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  • Illinois high court hands lawmakers a rare pension-overhaul victory

    Illinois high court hands lawmakers a rare pension-overhaul victory

    Litigation Reports 01/20/2024

    The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday endorsed the consolidation of local police and firefighter pension systems, a rare victory in a yearslong battle to find an answer to the state’s besieged retirement accounts.The court’s unanimous opin...

  • What to know: South Africa's genocide case against Israel at ICJ

    What to know: South Africa's genocide case against Israel at ICJ

    Litigation Reports 01/15/2024

    Israel is defending itself in the United Nations’ highest court Thursday against allegations that it is committing genocide with its military campaign in Gaza.South Africa asked the International Court of Justice to order Israel to immediately ...

  • Google to pay $700 million to US states, consumers in app store settlement

    Google to pay $700 million to US states, consumers in app store settlement

    Litigation Reports 12/19/2023

    Google has agreed to pay $700 million and make several other concessions to settle allegations that it had been stifling competition against its Android app store — the same issue that went to trial in another case that could result in even big...

  • New Mexico Supreme Court upholds Democratic-drawn congressional map

    New Mexico Supreme Court upholds Democratic-drawn congressional map

    Litigation Reports 11/28/2023

    The New Mexico Supreme Court upheld a Democratic-drawn congressional map that divvied up a conservative, oil-producing region and reshaped a swing district along the U.S. border with Mexico, in an order published Monday.All five justices signed a sho...

  • Russian court fines Google for failing to store personal data on its users

    Russian court fines Google for failing to store personal data on its users

    Litigation Reports 11/16/2023

    A Moscow court on Tuesday fined Google for failing to store personal data on its Russian users, the latest in a series of fines on the U.S. tech giant amid tensions between the Kremlin and the West over the fighting in Ukraine.A magistrate at Moscow&...

  • Trump pushes for election interference trial to be televised

    Trump pushes for election interference trial to be televised

    Litigation Reports 11/12/2023

    Donald Trump is pushing for his federal election interference trial in Washington to be televised, joining media outlets that say the American public should be able to watch the historic case unfold.Federal court rules prohibit broadcasting proceedin...

  • Biden administration warns of disruption at border if judges halt asylum rule

    Biden administration warns of disruption at border if judges halt asylum rule

    Litigation Reports 11/09/2023

    The Biden administration on Tuesday urged an appeals court to allow sweeping new asylum restrictions to stay in place, warning that halting them would be “highly disruptive” at the border.The government is urging a panel of judges in Pasa...

  • Appeals courts temporarily lifts Donald Trump’s gag order

    Appeals courts temporarily lifts Donald Trump’s gag order

    Litigation Reports 11/04/2023

    A federal appeals court temporarily lifted a gag order on Donald Trump in his 2020 election interference case in Washington on Friday — the latest twist in the legal fight over the restrictions on the former president’s speech.The U.S. Co...

  • Sen. Menendez enters not guilty plea to a new conspiracy charge

    Sen. Menendez enters not guilty plea to a new conspiracy charge

    Litigation Reports 10/30/2023

    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez returned to Manhattan federal court Monday to challenge a new criminal charge alleging that he conspired to act as an agent of the Egyptian government when he chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.“Not guilty,&rd...

  • Ban on electronic skill games in Virginia reinstated by state Supreme Court

    Ban on electronic skill games in Virginia reinstated by state Supreme Court

    Litigation Reports 10/16/2023

    A ban on electronic skill games in Virgnia went back into effect Friday after the state Supreme Court vacated an injunction that allowed thousands of the betting machines to remain in gas stations, bars and conveniece stores.The injunction was issued...

  • Biden’s second try at student loan cancellation moves forward with debate

    Biden’s second try at student loan cancellation moves forward with debate

    Litigation Reports 10/10/2023

    President Joe Biden’s second attempt at student loan cancellation began moving forward Tuesday with a round of hearings to negotiate the details of a new plan.In a process known as negotiated rulemaking, 14 people chosen by the Biden administra...

  • Biden backs new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

    Biden backs new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

    Litigation Reports 10/01/2023

    President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday proposed up to three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico, but none in Alaska, as it tries to navigate between energy companies seeking greater oil and gas production and environmental act...