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Federal judge denies drug companies’ attempt to block California’s ‘reverse payment’ law

Federal judge denies drug companies’ attempt to block California’s ‘reverse payment’ law

3.01.2020 | Jacob Dougherty | 755

A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of California court on Tuesday denied a motion by brand-name drug companies to halt the implementation of a California bill that would stop “reverse payments” to generic drug companies.

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Vietnam court sentences 14 in MobiFone corruption case

Vietnam court sentences 14 in MobiFone corruption case

2.01.2020 | Zoe Gujral | 741

The Hanoi People’s Court on Saturday handed out sentences to 14 people who participated in the MobiFone corruption scandal.

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Appellate court affirms “diet” label does not deceptively promise weight loss

Appellate court affirms “diet” label does not deceptively promise weight loss

2.01.2020 | Stephanie Sundier | 706

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday ruled that Dr Pepper did not violate California consumer fraud laws by using the word “diet” in its brand name.

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Turkish Airlines says reaches compensation deal over Boeing 737 MAX

Turkish Airlines says reaches compensation deal over Boeing 737 MAX

2.01.2020 | Ceyda Caglayan | 672

Turkish Airlines has agreed a compensation deal with planemaker Boeing Co over the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX following two fatal crashes, the carrier said on Tuesday.

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Second Circuit Court of Appeals orders resentencing in Islamic State case

Second Circuit Court of Appeals orders resentencing in Islamic State case

31.12.2019 | Cassandra Maas | 688

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found on Friday that the District Court for the Eastern District of New York erred in sentencing Fareed Mumuni to 17 years of imprisonment rather than the 85 years recommended by federal guidelines.

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Denver County judge rules urban camping ban unconstitutional

Denver County judge rules urban camping ban unconstitutional

31.12.2019 | Jacob Dougherty | 721

A Denver County Court judge ruled on Friday that Denver’s ordinance banning urban camping violates the Eighth Amendment.

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Chinese gene-editing scientists convicted of illegal medical practice

Chinese gene-editing scientists convicted of illegal medical practice

31.12.2019 | Stephanie Sundier | 678

The Shenzhen Nanshan District People’s Court on Monday convicted and sentenced researcher He Jiankui and two collaborators, Zhang Renli and Qin Jinzhou, for carrying out human embryo gene-editing and reproductive medical activities.

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Chile environmental court rules against SQM mining corporation

Chile environmental court rules against SQM mining corporation

30.12.2019 | Valeria Negron | 701

On Thursday Chile’s Environmental Court ruled in favor of indigenous complaints that had been brought against SQM. SQM is the world’s second-largest miner of Lithium in the world.

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Peru watchdog says McDonald's franchisee Arcos Dorados violated safety laws

Peru watchdog says McDonald's franchisee Arcos Dorados violated safety laws

30.12.2019 | Marco Aquino | 696

Peru´s labor watchdog has found McDonald’s Corp´s Latin America franchisee Arcos Dorados guilty of six “very serious” violations of local safety and health laws following the deaths of two employees in a restaurant kitchen.

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Bruce Lee's daughter sues Chinese fast food chain for using late kungfu master's image

Bruce Lee's daughter sues Chinese fast food chain for using late kungfu master's image

30.12.2019 | Brenda Goh | 698

A firm run by the daughter of Bruce Lee has sued a Chinese fast food for using the late kungfu star’s image in its logo without permission and is seeking over 210 million yuan ($30 million) in compensation, Chinese media outlet The Paper reported.

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