Category: US Court of Appeals

This Really Takes the Cake

A night manager at an Idaho WinCo grocery store, fired for taking a stale cake to share with her co-workers, has won reinstatement of her gender discrimination lawsuit by a federal appeals court Friday. Katie Mayes, a 12-year veteran of…

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…