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Novartis pays over $700m to settle US kickbacks case

Novartis pays over $700m to settle US kickbacks case

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis will pay some $729 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Washington accusing it of paying kickbacks to doctors, among other allegations.The company's chief executive Vas Narasimhan described the settlements as "an importa

Weinstein victims to receive $19 million payout

Weinstein victims to receive $19 million payout

Women who suffered sexual misconduct and workplace harassment by convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein are set to receive almost $19 million as part of a class action lawsuit, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday.The payments, which need to be approved b

Bayer pays $10 bn to settle weedkiller cancer cases

Bayer pays $10 bn to settle weedkiller cancer cases

German chemical giant Bayer said on Wednesday it had agreed to pay more than $10 billion to end a wave of lawsuits from Americans who say their cancers were caused by its Roundup weedkiller.The deal relieves a major headache for Bayer, which has been going on

Judge denies US women footballers immediate appeal of pay claim

Judge denies US women footballers immediate appeal of pay claim

US women footballers will have to wait on their appeal against the dismissal of their equal pay lawsuit after a Tuesday ruling by federal judge Gary Klausner.US District Judge Klausner had dismissed the players' equal pay claim in their lawsuit against the US

China to set up 'security agency' in Hong Kong

China to set up 'security agency' in Hong Kong

China will set up a "national security agency" in Hong Kong to oversee a forthcoming new law aimed at cracking down on dissent in the city, state media said on Saturday.The new law also would override any existing Hong Kong laws that may conflict with it onc