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"Company Doe's" secrets could soon be revealed after a federal appeals court panel determined the corporation cannot keep product-safety litigation secret to protect its image.

The case involved the death of an infant, and the corporation wished to be only known as "Company Doe" in court papers to maintain confidentiality. But a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that sealing court records in this case violated the public's constitutional rights to "obtain access to civil proceedings," Reuters reports.

So when will "Company Doe" and its secrets be revealed? It's still not quite clear.

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Delaware's appeal to revive what critics called "secret courts" for business litigants.

The case came from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that a Delaware law allowing state judges to conduct secret arbitration programs for business disputes valued at more than $1 million was unconstitutional, reports The News Journal.

Why are Delaware's so-called "secret courts" no good?

The FAA's ban on small commercial drones was struck down by a federal administrative law judge on Thursday, possibly green-lighting the use of drones without regulation.

National Transportation Safety Board Judge Patrick Geraghty ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration couldn't enforce its policies on commercial drones because it hadn't followed the proper rulemaking process, reports Politico.

With this rule shot down and nothing to replace it, are commercial drones free to fly the skies?

Facebook is celebrating its 10th anniversary today. While the social media giant may get a "thumbs up" from many of its (more than) 1 billion users worldwide, it hasn't been the smoothest 10 years for the company, litigation-wise.

As anyone who saw "The Social Network" will know, Facebook had quite a litigious birth. And it seems the lawsuits just keep on coming.

Here's a look back at some of the more significant Facebook cases over the past decade:

Tech titans like Google and Facebook have won a small victory for transparency under a settlement that will allow for more disclosures of government surveillance.

The deal, announced Monday, was reached between the Obama administration and several Internet industry leaders (Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Google). It gives these companies the option to disclose more details about the government's requests for consumer information, Politico reported.

This is a good start for these tech giants, but does this mean an end to secret surveillance?

What Is Net Neutrality? How the D.C. Circuit Ruling May Affect You

What is "net neutrality"? A federal court's ruling on this high-tech issue could potentially change your Web-surfing experience.

For starters, net neutrality is the idea that all content on the Internet should be treated equally. Under that theory, no service provider would be allowed to give preferential treatment to a website or company in terms of connection speed, according to CNN.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down anti-blocking and anti-discrimination sections of an FCC ruling that prevented Internet service providers from giving certain websites special treatment.

This year has been a tumultuous time in and out of court, and FindLaw's Decided blog has covered its highest peaks and lowest valleys.

While decisions like the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on DOMA and California's Proposition 8 were historic, we also covered some other notable cases that you may not have heard about.

Without further ado, here are 10 important cases decided this year, which became our most-viewed Decided blog posts in 2013:

The U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 Term is now underway, with the first oral arguments being heard today.

This term, Justices are set to consider dozens of important cases, some of which could potentially have a monumental impact on American life and law.

Here are five crucial cases to watch as Supreme Court oral arguments begin:

Almost half of the links the U.S. Supreme Court has cited in its opinions are now deader than doornail dead.

The Nine aren't typically credited with being the most tech-savvy jurists in the nation, but according to The Atlantic, a new Harvard study found that 49 percent of the online resources linked to by the High Court don't work.

Link rot isn't only a problem for the Supreme Court, but it may be a bit more pressing if these black hole links make past jurisprudence incomplete.

School Staff Can Give Insulin Shots, Cal. Supreme Court Rules

In a landmark case for schools in California, the California Supreme Court has ruled against the state's nurses' union on the issue of administering school insulin shots.

If no nurse is available at the school, then school employees can now also administer insulin shots to diabetic students under certain conditions, The Sacramento Bee reports. This ruling effectively reverses a lower court's decision that only allowed licensed professionals to administer the shots.

The primary issue in the case of American Nurses Association v. Torlakson was whether trained but unlicensed school personnel were allowed to administer prescription medication, such as insulin, to students under California law. The state Board of Education decided in 2007 that this was allowed; the American Nurses Association ("ANA") then challenged this in a class action suit.