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Appeals

Rules for sanctions

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that a lower court erred when it altered the punishment for attorney Loring Justice, who was suspended for three years by a hearing panel for violating court orders, making false statements and interfering with legal proceedings. The trial court swapped his suspension for disbarment, but the hearing panel properly applied standards that call for suspension as the presumptive, baseline sanction.

Improper involuntary treatment

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Florida appeals court rules that the lower court should not have ordered involuntary substance abuse treatment for a citizen because, in the citizen’s absence, the court called and questioned the professional who executed the involuntary treatment certificate.

Siding in favor of Starbucks, Supreme Court limits federal labor board

The high court agreed with the coffee giant and made a stringent four-factor test for granting preliminary injunctions the standard in labor disputes.

‘Trump too small’ trademark can’t stand, SCOTUS rules

The high court upheld decades of precedent prohibiting trademarks on other people’s names.

Supreme Court throws out challenge to abortion pill

The high court’s ruling keeps a popular abortion drug on shelves nationwide.

Second Circuit lifts order that kept Amazon from firing unionizing workers

The appellate panel found that the lower court judge that issued Amazon the cease and desist didn't properly justify the decision.

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