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US justices look for limits in bank fraud case

Expressing an unwillingness to dramatically expand the scope of offenses that fall under the federal bank fraud statute, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court searched for some type of limiting principle this week during arguments in Loughrin v. U.S., 13-316.

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Risperdal maker hit with $1.1 billion verdict

The state attorney general argued that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, illegally marketed the drug by telling doctors it was safer and more effective than competitor drugs, downplayed its risks and marketed it for unapproved uses including treatment for the elderly and children.

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Woman wins small-claims suit over Honda hybrid mpg

A Southern California woman who challenged the legal status-quo by filing a small-claims action against Honda won her lawsuit Wednesday when a judge ruled that the automaker misled her about the potential fuel economy of her hybrid car.

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