Court Rulings

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Indiana University students must comply with the school's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the fall semester after a federal judge refused on Monday to block the school's inoculation requirement, one of the first rulings of its kind during the pandemic.

U.S. District Court Judge Damon Leichty in South Bend, Indiana, rejected the argument by eight students that the school violated their bodily autonomy and constitutional right to due process.

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Volkswagen Group (OTC: VWAGY) plans to appeal a Dutch court order to compensate owners of vehicles that were fitted with illegal software designed to cheat emissions tests.

The District Court in Amsterdam ruled Wednesday that buyers of new Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda vehicles that were rigged are each entitled to compensation of 3,000 euros ($3,538), while owners of a second-hand car should get 1,500 euros apiece.

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It’s a ban that even supporters acknowledge will be hard to enforce. Yet 2021 has been a breakthrough year for legislation in several states seeking to prohibit abortions based solely on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Governors in Arizona and South Dakota recently signed such bills into law, and similar measures are pending in North Carolina and Texas. Most significantly, a federal appellate court said Ohio could begin to implement a 2017 law that has been on hold.