Articles by Lawrence Hurley

Supreme Court Takes No Action on Bayer Bid to Nix Weedkiller Suits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on Bayer AG’s bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The …

Supreme Court to Soon Decide Whether to Hear Bayer’s Weedkiller Case

The U.S. Supreme Court could announce as soon as Monday whether it will hear Bayer’s bid to dismiss claims its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars more in damages and payouts. Bayer …

Biden Administration Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Shun Bayer Weedkiller Appeal

President Joe Biden’s administration on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear Bayer’s bid to dismiss claims by customers who contend that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, as the company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in …

U.S. Supreme Court Spurns Google Bid to Avoid Shareholder Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Alphabet Inc’s attempt to nix a lawsuit by shareholders accusing the Google parent company of fraudulently concealing a security glitch that left private user data exposed. The justices left in place …

EPA Power to Curb Carbon Emissions Questioned by Supreme Court

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared skeptical of the federal government’s authority to issue sweeping regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in a case that could undermine President Joe Biden’s plans to tackle climate change. The …

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Clash Between Religion and LGBT Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a major new legal fight pitting religious beliefs against LGBT rights, agreeing to hear an evangelical Christian web designer’s free speech claim that she cannot be forced under a Colorado anti-discrimination law …

Supreme Court Weighs Bids to Block Biden Vaccine Mandates Today

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday is set to consider requests by Republican state officials and business groups to block President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for employers with more than 100 workers and a similar requirement for healthcare facilities at …

COVID-Cautious Supreme Court Preparing to Rule on Biden Vaccine Mandates

The U.S. Supreme Court, which has restricted its own operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, is preparing to decide whether to block President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates for large businesses and healthcare workers in a test of presidential powers to address …

Supreme Court Turns Away J&J’s Bid to Avoid State’s Talc Warning Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by Johnson & Johnson to throw out a lawsuit brought by the state of Mississippi over allegations that the company failed to inform residents that its talc-based products increased …

Supreme Court Seeks Biden Administration View on Bayer Weedkiller Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden’s administration for its views on whether the justices should hear Bayer AG’s bid to dismiss claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, as the company seeks to …