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Supreme Court Upends 25 Years of Precedent on Patent-Suit Venue

By BARBARA LEONARD

Unraveling 25 years of patent-litigation precedent, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a company’s site of incorporation determines its residency for the purposes of being sued.

Jury That Cleared Her Says
Killer Cop Was Not ‘Blameless’

By DAVID LEE

The jury that acquitted white Tulsa police Officer Betty Shelby for killing an unarmed black motorist questioned Friday whether she had “other options available to subdue” the man before he reached into his car, implying that she is not “blameless” in his death.

High Court Keeps 'Soft Money' Out of Federal Elections

By BARBARA LEONARD

A dream of Louisiana Republicans to influence federal contests with soft-money donations from state and local parties crumpled Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge Raps NYPD for ‘Gotcha’ Tactics in Civil Seizures

By ADAM KLASFELD

Displeased by the New York City Police Department’s “troublesome” litigation tactics, a state judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit seeking information on what happens to millions of “unclaimed” dollars seized in civil forfeitures.

California Workers' Comp
Liens Draw Doctor to Court

By DON DeBENEDICTIS

A Southern California doctor facing 77 criminal counts of insurance fraud has legally attacked a new state law that prevents him and his medical groups from collecting any of their fees for treating workers’ compensation patients.

Small Missouri Towns Win
Ticket-Revenue Appeal

By JOE HARRIS

A dozen St. Louis County municipalities that claimed they were unfairly singled out after the Ferguson protests by a state law limiting ticket-generated revenue had their claims affirmed by the Missouri Supreme Court.

At Raucous Party Convention, CA Dems Circle Up in Firing Squad

Promising a quick turnaround for Democrats despite Donald Trump’s election, California party leaders Friday night tried to build on their advantage in the nation’s largest state by appealing to skeptical progressives.

OPINION

Paleo Law

By MILT POLICZER

If you’re already terrified about the way things are going these days, please don’t continue reading. There are enemies out to get us that are just now revealing themselves.

US ECONOMY

Real Hourly Wages Rose From Last Year

By DAN MCCUE

Real average hourly wages — meaning wages adjusted for inflation — increased 0.4 percent for private sector employees over the year that ended in April 2017.

RESEARCH

Kids' Obesity Linked to Lifetime Depression

By SEAN DUFFY

New research suggests that being overweight from a young age could more than triple a person’s lifetime risk of major depression.

Nightly Brief

Today’s top CNS stories, including:

  • A federal investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign is now focusing on a key White House official as a significant person of interest, The Washington Post said;
  • A consortium of citrus growers claims in court the secretary of agriculture’s decision to remove the ban on lemon imports from Argentina was politically motivated and puts the nation’s produce at risk;
  • Researchers say climate change is turning the white, frozen tundra of Antarctica a bit greener, and more.

Fresno Water Worse Than Flint's, Class Says

By REBEKAH KEARN

Eight Fresno, California, residents claim their water is contaminated with almost three times more lead found in the Flint, Michigan, crisis, because water from a treatment facility is corroding their pipelines.

Gerrymandered NC Districts Struck Down

By DAN MCCUE

Striking down two congressional districts in North Carolina, the Supreme Court held Monday that state Republicans gerrymandered them to weaken the strength of the black vote.

Flynn Said to Plead Fifth in Senate Inquiry

By BRANDI BUCHMAN

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will reportedly invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies a Senate panel that he won’t hand over documents in the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

Russian Charged in 2008 Bank Hack

By KAYLA GOGGIN

A Russian whose father is a member of Russia’s parliament was arraigned Friday on federal cyberfraud charges, accused of stealing millions of dollars from an Atlanta-based credit card processing center.

'Conspiracy’ in Tribe’s Pot Plans Denied

By LACEY LOUWAGIE

There was no “conspiracy” involved in a Colorado consultant’s work with a South Dakota tribe in an attempted marijuana grow facility and resort, the consultant’s attorney told a state jury Friday.

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