This article was originally posted by Foley Hoag Last week, the Supreme Court provided much-needed clarity to U.S. companies concerned about their potential liability for supplying a single component of a multicomponent invention abroad. The Court’s decision in Life Technologies ...Read More »
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal information and protected health information of more than 12,000 patients in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. The ...Read More »
The cooperative Dairy Farmers of America has agreed to pay a total of $50 million to thousands of dairy farmers in the Northeast to settle antitrust allegations from a 2009 class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in ...Read More »
As a June 3 trial date approached, Ropes & Gray and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory had tried – and failed – in attempts to both settle and mediate the legal malpractice case that the New York research institution filed against ...Read More »
GlaxoSmithKline will pay Massachusetts $2.1 million to resolve allegations that it unlawfully promoted a popular asthma medication and two antidepressant drugs, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. The Attorney General’s Office joined 44 other states in the $105 million settlement with ...Read More »
An auto manufacturer did not have a duty to defend a motor vehicle dealer in a suit brought by a purchaser of a vehicle plagued by alleged “nonconformities,” the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled. “The issue on appeal is one ...Read More »
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a federal District Court judge’s decision to dismiss a class action against Charter Communications for failing to provide credits to its customers for their loss of cable, Internet and telephone service ...Read More »
OSHA renews its alliance to prevent falls at worksites The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed its alliance with a nonprofit public service organization to enhance workplace safety, giving particular emphasis to the prevention of falls at construction sites. ...
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Rule modifies bias complaint process A final rule modifying the complaint process for federal employees claiming discrimination has been issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The new rule allows an EEOC complaint challenging a proposal or a preliminary step ...
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Wal-Mart equal pay claims approach 2,000 Nearly 2,000 women have filed individual employment discrimination claims against Wal-Mart in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last June rejecting their equal pay and failure-to-promote class action, plaintiffs’ lawyers say. Former and ...
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