United Kingdom

Brendan Pierson

Ex-Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty to U.S. charge over Mozambique loan

20 May 2019

NEW YORK A former Credit Suisse Group AG banker pleaded guilty on Monday to a U.S. charge that she helped launder money from a kickback scheme involving $2 billion in loans to state-owned companies in Mozambique.

J&J must pay $80 million in latest trial over mesh implants

18 May 2019

A state court jury in Philadelphia on Friday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $80 million to a woman who said she was severely injured by a negligently designed pelvic mesh implant made by the company's Ethicon unit.

Allergan wins less than $50,000 in case against compounder Imprimis

17 May 2019

A federal jury on Thursday awarded Allergan PLC less than $50,000 of the millions of dollars it sought in a false advertising lawsuit seeking to stop Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc from selling certain compounded drugs that bypass regulatory approval, including a cheaper alternative to Allergan's dry eye drug Restasis, according to a lawyer for Imprimis.

Former 'slave' in New York sex cult says founder ordered naked meetings

17 May 2019

NEW YORK The founder of an alleged New York sex cult held meetings in which female "slaves" gathered naked on the floor around him while he sat in a chair and lectured them on philosophy, one of the women testified at his criminal trial on Friday.

FDA may not delay review of e-cigarettes, judge rules

16 May 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration must review e-cigarettes before they can be sold, a federal judge has ruled, striking down an agency policy that allowed e-cigarettes to remain on the market until 2022 without government regulation.

‘Unreasonable’ consumer stuck with attorneys’ fees in protracted FDCA spat

16 May 2019

An Illinois man who won $1,000 in an unfair debt collection practices lawsuit against a collection company is entitled to only a small portion of more than $187,000 in legal fees he incurred because he rejected repeated settlement offers from the company, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Statute of limitations does not bar ADA case over curb cuts - 10th Circ.

16 May 2019

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a wheelchair-using man against the Colorado city where he lives over curb cuts that he said violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, ruling that statute of limitations did not bar him from bringing the case more than two years after he first encountered problems with sidewalk access.

Johnson & Johnson loses appeal to revive Zytiga patent

14 May 2019

A federal appeals court has ruled that a patent related to Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster prostate cancer drug Zytiga was invalid, upholding court and agency rulings allowing generic versions of the drug.

Victims of alleged N.Y. sex cult seemed 'broken,' former member testifies

13 May 2019

NEW YORK Several women members of an alleged New York sex cult, including "Smallville" actress Allison Mack, became dangerously thin after following near-starvation diets at the direction of the group's leader, a 12-year veteran of the group testified on Monday.

Some members of alleged N.Y. sex cult thought leader could influence weather - witness

09 May 2019

NEW YORK Some members of an alleged New York sex cult believed their leader had the power to heal the sick and affect the weather, in addition to teaching them self-improvement, a 12-year veteran of the organisation said at the founder's criminal trial.

World News