Tag: Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate

Members of the Sackler family, which owns the company that makes OxyContin, directed years of efforts to mislead doctors and patients about the dangers of the powerful opioid painkiller, a court filing citing previously undisclosed documents contends. When evidence of growing abuse of the drug became clear in the early […]

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Did the Police Spy on Black Lives Matter Protesters? The Answer May Soon Come Out

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The first time Vienna Rye noticed her cellphone acting up was at a 2014 protest march against the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. The device shut down abruptly as she was […]

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Infowars Must Turn Over Internal Documents to Sandy Hook Families, Judge Rules

The families of victims in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School must receive access to internal documents at Infowars, the internet and radio show whose host, Alex Jones, has spread the false claim that the shooting was an elaborate hoax, a judge ruled on Friday. The ruling was […]

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Judge Dismisses Part of Ashley Judd’s Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge dismissed part of Ashley Judd’s multipronged lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, ruling that her allegations of sexual harassment do not fall within the scope of a California statute. The order by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of United States District Court in Los Angeles […]

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Fiat Chrysler Is Expected to Pay Nearly $650 Million in Emissions Case

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has agreed to pay nearly $650 million to settle lawsuits over its use of illegal engine-control software on diesel vehicles that produced false results on emissions tests, two people briefed on the matter said Wednesday. The Justice Department sued the company in 2017 over the Environmental Protection […]

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Young Inmates Say They Were Shipped Upstate, Held in Isolation and Beaten

The young inmates were taken by van from a jail on Rikers Island in New York City to an airfield hours north of the city. There, the abuse started almost immediately, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Friday. A dozen correction officers from a county jail led them inside […]

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Opioid Makers Are the Big Winners in Lawsuit Settlements

ImageThe Purdue Pharma offices in Stamford, Conn.CreditDouglas Healey/Associated Press When the Justice Department in 2007 settled its criminal investigation into the maker of OxyContin, a high-powered painkiller, federal officials claimed a “victory” that would deter other companies from illegally marketing opioids. But now we know thanks to a once-secret Justice […]

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North Korea Is Ordered to Pay Otto Warmbier’s Family Over $501 Million in Damages

A federal judge on Monday awarded over $501 million in damages to the parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died last year after suffering a severe brain injury while detained in North Korea, in a lawsuit they had filed against the autocratic regime. Judge Beryl A. Howell […]

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Five Models Accuse Bruce Weber of Sexual Misconduct in New Lawsuit

ImageBruce Weber, center, with red carpet photographers at the Venice Film Festival’s screening of “My Brilliant Friend” in September.CreditAntony Jones/Getty Images Five male models have come forward to claim that the photographer Bruce Weber exploited or sexually assaulted them, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in New […]

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Planned Parenthood Is Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees

As a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood, Ta’Lisa Hairston urged pregnant women to take rest breaks at work, stay hydrated and, please, eat regular meals. Then she got pregnant and couldn’t follow her own advice. Last winter, Ms. Hairston told the human-resources department for Planned Parenthood’s clinic in White Plains, […]

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Facebook Sued by District of Columbia Over Cambridge Analytica

SAN FRANCISCO — The attorney general of the District of Columbia, Karl Racine, sued Facebook on Wednesday for allowing the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to harvest the private data of tens of millions of the social network’s users. It was a first step by a state attorney general to […]

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Johnson & Johnson Loses Bid to Reverse a $4.7 Billion Baby Powder Verdict

Johnson & Johnson lost its appeal on Wednesday to reverse a jury verdict that awarded $4.69 billion to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s baby powder and other talc products. The $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages, together one of […]

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What Is Talc, Where Is It Used and Why Is Asbestos a Concern?

Nearly 12,000 women have sued Johnson & Johnson, with most claiming the talc in its well-known product Johnson’s Baby Powder caused their ovarian cancer. They now have a new potential legal front. In a recent case, a group of plaintiffs argued that the talc was contaminated with asbestos, a carcinogen […]

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In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front

The memos were concise and direct. An executive at Johnson & Johnson said the main ingredient in its best-selling baby powder could potentially be contaminated by asbestos, the dangerous mineral that can cause cancer. He recommended to senior staff in 1971 that the company “upgrade” its quality control of talc. […]

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Stormy Daniels Ordered to Pay Trump $293,000 in Legal Fees

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels to pay President Trump about $293,000 in legal fees and sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed. Mr. Trump’s lawyers had requested about $389,000 in legal fees, but the judge, S. James Otero of United States […]

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The Ticking Time Bomb Under Obamacare

Yes, the Democrats reclaimed the House. But you should not assume that your health care coverage is now safe. The biggest threat is President Trump himself: His administration has been relentlessly assaulting the Affordable Care Act for two years, and that threat has not abated. Democrats may have made significant […]

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Amid Ongoing Reorganization, U.S.A. Gymnastics Files for Bankruptcy

In a move meant to stabilize an organization still reeling, and barely standing, in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, U.S.A. Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday in Indianapolis. Kathryn Carson, the federation’s newly elected chairwoman, characterized the bankruptcy filing as a reorganization, “not a liquidation,” of […]

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On Climate, the Facts and Law Are Against Trump

A major governmental report released by the Trump administration recently projects enormous damages to communities across the country as a result of climate change. This new volume of the congressionally mandated National Climate Assessment includes more alarming predictions than its predecessors did, and it officially puts the Trump administration on […]

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Israeli Software Helped Saudis Spy on Khashoggi, Lawsuit Says

LONDON — A Saudi dissident close to the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a lawsuit charging that an Israeli software company helped the royal court take over his smartphone and spy on his communications with Mr. Khashoggi. The lawsuit puts new pressure on the company, the NSO Group, and […]

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Stormy Daniels Says Michael Avenatti Filed Trump Defamation Suit Against Her Wishes

The pornographic film actress Stephanie Clifford moved on Wednesday to distance herself from the lawyer Michael Avenatti, saying he had filed a defamation suit against President Trump against her wishes and sometimes spoke on her behalf without her consent. In a statement provided to The Daily Beast, Ms. Clifford, who […]

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