March 5, 1998 |
The Justice Department opened another review Wednesday into the conduct of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, this one based on a complaint from South Carolina that he concealed perjury while defending the General Motors Corp. in lawsuits stemming from fatal car fires.
January 22, 1995 |
The Justice Department is expected to sue California and possibly three other states Monday to obtain compliance with the federal "motor voter" law that enables people to register to vote when they apply for driver's licenses or social services, Administration sources said Saturday. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno and Deval Patrick, assistant attorney general for civil rights, are scheduled to announce the action at a press conference Monday. In December, California Gov.
February 21, 1993 |
The Catawba Indian tribe voted overwhelmingly to accept a proposed $50-million settlement with state and federal officials Saturday, moving closer to resolving a 144,000-acre tribal land claim. The tribe approved the agreement on a 289-42 vote after a meeting at the Rock Hill Law Enforcement Center that lasted nearly three hours. The settlement must still be approved by Congress and the state Legislature.
December 3, 2002 |
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would not hear arguments from onetime smokers who sought a share of the $246 billion in payments that tobacco companies must make under their 1998 settlements with the states. The justices refused to revive three lawsuits filed in West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The suits were among at least eight around the country claiming that the federal Medicaid statute entitles sick smokers to some of the settlement money.
June 29, 2001 |
Spared a potentially devastating breakup by a federal appeals court, Microsoft Corp. still faces about 100 private antitrust suits with the potential to expose the software giant to billions of dollars in damages. Although state and federal judges have effectively dismissed about 40 private antitrust cases in the last year, more than 100 remain.