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    Health Hires: K&L Gates, Pharma Trade Org, Tucker Ellis

    K&L Gates LLP has expanded its health care group with a new partner from Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, the Philadelphia Drug Exchange has appointed new general counsel and Tucker Ellis LLP has opened a St. Louis office where...

    Boxer Pushes EPA To Regulate Asbestos Under New TSCA

    The top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Friday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make regulating asbestos a top priority as it implements the newly revised Toxic Substances Control Act. ...read more

    Deals Rumor Mill: Herbalife, Hurtigruten, China Vanke

    Carl Icahn could sell his roughly $1 billion stake in Herbalife to a group that includes rival Bill Ackman, numerous private equity firms have interest in buying Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten and real estate developer China Vanke hopes to buy...

    Deals Rumor Mill: Herbalife, Hurtigruten, China Vanke

    Carl Icahn could sell his roughly $1 billion stake in Herbalife to a group that includes rival Bill Ackman, numerous private equity firms have interest in buying Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten and real estate developer China Vanke hopes to buy...

    Investor Ends Class Action Over $461M AnchorBank Sale

    An Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. investor asked a Wisconsin federal court on Friday to end his class action accusing executives of structuring a $461 million sale to benefit themselves and shortchange investors in light of a Seventh Circuit decision earlier...

    Investor Ends Class Action Over $461M AnchorBank Sale

    An Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. investor asked a Wisconsin federal court on Friday to end his class action accusing executives of structuring a $461 million sale to benefit themselves and shortchange investors in light of a Seventh Circuit decision earlier...

    AXA Investor Fees Didn't Breach Fiduciary Duty, Judge Says

    AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. beat two consolidated class actions challenging its allegedly excessive mutual fund management fees Friday when a New Jersey federal judge found the investors’ effort to prove the board members exercised poor oversight...

    Ex-Lightsquared CEO Takes Bankruptcy Suit To High Court

    LightSquared Inc.'s former chief executive has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to upend a Chapter 11 plan he says unfairly hands some $100 million in value to a hedge fund simply for dropping what the ex-CEO calls “nuissance” lawsuits. ....

    Texas Group Wants Out-of-State Booze Sellers Dried Up

    A Texas trade group representing alcohol retailers has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to resurrect a long-dormant state law requiring a year of state residency before landing an alcohol sales permit, saying a recent Fifth Circuit decision is at odds with...

    Alere Drags Abbott To Court In Bid To Force $5.8B Deal

    Massachusetts-based diagnostic service provider Alere Inc. filed suit against Abbott Laboratories on Thursday, asking Delaware’s Chancery Court to force through their proposed $5.8 billion tie-up, escalating a monthslong stalemate in which Abbott...

    Alere Drags Abbott To Court In Bid To Force $5.8B Deal

    Massachusetts-based diagnostic service provider Alere Inc. filed suit against Abbott Laboratories on Thursday, asking Delaware’s Chancery Court to force through their proposed $5.8 billion tie-up, escalating a monthslong stalemate in which Abbott...

    Alere Drags Abbott To Court In Bid To Force $5.8B Deal

    Massachusetts-based diagnostic service provider Alere Inc. filed suit against Abbott Laboratories on Thursday, asking Delaware’s Chancery Court to force through their proposed $5.8 billion tie-up, escalating a monthslong stalemate in which Abbott...

    Ex-Pa. Judge Hit With Ethics Charges For Mismanaging Court

    An ex-Pennsylvania state judge who stepped down from the bench last month was slapped with a host of ethics charges on Friday alleging that he gave special consideration to cases involving an attorney friend, routinely discussed cases without all parties...

    Feds Ask For Delay To Decide Whether To Retry McDonnell

    Prosecutors on Friday asked the Fourth Circuit for three more weeks to decide whether or not to pursue charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark June decision that vacated and remanded his bribery...

    Feds Ask For Delay To Decide Whether To Retry McDonnell

    Prosecutors on Friday asked the Fourth Circuit for three more weeks to decide whether or not to pursue charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark June decision that vacated and remanded his bribery...

    Group Wants Out Of 'Irrational' ACA Birth Control Mandate

    Secular anti-abortion group Real Alternatives Inc., in its effort to overturn a court order and become exempt from providing health insurance covering contraception, told the Third Circuit on Thursday that the federal government has no rationale to impose...

    Group Wants Out Of 'Irrational' ACA Birth Control Mandate

    Secular anti-abortion group Real Alternatives Inc., in its effort to overturn a court order and become exempt from providing health insurance covering contraception, told the Third Circuit on Thursday that the federal government has no rationale to impose...

    Group Wants Out Of 'Irrational' ACA Birth Control Mandate

    Secular anti-abortion group Real Alternatives Inc., in its effort to overturn a court order and become exempt from providing health insurance covering contraception, told the Third Circuit on Thursday that the federal government has no rationale to impose...

    Group Wants Out Of 'Irrational' ACA Birth Control Mandate

    Secular anti-abortion group Real Alternatives Inc., in its effort to overturn a court order and become exempt from providing health insurance covering contraception, told the Third Circuit on Thursday that the federal government has no rationale to impose...

    Group Wants Out Of 'Irrational' ACA Birth Control Mandate

    Secular anti-abortion group Real Alternatives Inc., in its effort to overturn a court order and become exempt from providing health insurance covering contraception, told the Third Circuit on Thursday that the federal government has no rationale to impose...

    Hackers Could Exploit Apple Security Flaws, Pol Warns

    A California congressman on Thursday called for a hearing to address security flaws in Apple’s iOS operating system, warning they could allow hackers and foreign governments to access a cellphone user’s location, passwords, text messages,...

    Hackers Could Exploit Apple Security Flaws, Pol Warns

    A California congressman on Thursday called for a hearing to address security flaws in Apple’s iOS operating system, warning they could allow hackers and foreign governments to access a cellphone user’s location, passwords, text messages,...

    St. Jude Insists Cardiac Devices Are Safe From Cyberattacks

    St. Jude Medical Inc. clapped back Friday at investment and medical service researchers that alleged a number of the company’s heart devices will likely be pulled because of serious cybersecurity risks, saying the allegations are false and based...

    Stanford Sex Assault Judge Reassigned To Civil Division

    The California state judge who gave what many have called an unconscionably light sentence to a former Stanford athlete convicted in a campus sex assault has been reassigned to hear civil cases at his request. ...read more

    IRS To Provide Guidance On Legality Of Stock Distributions

    The IRS issued guidance Friday saying that the agency will no longer refuse to provide letter rulings related to distributions carried out for corporate business purposes and transactions that may be deemed as simply a means to distribute earnings and...