Jody May-Chang greets a friend as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse in Idaho to apply for same-sex marriage licences, moments before the ruling. Photograph: Patrick Sweeney/Reuters

The US supreme court has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling on same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada that would have allowed gay couple(...)

Carmine Boccuzzi (centre), a lawyer representing Argentina from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Argentina has threatened to default on its debt when the government called it “impossible” to pay bond service due on June 30th, citing a US court de(...)

More than two dozen state attorneys general have joined the US Department of Justice in suing Apple over e-books price fixing. Those states, as well as a group of consumers, are seeking up to $840 million in damages

A US appeals court has rejected Apple’s bid to delay a July trial to determine damages after the company was found to have colluded to fix the prices (...)

Google has settled a landmark copyright lawsuit in which Viacom accused the Internet search company of posting its programmes on the YouTube vi(...)

A file image showing same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin holding a gay marriage pride flag in front of the  Supreme Court.   A judge last night overturned Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. Many legal experts believe that this case or another among the dozens being argued around the country will eventually be taken up by the US Supreme Court.  Photograph: Getty

A federal judge last night declared that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, in the strongest legal reversal yet of rest(...)

A federal appeals court has revived British buyout mogul Guy Hands’s lawsuit accusing Citigroup of deceiving him into overpaying for EMI, the multinat(...)