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Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse precedents

8:43pm BST

Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past decisions being overruled, perhaps including the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

U.S. says $168 million ITT for-profit student loans to be forgiven

15 Jun 2019

Former students at ITT Technical Institute will not have to pay $168 million they still owe on private loans from an affiliated lender to attend the now-defunct for-profit college, under a U.S. regulatory settlement announced on Friday.

U.S. court lets Trump transgender military ban stand, orders new review

14 Jun 2019

A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a victory in his effort to ban most transgender people from the military, ordering a judge to reconsider her ruling against the policy, which the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed to take effect.

U.S. says $168 mln ITT for-profit student loans to be forgiven

14 Jun 2019

June 14 Former students at ITT Technical Institute will not have to pay $168 million they still owe on private loans from an affiliated lender to attend the now-defunct for-profit college, under a U.S. regulatory settlement announced on Friday.

Michael Avenatti is sued for allegedly siphoning paraplegic's $4 million settlement

13 Jun 2019

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against U.S. President Donald Trump, has been sued by a paraplegic former client who accused him of siphoning away a $4 million settlement he had won.

UPDATE 2-Paraplegic sues Michael Avenatti for siphoning away $4 mln settlement

13 Jun 2019

June 13 Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against U.S. President Donald Trump, has been sued by a paraplegic client who accused him of siphoning away a $4 million settlement he had won.

Zell, other former Tribune executives reach $200 million settlement over LBO

13 Jun 2019

Real estate billionaire Sam Zell and other former officers and directors of Tribune Co have reached a $200 million settlement resolving allegations of fraudulent transactions related to the media company's disastrous 2007 leveraged buyout.

Songwriter Mardones loses 'Kinky Boots' lawsuit against publisher

12 Jun 2019

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the songwriter Benny Mardones against a publisher he said should have stopped Cyndi Lauper from lifting from his song "Into the Night" for the finale of her 2013 Tony Award-winning musical "Kinky Boots."

Zell, other former Tribune executives reach $200 mln settlement over LBO

12 Jun 2019

June 12 Real estate billionaire Sam Zell and other former officers and directors of Tribune Co have reached a $200 million settlement resolving allegations of fraudulent transactions related to the media company's disastrous 2007 leveraged buyout.

Planned Parenthood sues U.S. to block rule that may limit abortions

12 Jun 2019

NEW YORK Planned Parenthood and other nonprofits offering family planning services sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to block a new federal rule letting healthcare workers refuse abortions and other services because of religious or moral objections.

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