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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

Feb 21 2018

4th Circuit says insufficient evidence in Yamaha WaveRunner lawsuit

A federal appeals court has ruled that a South Carolina woman who suffered internal injuries when she fell off a Yamaha watercraft lacked sufficient evidence to support her claims against the company.

Feb 20 2018

Plaintiff seeks order to preserve iPhone batteries as evidence for fraud case

A California man who sued Apple Inc alleging the company defrauded him and other consumers by concealing iPhone battery defects on Saturday again asked a federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction forcing Apple to preserve batteries it is replacing as part of a rebate program.

Feb 20 2018

3M, Minnesota settle water pollution claims for $850 million

NEW YORK Industrial group 3M Co and Minnesota's attorney general have agreed to settle a lawsuit over polluted groundwater, with the company agreeing to grant $850 million to the state for groundwater projects, the attorney's office said on Tuesday.

Feb 15 2018

Gun restraining order might have thwarted Florida shooting: experts

A few U.S. states have laws allowing police and family members to obtain orders barring people suspected of being a threat from possessing guns, but Florida does not. Some gun control proponents and legal experts said Wednesday's school shooting might have been thwarted if it had.

Feb 14 2018

Bristol-Myers must produce additional discovery in Abilify MDL: judge

Bristol-Myers Squibb will have to produce additional discovery requested by plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation over antipsychotic drug Abilify, a judge ordered on Tuesday.

Feb 13 2018

German, Irish plaintiffs denied access to U.S. Dieselgate documents

Consumers in Germany and Ireland trying to hold carmaker Volkswagen AG and auto parts supplier Bosch GmbH liable for the manipulation of diesel engine emissions data will not be able to rely on documents produced by Bosch in U.S. litigation, a U.S. judge ruled on Monday.

Feb 12 2018

Lawsuit alleges child labor used for Nestle chocolate products

Swiss food and drink conglomerate Nestle has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit by a Massachusetts resident, claiming the company is engaging in deceptive marketing by hiding the fact that its chocolate supply chain involves child and slave labor.

Feb 09 2018

Florida appeals court declines to revive tobacco cases

A Florida appeals court on Thursday said a lower court had been right to toss more than 70 lawsuits filed against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company on behalf of smokers who had been dead for many years, rejecting the lawyers' requests to substitute the plaintiffs for new ones.

Feb 08 2018

Candymaker Storck hit with slack-fill suit over its Werther's Caramels

The U.S. unit of German sweets company August Storck KG was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit, alleging consumers were "tricked" into paying for air when they purchased sugar-free Werther's Original Caramels and misled about the candy's effect on blood glucose levels.

Feb 06 2018

4th Circuit upholds $18.5 mln mesh verdict against Boston Scientific

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 2014 verdict ordering Boston Scientific Corp to pay four women a total of $18.5 million for injuries caused by the company's transvaginal mesh devices.

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