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Supreme Court sides with FMI in SNAP case

Supreme Court sides with FMI in SNAP case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Food Marketing Institute’s favor on Monday, backing the trade group’s efforts to protect the confidentiality of the store-level data of retailers that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The case involved a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by the Argus Leader newspaper in

Supreme Court rules for internet sales tax

Supreme Court rules for internet sales tax

WASHINGTON — States can collect sales tax from online sellers even if those companies don’t have a physical presence in the state, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a case with far-reaching implications for online commerce. “The physical presence rule has long been criticized as giving out-of-state sellers an advantage,” the court said in

NRF urges Supreme Court to “level playing field”

NRF urges Supreme Court to “level playing field”

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Tuesday on the question of whether online sellers can be required to collect sales tax in the same way that brick-and-mortar stores in local communities do. The National Retail Federation contends that they should, arguing in a brief filed in November that changing technology has

Supreme Court declines to hear Walmart appeal

Supreme Court declines to hear Walmart appeal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Walmart’s challenge of a class-action judgment against the company. Walmart was seeking to overturn a $187 million judgment over its treatment of workers in Pennsylvania between 1998 and 2006, whose suit alleged Walmart failed to pay them for all hours worked and denied them from taking