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SC, Georgia join suits to halt new emissions rules

WASHINGTON - States and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels filed court challenges Friday to President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tobacco firms don't have to say they deceived public, court rules

...they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a partial win for cigarette makers in the long-running legal fight that...
Court orders EPA to alter rules

...rejecting an argument by states and industry groups that the rule was overly burdensome. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit orders the EPA to redo sulfur-dioxide and nitrogen-oxide standards for...
The limits of power

This is still a republic, thank God, should we be able to keep it.
How upcoming legal cases may change the future of franchises

NEW YORK - Are franchises small, independent businesses or should they be considered part of a much larger company? The question is at the heart of two upcoming legal cases.
Supreme Court rebukes EPA, but mainly leaves intact program to deal with carbon emissions

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court left intact the Obama administration's program to limit plant emissions but rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority.
US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

LOS ANGELES - The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.
Apple, Comcast in talks about TV service

PHILADELPHIA - Comcast Corp., which inked a deal last month with streaming service Netflix Inc., is now talking with Apple Inc. about advancing that company's long-cherished dream of entering the streaming TV business in a big way, according to sources and a published report.
Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

...fair prospect" of ultimately winning the case at the high court.Roberts oversees emergency appeals from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hears appeals in patent cases.It is the second time Roberts declined the appeals...
Court rules for Pom Wonderful in dispute with Coke

WASHINGTON - Coca-Cola's version of pomegranate juice is not quite the real thing, and a competitor has another chance to prove it in court.