Google Stuck With Worldwide Injunction in Canadian Legal Fight
201706.29
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Google Stuck With Worldwide Injunction in Canadian Legal Fight

[By: Ashley Cullins] “We have not, to date, accepted that freedom of expression requires the facilitation of the unlawful sale of goods,” states the opinion. A legal battle between two companies in Canada has resulted in a chilling order for Google: It must remove an allegedly infringing website from its global search engines.The Supreme Court…

Missouri AG files suit against three opioid manufacturers
201706.22
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Missouri AG files suit against three opioid manufacturers

[By: Autumn Cullin] Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley[official website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against three of the largest opioid manufacturers on Wednesday. Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnsonand units of Endo International Plc. [corporate websites] are accused of violating consumer protection laws by deliberately and carefully crafting a “campaign of deception.” The complaint alleges…

Supreme Court rules on legal definition of debt collectors
201706.13
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Supreme Court rules on legal definition of debt collectors

[By: Akira Tomlinson] The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Monday Henson v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc that a company may collect debts that it purchased for its own account without triggering the statutory definition of “debt collector” provided under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The FDCPA defines debt collectors as “any person who regularly collects ……