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Women who sued J&J declare victory after $4.69 billion talc verdict

A bottle of Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New York, February 24, 2016. Consumers expressed concern on social media about a talc-based baby powder made by Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday after a Missouri jury ordered the company to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who said her death from cancer was linked to use of the product. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Illustration

NEW YORK - A woman who claimed her cancer was caused by using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for decades said she believes justice was served after a jury found the company should pay her and 21 other women $4.69 billion in damages.  Full Article 

A Tribune Broadcasting Los Angeles affiliate KTLA 5 television satellite truck is seen in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Sinclair 'did not fully disclose facts' on Tribune merger - FCC

WASHINGTON - Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc "did not fully disclose facts" about aspects of its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media , the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said in an order released on Thursday that referred the issue to an administrative law judge for a hearing.  Full Article 

Construction work continues on a natural gas pipeline near Morgantown in Chester County, Pennsylvania, August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

FERC denies rehearing for Penn.-N.Y. Constitution natgas pipe

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday denied Constitution Pipeline Co's request to rehear an earlier commission decision finding that New York environmental regulators were able to deny a water permit to the natural gas pipeline.  Full Article 

Recent Legal News

Europe hits Google with record $5 billion antitrust fine, appeal ahead

BRUSSELS European antitrust regulators fined Google a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) on Wednesday and ordered it to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, a ruling which the U.S. tech company said it would appeal. | Video

IBM seeks $167 million from Groupon in dispute over early internet patents

WILMINGTON, Del. International Business Machines Corp on Monday asked a U.S. jury to award it $167 million in a lawsuit accusing e-commerce marketplace operator Groupon Inc of using patented technology without authorization.

Texas fetal tissue burial law on trial at U.S. court

AUSTIN, Texas A court hearing on a Texas law requiring the burial or cremation of aborted fetal tissue opened on Monday with the state arguing the requirement was a matter of dignity, while abortion providers called it unnecessary and aimed at impeding clinic operations.

Amazon workers strike in Germany, joining action in Spain and Poland

FRANKFURT Thousands of workers will walk off the job on Tuesday at Amazon warehouses in Germany to demand better working conditions, joining colleagues in Spain and Poland in taking action that coincides with a major sales promotion.

New York police ready to act in chokehold case; will not keep waiting for U.S.

NEW YORK The New York Police Department gave an ultimatum to the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, saying it would proceed with disciplinary proceedings against the officers involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, absent action by federal prosecutors.

Ford agrees to $299.1 million U.S. Takata air bag settlement

WASHINGTON Ford Motor Co agreed to a so-called economic loss settlement of $299.1 million covering at least 6 million U.S. vehicles with potentially faulty Takata air bag inflators, court documents filed in a federal court in Miami on Monday show.

Former Energy XXI CEO agrees to settle SEC charges

WASHINGTON The former chief executive of Energy XXI Ltd agreed to settle civil charges that he failed to disclose to investors more than $10 million in personal loans obtained from company vendors and a candidate for the company's board, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said.

'Bowie Bonds' creator sues Ed Sheeran for copying Marvin Gaye hit

NEW YORK English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran was sued on Thursday for at least $100 million for allegedly copying large parts of Marvin Gaye's classic "Let's Get It On" for his smash hit "Thinking Out Loud."

U.S. securities regulator unveils proposal to ease ETF approvals

WASHINGTON The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday voted unanimously to propose easing its rules for approving low-risk exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in what could potentially be a major win for the $3.5 trillion market.

Australia wins landmark WTO ruling on plain tobacco packaging

GENEVA Australia triumphed on Thursday in a major trade dispute over its pioneering "plain" tobacco packaging law, with World Trade Organization judges rejecting a complaint brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic.

DOJ’s amicus brief in SCOTUS cy pres case contains ominous hint for class action bar

It’s not unprecedented for the Justice Department to want a say when an important class action issue comes to the U.S. Supreme Court. During the Obama administration, DOJ filed at least three amicus briefs in class action cases before the justices. In Amgen v. Connecticut Retirement Plans, the solicitor general urged the court not to raise the bar for class certification in securities fraud litigation. In Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, Justice argued that class action defendants shouldn’t