NEW ORLEANS - BP is trying to persuade a federal appeals court that it should throw out a judge's approval of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement related to the Gulf oil spill if a separate appeal is unsuccessful. Last year, BP joined plaintiffs' attorneys in urging U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier... more »
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has ruled that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit says Obama did not have the power to make recess appointments last... more »
SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal appeals court has sided with Samsung Electronics Corp. in one aspect of its ongoing patent dispute with Apple Inc. The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday overturned a judge's order blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy Nexus smart... more »
NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has blocked a judge's order requiring regulators to act on several drilling permit applications.
The federal government filed court documents earlier this month saying it may have to deny the applications if regulators must make a decision within 30 days as ordered.... more »
New Bratz Dolls will be in stores next month after a federal appeals court overturned a ruling their maker had to turn over the brand the Mattel, Inc. MGA and Mattel battled over the rights to the dolls and they've been hard to find. Last week the federal appeals court... more »
A federal appeals court agrees that NFL quarterback Michael Vick can keep his $16 million in bouses from his former team, the Atlanta Falcons. A lower court judge had earlier ruled that Vick had already earned the money before his dogfighting conviction. It means the money isn't subject to forfeiture... more »