Corporate lawsuits

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018 file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses protest outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The attorney general's office in Massachusetts is suing Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, along with some company executives and members of the family that owns it in an effort to hold them accountable for the toll of the drug crisis in the state. On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, the company lost a legal battle to keep some parts of the lawsuit confidential. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
February 01, 2019 - 1:36 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Newly public court documents show the family behind OxyContin raked in billions as they pushed to keep patients on the powerful painkiller longer, even as evidence grew that the drug was helping fuel a national opioid crisis. Details made public this week in a lawsuit filed by the...
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File - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, a man crosses the street in front of a Pacific Gas and Electric building in San Francisco. Roughly 1,000 lawsuits representing thousands of people, companies, cities and counties that have been filed since late 2017 demanding that Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation pay for wildfire damages. They range from a rancher's $3,000 small claims complaint to insurance companies' demands for billions of dollars to reimburse their payouts to policyholders. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)
January 30, 2019 - 6:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lon Walker blames Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for starting a wildfire that killed his wife Ellen and destroyed their home near the California city of Paradise. Butte County cites PG&E for the same Nov. 8 fire that destroyed parks, schools and myriad other public property...
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In a photo taken Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, Deborah Fuller poses for a photograph for The Associated Press with a pillow showing a photo of her late daughter, Sarah Fuller, left, who passed of a prescription drug overdose, and her during an interview in her home in West Berlin, N.J. The trial of a Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor, who accused of scheming to bribe doctors into prescribing a powerful painkiller, is putting a spotlight on the nation's deadly opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 25, 2019 - 7:53 am
BOSTON (AP) — Drug company executives weren't satisfied with sales for their powerful painkiller, so they devised a plan, prosecutors say: Offer cash to doctors in exchange for prescriptions. Soon, the highly addictive fentanyl spray was flourishing, and executives were raking in millions. Now, the...
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In this Aug. 17, 2018 photo, Stamford Police stand outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, which is owned by the Sackler family, in Stamford, Conn. The Sackler family came under scrutiny when a legal filing in Massachusetts gave detailed allegations of how family members and other Purdue Pharma executives sought to push prescriptions for the drug OxyContin and downplay its addiction risks. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 18, 2019 - 12:29 pm
The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case gave...
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January 17, 2019 - 2:37 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the Helms-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018 file photo, with a downed power utility pole in the foreground, Eric England, right, searches through a friend's vehicle after the wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif. Facing potentially colossal liabilities over deadly California wildfires, PG&E will file for bankruptcy protection. The announcement Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, follows the resignation of the power company’s chief executive. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
January 15, 2019 - 8:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said this week it will file for bankruptcy, raising concern that rates for electricity and gas will rise and victims of California wildfires who are suing the nation's largest utility won't get all the money they may be owed. Here are some...
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January 09, 2019 - 4:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and two dozen other drug companies brought by 37 cities and towns in the state, which blame them for the opioid crisis and seek to recoup millions of dollars spent on emergency response and other services. Judge...
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FILE- This Aug. 8, 2018, file photo shows a Tesla emblem on the back end of a Model S in the Tesla showroom in Santa Monica, Calif. The parents of a Florida teenager killed when a Telsa sedan crashed and caught fire last year are suing the electric car company alleging that the battery pack on its electric Model S is defective and can erupt into intense fires. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 08, 2019 - 8:55 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Florida teenager killed when a Telsa sedan crashed and caught fire last year are suing the electric car company alleging that the battery pack on its electric Model S is defective and can erupt into intense fires. Edgar Monserratt and Esperanza Martinez...
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December 27, 2018 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The partial government shutdown prompted the chief judge of Manhattan federal courts Thursday to suspend work on civil cases involving U.S. government lawyers, giving President Donald Trump a reprieve from the progress of some litigation he faces. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon...
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December 20, 2018 - 6:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge, saying President Donald Trump has used his "position and platform" in unprecedented fashion to affect court cases, temporarily agreed Thursday to protect the identities of four plaintiffs in a lawsuit because they fear retaliation by the president or his followers...
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