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Opioid Manufacturer Insys Files for Bankruptcy after Kickback Probe

Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday amid mounting expenses driven by a U.S. Justice Department probe into claims it paid doctors bribes to prescribe a powerful opioid medication. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing marked a first …

PG&E’s Power Suppliers Lose Contract Fight in Bankruptcy Court

The power generators that supply bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. were dealt a major blow as a judge ruled that federal regulators can’t keep their supply contracts from getting killed. Power giants including NextEra Energy Inc. and Exelon Corp. had …

Bernard Madoff’s Wife Ruth Settles with Court-Appointed Trustee

NEW YORK — Ruth Madoff, the wife of imprisoned swindler Bernard Madoff, agreed to pay $594,000 and surrender her remaining assets when she dies to settle claims by the court-appointed trustee liquidating her husband’s firm. According to settlement papers, Ruth …

PG&E Gets Approval to Pay Employees $350 Million to Meet Safety Goals After Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E Corp can pay employees up to $350 million in bonuses this year to spur them to help meet the bankrupt California power provider’s safety goals to prevent wildfires, a judge said on Tuesday. PG&E’s management has …

Judge Orders PG&E to Hold Dividends to Pay for Efforts to Reduce Wildfire Risks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge said on Tuesday that PG&E Corp cannot resume dividends and must use the money to reduce wildfire risk in California, stopping short of more costly measures he proposed earlier this year. The new …

New York Lawsuit Seeks Sackler Family Investments Abroad

A New York state lawsuit is renewing longstanding questions about where some members of the billionaire Sackler family have invested the wealth they amassed from Purdue Pharma LP, the drugmaker accused of helping ignite the U.S. opioid epidemic. One place …

Detroit Bond Insurer to Judge: Debt Plan Causes ‘Serious Mayhem’

Detroit’s proposal to exit its record municipal bankruptcy by paying retirees more than bond investors will cause “serious mayhem,” an attorney for the plan’s opponents told a judge. Marc Kieselstein, an attorney for bond insurer Syncora Guarantee Inc., outlined the …

Delaware Judge Orders Insurers to Pay in Diocese Bankruptcy

A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday ordered insurance companies to pay their share of a settlement with priest sex abuse victims that is the foundation of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s reorganization plan, and he angrily turned aside the insurers’ …

Insurers in Delaware Diocese Bankruptcy Balk at $15M Payout

A dispute over insurance payments is threatening to blow up the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s bankruptcy reorganization plan. Under the plan, the diocese, its parishes and affiliated entities would be released from legal claims related to priest sex abuse in …

GM Says Bankruptcy Excuses It from Impala Repairs

General Motors Co is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not be responsible for repairs because the flaw predated its bankruptcy. …