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Opioid trials to begin next year as settlement is also pushed (access required)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge with an audacious plan to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by local governments against the drug industry over the destruction wrought by prescription opioid painkillers has altered his course. Cleveland-based Judge Dan Polster issued ...

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Lawsuit against PublishAmerica over J.K. Rowling claim dismissed

FREDERICK — Book publisher PublishAmerica is celebrating the dismissal of a federal lawsuit alleging it deceived several authors with a false promise to show summaries of their books to “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling. The Frederick News-Post reported Thursday that ...

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Supreme Court blocks states’ climate change lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The court said that the authority to seek reductions in emissions rests with the ...

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NY/NC air pollution battle could help Chesapeake

A court battle by New York and North Carolina over out-of-state air pollution could help clean the Chesapeake Bay. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday that he has asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency to promptly implement rules ...

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Ex-Flex Squad officers’ suit dismissed (access required)

Four former members of the disbanded Southwestern District Flex Squad have lost their $40 million federal lawsuit alleging that police department leaders violated their constitutional and civil rights by suspending them from active duty. The officers also alleged that internal ...

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