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Legal news from Saturday, February 8, 2014
by Matthew Pomy

On Friday, a group of police unions filed a motion to block Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed settlement and removal of former mayor Michael Bloomberg's appeal of the stop and frisk policy. The motion was filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in response to de Blasio's …

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by Matthew Pomy

Merck & Co. agreed to pay $100 million to settle thousands of lawsuits concerning Merck's NuvaRing contraceptive device. The lawsuits allege that NuvaRing potentially causes fatal blood clots. The settlement will provide an average payment of over $58,000 per case. This settlement is less than other contraceptive makers have had to pay in …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

US President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday a $956 billion farm bill providing expanded crop insurance and other benefits for the agricultural sector. The bill passed the Senate last week with a bipartisan vote. Beyond expanding federal crop insurance, the farm bill also ends direct government payments …

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