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J&J faces first California trial over talc cancer risks

A lawyer for Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday urged jurors to not find it liable in the first trial the company has faced in California over claims that its talc-based products for feminine hygiene can cause ovarian cancer.

Bass Pro will pay $10.5 mln to settle EEOC race bias claims

Sporting goods retailer Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC will pay $10.5 million to settle the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's lawsuit claiming it refused to hire tens of thousands of black and Hispanic job applicants, in one of the agency's largest settlements in recent years.

Mizuho Bank sued for age discrimination

Mizuho Bank has been hit with an age discrimination lawsuit by a Massapequa, New York man who says he was passed over for a job at the bank's New Jersey branch because he refused to put information on his resume that would have indicated his age.

Reporters seek to lift Puerto Rico's stay to probe oversight board

The stay on litigation against Puerto Rico in its debt restructuring should not bar a lawsuit seeking financial and conflict-of-interest information from the board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances, a reporters' group argued in court papers filed on Tuesday.

3rd Circuit revives Ex-L'Oreal patent lawyer's whistleblower suit

A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a patent attorney’s lawsuit against L'Oreal USA Inc, ruling that his claim that the cosmetics company fired him for refusing to file what he considered poor quality patent applications was covered by New Jersey's whistleblower law.


Senate aims for a 'skinny' Obamacare repeal as other options fail

WASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senate leaders, struggling to keep a seven-year promise to end Obamacare, turned their focus on Wednesday to passing a slimmed-down "skinny" repeal measure that would throw the issue into negotiations with the House of Representatives. | Video