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Judge tosses lawsuits over power line near historic Jamestown

A federal judge in Washington D.C. has dismissed two lawsuits by parks and historic preservation groups trying to block construction of an overhead transmission line by Virginia's Dominion Energy through the state's popular Jamestown historic region.

Florida pain management practice resolves U.S. billing probe

A Florida pain management practice has agreed to pay more than $1.49 million as part of a deal that resolved claims it billed government healthcare programs for medically unnecessary urine drug tests, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Creditors blast conflicts in Orianna's bankruptcy deal

Bankrupt Orianna Heath Systems' proposed restructuring deal with its landlord and sponsor of its plan of reorganization is tainted by conflicts and should be rejected, according to the official creditors committee of the nursing home chain.

Wildlife groups sue U.S. Interior over migratory bird decision

The Natural Resources Defense Council and several other wildlife advocacy groups have sued the U.S. Department of the Interior challenging a legal opinion it issued in December saying that companies are not criminally liable for unintended killings of migratory birds.

Proskauer says partner alleging unequal pay was a top earner

Proskauer Rose says that a female labor and employment partner who is suing the 700-lawyer firm for paying her less than men was one of the highest-earning lawyers in her department, and her pay only dipped when the business she was bringing in plummeted.

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Trump eases firing of federal workers, cracks down on unions

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire federal government workers and to crack down on the unions that represent them, drawing immediate criticism from a group representing federal employees.