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The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to review whether the Immigration Reform and Control Act preempts the use of I-9s for state prosecution of three immigrants who used other people's Social Security numbers to gain employment at various restaurants.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday rejected TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP's request to begin construction on the Keystone XL pipeline while it appeals court orders blocking the controversial project, saying the natural gas company has not shown it's likely to prevail on the merits.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred an estate planning attorney who had admitted to stealing client funds and agreed to pay over $300,000 in restitution, according to an order made public Friday.
An Illinois federal judge made no mistakes when he found VitalGo Inc. breached an exclusivity agreement over its Total Lift Bed and ordered the company to pay more than $1 million as a result, the Seventh Circuit held Thursday.
A Washington federal court will reconsider a $4 million copyright infringement award against the Zillow Group after the Ninth Circuit said Friday the lower court hadn't determined whether a real estate photography company's allegedly infringed photos should be treated as individual works or as a compilation.