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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Oct 17 2017

Reckitt Benckiser unit beats states' Suboxone antitrust claims

A U.S. judge on Tuesday dismissed a unit of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc from a lawsuit by state attorneys general accusing it and spin-off Indivior Plc of scheming to block generic competition of the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone.

Oct 17 2017

Judge certifies Solodyn pay-for-delay class actions

A federal judge has certified two classes of plaintiffs who purchased acne medication Solodyn and are pursuing antitrust lawsuits accusing Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp of striking deals to delay generic versions of the drug.

Oct 17 2017

Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder.

Oct 16 2017

Top Missouri court blocks latest J&J talc trial

The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered a St. Louis judge to hold off on conducting the latest trial over claims Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products can cause ovarian cancer, which had been scheduled to begin Monday.

Oct 16 2017

Massachusetts court: Yahoo can give dead man's emails to siblings

BOSTON The top court in Massachusetts ruled against Yahoo on Monday by concluding that federal law does not bar it from providing the representatives of an deceased man's estate access to his email account.

Oct 12 2017

Trump healthcare order could run afoul of retirement plan law

President Donald Trump's plan to make it easier for small businesses to band together and buy stripped-down health insurance plans could violate a federal law governing employee benefit plans and will almost certainly be challenged in court, legal experts said.

Oct 12 2017

AbbVie, Abbott duck Depakote off-label marketing case on appeal

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a class action lawsuit accusing AbbVie Inc and Abbott Laboratories of violating federal racketeering laws by promoting the drug Depakote for off-label uses.

Oct 12 2017

Generic drugmakers secure speedy appeal of Maryland price-gouging law

A federal appeals court has granted a request by the main trade group for generic pharmaceutical companies to expedite its challenge to a Maryland law designed to penalize drugmakers for price-gouging.

Oct 12 2017

Insider trading suspect out of U.S. jail as judge weighs 'Jekyll & Hyde' risk

BOSTON A former Akebia Therapeutics Inc employee accused of insider trading was released from jail on Thursday despite a judge's concern that the man's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" tendencies could lead him to violate his bail conditions.

Oct 12 2017

Ex-Chemours employee accused by U.S. of trade secrets theft scheme

A former Chemours Co employee has been indicted on U.S. charges that he conspired to steal trade secrets related to its lucrative sodium cyanide business and sell them to Chinese investors, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.

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