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Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, right, speaks to members of the media outside federal court with his daughter Alicia Menendez in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Photographer: Louis Lanzano/Bloomberg

Menendez Trial Offers Ridicule, Sarcasm, Anger — From the Judge

Menendez Trial Offers Ridicule, Sarcasm, Anger — From the Judge

By David Voreacos and Neil Weinberg, Bloomberg News The bribery trial of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez has featured testimony about private jet trips, Caribbean resorts and a bevy of his co-defendant’s girlfriends. Even so, much of the spiciest dialogue has come from the judge. “Shut up,” U.S. District Judge William Walls snapped at a lawyer

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The Trump-Loving Lawyer Who Won’t Stop Suing Fox News

By Felix Gillette, Bloomberg Businessweek Douglas Wigdor raced out of his law offices near Union Square in Manhattan, jumped on a bike, and, still wearing his navy suit and purple tie, pedaled furiously toward a BBC TV studio downtown. It was a mild evening in mid-September, and once again the news bookers had beckoned him

The logo of GlaxoSmithKline Plc sits on a sign outside the pharmaceutical company's headquarters in London, U.K., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

GSK Loses Bid For New Trial in Attorney Suicide Case

By Julie A. Steinberg, Bloomberg BNA GlaxoSmithKline LLC can’t escape a $3 million verdict for the widow of a Chicago attorney who committed suicide days after starting a generic equivalent of the company’s antidepressant Paxil. Evidence at trial supported the jury’s finding that the warning was misleading and didn’t fully apprise Stewart Dolin’s physicians about

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Intel Wins Round in Fight Over $1.26 Billion Antitrust Fine 

By Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg News Intel Corp. won a round in its eight-year fight with the European Union over a 1.06 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fine in a case that could have ramifications for a list of disputes involving U.S. tech giants including Google and Qualcomm Inc. The EU’s top court ruled that Intel’s appeal had

A logo sits on a window inside the offices of Uber Technologies Inc. at Factory Berlin tech hub in Berlin, Germany, on Monday, May 9th, 2016. Uber will start its low-cost UberX service in the German capital next month, according to reports. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Uber’s Kalanick, Benchmark Face Off in Court Over Board Fight

By Jef Feeley and Steven Church, Bloomberg News Lawyers for Uber Technologies Inc. co- founder Travis Kalanick are facing off before a Delaware judge with venture capital firm Benchmark, the company’s largest shareholder, which is attempting to oust him from the company’s board. Benchmark took the unusual step earlier this month of waging a public

Downtown Los Angeles. Photographer: Susan Goldman. Bloomberg News.

J&J Loses $417 Million Talc Verdict in First California Case

By Margaret Cronin Fisk and Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg News Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Los Angeles jury to pay $417 million to a 62-year-old woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talc, in the first California trial over the product. The jury found the parent company and its consumer-products unit liable

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Litigation Said to Create Surprise Windfall For Deutsche Bank

By Eyk Henning and Steven Arons, Bloomberg News Deutsche Bank AG’s legal issues haven’t all been one-way traffic. The German lender, which has posted two consecutive annual losses amid rising misconduct fines, booked a surprise windfall of more than 100 million euros ($117 million) in the first half related to an out-of-court settlement with a former

Pedestrians walk past the Uber Technologies Inc. headquarters building in San Francisco, California. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Waymo Jury May Be Warned Uber Lawyers Didn’t ‘Come Clean’ 

By Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg News Uber Technologies Inc. may pay a price for withholding key evidence from Waymo when their trade secrets dispute goes to trial — the judge proposed letting the jury know the ride-hailing company’s lawyers didn’t “come clean.” “I’m inclined to let the jury know what happened here,” U.S. District Judge William

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Plaintiffs Firm Sues for Fees in Celgene $280M Settlement

It’s a fee fight! In case you missed it, court filings this week show plaintiffs law firm Grant & Eisenhofer is suing their former client and their former co-counsel from a $280 million settlement against pharmaceutical giant Celgene Corporation. G&E claims it racked up a $7 million tab that has not been paid since the case was settled

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Big Pharma’s Tobacco Moment as Star Lawyers Push Opioid Suits

By Jef Feeley and Jared S. Hopkins, Bloomberg News Big Pharma is having a Big Tobacco moment as litigation over opioids attract star lawyers and a growing list of states and local governments seeking their own multibillion- dollar payout to deal with costs of a burgeoning drug epidemic. On Tuesday, South Carolina became the sixth