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Six states sue U.S. over 'unlawful' health insurance fee

22 Sep 2018

Six states have sued the Trump administration in an effort to avoid paying what they describe as an illegal tax under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Commerce Secretary Ross can be deposed in lawsuit over census: judge

21 Sep 2018

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must sit for questioning by lawyers for states that are suing the Trump administration over a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens, a federal judge ruled Friday.

UnitedHealth must honor $125 mln settlement its outside counsel cinched with Teva - judge

21 Sep 2018

UnitedHealth Group is bound by a $125 million settlement between Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and several insurance companies resolving claims that Cephalon Inc, later bought by Teva, suppressed competition for its wakefulness drug Provigil, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled.

Givaudan must face popcorn factory workers' claims -judge

15 Sep 2018

Givaudan Flavors Corp must face a lawsuit brought by workers at an Indiana ConAgra Brands factory who claim they developed a disease known as "popcorn lung" from chemicals supplied by the Swiss flavoring and fragrance company used in making microwave popcorn, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Ex-Deerfield partners get prison in case over U.S. agency leaks

13 Sep 2018

NEW YORK Two former partners of the hedge fund Deerfield Management were sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday after being convicted of taking part in what prosecutors have described as an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency.

Manhattan DA's office drops more than 3,000 open marijuana cases

12 Sep 2018

NEW YORK Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Wednesday dropped more than 3,000 open marijuana smoking and possession cases dating back to 1978, saying the action would serve justice and address racial disparities in the prosecution of marijuana offenses.

U.S. securities law can cover cryptocurrencies, judge rules

12 Sep 2018

NEW YORK U.S. securities law can be used to prosecute fraud cases over cryptocurrency offerings, a New York federal judge ruled on Tuesday in what appeared to be the first court decision to address the issue.

Russian extradited to U.S. to face charges over JPMorgan hack

07 Sep 2018

NEW YORK A Russian man has been extradited to the United States from Georgia on charges that he took part in a massive computer hack, which targeted JPMorgan Chase & Co and other U.S. companies, U.S. prosecutors announced on Friday.

Ex-U.N. chief Ban's nephew sentenced to prison in U.S. for bribe scheme

06 Sep 2018

NEW YORK Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's nephew was sentenced on Thursday to six months in U.S. prison for a bribery scheme that he thought would result in the sale of a Vietnamese building complex to a Qatari sovereign wealth fund, federal prosecutors said.

Citing Trump tweets, accused N.Y. attacker seeks to avoid death penalty

06 Sep 2018

Lawyers for Sayfullo Saipov, the man accused of killing eight people by driving a truck into a New York City bike path in October, on Thursday asked a federal judge to bar prosecutors from seeking the death penalty, saying President Donald Trump's statements on Twitter have made a fair legal process impossible.

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