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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

Aug 18 2017

Bayer, J&J win third U.S. trial over Xarelto bleeding risk

A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers' blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding.

Aug 17 2017

Car owners' lawyers accuse GM of threats in ignition switch deal

NEW YORK Lawyers for car owners suing General Motors Co over faulty ignition switches and other defects on Thursday accused the carmaker of meddling in settlement talks and having issued threats that led to the canceling of an agreement.

Aug 17 2017

Plaintiff in Xarelto trial hits back at Bayer's motion for judgment

A Mississippi woman who said she developed severe internal bleeding after taking Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson's blood thinner Xarelto asked a federal court on Thursday to dismiss a motion by the drugmakers for judgment as a matter of law.

Aug 16 2017

Carmakers win brief reprieve from lawsuits over faulty Takata air bags

Automakers on Wednesday won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective air bags made by bankrupt Takata Corp that led to the largest-ever auto safety recall and at least 18 deaths.

Aug 15 2017

Women ask 2nd Circuit to revive Mirena MDL, mention possible deal

Some 1,200 women who claim they were injured by Bayer's Mirena intrauterine contraceptive device on Monday asked a federal appeals court to revive their cases, but also said they had reached an agreement with the company.

Aug 11 2017

8th Circuit strikes down Toyota appeal in unintended acceleration suit

A federal appeals court on Friday broadly upheld a lower court's evidentiary rulings in a trial over a fatal 2006 car crash in Minnesota that resulted in an $11 million verdict against Toyota Motor Corp.

Aug 10 2017

Judge in GM ignition switch suit reverses course on economic loss claims

A federal judge in Manhattan has reconsidered his previous decision and allowed plaintiffs who sold their General Motors cars before a February 2014 recall over defective ignition switches to move forward with economic loss claims.

Aug 09 2017

Monsanto settles false labeling suit over weed killer Roundup

Monsanto Co on Tuesday informed a federal court in California that it has reached a tentative nationwide settlement of a class action alleging a concentrate of its flagship weed killer Roundup was falsely advertised.

Aug 08 2017

Endo settles bulk of remaining pelvic mesh cases for $775 mln

Endo International PLC said it has reached an agreement to resolve "virtually all known U.S. mesh product liability claims," against it ending approximately 22,000 cases in a long-running multidistrict litigation.

Aug 07 2017

11th Circuit affirms tossed claims against surgical instrument maker

A federal appeals court on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a proposed class action lawsuit alleging surgical instruments made by California-based Intuitive Surgical shed metal shavings, finding the claims were not covered under Georgia's negligence law.

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