Legal news from Saturday, February 8, 2014

[JURIST] On Friday, a group of police unions filed a motion to block Mayor Bill de Blasio's [official website] proposed settlement and removal of former mayor Michael Bloomberg's [BBC profile] appeal of the stop and frisk policy. The motion was filed [AP report] in the US Court of Appeals for … [read more]

[JURIST] Merck & Co. [corporate website] agreed to pay $100 million to settle thousands of lawsuits concerning Merck's NuvaRing [official website] contraceptive device. The lawsuits allege [Bloomberg report] that NuvaRing potentially causes fatal blood clots. The settlement will provide an average payment of over $58,000 per case. This settlement is … [read more]

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official profile] signed into law [press release] on Friday a $956 billion farm bill [text, PDF] providing expanded crop insurance and other benefits for the agricultural sector. The bill passed the Senate [New York Times report] last week with a bipartisan vote. Beyond expanding federal … [read more]

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