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Reuters Report: How Plaintiff Lawyers Help Corporate America Keep Its Secrets

Paula Lawlor was sifting through piles of internal General Motors Co. documents in a hotel room outside of Los Angeles when she hit pay dirt: Company records showing that GM knew for years that stronger roofs on its vehicles could …

Reuters: How Court Lets Merck Hide Baldness Drug Propecia’s Risks

By the time Kelly Pfaff got home from driving her son to school that morning, it was too late. Her husband, John, was supposed to be taking their 4-year-old daughter to school. But the girl and the nanny were still …

Reuters Report: How Judges’ Secrecy Has Added to Toll of Opioids and Other Products

WELCH, West Virginia —The opioid epidemic that has so far killed half a million Americans is routinely blamed on greedy drug makers, feckless doctors and lax regulators. But there’s another group that has contributed to the depth and duration of …