A jury in a San Fransisco federal court on Tuesday found that Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused a man’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This lawsuit is only the second of 11,200 Roundup lawsuits to be tried against Monsanto Company and Bayer for cancer-causing Roundup. The first verdict was rendered in August for $289 million against Monsanto. This [...]

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The US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) told a federal judge on Monday that Elon Musk’s tweet concerning Tesla Inc.’s production targets violated the settlement agreement with the SEC and an unambiguous court order approving the terms of the settlement. The SEC filed a motion in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in February, requesting to [...]

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The US National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration has announced that General Motors’ petition for exemption of its “Zero-Emission Autonomous Vehicle” will undergo public comment with the Federal Registrar for 60 days. GM’s petition seeks exemptions to 16 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) for its autonomous vehicles because, primarily, the vehicles will not be [...]

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A federal judge ruled Tuesday against UnitedHealth Group and its subsidiary United Behavioral Health, saying the insurer used overly restrictive guidelines to improperly deny benefits to thousands of mentally ill insureds. United Behavioral provides “mental health and substance use disorder benefits for commercial welfare benefit plans.” The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit under the Employee Retirement [...]

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A federal judge dismissed a criminal wire fraud charges against Barclays Plc during trial Monday, saying the US did not present evidence to prove Barclays owed Hewlett-Packard a duty of trust or confidence in their dealings. Judge Charles Breyer of the US District Court for the Northern District of California said a reasonable jury could not have found [...]

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The US State Department said Monday that the Trump administration has decided to extend the suspension on Title III of the 1996 Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act for 30 days, but has agreed to allow US citizens to sue Cuban entities and others on Washington’s blacklist. Since its inception, every administration has suspended Title [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment was lawful and constitutional, rejecting a challenge by Andrew Miller who was held in contempt for failing to comply with subpoenas Mueller served on him during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in two cases involving a federal statute that imposes reimprisonment for violations of supervised release terms. The first, US v. Haymond, asks the court whether a federal law requiring persons convicted of certain crimes and who violated their supervised release terms to return to prison is [...]

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