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Giuliani testifies in Georgia criminal probe into 2020 U.S. election
Government · 4:39 PM PDT
Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's onetime personal lawyer, testified before a special grand jury in Atlanta on Wednesday in a Georgia criminal probe examining attempts by the former U.S. president and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results.
South Carolina top court puts abortion ban on hold as it hears challenge
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Florida prosecutor suspended by DeSantis over abortion stance sues to regain job
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More U.S. climate-change lawsuits against Big Oil head back to state court
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U.S. law firm Foley Hoag says finances off-limits at expert's fee trial
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Law dean faces fresh backlash over report he advised Trump on overturning election
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Pence says he would consider testifying to Jan. 6 Capitol riot panel
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South Carolina top court puts abortion ban on hold as it hears challenge
South Carolina's highest court on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a state law banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy while it considers a challenge to the law by a Planned Parenthood affiliate and other abortion providers.
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Florida prosecutor suspended by DeSantis over abortion stance sues to regain job
A Florida state attorney on Wednesday sued Governor Ron DeSantis after he was suspended earlier this month for saying he would not prosecute anyone who sought or provided abortions.
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Bluebird's $2.8 mln gene therapy becomes most expensive drug after U.S. approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved bluebird bio's gene therapy for patients with a rare disorder requiring regular blood transfusions, and the drugmaker priced it at a record $2.8 million.
5:40 PM PDT
U.S. judge reinstates North Carolina ban on late-term abortions
A federal judge on Wednesday reinstated a decades-old North Carolina ban on abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision allowing states to freely regulate such procedures.
5:31 PM PDT
Giuliani testifies in Georgia criminal probe into 2020 U.S. election
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U.S. freight railroads say board wage findings to guide worker contract agreement
U.S. freight railroads said Wednesday they are ready to reach labor agreements with union workers based on the recommendations of President Joe Biden's emergency board, even though they represent "the most substantial wage increases in decades."
3:07 PM PDT
U.S. prosecutors should weigh releasing more Trump search details, Bolton says
The U.S. Justice Department should consider releasing at least some of the evidence it used to justify searching former President Donald Trump's Florida home last week, Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday.
2:56 PM PDT
Australia's top court finds Google not liable for defamation
Australia's highest court overturned on Wednesday a ruling that had found Google engaged in defamation by supplying a link to a contested newspaper article, throwing the spotlight again on how online libel cases are handled in the country.
2:47 PM PDT
TikTok to clamp down on paid political posts by influencers ahead of U.S. midterms
TikTok will work to prevent content creators from posting paid political messages on the short-form video app, as part of its preparation for the U.S. midterm election in November, the company said on Wednesday.
2:46 PM PDT
U.S. labor department memos subject to court review, panel rules
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said opinions issued by the U.S. Department of Labor in response to employers' questions about their legal obligations can be reviewed in court, and struck down a 2020 memo involving a data-mining firm's novel employee health insurance plan.
2:42 PM PDT
3M earplug MDL judge adds to bankruptcy’s tangles with injunction order
The Florida federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation alleging that 3M Co earplugs caused hearing loss for more than 200,000 veterans issued an extremely unusual order on Tuesday, barring 3M from attacking her MDL rulings in bankruptcy court.
2:19 PM PDT
Missouri man charged for threatening election official in Arizona
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Rapper A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty to assault with firearm charges
Rap musician A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to two felony charges of assault with a firearm connected to a November shooting of a former friend in Hollywood.
2:08 PM PDT
Denbury explores options including possible sale - Bloomberg News
Oil company Denbury Inc is exploring options including putting itself up for sale, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
1:20 PM PDT
China vows to support digitalisation of 4,000-6,000 small firms by 2025
China will support around 300 service platforms to help with the digital transformation of 4,000-6,000 small- and medium-sized enterprises till 2025, the country's industry and information technology ministry and finance ministry said on Wednesday.
1:18 PM PDT
Inside the Alex Jones jury room
Tensions, pizza and 'lizard people'
The jury deliberation room for the Alex Jones case was a tight fit, and some jurors had to sit in chairs along the wall, one of them said. Over Domino's pizza, the panel wrestled for "nearly seven hours."
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–  North Carolina’s High Point University is facing pushback over its choice for the founding dean of its planned law school – based on reports that he advised Donald Trump on possible ways to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

–  Prominent trial lawyer and former New York deputy mayor, Randy Mastro, is joining King & Spalding as a partner after having led the litigation practice at Gibson Dunn for more than 20 years.

 –  Law firm Foley Hoag is urging a judge to keep the firm's finances off-limits at a trial next month, brought by a lawyer who sued the firm in 2018 over alleged non-payment for his work as an expert witness.
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Florida prosecutor suspended by DeSantis over abortion stance sues to regain job
A Florida state attorney on Wednesday sued Governor Ron DeSantis after he was suspended earlier this month for saying he would not prosecute anyone who sought or provided abortions.
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More U.S. climate-change lawsuits against Big Oil head back to state court
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CVS, Walmart and Walgreens ordered to pay $650.6 million to Ohio counties in opioid case
Health · August 17, 2022 · 11:43 AM PDT
Pharmacy operators CVS , Walmart and Walgreens must pay a combined $650.6 million to two Ohio counties to address the damage done by the opioid epidemic, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
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Judge rejects veteran's bid to stop 3M from exiting earplug liability MDL
August 15, 2022
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Australia's top court finds Google not liable for defamation
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Cisco beats back $371 mln patent lawsuit after Boston trial
August 16, 2022
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Law firm profits sag amid rising costs and slowing demand, Wells Fargo finds
Competitive Intelligence · August 16, 2022
Law firms aggressively built up their attorney ranks in 2021 amid a boom in corporate work. But softening client demand means those hires may not have enough work to keep them busy through the remainder of 2022, according to new data on the first half of this year from Wells Fargo’s Legal Specialty Group.
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Law dean faces fresh backlash over report he advised Trump on overturning election
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U.S. court vacates decision to block federal oil, gas leasing pause
Business · August 17, 2022 · 8:08 AM PDT
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday vacated a lower court's decision to block the Biden administration's pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal land and waters - a key piece of the president's climate change strategy - and sent the case back to that court for further proceedings.
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Missouri man charged for threatening election official in Arizona
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Hearing on Trump search warrant materials scheduled for Thursday
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Pence says he would consider testifying to Jan. 6 Capitol riot panel
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Eighteen U.S. states join Missouri probe into Morningstar ESG
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Endo files for bankruptcy as U.S. opioid litigation drags
Bankruptcy · August 17, 2022 · 10:00 AM PDT
Endo International Plc filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday after reaching a $6 billion deal with some of its creditors, as the U.S. drugmaker seeks to settle thousands of lawsuits over its alleged role in the country's opioid epidemic.
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U.S. SEC charges 3 people with insider trading tied to Equifax hack
August 16, 2022
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Maryland bank to pay $22.9 mln for concealing loans to ex-CEO's trusts
August 16, 2022
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