Articles by Andrew Chung

Supreme Court Weighs Legal Standard in $20B Racial Bias Claim Against Comcast

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed sympathy toward allowing comedian and producer Byron Allen to pursue his racial bias lawsuit accusing cable television operator Comcast Corp. of discriminating against black-owned channels. Over the course of an hour of oral …

High Court Rejects Charter Appeal Over Patent Verdict

Charter Communications Inc. unit Time Warner Cable must pay $140 million in damages for infringing five Sprint Corp telecommunications patents after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Time Warner’s appeal in the case. The justices declined to …

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects U. of Wisconsin Appeal in Patent Fight with Apple

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a bid by the University of Wisconsin’s patent licensing arm to reinstate its legal victory against Apple Inc. in a fight over computer processor technology that the school claimed the company used …

Supreme Court Denies Amazon Bid to Skirt State-Based Wage Claims for Security Frisks

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Amazon.com’s bid to avoid a lawsuit seeking to ensure that warehouse workers for the e-commerce giant get paid for the time it takes them to go through extensive post-shift security screenings. …

Supreme Court Rejects Sempra’s Bid to Recover $379M from 2007 California Wildfire Payouts

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by Sempra Energy’s San Diego Gas & Electric Co to recover $379 million from customers related to damages it was forced to pay out in litigation after the deadly …

Supreme Court Offs Ban on Foul Language Trademarks

The Supreme Court in late June struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on “immoral” or “scandalous” words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech …

Supreme Court Scales Back Doctrine Giving Deference to Regulatory Agencies

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday constrained the power of federal agencies, scaling back a legal doctrine that calls for judges to give agencies deference to interpret their own rules but declining to eliminate it as four conservative justices wanted. …

Supreme Court Offs Ban on Foul Language Trademarks

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on “immoral” or “scandalous” words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights. …

Supreme Court to Hear BP Unit’s Montana Superfund Site Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to a hear a bid by a unit of British oil major BP to avoid a lawsuit by private landowners in Montana seeking to force the company to pay for a more extensive …

Supreme Court to Review Racial Bias Claim Against Comcast

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a bid by cable operator Comcast Corp. to throw out racial bias claims accusing the company of discriminating against black-owned television channels. The justices will review a decision by the San …