinois class action settlement in fiber-optic...
03/12/14 02:15 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herbalife is facing an inquiry from the Federal Trade Commission. The nutrition and supplement said Wednesday that it received the civil investigative demand from the FTC on Wednesday. A representative from the FTC was not immediately available to comment. Herbalife says...
03/12/14 02:00 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Militants in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets Wednesday into southern Israel, sending civilians rushing into bomb shelters but causing no casualties. The Israeli military says it's the largest rocket barrage since 2012, when it launched an eight-day air campaign in Gaza...
03/12/14 01:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal Trade Commission opens investigation into the nutritional supplement company Herbalife.
03/12/14 12:33 PM
Facing the media in a press conference setting for the first time since allegations surfaced Monday that Mayor Vincent Gray knew of a 'shadow campaign', Gray once again denied he had any knowledge or involvement in the illegal activity.
03/12/14 11:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he will travel to London to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf) on Friday in a last-ditch bid to avert a new crisis over Ukraine. Kerry told Congress on Wednesday he will make the trip to try to calm rising...
03/12/14 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kerry says he will meet Russian foreign minister in London in bid to avert new Ukraine crisis.
By Seth Borenstein | 03/12/14 10:34 AM
If the Obama administration's health care plan is going to pass what amounts to its first physical, people have to sign up this month at a pretty speedy rate: 42 times a minute.
03/12/14 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers, a White House official said. The directive is meant to help salaried workers, such as fast-food shift supervisors or convenience store managers, who may be...
03/12/14 10:01 AM
NEW DELHI (AP) — Maoist insurgents will not be allowed to spoil next month's Indian elections with violent attacks, the home minister said Wednesday, a day after rebels killed 16 people in their deadliest raid in almost a year. About 200 rebels had ambushed a group of 44 troops and police...
By Julie Pace | 03/12/14 09:48 AM
President Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers, a White House official said.
03/12/14 09:16 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A jury convicted former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner of federal bribery and extortion charges Tuesday, saying her acceptance of $36,000 from a bond trader who did business with the state was a felony rather than just a lapse in ethical judgment. Shoffner wept...
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