Author Archives: Edvard Pettersson

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Johnny Depp Spreads Blame for Vanished Fortune to Showbiz Lawyer

Johnny Depp Spreads Blame for Vanished Fortune to Showbiz Lawyer

By Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg News Johnny Depp added his longtime entertainment lawyer to the list of people he says are to blame for his vanished fortune and wants $30 million in contingency fees paid over the past 18 years returned. The star of Walt Disney Co.’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise — which has garnered

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J&J Blames Jury Misconduct for $417 Million Talc Powder Verdict

By Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg News Johnson & Johnson says a $417 million verdict in a talc powder cancer case should be thrown out because three jurors were excluded by fellow panelists from the decision-making process. The three were wrongly left out of deliberations on the fourth-largest U.S. jury award of the year because they didn’t

Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman, Miramax Film Corp. talks to reporters on his way to the Inn for sessionns of the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, July 8, 2004.  Photographer:  Matthew Staver/ Bloomberg News.

Victims’ Lawyer Is Now a Tutor to Weinstein on Respecting Women

By Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg News Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein hired women rights lawyer Lisa Bloom to help him change his ways amid allegations of sexual harassment reported by the New York Times. It’s a new public role for the Los Angeles lawyer who’s built a reputation representing women who’ve made harassment allegations against powerful men,

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Equifax May Be Happy to Spend $1 Per Customer for Their Trouble

By Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg News Equifax Inc. could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security breach, legal experts say there’s room for a deal because

Signage is displayed outside of the Disney-ABC Television Group in Burbank, California, U.S., on Monday, May 9, 2016. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/ Bloomberg

Why ABC News Is Facing a Jury Over ‘Pink Slime’: QuickTake Q&A

Walt Disney Co.’s ABC News is heading to trial in South Dakota, where the network faces as much as $5.7 billion in potential damages over allegations that it made false and misleading statements about the food additive “pink slime” in a 2012 series of reports. Beef Products Inc., a closely held company based in South

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