Hostile Reception: U.S. Supreme Court justices didn't embrace with open arms "foreign-cubed" securities fraud class actions, The National Law Journal reports. The Court heard arguments in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, brought by Australian investors in U.S. courts to challenge statements made by Australia's largest bank. The district and appellate courts both found no U.S. jurisdiction over the suit.
9 Teens Charged: Nine teens are charged in Massachusetts with crimes that include stalking and harassment tied to the suicide of a 15-year-old classmate, The Boston Globe reports.
iPhone Wars: Apple Inc. is planning to produce a new iPhone that could open up sale of the device to phone carriers other than AT&T, The Wall Street Journal reports. The new iPhone would work on the CDMA wireless network--the system that AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon Wireless, uses.
Staying Away: The Tribal Supreme Court Project isn't complaining that the U.S. Supreme Court has not granted review of any Indian law cases in the current term, according to a report in The National Law Journal. Fearing hostile justices, some attorneys shy from the court even after a loss. The project has a zero-for-five record before the Roberts Court. "We view this Court as not favorable on our issues," Richard Guest, senior staff attorney at the Native American Rights Fund, said.
Police Lab Scandal: Prosecutors in San Francisco have already dropped more than 350 drug cases and more than a thousand cases are under review following a scandal in the police crime lab, The Recorder reports. Police shut down the lab in early March amid allegations that a former technician had stolen and used cocaine from evidence samples she tested.