Second Circuit looks askance at $6 billion OxyContin settlement
A three-judge panel on the Second Circuit appeared hesitant to revive a settlement plan with drugmaker Purdue Pharma that would include protections for the individual members of the wealthy Sackler family from all current and future civil lawsuits over the toll of opioids.
Fire sale on Wall Street continues, with stagflation fears rising
April was one of the worst months for Wall Street in years, as investors were dismayed by data showing a receding economy, even as persistent inflation and rising interest rates put pressure on equities.
Can you define ‘woman?’ One man may go to jail for his answer
A California man accused of threatening to blow up the offices of the Merriam-Webster dictionary because he objected to the use of the term “gender identity” in its definition of the word “girl” appeared Friday in federal court via Zoom in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the dictionary is headquartered.
Cannabis growers say they can prove Mendocino County shakedown conspiracy
Northern California marijuana growers asked a federal judge for more time to corroborate their claim that local law enforcement agencies have been running an extortion ring in Mendocino County.
Creator of parody Facebook page loses First Amendment case against police
An Ohio man arrested and tried for disruption of public services after he created a parody Facebook page for his local police department cannot pursue First Amendment retaliation claims against the city, the Sixth Circuit ruled Friday.
Russia pounds eastern Ukraine, strikes Kyiv with missiles
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has turned into a grinding war of attrition with its artillery and air force pounding Ukrainian forces on the battlefield to make way for its infantry to slowly make advances in eastern and southern Ukraine.
Controversial UK voting reforms get last-minute approval
The British government is set to take control of the country’s independent elections regulator and introduce voter identification requirements as part of new and contentious laws that scraped through Parliament this week.
Uzbek men lose final appeal to stop deportation from Russia
Europe’s chief rights court gave the go-ahead Friday for Moscow to deport two members of the Uzbek ethnic minority to Kyrgyzstan, finding the group has not been systemically mistreated.
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