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  • August 18, 2017

    Class Attys Score $44.6M In Fees In $210M Salix Settlement

    A New York federal judge on Friday signed off on $44.6 million in fees for attorneys who secured a $210 million settlement to end a proposed class action by Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. shareholders claiming the company misrepresented inventory levels to falsely inflate its stock price.

  • August 18, 2017

    Convicted Lawyer Tells High Court Gov't Let Witnesses Lie

    An attorney convicted of fraudulently inflating a medical device company’s stock has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take up his case, saying the Eleventh Circuit was wrong to sign off on prosecutors’ decision to knowingly use false testimony in his trial by reasoning that the government didn’t suppress evidence that the witnesses lied.

  • August 18, 2017

    Jury Hands J&J, Bayer Win In 3rd Xarelto Bellwether

    A Mississippi federal jury on Friday sided with Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a bellwether case brought by a woman claiming the blood thinner Xarelto caused gastrointestinal bleeding that required her hospitalization, according to the plaintiff’s and defendants’ representatives.

  • August 18, 2017

    Ex-ArthroCare CEO Convicted Again In $750M Fraud Scheme

    A Texas federal jury Friday found the former CEO of ArthroCare Corp. guilty of wire fraud and securities fraud for his role in a scheme to inflate the medical device company’s sales and revenue numbers, which cost investors $750 million, after his first conviction was vacated and gave way to a retrial.

  • August 18, 2017

    9th Circ. Partially Revives Securities Suit Against Atossa

    A Ninth Circuit panel on Friday revived some of the claims in a securities fraud class action against Atossa Genetics Inc. after finding that the investors behind the suit had properly alleged some public statements by the breast health device maker and its CEO were materially false or misleading.

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