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  •  Clicking 'checkout' could cost more after Supreme Court case

    Clicking 'checkout' could cost more after Supreme Court case

    U.S. Court Watch 04/16/2018

    The Supreme Court is hearing a case this week that could affect how much customers pay for online purchases.At issue is a rule saying that businesses don't have to collect state sales taxes when those businesses ship to a state where they don't have ...

  • Court to decide if drug use while pregnant is child abuse

    Court to decide if drug use while pregnant is child abuse

    U.S. Court Watch 04/07/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court will decide whether a woman's use of illegal drugs while pregnant qualifies as child abuse under state law.The Supreme Court recently took up the case of a woman who tested positive for suboxone and marijuana at the time ...

  • The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability

    The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability

    U.S. Court Watch 02/28/2018

    After a work-related injury, you may be asked to complete an assessment called a Functional Capacity Evaluation (“FCE”).An FCE may be ordered by an attorney, an insurance provider offering workers’ compensation coverage or by your e...

  • Court: FAA must reconsider regulating airline seat size

    Court: FAA must reconsider regulating airline seat size

    U.S. Court Watch 01/28/2018

    An appeals court panel said Friday that federal officials must reconsider their decision not to regulate the size of airline seats as a safety issue.One of the judges called it “the Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat.”The Flyer...

  • Australian court debates release of Queen's secret letters

    Australian court debates release of Queen's secret letters

    U.S. Court Watch 01/11/2018

    A legal battle over secret letters revealing what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her Australian representative's stunning plan to dismiss Australia's government in 1975 opened in federal court Monday, in a case that could finally solve a mystery behind t...

  • Court: Indiana layoffs of older workers not discrimination

    Court: Indiana layoffs of older workers not discrimination

    U.S. Court Watch 01/08/2018

    A federal appeals court has ruled against 20 former Lake County employees who claimed their layoffs were driven by age discrimination.The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled Wednesday that the plaintiffs, many of whom are now in their 7...

  •  Man suspected in Indiana officer's killing due in court

    Man suspected in Indiana officer's killing due in court

    U.S. Court Watch 01/06/2018

    formal charges in the case.Twenty-eight-year-old Jason Brown remains held without bond on suspicion of murder in Thursday's killing of Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan.Indianapolis police spokesman Sgt. Kendale Adams says Brown was expected to be mov...

  • Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

    Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

    U.S. Court Watch 12/28/2017

    The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain.The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday in an appeal filed by Republicans in Mary...