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A former OptumRx executive testified Monday during a California federal jury trial over class overcharge claims against CVS Pharmacy Inc. that the pharmacy benefit manager's contract with CVS didn't require CVS to report discounted drugs prices under its Health Savings Pass program, which customers allege led to higher insurance copays.
Attorneys for a former Amazon manager in California delivered opening statements Monday in a bench trial over claims that the retail giant shorted him overtime, arguing that the bulk of his work was not managerial, while Amazon said its ex-employee was disgruntled and vengeful as a result of his firing.
The Federal Circuit on Monday revived efforts by air mattress pump manufacturers to challenge a mattress patent at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, just weeks before Amazon and other retailers are set to fight infringement claims over the same patent in parallel litigation in front of a Texas jury.
A former Deutsche Bank commodities trader was sentenced to one year and one day in Illinois federal court on Monday after he was convicted of wire fraud for engaging in a scheme to spoof the precious metals market.
The Eleventh Circuit on Monday upheld a $3.4 million award to the daughter of a man who died of a heart attack while on a Royal Caribbean cruise, finding that Florida's wrongful death statute, which allows for nonpecuniary damages, applies to the case.