Articles by Andrew Chung

Uber Can’t Avoid Driver Classification Lawsuit, Says Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away Uber’s bid to avoid a lawsuit over whether drivers for the ride-hailing company’s limousine platform UberBLACK are employees and not independent contractors as the company claims. The justices left in place a …

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeals on Workplace Religious Bias

The U.S. Supreme Court on this month sidestepped a chance to further expand religious rights, turning away two cases in which employees accused companies of violating federal anti-discrimination law by insufficiently accommodating requests for time off to meet religious obligations. …

Supreme Court Sides With Google in Software Copyright Battle Against Oracle

The U.S. Supreme Court handed Alphabet Inc.’s Google a major victory on Monday, ruling that its use of Oracle Corp.’s software code to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones did not violate federal copyright …

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeals on Workplace Religious Bias

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a chance to further expand religious rights, turning away two cases in which employees accused companies of violating federal anti-discrimination law by insufficiently accommodating requests for time off to meet religious obligations. The …

Supreme Court Grapples With Investor Class Actions in Goldman Sachs Securities Case

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday struggled in a case involving Goldman Sachs Group Inc. over how judges should determine when shareholders can collectively sue publicly traded companies for fraudulent statements that keep their stock prices artificially high. The justices …

Supreme Court Nixes Facebook Bid to Curtail $15B Class Action Over User Tracking

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away Facebook Inc.’s bid to pare back a $15 billion class action lawsuit accusing the company of illegally tracking the activities of internet users even when they are logged out of the social …

Supreme Court Justices Question Patent Tribunal’s Constitutionality

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday signaled they may rein in the power of in-house judges serving on a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tribunal who have the ability to cancel patents in a case involving a dispute between surgical …

Supreme Court Rejects Merck’s Bid to Reinstate $2.5B Damage Award Against Rival

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Merck & Co. Inc.’s bid to revive a $2.54 billion jury verdict it won against rival drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc. for infringing a patent in a dispute over a blockbuster hepatitis C treatment. …

Two Conservative Supreme Court Justices Appear to Side with Obamacare Supporters

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled they are unlikely to strike down the Obamacare healthcare law in a legal challenge brought by Texas and 17 other Republican-governed states and joined by President Donald Trump’s administration. Chief Justice John Roberts …

Supreme Court Hears Google’s Appeal of Oracle’s $8 Billion Copyright Claim

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday as it considered whether to protect Alphabet Inc.’s Google from a long-running lawsuit by Oracle Corp. accusing it of infringing Oracle copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of …