• Opioid Crisis Sep 5

    Companies: $26B Settlement of Opioid Lawsuits to Move Ahead

    Four companies say they’ll move ahead with a $26 billion settlement of lawsuits over the opioid crisis.

  • opioids Jul 21

    4 Drug Companies Agree to Pay $26 Billion to Resolve Opioid Lawsuits

    Three major drug distributors and the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson have agreed to a $26 billion settlement with states to resolve thousands of lawsuits over the country’s opioid crisis, officials announced Wednesday. The four companies — which also include Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and McKesson — were accused by states, cities and counties of playing a significant role in funneling a…

  • JUDGE Oct 22, 2019

    Drugmakers, Distributors Reach 11th-Hour Deal to Settle Opioids Lawsuit

    The nation’s three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. The trial, involving Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County and Akron’s Summit County, was seen as a critical test case that could have gauged the strength...

  • JUDGE Oct 19, 2019

    Opioid Negotiations Fail to Produce Deal Just Before Trial

    Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation’s opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday. Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments, rather than with the drugmakers and distributors they are suing. One of the negotiators, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, said late Friday that local governments did not accept a deal worth...

  • California May 21, 2018

    Amazon Cracks Top 10 of Fortune 500 for First Time

    E-commerce giant Amazon, the Seattle-based company that’s currently in a nationwide search for its second headquarters, broke new ground today with the reveal its cracked the top 10 of the Fortune 500 listing for the first time, landing at No. 8 with $177.8 billion in revenue.

  • New York Dec 14, 2017

    Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Sued for Defamation

    A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed.

  • San Francisco Apr 15, 2017

    Arkansas' Multiple Execution Plan in Limbo After Rulings

    Arkansas’ push to resume executions after nearly 12 years with an already compromised plan to put eight men to death over 11 days is in limbo after a judge blocked the use of a lethal injection drug a supplier says officials misleadingly obtained and the state’s highest court halted the execution of one of the first inmates who had been...

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