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  • UPS Pays $2M to Resolve EEOC's Disability Discrimination Case

    By Erin Mulvaney

    The United Parcel Service Inc. agreed to pay $2 million to resolve a long-running nationwide dispute with former and current employees who claimed the company's inflexible leave policy unfairly positioned disabled workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Tuesday.

  • Wells Fargo's Whistleblower Problem Could Grow Substantially

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Two weeks after being ordered to reinstate a branch manager fired for raising concerns about improper sales practices, Wells Fargo & Co. has acknowledged it could have a much larger whistleblower problem in the aftermath of a $185 million settlement with federal regulators and Los Angeles last year over allegations the bank opened up to 2.1 million unauthorized accounts.

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  • For Plaintiffs Bar, Taking on J&J Means Battling a Shadow Foe

    By Amanda Bronstad

    In lobbying and litigation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Johnson & Johnson often draw from the same playbook. One major connection is John Beisner, head of mass torts at Skadden Arps.

  • Makers of Xarelto Rack Up Third Defense Verdict in Third Trial

    By Amanda Bronstad

    A jury in the third bellwether trial over the blood thinner Xarelto has sided with defendants Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Bayer – again. The verdict, rendered on Friday, came about three hours after the jury began deliberating and despite the absence of star defense attorney Beth Wilkinson.

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