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Justice Thomas urges reconsidering military tort precedent

20 May 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday criticized his colleagues for refusing to consider whether to revive a lawsuit against the United States by the husband of a Navy lieutenant who died at a naval hospital after giving birth.

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.

Pennsylvania top court weighs statute of limitations for Risperdal cases

15 May 2019

Pennsylvania's top court on Thursday will consider whether lawsuits by thousands of men who claim Johnson & Johnson's antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused them to develop excessive breast tissue were filed too late and should be dismissed.

Trump administration appeals rulings blocking Medicaid work requirements

14 May 2019

The Trump administration on Tuesday told a federal appeals court it had "ample reason" to conclude plans by Kentucky and Arkansas to impose work requirements on people seeking Medicaid health insurance benefits would advance the program's objectives.

Becton Dickinson unit settles U.S. probe over unapproved medical devices

14 May 2019

Becton Dickinson subsidiary CareFusion has agreed to pay $3.3 million to resolve claims that it bought and sold medical devices that did not have approval by the Food and Drug Administration, the Justice Department said on Monday.

J&J, Teva lose last-minute bid to escape Oklahoma opioid lawsuit

14 May 2019

An Oklahoma judge on Monday cleared the way for Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to face trial at the end of May in a lawsuit by the state's attorney general accusing the drugmakers of helping fuel the opioid epidemic.

Tearful Felicity Huffman admits role in U.S. college admissions scandal

14 May 2019

BOSTON Actress Felicity Huffman tearfully pleaded guilty on Monday to paying to rig a college entrance exam for her daughter, part of a wide-ranging scandal in which wealthy parents used fraud to secure their children spots at prominent U.S. universities. | Video

U.S. Supreme Court extends time for whistleblowers to file cases

13 May 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a grace period that can extend the statute of limitations for filing lawsuits under the federal whistleblower law to 10 years applies not just to the U.S. government but also to whistleblowers whose cases it does not join.

Actress Felicity Huffman to plead guilty to U.S. college cheating scam

13 May 2019

BOSTON, May 13 Actress Felicity Huffman is due to plead guilty on Monday to paying to have someone cheat on her daughter's behalf on a college entrance exam, part of a wide-ranging scandal in which wealthy parents used bribery and fraud to secure their children spots at prominent U.S. universities.

Justice Department says Dial soap class action settlement a washout for consumers

10 May 2019

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday moved to oppose a proposed $7.4 million settlement resolving claims Dial Corp deceptively marketed a hand soap, saying it provided little value to consumers while "handsomely" compensating plaintiffs' lawyers.

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