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Skadden’s New York headquarters in Times Square. (AP)

BREAKING: Skadden To Pay $4.6M Over Ukraine Lobbying

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has settled claims by the U.S. Department of Justice over the firm's failure to register lobbying work for the Ukrainian government and agreed to pay more than $4.6 million in fees from the engagement, the DOJ announced on Thursday.

  • SSM Health, Retirees Strike $60M Deal In 'Church Plan' Suit

    A group of participants in SSM Health Care Corp.'s employee retirement plan has asked a Missouri federal judge to sign off on a $60 million deal to resolve claims that the hospital system misused an Employee Retirement Income Security Act exemption intended for churches and their affiliates.

  • Del. Justices Overturn Chancery-Ordered Oxbow Carbon Sale

    Delaware’s Supreme Court on Thursday vacated a Chancery Court order for a potential multibillion-dollar sale of William I. Koch’s Oxbow Carbon LLC, rejecting the lower court's finding that the forced sale was a justifiable fix for a gap in contract provisions for investors seeking to cash out.

  • Smoker Finally Gets $27M Judgment Against Philip Morris

    A Florida federal court on Wednesday entered a $27 million judgment against Philip Morris USA Inc. for a now-deceased smoker, ending a four-year attempt by the tobacco giant to overturn a 2014 jury's $20 million punitive damages award.

  • Bill To Beef Up Trump's Trade Powers Expected Next Week

    A White House-backed bill that would give President Donald Trump more authority to impose unilateral tariffs is likely to be introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., next week, teeing off another round of congressional battling over the president's expansive trade powers.

  • Duke Class Puts $10.7M ERISA Settlement Before Judge

    A class of participants in a Duke University retirement plan asked a North Carolina federal judge to greenlight a $10.65 million settlement resolving Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims against the school, telling the court that the agreement provides significant relief beyond money.

  • Ex-Rolling Stone Photog Sues Over Janis Joplin Band Pic

    A photographer best known for his work in the 1960s with the music magazine Rolling Stone sued a Boston music publication Thursday in federal court, claiming the site ripped off his photo of Janis Joplin and her first band, Big Brother and the Holding Company.

  • Ex-Morgan Stanley Employee Accuses Co. Of Pregnancy Bias

    A former Morgan Stanley vice president says she was “ruthlessly” fired just weeks after returning from maternity leave, claiming in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge Wednesday that the incident is illustrative of a larger issue of pregnancy-based discrimination at the Wall Street behemoth.

  • Curious Jury Gets Answers From Pathologist In J&J Talc Trial

    A pathologist fielded questions in a California courtroom Wednesday from jurors considering whether Johnson & Johnson baby powder contained asbestos that caused a dying woman’s cancer, explaining that the asbestos amounts found in the woman’s lung tissue and lymph nodes were too high to have come from ambient air.

  • Mo. High Court Hits Pause On Looming J&J Talc Cancer Trial

    The Missouri Supreme Court has granted Johnson & Johnson's last-minute bid to pause a trial on claims that asbestos in the pharmaceutical giant's talcum powder products gave 13 women ovarian cancer, issuing a stay days before jury selection was scheduled to begin in St. Louis.

  • Mo. Supreme Court OKs $29M Med Mal Award, Adds Interest

    The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed a jury's $28.9 million award in a suit accusing a hospital of failing to diagnose a woman's rare genetic disorder, which caused permanent brain damage and paralysis, and ruled that postjudgment interest was improperly denied by the trial judge.

  • Trump Signs Bill Promising Back Pay To Furloughed Workers

    President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to give furloughed federal workers back pay after the end of the partial government shutdown, which, as of his signing, was in its 26th day — the longest in U.S. history.

  • Justices Weigh 21st Amendment's Scope In Wine Sales Case

    On Wednesday, 100 years to the day after the United States ratified a constitutional amendment making alcohol sales illegal, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a referendum on the scope of the amendment that made it legal once more and gave individual states broad discretion to regulate the industry.