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Homeowners can sue law firm over its debt collection practices - 4th Circuit

7:33pm BST

A federal appeals court on Thursday vacated the dismissal of a Maryland couple's lawsuit accusing a law firm of violating a federal debt collection law by repeatedly demanding they cover its costs to collect debt they had already paid off.

Novartis pays $729 million to settle U.S. kickback charges

1:44pm BST

NEW YORK Novartis AG agreed to pay more than $729 million to settle U.S. government charges it paid illegal kickbacks to doctors and patients to boost drug sales, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday. | Video

UPDATE 1-Novartis settles U.S. fraud lawsuit over sham speaker programs

01 Jul 2020

NEW YORK, July 1 Novartis AG agreed to pay $678 million to settle a civil fraud lawsuit brought by the U.S. government accusing the Swiss drugmaker of paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe its cardiovascular and diabetes drugs.

Borrowers lose challenge to force-placed insurance 'kickbacks' -3rd Circuit

01 Jul 2020

A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled against homeowners unhappy about prices they were charged for "force-placed" insurance, saying the alleged overcharges had been "baked into" rates disclosed to state regulators.

Amgen patents on top-selling arthritis drug Enbrel upheld, shares rise

01 Jul 2020

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld two patents for Amgen Inc's multibillion-dollar rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel in a defeat for Novartis AG, which has been trying to sell its own version.

UPDATE 2-Amgen patents on top-selling arthritis drug Enbrel upheld, shares rise

01 Jul 2020

July 1 A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld two patents for Amgen Inc's multibillion-dollar rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel in a defeat for Novartis AG , which has been trying to sell its own version.

Judge temporarily halts release of tell-all book by Donald Trump's niece

01 Jul 2020

NEW YORK A New York judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Donald Trump's niece from publishing a tell-all book that offers an unflattering portrait of the U.S. president and his family.

Woman who underwent double mastectomy can sue ex-employer under ADA - 6th Circuit

30 Jun 2020

A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a disability discrimination lawsuit by a woman who accused an Ohio daycare facility of wrongly firing her after learning she had a genetic condition that led to her undergoing a double mastectomy.

Turkey's Halkbank to seek removal of U.S. judge in Iran sanctions case

30 Jun 2020

NEW YORK Halkbank will ask the U.S. judge overseeing a criminal case accusing it of helping Iran evade American sanctions to recuse himself, a lawyer for the Turkish bank said on Tuesday.

Turkey's Halkbank to seek removal of U.S. judge in Iran sanctions case

30 Jun 2020

NEW YORK, June 30 Halkbank will ask the U.S. judge overseeing a criminal case accusing it of helping Iran evade American sanctions to recuse himself, a lawyer for the Turkish bank said on Tuesday.

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