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U.S. Supreme Court turns away case on website's liability over gun sale

U.S. Supreme Court turns away case on website's liability over gun sale

29.11.2019 | Lawrence Hurley | 786

The daughter of a woman killed in a 2012 mass shooting will not be able to sue the operator of a firearms classified advertising website from which the killer illegally bought his gun after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear her appeal.

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Facebook must face data breach class action on security, but not damages: judge

Facebook must face data breach class action on security, but not damages: judge

29.11.2019 | Jonathan Stempel | 808

A federal judge said up to 29 million Facebook Inc (FB.O) users whose personal information was stolen in a September 2018 data breach cannot sue as a group for damages, but can seek better security at the social media company after a series of privacy lapses.

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Massachusetts adopts tough ban on flavored vaping, tobacco products

Massachusetts adopts tough ban on flavored vaping, tobacco products

28.11.2019 | Nate Raymond | 737

Massachusetts on Wednesday adopted the country’s toughest ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, in response to a rise in youth vaping and an outbreak of vaping-related serious lung injuries.

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Oil trader IMMS sues Lebanon's BankMed for $1 billion: court filing

Oil trader IMMS sues Lebanon's BankMed for $1 billion: court filing

28.11.2019 | Dmitry Zhdannikov, Eric Knecht | 789

Oil trader IMMS has taken Lebanese bank BankMed to court in the U.S. state of New York, accusing it of failing to return $1 billion of its deposits when requested, according to court documents seen by Reuters.

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Facebook must face data breach class action on security, but not damages: judge

Facebook must face data breach class action on security, but not damages: judge

28.11.2019 | Jonathan Stempel | 819

A federal judge said up to 29 million Facebook Inc (FB.O) users whose personal information was stolen in a September 2018 data breach cannot sue as a group for damages, but can seek better security at the social media company after a series of privacy lapses.

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Judge partly vacates convictions of opioid maker Insys' founder, executives

Judge partly vacates convictions of opioid maker Insys' founder, executives

27.11.2019 | Nate Raymond | 839

A federal judge on Tuesday partially overturned the convictions of Insys Therapeutics Inc’s founder and three former executives accused of bribing doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid, but declined to disturb the remainder of the jury’s verdict.

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U.S. prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors

U.S. prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors

27.11.2019 | Tom Hals | 851

Federal prosecutors are investigating six pharmaceutical companies for potential criminal charges in connection with shipping big quantities of opioid painkillers that contributed to a healthcare crisis, according to regulatory filings.

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Musk won't settle 'pedo guy' defamation lawsuit, lawyer says

Musk won't settle 'pedo guy' defamation lawsuit, lawyer says

27.11.2019 | Rachel Parsons | 766

An attorney for Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of electric car maker Tesla, said on Tuesday that his client had no intention of settling a defamation suit brought by a British cave explorer before the case goes to trial on Dec. 3.

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Supreme Court to hear appeal over ‘no fly list’

Supreme Court to hear appeal over ‘no fly list’

26.11.2019 | Xi Lucy Shi | 906

The US Supreme Court on Friday granted the government’s petition to hear a dispute over whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) allows lawsuits for money damages against individual federal employees who placed individuals on the “no fly list.”

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Russia lawmakers approve international media ‘foreign agents’ bill

Russia lawmakers approve international media ‘foreign agents’ bill

26.11.2019 | Keegan Boyle | 751

The Russian State Duma on Thursday approved amendments to a bill entitled “On Mass Media,” designating individuals who communicate with foreign media outlets as “foreign agents.”

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