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Microsoft's Irish Servers Kept Safe From U.S.

Federal prosecutors barred from seizing emails stored in Microsoft’s servers in Dublin, Ireland, failed Tuesday to secure en banc rehearing at the Second Circuit.

Texas Court Clerks Wary of Single Access to Records

Texas clerks of court are at odds with the state over its plan to implement a statewide online access system for court records, to be run by a third-party software vendor.

High Court Won’t Hear Texas Voter ID Case, Yet

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined Texas’ request to review a Fifth Circuit ruling that found the state’s voter ID law discriminates against minorities, but the high court could take up the case at a later time.

Overseas Banking Taxes Debated in Sixth Circuit

The Treasury Department defended its taxes on foreign bank accounts held by U.S. citizens in the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday, while an attorney for Americans living abroad argued they have standing to challenge the taxation.

Becerra Confirmed as New Calif. Attorney General

After 12 terms on Capitol Hill, Rep. Xavier Becerra will officially leave Congress for California after being confirmed Monday by the Legislature as the Golden State’s new attorney general.

City Sues Purdue Pharma Over Costs of Opioid Fight

A city in Washington state sued pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma for what it says is the irresponsible and lax distribution of the drug Oxycontin, claiming the stream of drugs coming from Purdue escalated law enforcement and social services costs.

Price-Fixing Settlement Costs Mallinckrodt $100M

The successor of Questcor Pharmaceuticals will pay $100 million to settle charges that it monopolized the market for a lifesaving drug that treats infant seizures.

Searing Testimony From Victims of San Bruno Disaster

Victims who lost loved ones in a fatal 2010 San Bruno pipeline disaster urged a federal judge on Monday to impose the maximum sentence on Pacific Gas and Electric to ensure that such a tragedy never occurs again.

Connecticut Golf Course Sued Over Quicksand

A golfer who had to be rescued from a pit of quicksand in Connecticut wants a court to make the Candlewood Valley Country Club pay damages.

Aetna’s $37 Billion Takeover of Humana Enjoined

A federal judge Monday blocked health insurance giant Aetna’s $37 billion acquisition of Humana, citing antitrust concerns of reduced competition.

Deadlines Stressed for Retrials of Drug Cases

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A judge with the highest court in Massachusetts sketched out plans Monday for the working group who will decide which drug cases tainted by disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan must be either dismissed or retried.

Wine Seller Disputes Michigan Shipping Ban

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Three wine-loving Michiganders and an Indiana wine retailer filed a federal lawsuit Friday against Michigan officials, challenging a law that prohibits out-of-state retailers from sending wine to Wolverine State consumers.

Psychologists Work to Enlighten Science Skeptics

Psychological researchers working to understand the factors that cause otherwise intelligent people to resist scientific messages have developed a theoretical framework for making efforts to communicate about science more effective.

Court Rebuffs Alleged Muse for 'Orange' Kingpin

The accused drug kingpin said to be fictionalized in “Orange Is the New Black” cannot sue the U.S. government for having agents present during an unsuccessful attempt to arrest and extradite him from Nigeria, the Seventh Circuit ruled Monday.

President Signs Orders Reviving Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

President Donald Trump signed executive orders advancing construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines Tuesday, infuriating opponents of the projects and inspiring at least one, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, to announce it plans to challenge the orders in court.

Big Apple Inks $75M Deal Over NYPD Quotas

Civil rights lawyers celebrated Monday what they call a “landmark” $75 million settlement for roughly 850,000 black New Yorkers who received phony police summonses.

ID Theft or No, Breach Supports Class Action

The Third Circuit revived a federal class action by customers of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield whose personal information was compromised from the theft of two laptops from the insurer’s New Jersey offices.

HI Lawmaker Wants Facebook's Zuckerberg to Mediate Land Dispute

A Hawaii lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to mediate his quiet title lawsuits against landowners on the island of Kauai.