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Federal appeals court prevents negotiation class formation in opioid-related litigation
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Thursday reversed a ruling creating a negotiation class of opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies in a multi-district litigation designed to streamline settlement agreements between cities a (More)
Australia Westpac Bank to pay $1.3B fine for money laundering connected to child exploitation, terrorism
Australia's Westpac Bank agreed to pay a A$1.3 billion fine on Thursday in a proposed settlement with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) for breaching the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act of 2006 (More)
Trump's niece files fraud suit against family
Mary Trump, niece of US President Donald Trump, filed suit against him and his siblings Thursday alleging fraud in an attempt to deprive her of her interests in the family real estate empire built by Frank Trump, Sr. Mary Trump claims that she was fo (More)
We Must Bring an End to the Bru Tribe's Exodus in India
The plight of the Bru (Reang) tribe has remained vastly unheard in the Indian subcontinent. It has been almost 23 years since their exodus and no media house has bothered to consider covering this issue of great concern. The Bru are a community indig (More)
Medication, Collusion and the Pandemic
A few months ago, the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences set a price tag on their drug remdesivir, the first medication shown to be effective for treating coronavirus. The price was set at $520 per vial or $3,120 per treatment course. Experts hav (More)
A Resolution for International Disputes in Greco-Turkish Seas
The recent controversy ignited by the exploratory drills conducted off the coast of Cyprus is just the latest addition to the chain of conflicts between Greece and Turkey. The apparent reason for the spark seems to be the new-found energy resources i (More)
Louisville reaches $12M settlement with Breonna Taylor's family
Six months after Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot and killed by police in her home, the city of Louisville, Kentucky, has agreed to pay her family a historic $12 million settlement.Introduced Tuesday, the settlement also contai (More)
UK House of Commons approves controversial bill overriding parts of Brexit deal
The UK House of Commons voted 340-263 Monday to approve the Internal Market Bill (UKIMB), which would unilaterally override parts of the country's Brexit deal with the European Union. The bill has now moved to the House of Lords for a vote. If approv (More)
Daimler to pay $1.5B over US emissions cheat claims
The US Department of Justice (DOJ), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced Monday that German automobile manufacturer Daimler agreed to pay $1.5 billion to resolve alleged violations of the Cl (More)
South Korea sexual exploitation activist charged with fraud and embezzlement
South Korean prosecutors on Monday charged Yoon Mee-hyang with fraud and embezzlement related to her time as head of the Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan. Yoon stepped down from the organiz (More)
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