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Brendan Pierson

Landlords lose bid to block CDC eviction moratorium

30 Oct 2020

A federal judge has upheld the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's nationwide freeze on most residential evictions for nonpayment of rent, which is aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19, rejecting a challenge by a group of landlords.

Apple prevails against radiation exposure lawsuit

30 Oct 2020

A federal judge in San Francisco has rejected a proposed class action lawsuit accusing Apple Inc of understating the amount of radiofrequency (RF) radiation emitted by several iPhone models.

IN BRIEF: New Jersey doctor admits to defrauding workers' comp program

30 Oct 2020

A New Jersey doctor has pleaded guilty to taking part in a kickback scheme to defraud a federal workers' compensation program out of millions of dollars by prescribing unnecessary pain creams.

IN BRIEF: Medtronic to pay $9.2 mln to settle claims of kickbacks to surgeon

29 Oct 2020

Minnesota medical device maker Medtronic has agreed to pay $9.2 million to resolve claims by federal authorities that it paid kickbacks to a South Dakota neurosurgeon and failed to report those payments.

NXIVM sex cult founder Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison

28 Oct 2020

NEW YORK Keith Raniere, the founder of the cult-like group NXIVM where women were kept on starvation diets, branded with his initials, and ordered to have sex with him, was sentenced on Tuesday to 120 years in prison following his conviction for sex trafficking and other crimes. | Video

Cognizant, TriZetto announce $854 million trade secret verdict against Syntel

28 Oct 2020

Information technology company Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and its TriZetto Healthcare subsidiary have won a $854 million jury verdict against rival Syntel Inc for theft of trade secrets related to insurance administrative software, Cognizant's lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis announced Tuesday.

Judge declines to dismiss or stay most claims in Juul MDL

26 Oct 2020

Juul Labs Inc has largely lost a bid to dismiss or stay hundreds of lawsuits by consumers and local governments accusing the e-cigarette manufacturer of fueling a youth vaping epidemic.

Fraud trial begins for former MiMedx executives

26 Oct 2020

The first white collar criminal trial in Manhattan's federal courthouse since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic kicked off Monday, as jurors heard opening statements in a securities fraud case against two former executives of biotech company MiMedx Group Inc.

Fed Circuit revives TecSec data security patent claims against Adobe

23 Oct 2020

A federal appeals court has revived claims by security software company TecSec Inc that Adobe Inc induced customers to infringe TecSec's patents.

Judge pans concern for COVID courtroom's limits in MiMedx execs' upcoming trial

23 Oct 2020

Two former executives of biotech company MiMedx Group Inc are set to go to trial Monday in federal court in Manhattan on charges that they defrauded investors by inflating the company's revenue, the first white collar criminal trial the courthouse has seen since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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