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  • April 22, 2019

    J&J And Colgate Face Latest Talc Trial Together In Calif.

    Asbestos hidden for decades in talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive gave a 61-year-old woman mesothelioma, leaving her only months to live, her attorney told a California jury Monday on the first day of trial. 

  • April 22, 2019

    Feds Seek Pause Of SEC's Civil Suit Against Theranos Official

    The government has urged a California federal court to pause a civil suit against a former Theranos Inc. executive amid related pending criminal proceedings in which the ex-leader of the wannabe bloodwork disruptor faces charges over some of the same conduct.

  • April 22, 2019

    J&J Settles Wash. AG's Pelvic Mesh Case Just Before Trial

    Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $9.9 million to settle the state of Washington’s allegations that its Ethicon subsidiary downplayed the risks of its surgical mesh devices in its marketing, avoiding a Seattle trial that was about to begin Monday.

  • April 22, 2019

    Aveo Pharma Stock-Drop Suit Lands In Massachusetts

    A proposed class action accusing embattled Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc., its CEO and two others of misleading investors ahead of a sharp January stock drop was moved to Massachusetts federal court Monday after the company's unopposed bid to transfer the suit from New York.

  • April 22, 2019

    Deals Rumor Mill: Dassault, Cerberus, Bain

    Dassault Systèmes is looking for stateside acquisitions, Cerberus Capital Management is looking to raise $2.5 billion with a new direct lending-focused fund and Bain Capital is looking at options for technology company Waystar.

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