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The U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal claims that General Motors Co. committed wire fraud and made false statements related to a deadly problem with ignition switches were officially dismissed in New York federal court Wednesday after three years of oversight following a $900 million deal.
The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a jury verdict clearing Starbucks Corp. of allegations that a barista negligently served coffee that gave a customer severe burns, rejecting arguments that the jury should have heard about other customer complaints regarding Starbucks' lids.
A Florida jury awarded $6.5 million to the daughter of a musician and longtime smoker of Kools who died of follow-on complications from mouth cancer treatment, after hearing that the cigarette maker was still responsible for that treatment.
A Texas federal judge on Tuesday dismissed some claims against BP PLC from more than a dozen of the investor suits in multidistrict litigation related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, finding that a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarified that certain claims based on company statements from before the spill are time-barred.
A laboratory created "unacceptable risks" of contamination by operating a microbrewery in the same space where it tested pharmaceuticals, and a major egg producer recently implicated in a multistate salmonella outbreak was found to have rampant rodent problems, according to newly released U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letters.