Halliburton Agrees to Pay $1B in Deepwater Horizon Claims

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle civil claims for damages caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

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  • New SEC Rules Crack Down on Credit-Rating Agencies

    By Jenna Greene

    A divided U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday adopted new rules for credit-rating agencies, stepping up review and disclosure requirements and adding safeguards to prevent sales and marketing considerations from influencing the ratings.

  • CFPB Fines Auto Lender $2.75M for Credit Reporting Errors

    By Jenna Greene

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday fined an auto lender $2.75 million for providing inaccurate information about borrowers to credit-reporting agencies.

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  • Argument Is Whether Off-Label Drug Claims Were Truthful

    By Amaris Elliott-Engel

    The federal government has filed a rebuttal to the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America’s argument that drug companies face liability for engaging in truthful speech about “off-label” uses of drugs.

  • Class Action Targets Harley’s ‘Shower Head’ Engine

    By Lisa Hoffman

    What was billed as a long-anticipated upgrade to Harley-Davidson Inc.’s elite custom motorcycles has become the subject of a proposed class action alleging the addition of liquid engine cooling has led to chronic leaks.

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