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The Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson Doesn't Mean More Judgements Will Follow
Johnson & Johnson

The Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson Doesn't Mean More Judgements Will Follow

While Jacqueline Fox's family won $72 million in damages this week, not all plaintiffs in the 1,200 similar pending talc powder-cancer cases will be cashing in.
A Startup That Promised Cash to Engaged Couples Breaks Hearts With an Abrupt Pivot
Pivots

A Startup That Promised Cash to Engaged Couples Breaks Hearts With an Abrupt Pivot

After originally offering $10,000 to couples who remained married, SwanLuv changed its model to a crowdfunding platform.
Carly Okyle
Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Accused of Dishonesty in Lawsuit
Radicals & Visionaries

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Accused of Dishonesty in Lawsuit

Complainants allege company overcharged and falsely labeled dozens of products.
Lindsay Friedman
French Court Rules Facebook Can Be Sued for Censorship in Nude Painting Case
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French Court Rules Facebook Can Be Sued for Censorship in Nude Painting Case

A lawsuit from a Parisian user whose account was suspended after he posted a famous nude painting may have opened the company up to further international legal action.
Nina Zipkin
Burberry Accused of Using Deceptive Price Tags at Outlet Stores
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Burberry Accused of Using Deceptive Price Tags at Outlet Stores

The British luxury brand is to face a class action lawsuit in the U.S.
Warner to Pay $14 Million Settlement in 'Happy Birthday' Lawsuit
News and Trends

Warner to Pay $14 Million Settlement in 'Happy Birthday' Lawsuit

Now public domain, the company will no longer collect copyright fees for the song.
Lindsay Friedman
Crooked Silk Road Investigator Arrested Again
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Crooked Silk Road Investigator Arrested Again

The former Secret Service agent who was caught stealing bitcoins during the Silk Road case appeared to be fleeing the country ahead of a nearly 6-year sentence.
Italy Claims Google Dodged $248 Million in Taxes
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Italy Claims Google Dodged $248 Million in Taxes

Google defended against the claims, saying it complies with tax laws wherever it operates.
Uber Plans to Fight $1.3 Million Fine in France
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Uber Plans to Fight $1.3 Million Fine in France

The ridesharing giant was found by a Paris court to havemade 'ambiguous' recommendations to its drivers.
Theranos Poses 'Immediate Jeopardy' to Patient Health, Government Says
Safety

Theranos Poses 'Immediate Jeopardy' to Patient Health, Government Says

The embattled blood-testing startup's lab practices were found to be deficient.
Disney Lawsuit Highlights Issues With H-1B Visa System
Legal

Disney Lawsuit Highlights Issues With H-1B Visa System

Outsourcing companies are winning an outsize share of H-1Bs for a simple reason: the visa procurement process is a game of numbers, and they are going big.
Claire Zillman
Lyft Gives California Drivers New Protections, But Won't Classify Them as Employees
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Lyft Gives California Drivers New Protections, But Won't Classify Them as Employees

The moves are part of a settlement over a proposed class action lawsuit in California.
Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Its Search Bar on iPhone
Search Engines

Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Its Search Bar on iPhone

The report came from court transcripts related to a copyright lawsuit filed by Oracle Corp.
Ex-Drug CEO Martin Shkreli Ordered to Testify on Spike in Drug Pricing
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Ex-Drug CEO Martin Shkreli Ordered to Testify on Spike in Drug Pricing

A congressional committee has demanded that Shkreli appear at a hearing about his decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine by more than 5,000 percent.