Articles by Nate Raymond and Brendan Pierson

Pandemic-Delayed Trials Over Drugmakers’ Marketing of Opioids to Begin

Four drugmakers, including Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., will go to trial on Monday over claims they helped fuel an opioid crisis that has resulted in nearly 500,000 overdose deaths in the United States. The trial is …

Suspected Russian Hack of U.S. Government: Espionage or Act of War?

The suspected Russian hack of U.S. government agencies has led to heated rhetoric from lawmakers, with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin calling it “virtually a declaration of war” and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio saying that “America must retaliate, and not just …

Talcum Lawsuits Against J&J Can Proceed with Testimony Limits

Thousands of plaintiffs who say that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and talc products caused cancer can go forward with their claims, but face limits on what expert testimony will be allowed in trials after a Monday ruling by a …

New York Nurses Sue State and Two Hospitals Over ‘Inadequate’ Virus Protection

The New York State Nurses Association sued the state and two hospitals on Monday to force them to provide equipment and adopt safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the association’s members in the hard-hit state. The association …

Employee Class Action Accuses McDonald’s of Climate of ‘Pervasive Sexual Harassment’

McDonald’s Corp. has been hit with a class action lawsuit accusing it of subjecting female employees in its corporate-owned fast-food restaurants in Florida to widespread sexual harassment. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in federal court in Chicago, says the company …

Investors Allege Securities Violations by Cryptocurrency Issuers, Exchanges

Investors have brought class action lawsuits in federal court against seven cryptocurrency issuers and four exchanges, claiming they sold billions of dollars in unregistered assets in violation of U.S. securities laws. The 11 lawsuits, filed on Friday in U.S. District …

Opioid Makers, Distributors Could Face U.S. Criminal Charges

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. Five companies have received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney’s office …

Exxon, New York AG Face Off Over Climate Change Accounting

A lawyer for New York’s attorney general on Tuesday told a state judge Exxon Mobil Corp. used two sets of books to hide the true cost of climate change regulations from investors, while an attorney for the oil major assailed …

Exxon Faces Trial Over Claim It Misled Investors About Climate Change Risks

Exxon Mobil Corp. on Tuesday will face trial in a lawsuit by New York’s attorney general accusing it of misleading investors about the risks of climate change regulations to its business. The trial, expected to begin before Justice Barry Ostrager …

Two Midwest School Districts Join Lawsuit Wave Against Juul Over Vaping

Two public school districts on Monday sued Juul Labs Inc, accusing the company of endangering their students and draining their resources by marketing its addictive e-cigarettes to teenagers. The St. Charles, Missouri, and Olathe, Kansas, public school systems appeared to …