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Pennsylvania top court redraws voting map in boost to Democrats

A voter casts his ballot inside the garage of Chobert Decorators during the U.S. presidential election in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Pennsylvania's top court on Monday unveiled a new map carving out the state's U.S. congressional voting districts, imposing a plan it said was based on "traditional criteria" after rejecting a proposal drawn up by Republican lawmakers as unconstitutional.  Full Article 

A vial of Naloxone and syringe are pictured at a Naloxone training class taught by Jennifer Stepp and her daughter Audrey for adults and children to learn how to save lives by injecting Naloxone into people suffering opioid overdoses at the Hillview Community Center in Louisville, Kentucky, November 21, 2015. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Kentucky accuses Cardinal Health of contributing to opioid epidemic

Kentucky's attorney general filed a lawsuit against drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc, accusing it of contributing to the opioid epidemic by failing to halt or report suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers.  Full Article 

FILE PHOTO: A woman stands next to a logo of Takata Corp at a showroom for vehicles in Tokyo, Japan, November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

Judge approves Takata's U.S. bankruptcy plan

Takata Corp's U.S. unit received court approval for its bankruptcy exit plan, a plaintiffs' law firm said on Saturday, clearing the way for a $1.6 billion sale of Takata assets and providing compensation for those injured by the company's deadly air bags.  Full Article 

Recent Legal News

Lawyer charged with lying in U.S. probe of Russia election role

WASHINGTON U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing criminal charges against a lawyer for allegedly lying to the FBI.

U.S. top court rejects investor appeals over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to revive litigation in which shareholders accused the federal government of overstepping its authority when it restructured mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac following the 2008 housing crisis.

U.S. top court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

WASHINGTON In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides.

NY judge rules Charter Communications must face lawsuit over slow internet

NEW YORK Charter Communications Inc must face a lawsuit by New York's attorney general accusing the cable company of providing customers slower-than-advertised internet speeds, a New York state judge ruled.

GE faces shareholder lawsuit over insurance shortfall, SEC probe

NEW YORK General Electric Co was sued on Friday by a shareholder who accused the conglomerate of concealing mounting insurance liabilities and a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission probe, saying it cost shareholders tens of billions of dollars.

Intel hit with 32 lawsuits over security flaws

Intel Corp said on Friday shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips.

U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end protections for young illegal immigrants dubbed "Dreamers," and the nine justices could announce as early as Tuesday whether they will take up the case.

Kanye West settles lawsuit over Saint Pablo tour cancellation

LOS ANGELES Kanye West and Lloyd's of London [SOLYD.UL] insurers have resolved a $10 million lawsuit over the rapper's cancellation of his 2016 tour.

China's ZTE says is trusted partner after U.S. concern

BEIJING Chinese telecoms equipment group ZTE Corp hit back on Thursday against concerns from U.S. lawmakers that it is a vehicle for Chinese espionage, saying it was a trusted partner of its U.S. customers, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Rights group sues to block Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

CLEVELAND The ACLU filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging an Ohio law that criminalizes abortions if a doctor performing a termination is aware that the woman has received a diagnosis that her fetus has Down syndrome.

A voter casts her ballot on election day for the U.S. presidential election in Smithfield, North Carolina November 8, 2016. Picture taken November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a lower court's order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the Constitution by drawing electoral districts intended to maximize their party's chances of winning.  Full Article 

DOJ signals new interest in policing class action settlements

On Friday, the Justice Department filed a statement of interest opposing final court approval of a proposed consumer class action settlement in federal court in Camden, New Jersey. I’ll tell you below about the substance of the government’s qualms with the settlement, which resolves allegations that a website called Wines ‘Til Sold Out misrepresented the original prices of wines it sold at a purported discount. But the significance of DOJ’s filing isn’t the particular flaws it highli

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