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  • Court skeptical of challenge to Obama's climate change plan

    April 16, 2015 11:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel are expressing doubts about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the Environmental... more »
  • Court: Chemical Safety Board can investigate offshore spills

    March 13, 2015 3:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a case with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal appeals court has again found that the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has the authority to investigate offshore oil spills. The board has been looking into the catastrophic blowout of a BP PLC well five years ago in the... more »
  • Appeals court won't rehear a BP oil spill liability argument

    January 9, 2015 6:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its 2014 ruling that BP cannot avoid federal penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by blaming another company's failed equipment. The vote released Friday by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans was... more »
  • New Texas abortion restrictions before US appeals court

    January 7, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing arguments on the constitutionality of a Texas requirement that abortion clinics meet the same standards as the state's ambulatory surgical centers. A federal judge had said the requirement - part of broad abortion legislation passed in Texas in... more »
  • Appeals court revives Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit

    June 30, 2014 11:02 AM

    RICHMOND, VA - A federal appeals court in Virginia has reinstated a lawsuit by four former Iraqi detainees who say they were tortured at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee had ruled that he lacked jurisdiction to hear the lawsuit against a U.S.... more »
  • BP urges court to toss judge's settlement approval

    August 30, 2013 11:22 AM

    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 »
  • Court: Obama appointments are unconstitutional

    January 25, 2013 10:08 AM

    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 »
  • Court sides with Samsung in dispute with Apple

    October 11, 2012 3:13 PM

    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 »
  • Appeals court issues a stay on drilling ruling

    March 15, 2011 5:46 PM

    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 in stores by August

    July 26, 2010 8:09 PM

    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 »
  • Court says Vick can keep $16M in bonuses

    November 10, 2009 8:26 PM

    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 »

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