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Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers
August 16th, 2018  12:54 PM

President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids in response to the nation's drug epidemic

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Another judge tosses lawsuit over LL Beans' return policy
August 15th, 2018  5:11 PM

Another federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit targeting outdoors retailer L.L. Bean's new limited-time return policy, this one in California

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Wynn accuser makes extraordinary claims in court filings
August 15th, 2018  4:44 PM

A woman who says casino mogul Steve Wynn raped her in Chicago in the early 1970s and that she gave birth to his daughter has provided sworn court documents containing inconsistencies about dates, names and other accounts

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Baker who won at high court sues Colorado over new bias case
August 15th, 2018  1:29 PM

The Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and won a limited ruling at the U.S. Supreme Court is suing the state over another discrimination allegation

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Medical device maker settles suit over psychologist's death
August 14th, 2018  4:39 PM

A medical device maker has settled a lawsuit over the death of a Yale University psychologist who died in 2013 when a machine part detached and caused her blood to be pumped onto a hospital room floor

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Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed
August 14th, 2018  2:21 PM

A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake.

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Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny
August 11th, 2018  6:22 PM

Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny, stock volatility

Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny
The Latest: Man hopes Monsanto verdict boosts other cases
August 10th, 2018  9:29 PM

The former school groundskeeper who won a $289 million verdict in a lawsuit alleging Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer says he hopes the decision is the first of thousands against Monsanto

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Speech group: @realDonaldTrump still blocking Twitter foes
August 10th, 2018  9:23 PM

A free speech group says President Donald Trump is still blocking dozens of people from his Twitter account despite a court's ruling that doing so violates the First Amendment

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5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 mine waste spill
August 10th, 2018  5:27 PM

A fifth lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a mine waste spill the agency inadvertently triggered in 2015, polluting rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah

5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 mine waste spill
Black soybean farmers claim they were sold faulty seeds
August 10th, 2018  4:00 PM

A group of Southern black farmers is suing a soybean seed company and one of its salesmen, claiming they were sold faulty, low-yield seeds because of their race

Black soybean farmers claim they were sold faulty seeds
Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation
August 10th, 2018  3:45 PM

Four women who used to work for Nike filed a federal lawsuit alleging the company violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment

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Hog nuisance trials get new judge after 3 industry losses
August 9th, 2018  6:00 PM

The federal judge managing a series of North Carolina lawsuits accusing the world's largest pork company of causing intense nuisances for rural neighbors is being temporarily replaced

Hog nuisance trials get new judge after 3 industry losses
$3.9B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimony
August 9th, 2018  1:22 PM

Tribune calls off $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair, seeks $1 billion in damages

$3.9B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimony
Despite mom's plea, "Fortnite" lawsuit against teen advances
August 8th, 2018  10:38 AM

Despite a plea from a Delaware teen's mother, developers of popular third-person shooter game "Fortnite" will be allowed to pursue their lawsuit against him after he boasted online about using cheat software

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Group says US energy panel stacked with industry supporters
August 7th, 2018  7:41 PM

A conservation group is asking a federal judge to disband an advisory committee set up by the Trump administration to review royalty payments from companies that extract coal, oil and gas from federal lands

Group says US energy panel stacked with industry supporters
Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure
August 7th, 2018  4:03 PM

A tobacco industry-funded group is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rewrite a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion and other health programs

Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure
Judge refuses to reopen North Dakota pipeline security suit
August 7th, 2018  2:31 PM

A North Dakota judge has refused to reopen a lawsuit filed against a North Carolina-based private security firm hired by the Dakota Access oil pipeline developer during protests over the $3.8 billion project

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Judge: App user not entitled to anonymity in rally case
August 6th, 2018  9:41 PM

A federal magistrate judge has ruled that a social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

Judge: App user not entitled to anonymity in rally case
Company removes Milwaukee scooters until rules are in place
August 6th, 2018  3:31 PM

California-based Bird Rides Inc. has removed its electric scooters from the streets of Milwaukee in an agreement with the city to bring them back once there's a regulatory framework in place

Company removes Milwaukee scooters until rules are in place

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