Experts fear Florida Bay’s ecology on brink of collapse, threatening tourism, fishery

Florida Bay’s ecology on the brink of collapse

ISLAMORADA, Fla. — Boat captain Tad Burke looks out over Florida Bay and sees an ecosystem that’s dying as politicians, land owners and environmentalists bicker.

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Insurance plans, other third-party payers settle Vioxx claims with drugmaker Merck for $80M

Merck, insurance plans settle Vioxx suits for $80M

TRENTON, N.J. — Health insurers, unions and other private groups that paid for prescriptions for withdrawn painkiller Vioxx have reached an $80 million settlement with its maker, ending another part of the multipronged litigation.

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Amazon sued over deletion of Orwell books from Kindle, along with reader’s electronic notes

Amazon sued over Kindle deletion of Orwell books

SEATTLE — A high school student is suing Amazon.com Inc. for deleting an e-book he purchased for the Kindle reader, saying his electronic notes were bollixed, too.

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Red Sox star David Ortiz says union told him he tested positive for drugs in 2003

Ortiz says union told him of 2003 positive test

NEW YORK — David Ortiz spent the afternoon answering questions about drugs, not his big home run.

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PIL seeks ban on participation of children in dahi handi competitions

MUMBAI - A public Interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking a ban on participation of minors in dahi handis, a popular way of celebrating Janmashtami in Maharashtra.

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Source: Pfizer, Nigeria settle lawsuit over children harmed in 1996 antibiotic experiment

Source: Pfizer, Nigeria settle antibiotic lawsuit

TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. and the Nigerian government have resolved a long-running legal dispute over allegations children there were harmed in a 1996 Pfizer study of an experimental antibiotic during a meningitis outbreak.

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Fraud lawsuit latest wrinkle in Trump casinos bankruptcy case

Ex-buyer sues Trump casinos for failed Marina deal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — With a decision nearing on whether Donald Trump can regain control of the Atlantic City casino empire he once ruled, a new complication has emerged in an already tangled situation.

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Once close to Congress, R.K. Anand had influential clients

NEW DELHI - R.K. Anand, the high-profile lawyer who was convicted by the Supreme Court for contempt of court Wednesday, handled several significant cases in his legal career and was once known for his proximity to the Congress party.

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Warren Beatty lawyer: Delaware too expensive, inconvenient for trial over Dick Tracy rights

Beatty lawyer: Del. inconvenient for Tracy dispute

WILMINGTON, Del. — The lawyer for Warren Beatty is arguing it would be expensive and inconvenient for the actor to travel to Delaware for a trial involving a dispute over the movie and TV rights to Dick Tracy.

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Jack Kerouac’s estate called into question by Fla. judge’s ruling that mother’s will was fake

Fla. judge rules will on Kerouac’s estate is fake

TAMPA, Fla. — There are new questions about the estate of Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac after a Florida judge ruled that his mother’s will was fraudulent.

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