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Author Archives: Andrew Zajac

NFL’s Redskins appeal ruling that team’s name is disparaging

The Washington Redskins appealed a decision that the football team’s name was disparaging to American Indians and no longer entitled to federal trademark protection, escalating a two-decade dispute over a brand worth an estimated $145 million.

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IRS tells judge it couldn’t save data on Lois Lerner’s computer

U.S. Internal Revenue Service told a judge its technicians made repeated futile efforts to save data on a malfunctioning computer hard drive used by Lois Lerner, the former official at the center of a dispute between Congress and the Obama administration over scrutiny of tea party groups.

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Tea party group loses appeal on corporate PAC restrictions

A tea party-linked group seeking to loosen restrictions on corporate political action committees was handed a defeat by a U.S. appeals court in Washington, marking a rare win for advocates of campaign finance controls.

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Obama administration seeks review of health-care aid denial

The Obama administration asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington to reconsider a three-judge panel ruling that customers on the federal marketplace authorized by the health-care overhaul are ineligible for subsidies to buy insurance.

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Citigroup military loan borrower shut out of settlement

A retired Army sergeant who accused a Citigroup Inc. unit of overcharging military personnel on home loans was barred by a judge from joining a $20 billion national settlement with the five largest U.S. mortgage servicers over botched foreclosures.

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K-V Pharmaceutical suit over Makena revived

K-V Pharmaceutical Co.’s lawsuit claiming U.S. regulators allowed “unlawful competition” to its Makena drug was revived as a federal appeals court ordered a lower-court judge to reconsider a ruling against the company.

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