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Murder Charges in Vale Dam Collapse Case Complicate Brazilian Probes

RIO DE JANEIRO — The filing of murder charges against the former CEO of Brazilian miner Vale SA and 15 others for a 2019 dam collapse that killed more than 250 people was hailed by victims’ families as a major …

High Court Ruling Favors Companies Defending Patents

The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits. The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is important to …

Supreme Court Considers Curbing Patent Suit Locations

The U.S. Supreme Court grappled over whether to upend a quarter-century of practice and limit where patent infringement lawsuits can be filed. The justices Monday heard arguments in a case involving water flavoring containers that could end the reign of …

Arbitrators Near Jurisdiction Call in Chevron Case

Arbitrators expect to rule as early as next month on whether they can hear a dispute between Chevron Corp and Ecuador related to a marathon pollution liability case, according to a letter to the lawyers involved. The tribunal, working under …

Costco Can’t Move Slurpee Slip and Fall Lawsuit

A 74-year-old woman who said she was injured after falling in a Costco store in Florida beat back the retailer’s effort to move the case to that state because it was too much trouble to defend itself in New York. …