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Law Lawsuits

  • DOVER, Del.— A federal judge in Delaware has blocked a Utah- based nuclear waste disposal company from buying a Texas- based competitor. The judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of the U.S. Justice Department in an antitrust lawsuit aimed at blocking Salt Lake City- based EnergySolutions' planned $367 million acquisition of rival Waste Control Specialists, based in...

  • NEW YORK— MGM Resorts International lost another round Wednesday in a court fight aimed at giving it leverage against Native American tribes in Connecticut as they compete for casino customers. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan agreed that a Connecticut judge was right to dismiss MGM's lawsuit against the state. MGM Resorts claimed it was...

  • June 21- Missouri on Wednesday became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said his office filed a lawsuit in a state court in St. Louis against Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson and units...

  • June 21- Theranos Inc has told its investors it has reached an agreement in principle to settle a lawsuit by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc that had alleged the laboratory startup breached their contract, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The Palo Alto, California- based company, once valued at $9 billion, ran into trouble...

  • June 21- Missouri on Wednesday became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said his office filed a lawsuit in a state court against Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson's Janssen...

  • Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York.

    Johnson & Johnson is seizing upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from Monday limiting where injury lawsuits can be filed to fight off claims it failed to warn women that talcum powder could cause ovarian cancer.

  • A fifth of the plaintiffs have cases pending in state court in St. Louis, where juries in four trials have hit J&J and a talc supplier with $307 million in verdicts. Those four cases and most of the others on the St. Louis docket involve out-of-state plaintiffs suing an out-of-state company. "We believe the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Bristol-Myers Squibb...

  • PHOENIX— Bank of America Corp. will repay tens of thousands of released Arizona prison inmates for what advocacy groups say were excessive charges to access money on debit cards they received when they got out of prison under a lawsuit settlement announced Tuesday. Bank of America spokesman Will Wilson called the terms standard for pre-paid cards and said...

  • Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss.

    The Winklevoss twins are being accused of backing out of a nearly $500,000 deal to buy shares of weed delivery start-up Eaze, the NY Post reports.

  • SAO PAULO, June 19- Brazil's state-run oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA on Monday said its board has approved a settlement to end an United States- based lawsuit opened by some affiliates of The Vanguard Group, one of its largest shareholders. Petrobras, as the company is known, did not give details of the settlement, but said it raised provisions for legal cases...

  • Co-founder and CEO of Juno, Talmon Marco

    The drivers allege that Juno used and equity program as a means to quickly increase their supply of drivers in New York City, Recode reports.

  • The suit filed by the parents of a 4- year-old boy claims he suffered severe emotional distress and now receives therapy as a result of the forced fights at the Lightbridge Academy in Cranford, New Jersey. Erica Kenny and Chanese White forced children to fight and recorded them, according to authorities. The company hasn't seen the lawsuit yet, said a Lightbridge...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court says hundreds of out-state-residents can't sue drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. in California state court over adverse reactions to the blood thinner Plavix. The case involved 575 non- California residents who joined 86 California residents in suing the New Jersey- based company. California's highest court ruled 4-3 that...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts in a case involving litigation over the Bristol-Myers Squibb Co blood-thinning medication Plavix. The justices, in an 8-1 ruling, threw out a...

  • Centurylink CEO Glen Post.

    CenturyLink fell after a report on a former employee, who claims she was fired after bringing attention to allegedly fraudulent billings.

  • Kushner Is Said to Be Reconsidering His Legal Team

    Jared Kushner's representatives have quietly contacted high-powered criminal lawyers about potentially representing him, sources said.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 15- Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has turned over an Oscar won by Marlon Brando to U.S. investigators probing alleged money laundering by a state-owned Malaysian investment fund, his representatives said on Thursday. In July, Hollywood production company Red Granite was accused in a U.S. civil lawsuit of using $100 million that prosecutors said had...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 15- Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has turned over an Oscar won by Marlon Brando to U.S. investigators probing alleged money laundering by a state-owned Malaysian investment fund, his representatives said on Thursday. In July, Hollywood production company Red Granite was accused in a U.S. civil lawsuit of using $100 million that prosecutors said had...

  • Wells Fargo under fire for alleged mortgage changes

    The New York Times' Gretchen Morgenson talks about the lawsuit against Wells Fargo claiming the banks changed mortgages without customer authorization.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 15- A woman sued Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday claiming top executives at the ride-hailing company improperly obtained her medical records after she was raped by a driver in India, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed in a California federal court, comes two days after Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick said he would take a...