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Supreme Court allows foul language trademarks in F-word case

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(Editor’s note: contains language that some readers may find offensive, paragraphs 2, 9.) By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on “immoral” or “scandalous” words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates Read More

Supreme Court invalidates law banning foul language trademarks

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(Editor’s note: contains language that some readers may find offensive, paragraphs 2, 11, 15.) FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court building is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on “immoral” or “scandalous” Read More

Eight Australian children of IS fighters to be repatriated from Syria

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Eight Australian children whose parents and grandparents joined Islamic State have been removed from Syria ahead of their repatriation to Australia. The government has not identified the group, but media reports say it includes three children of Sydney-born Khaled Sharrouf: Zaynab, 18; Hoda, 16; and Humzeh, eight. Zaynab reportedly married her father’s friend – a Read More

Aussie broadcaster sues feds over raid triggered by Afghan war crimes report

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Australian public broadcaster ABC has asked a court to invalidate a search warrant that was used to raid its head office in relation to its reporting of crimes allegedly committed by the country’s troops in Afghanistan. The warrant issued by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on June 5 allowed officers to raid the Sydney office Read More

Malaysia’s 1MDB criminal case against Goldman Sachs delayed to September

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s criminal case against U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs involving $6.5 billion 1MDB bonds will be postponed to September, a court ruled on Monday, after defense lawyers asked for more time to receive instructions from their clients abroad. FILE PHOTO: The Goldman Sachs company logo is seen in the company’s space Read More

U.S. judge tosses former SAC Capital trader’s insider trading guilty plea

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge in Manhattan on Friday threw out the 2013 insider trading guilty plea of a former trader at SAC Capital Advisors LP, the hedge fund once run by billionaire Steven A. Cohen, saying recent changes in the law meant there were not enough facts to support the plea. FILE Read More

Assange lawyer reveals Pentagon behind pursuit of Wikileaks publisher

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A lawyer for Wikileaks’ Julian Assange has confirmed that the Pentagon – not the White House or any other government agency whose secrets he leaked – was driving the nearly decade-long campaign to destroy the publisher. After asking officials at the Obama administration if they “really wanted” the publisher for whistleblowers and warning that “there Read More

Merck CEO sees legal challenge if U.S. adopts drug pricing based on other countries

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Merck & Co Chief Executive Ken Frazier said on Thursday a rule to base the price the U.S. government pays for some prescription drugs in it Medicare program on lower prices in other countries would face legal challenges if adopted. FILE PHOTO: Ken Frazier, Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co., speaks Read More

Martin Shkreli settles all litigation with his former company Retrophin

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur serving a seven-year prison term for fraud, has settled all outstanding disputes with Retrophin Inc, the biopharmaceutical company he founded in 2011 and which ousted him three years later. FILE PHOTO: Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli exits U.S. District Court after being convicted of securities Read More