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Massachusetts court: Merck can be sued over generic drug injury

Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in foil strips are arranged on a table in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013. Picture taken September 18. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

Massachusetts' top court on Friday opened the door for consumers to sue Merck & Co Inc and other makers of brand-name drugs over injuries blamed not on their own medications but on generic versions of their treatments made by other companies.  Full Article 

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks on the U.S. system for asylum-seekers at the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Falls Church, Virginia, U.S. October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Asylum seekers sue U.S. government over prolonged detention

NEW YORK - A group of migrants seeking asylum in the United States sued the Trump administration on Thursday, claiming the government is unfairly keeping them in custody while they pursue their cases in immigration court.  Full Article 

A customer pushes a shopping cart at a Walmart store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo

Whistleblower says Walmart, eyeing Amazon, cheated on e-commerce

Walmart Inc was sued on Thursday by a former executive who accused the world's largest retailer of issuing misleading e-commerce results, amid growing pressure from Amazon.com Inc , and firing him for complaining about it.  Full Article 

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Witness to Charlottesville attack sues U.S. media outlets over 'false' stories

WASHINGTON A Virginia man sued two media outlets and seven individuals on Tuesday claiming he was defamed by false stories in which he was accused of helping stage unrest last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia, as part of an effort to undermine U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Microsoft women filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints

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Pennsylvania Republicans make case for scrapping new Congress map

HARRISBURG, Pa. A panel of three federal judges heard arguments on Friday in the latest attempt by Pennsylvania Republicans to block a court-imposed map of voting districts that could boost Democrats' chances of winning control of the U.S. Congress this year.

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NEW YORK Martin Shkreli, the former drug company executive who made headlines by jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug before he was found guilty of defrauding investors, was sentenced to 7 years and a $75,000 fine on Friday. | Video

Doctor in Insys opioid kickback scheme gets four years in prison

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Wynn Resorts to pay $2.6 billion to settle lawsuit with Japan's Universal

Wynn Resorts Ltd has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle a lawsuit brought by Japan's Universal Entertainment Corp and its U.S. unit, ending a six-year old dispute that pitted casino mogul Steve Wynn against his former associate Kazuo Okada.

U.S. Army says mishandled war dogs, will comply with call for reform

The U.S. Army confirmed on Monday that it had mishandled retired bomb-sniffing war dogs and said it would comply with recommendations in a Defense Department Inspector General’s report that called for reforms. | Video

Ex-Trump aide Nunberg says will not comply with Russia probe subpoena

WASHINGTON A former campaign aide to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would not comply with a subpoena to testify before a grand jury in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. | Video

 A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. top court refuses to widen whistleblower protections

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct, throwing out a lawsuit brought against a real estate trust by a former employee who had reported alleged wrongdoing internally but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Full Article 

EEOC backs gay employee in latest appellate battle over workplace rights

President Donald Trump has nominated two Republicans to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alongside a Trump-appointed acting chair, and two holdover Democrats from the Obama administration. (One of them has been re-nominated by Trump.) At their Senate confirmation hearing in September, the Republican EEOC nominees pointedly refused to commit to the commission’s position that Title VII of the Civil Right Act protects gay and lesbian employees against workplace discr