A Chicago jury found Thursday that Zantac heartburn medication and its generic counterparts sold by GlaxoSmithKline and Boehringer Ingelheim are not responsible for an Illinois woman's colon cancer and her subsequent, debilitating symptoms, handing the drug companies a decisive victory in the first of hundreds of such cases to go to trial.
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GSK, Boehringer Prevail In 1st Zantac Cancer Trial

By Celeste Bott

A Chicago jury found Thursday that Zantac heartburn medication and its generic counterparts sold by GlaxoSmithKline and Boehringer Ingelheim are not responsible for an Illinois woman's colon cancer and her subsequent, debilitating symptoms, handing the drug companies a decisive victory in the first of hundreds of such cases to go to trial.

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Enbridge Says Tribe's Trespass Law Could Cost It Millions

By Isaac Monterose

Enbridge Energy told the Seventh Circuit that a Wisconsin tribe's recently publicized trespass ordinance could cause the company to pay millions of dollars in civil penalties if the appeals court rules that its 645-mile crude oil pipeline is trespassing on the tribe's land.

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Dyson Says It Deserves Counterfeiters' Profits

By Lauraann Wood

Dyson told the Seventh Circuit on Thursday that a district court's refusal to award it profits from several e-commerce shops that defaulted in a trademark counterfeiting lawsuit should be reversed because it essentially "punished" the company by requiring it to provide proof that defendants should have offered.

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ENFORCEMENT

EU Fines Mondelez €338M For Curbing Snack Competition

By Rae Ann Varona

The European Commission on Thursday fined U.S.-headquartered multinational snack company Mondelez International Inc. €337.5 million ($365.74 million) for entering into anticompetitive trade agreements with resellers and abusing its position as a chocolate giant to maintain high prices.

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LITIGATION

Latham, Cravath Rep Live Nation In DOJ Ticketmaster Battle

By Hannah Albarazi

In the battle against the U.S. Department of Justice's push to break up Live Nation and Ticketmaster, the concert promotion and ticketing company has called upon a team of attorneys at Cravath Swaine & Moore and Latham & Watkins to go up against a large roster of highly experienced government antitrust attorneys.

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DOJ Sues Live Nation 14 Years After Ticketmaster Deal

By Bryan Koenig

The U.S. Department of Justice sued Live Nation Thursday over the 2010 agreement clearing the concert promotion giant's purchase of Ticketmaster, an oft-maligned deal that enforcers now want to unwind and that is blamed for fiascoes like the meltdown of ticket sales for Taylor Swift's Eras tour.

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Ill. Justices OK $28M Tax Value Appeal Without Payment

By Sanjay Talwani

A power company's property in Illinois was not required to pay disputed property taxes before appealing a valuation, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed Thursday, upholding a reduction in the assessment of about $28 million.

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22 States Seek To Defend EPA Heavy-Duty Truck GHG Rule

By Madeline Lyskawa

A coalition of 22 Democrat-led states and four cities moved to intervene on Thursday in defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final rule establishing greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, arguing that vacating the rule would lead to direct injuries to state lands and resources.

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Union Fund Trustees Fight DOL Mismanagement Suit

By Emily Brill

Two trustees of an embattled union life insurance fund have asked an Illinois federal judge to toss the U.S. Department of Labor's claims that they let a fellow trustee siphon about $2.6 million and amended the fund's rules to shield themselves from liability.

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SEVENTH CIRCUIT

7th Circ. Unsure VIX-Fix Claims Were Wrongly Tossed

By Lauraann Wood

The Seventh Circuit seemed unsure Thursday that two investment companies should be allowed to pursue volatility index manipulation claims against Barclays, Morgan & Stanley Co. and other financial institutions after a lower court found that one lacked standing and the other missed a statutory deadline.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

The State Of Play In DEI And ESG 1 Year After Harvard Ruling

Almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, attorney general scrutiny of environmental, social and governance-related efforts indicates a potential path for corporate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to be targeted, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Analysis

Biden's Judicial Impact And What's Left On The Wish List

By Courtney Bublé

President Joe Biden secured confirmation of his 200th federal judge Wednesday and has transformed the judiciary by picking more women and people of color than any other president. But the upcoming election season could derail his hopes of confirming many more judges.

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Meet Biden's Latest Pennsylvania Picks For District Court

By P.J. D'Annunzio & Matthew Santoni

President Joe Biden has continued his trend of nominating public defenders to the federal bench, this time selecting two longtime defense attorneys to occupy vacancies in Pennsylvania.

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DOJ's Live Nation-Ticketmaster Suit: What You Should Know

The U.S. Department of Justice and a slew of state attorneys general filed a suit challenging the 2010 merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Here, catch up on Law360's coverage of the deal and those who have challenged it along the way – Taylor Swift fans, investors and regulators.

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Exiled Chinese Businessman Is No $1B Fraudster, Jury Told

By Stewart Bishop

Exiled Chinese businessman and purported billionaire Guo Wengui ran legitimate companies in support of a broad movement that opposed the Chinese Communist Party, his attorney told a Manhattan federal jury Friday, rather than what prosecutors say was a multifaceted $1 billion fraud.

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Menendez, Kasowitz Firm Spar Over Subpoena To Cooperator

By Elliot Weld

Amid his bribery trial, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey is urging a Manhattan federal judge to order a government cooperator to turn over communications involving his current counsel at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP and his former attorneys.

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McElroy Deutsch Seeks Win Against Ex-CFO After Guilty Plea

By Rose Krebs

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP is urging a New Jersey state court to order its former chief financial officer to pay roughly $1.5 million damages for "unauthorized compensation" he paid himself and force him to disgorge $5.4 million in pay he received from the firm.

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Ex-DOJ Atty Clark Says He Was Denied A Fair Ethics Hearing

By Alison Knezevich

Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark was denied a fair hearing in his Washington, D.C., ethics case and should not face punishment, he told an attorney disciplinary committee in a Thursday filing.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

By Sue Reisinger

Antitrust law took center stage this week as college general counsel try to figure out the what and how of paying student athletes under a new court ruling, and the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to break up the entertainment venue dominance of Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

By Max Austin

This past week in London has seen an IT engineer seek permission to search a landfill hiding a hard drive supposedly storing millions of pounds in bitcoin, Glencore take on legal action by American Century Investments, gold payment app Glint bring a breach of duty claim against FRP Advisory, and an ongoing dispute between a solicitor and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

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Using A Children's Book Approach In Firm Marketing Content

From “The Giving Tree” to “Where the Wild Things Are,” most children’s books are easy to remember because they use simple words and numbers to tell stories with a human impact — a formula law firms should emulate in their marketing content to stay front of mind for potential clients, says Seema Desai Maglio at The Found Word.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

A&O Shearman

Baker Botts

Burnham & Gorokhov

Cafferty Clobes

Caldwell Carlson

Clement & Murphy

Clifford Chance

Clyde & Co

Cravath Swaine

Crowell & Moring

DWF LLP

Davidoff Hutcher

Davis Polk

Dechert LLP

Duane Morris

Eversheds Sutherland

Fieldfisher

Fish & Richardson

Foley & Lardner

Fox Rothschild

Fox Williams

Gateley PLC

Goldman Ismail

Greenberg Traurig

Greer Burns

Hamlins LLP

Harris St. Laurent

Hausfeld LLP

Hill Dickinson

Holland & Knight

Hooper Hathaway

Horwich Farrelly

Howes Percival

Husch Blackwell

JMW Solicitors LLP

Jones Day

Kanji & Katzen

Kasowitz Benson

Katten Muchin

KaurMaxwell

Keller Postman

King & Spalding

Kirby McInerney

Kirkland & Ellis

Kobre & Kim

Korein Tillery

Latham & Watkins

Marino Tortorella

McDonald & MacGregor

McElroy Deutsch

McKool Smith

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Neal Gerber

Pallas Partners

Paul Hastings

Paul Weiss

Penningtons Manches

Polales Horton

Poole Huffman

Potter Clarkson

Pryor Cashman

Reed Smith

Robbins Geller

Robbins Schwartz

Rosen Hagood

Saporito Falcone

Scott&Scott

Spencer Fane

Steptoe LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell

Venable LLP

Welsh & Recker

Wilkin Chapman

Williams & Connolly

WilmerHale

Winston & Strawn

Wyatt Tarrant

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

AXA SA

AXA XL Ltd.

Academy Sports & Outdoors Inc.

Allergan PLC

Amazon.com Inc.

Amgen Inc.

Apple Inc.

Atlantic Global Insurance Services

Avolon Holdings Ltd.

Barclays PLC

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

BlackRock Inc.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.

British Broadcasting Corp.

CVS Health Corp.

Cboe Global Markets Inc.

Corteva Inc.

Cox Communications Inc.

Defender Association of Philadelphia

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

DuPont de Nemours Inc.

EMCOR Group Inc.

Edison Electric Institute Inc.

Electronic Arts Inc.

Emerson Electric Co.

Enbridge Energy Partners LP

Ferrari SpA

Ford Motor Co.

Fordham University

Glencore PLC

Google LLC

HSBC Holdings PLC

Horizon Therapeutics PLC

Icertis Inc.

Idaho Power Company

Illumina Inc.

Integrys Energy Group Inc.

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Iron Ship Builders Blacksmiths Forgers & Helpers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

JetBlue Airways Corp.

Jubilee Holdings Ltd.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

Major Lindsey & Africa LLC

Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

MilliporeSigma

Mondelez International Inc.

NASDAQ Inc.

NBCUniversal Media LLC

NFL Enterprises LLC

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Mining Association

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Norfolk Southern Corp.

Pac-12 Enterprises LLC

Paysafe Group PLC

Pegasus Capital Advisors LP

Penguin Random House LLC

PetroChina Company Limited

Pfizer Inc.

QBE Insurance Group Ltd.

Roblox Corp.

Sanofi

Simon & Schuster Inc.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Spirit Airlines Inc.

Spotify Technology SA

StubHub Inc.

Swissport International Ltd.

Tesla Inc.

Texas Public Policy Foundation

The District of Columbia Bar

The New York Times Co.

United Mine Workers of America

University of Virginia

Wells Fargo & Co.

eBay Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe

Companies House

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

European Commission

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Trade Commission

Food and Drug Administration

Illinois Attorney General's Office

Illinois Supreme Court

National Labor Relations Board

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court