Author: Pamela A. MacLean

Apple-Warranty Case Thrown Out

A federal judge tossed a class action that accused Apple Inc. of lying to consumers about it’s iPhone warranties, and using refurbished rather than new repair parts. U.S. District Judge William Orrick last week rejected an effort to keep the…

Thelton Henderson to Retire

Thelton Henderson, the first African-American to serve as chief judge of the federal court in San Francisco’s Northern District, and the first African-American to work for the U.S. Department of Justice on voter rights cases in the South, plans to…

W.VA Coal Clean-Up Order Upheld

West Virginia’s Fola Coal Co. will be held to account for Clean Water Act violations and cannot assert protections under its federal discharge permit because it the permit terms as well, a federal appeals court held Wednesday. Environmentalists sued Fola Coal…

ConAgra Must Face Suit Over GMOs

ConAgra Foods must face a class action by consumers in 11 states claiming its Wesson-brand cooking oils are not “100% natural” but instead are made with bioengineered ingredients, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Court Blocks Nevada Open-Pit Mine

The Bureau of Land Management failed to give adequate analysis of air pollution levels for a proposed 8,300-acre open-pit molybdenum mine near Eureka, Nevada, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the BLM to…