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Aggrieved Bettor Gets $20,000 in Unique Horse-Doping Lawsuit

NEW YORK — An aggrieved harness-racing bettor received $20,000 in the settlement of a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in which he claimed he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey in 2016. After …

11th Circuit Dismisses Suit Alleging Conspiracy to Deflate Auto Body Repair Changes

A federal appellate court affirmed a decision to throw out a racketeering lawsuit brought by a group of 126 auto body collision repair shops against seven of the largest U.S. insurers. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta agreed …

JPMorgan Inherited ‘Spoof’ Method From Bear Stearns, U.S. Says

When JPMorgan Chase & Co. took over Bear Stearns more than a decade ago, it got two traders with a new trick. Their strategy: Use multiple fake orders to manipulate the prices of precious metals futures. The maneuver, adopted by …

Drugmaker Insys Wins Bankruptcy Court Approval to Sell Off Opioid

Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc on Thursday won court approval to sell its flagship fentanyl spray to a buyer who agreed to only market the drug for use by cancer patients, in response to concerns about the product’s role in fueling …

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 …

McKesson Opioid Deal in West Virginia May Spur More Accords

McKesson Corp.’s settlement of an opioid lawsuit with West Virginia — the state with the highest U.S. rate of drug-overdose deaths — may encourage other states to seek quick cash to cope with the rising societal costs of addiction. West …

Former Louisiana Deputy Insurance Commissioner Sentenced

A former deputy commissioner at the Louisiana Department of Insurance has received a prison sentence for racketeering, according to Justice Department officials. Acting United States Attorney J. Walter Green in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana …