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February 26, 2014

In the News Today – February 26, 2014

The Supreme Court affirmed the government’s ability to freeze the assets of a criminal defendant before trial. The chief justice and two others dissented, saying it would allow “the government to deprive a criminal defendant of his right to counsel of choice.” WSJ Law Blog

The Supreme Court is also scheduled to hear oral arguments regarding fee shifting in patent suits. Fortune

A federal court panel unanimously ruled that the $5 million amount-in-controversy threshold for the Class Action Fairness Act could be satisfied even when the plaintiffs seek declaratory judgment only. Law 360 ($)

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