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  • December 07, 2021

    Judge Won't Freeze Order That Axed Trump-Era Water Rule

    A California federal judge on Tuesday declined to freeze an October order that dealt a death blow to a Trump-era water rule that had restricted state and tribal authority to deny permits under the Clean Water Act.

  • December 07, 2021

    Holmes Defends Theranos' 'Aggressive' IP Protection At Trial

    Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' cross-examination in her criminal fraud trial wrapped Tuesday, with Holmes conceding that she didn't tell investors Theranos was performing blood tests on modified third-party devices but defending that and other sometimes "aggressive" actions as necessary to protect the startup's trade secrets.

  • December 07, 2021

    Wells Fargo Owed Mortgagor Duty Of Care, Calif. Justices Told

    A homeowner who claims he lost his home to foreclosure after Wells Fargo gave confusing communications about the status of his loan modification application urged the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to find the bank owed him a duty of care, arguing that recognizing such a duty would not be revolutionary.

  • December 07, 2021

    Economic Pressures Drove Capacitor Price-Fixing, Jury Told

    A parade of industry insiders and an expert witness testified in a California federal antitrust trial Tuesday about the economic factors behind a decade-long global conspiracy to fix capacitor prices that U.S. direct purchasers claim led to $427 million in overcharges, telling jurors that the industry was under increasing pressure from rising costs and falling demand.

  • December 07, 2021

    Microsoft Settles Claims Of Bias Against Noncitizens In Hiring

    Microsoft has inked a deal resolving the U.S. Department of Justice's claims that the tech giant discriminated against non-U.S. citizens during the early stages of its hiring process, agreeing to revamp portions of its hiring procedures and pay roughly $17,400 in civil penalties, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

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