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U.S. Supreme Court again nixes Bayer challenge to weedkiller suits

U.S. Supreme Court again nixes Bayer challenge to weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected another Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss litigation alleging that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant tries to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place a …

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Legal clashes await U.S. companies covering workers' abortion costs

Legal clashes await U.S. companies covering workers’ abortion costs

June 27 (Reuters) – A growing number of large U.S. companies have said they will cover travel costs for employees who must leave their home states to get abortions, but these new policies could expose businesses to lawsuits and even potential criminal liability, legal experts said. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Lyft Inc (LYFT.O), …

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Large U.S. law firms mostly quiet on abortion ruling, are walking a 'tightrope'

Large U.S. law firms mostly quiet on abortion ruling, are walking a ‘tightrope’

June 26 (Reuters) – The largest U.S. law firms did not take a public stance following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade on Friday, diverging from the approach of some major companies that have made statements on the closely watched abortion case. The high court’s 6-3 Dobbs decision upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi …

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Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 …

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U.S. bans sales of Juul e-cigarettes, company to seek stay on enforcement

U.S. bans sales of Juul e-cigarettes, company to seek stay on enforcement

June 23 (Reuters) – Sales of Juul e-cigarettes were blocked by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, in a major blow to the once high-flying firm whose products have been tied to a surge in teenage vaping. The agency said the applications “lacked sufficient evidence” to show that sale of the products would …

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to nix Roundup weedkiller suits

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to nix Roundup weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place a lower …

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Thousands walk out in Britain's biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

Thousands walk out in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

More than 40,000 rail workers walk out Government under pressure over cost-of-living crisis Unions say strike may start ‘summer of discontent’ LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of workers walked out on the first day of Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years on Tuesday with passengers facing further chaos as both the …

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