Weekly News Update

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*New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he’ll keep pursuing claims that fantasy-sports companies DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. deceived consumers through false advertising, after the state passed a law making their operations legal. [Bloomberg]

*A little more than a week after a mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, the U.S. Supreme Court turned away a legal challenge to a state law that bans the type of rifle used in that massacre. [Wall Street Journal]

*A judge may not hear an appeal in a death penalty case that he worked on as a prosecutor, the Supreme Court recently ruled in a 5-to-3 decision. [NY Times]

*A federal judge said two Starbucks customers may pursue a lawsuit accusing the coffee chain of cheating patrons by underfilling lattes. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson in San Francisco said the California plaintiffs may seek damages from Starbucks Corp in their proposed nationwide class action, including for fraud and false advertising. [Reuters]

*The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a Thai student who in 2013 won a copyright case involving imported textbooks should have another chance to persuade a lower court that the textbook’s publisher should pay his legal fees. [NY Times]

*A Harvard Law School graduate is suing the New York Board of Law Examiners, blaming her failures to pass the bar exam on the board’s refusal to grant accommodations for her disability. [NY Daily News]