Articles by Greg Stohr

Supreme Court Apple Ruling May Increase Liability Exposure for Digital Platforms

Consumers can press ahead with a lawsuit that accuses Apple Inc. of using its market dominance to artificially inflate prices at its App Store, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. The 5-4 decision Monday could add to pressure the company faces …

Supreme Court to Weigh If U.S. Job Bias Law Protects Gay, Transgender Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether federal law bars employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, accepting cases that could let the court’s new conservative majority put its imprint on the American workplace. The …

Supreme Court May Overturn Tradition of Courts Deferring to Regulatory Agencies

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative justices expressed doubts about a precedent that business groups and the Trump administration say gives federal agencies too much power to change regulations without notice. In an hour-long argument in Washington on Wednesday, the court …

Supreme Court Upholds SEC on Scope of Securities Fraud Liability

The U.S. Supreme Court reinforced the Securities and Exchange Commission’s powers, upholding sanctions against an investment banker found to have duped investors about a startup company’s financial condition. The justices, voting 6-2, said Francis V. Lorenzo, who worked at Charles …

Supreme Court Rejects Copyright Claim Against Nike’s Michael Jordan Image

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a photographer who said Nike Inc. stole key aspects of his iconic photo of basketball star Michael Jordan and used them to sell billions of dollars in shoes and other merchandise. The …

Supreme Court Denies Amazon’s Bid to Halt Suit Over Hack of Zappos

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by Amazon.com Inc.’s Zappos unit, letting a lawsuit proceed over a 2012 hack that exposed the personal information of 24 million customers. The online shoe and clothing retailer argued unsuccessfully that the …

Supreme Court Limits International Groups’ Immunity for Commercial Activity in U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court opened some American-based international organizations to lawsuits, ruling that a World Bank affiliate must defend against allegations it is responsible for environmental damage caused by a power plant in India. Voting 7-1 on Wednesday, the court …

Supreme Court Sets Aside Pay Equity Ruling Decided by Dead Judge’s Vote

The U.S. Supreme Court said judges “are appointed for life, not for eternity,” in setting aside a pay-discrimination ruling written by a jurist who died a week and a half before the decision was issued. The unsigned opinion said a …

Supreme Court Rejects Tobacco Firms’ Appeal on Smoker Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away the tobacco industry’s effort to derail lawsuits by thousands of Florida smokers, leaving cigarette makers exposed to potentially billions of dollars in liability. The justices on Monday rejected appeals by units of Altria Group …

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Calls for Overturning Landmark Libel Case

Justice Clarence Thomas called for the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the landmark 1964 New York Times v. Sullivan ruling, which protects news organizations from most libel suits when they write about public figures. Adding to a list of far-reaching …