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Supreme Court rules against union over strike liability

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The justices ruled against a union of truck drivers in Washington who had gone on strike while some trucks were full of wet concrete. By a vote of 8-1, the court held that workers put Glacier Northwest’s property in “foreseeable and imminent danger” and were not protected by federal labor law.

A cement plant with trucks being loaded with cement.

The Glacier Northwest concrete works in Kenmore, Wash. (Joe Mabel via Wikimedia)


Justices limit suits challenging misleading securities registration statements

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The court unanimously ruled that publicly traded companies are only liable for misleading statements under the Securities Act of 1933 for registered shares. Slack Technologies, the justices found, was not liable for misleading statements related to its 2019 “direct listing” on the New York Stock Exchange.


Supreme Court maintains focus on defendant’s subjective beliefs in False Claims Act cases

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The justices sided with whistleblowers on Thursday in a dispute over whether two pharmacy giants – SuperValu and Safeway – knowingly overcharged Medicare and Medicaid for prescription drugs.


Prohibiting trademarks using other people’s names — and hypothetical jurisdiction

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A regular round-up of “relisted” petitions. This week: the court addresses the constitutionality of a law prohibiting the grant of a trademark using another person’s name, and returns to the question whether a court can assume jurisdiction because it’s clear a party will lose on the merits.