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Businesses Win Twice as U.S. High Court Rejects Lawsuits

Companies won two unanimous U.S. Supreme Court rulings, averting what they said might have been billions of dollars in new liability.

The court today gave airlines greater immunity from lawsuits when they report potential security threats, throwing out a jury verdict won by an Air Wisconsin pilot. The justices also ruled for U.S. Steel Corp. by saying companies in many cases don’t have to pay workers for time spent putting on and taking off safety gear.