‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’: Miami hacker’s journey from altar boy to defendant in huge card heist

Accused credit card hacker lived large in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Nestled near a row of sultry, silvery-green palm trees and a 205-foot-long infinity pool, room 1508 at the National Hotel on South Beach is a portrait of Art Deco luxury. It is also where, on May 7, 2008, federal agents seized two computers, $22,000 in cash and a Glock 9 gun from a man known on the Internet as “soupnazi.”

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Judge upholds Merck patent on blockbuster allergy drug Singulair, protecting sales till 2012

Judge rules for Merck on allergy drug’s patent

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — A federal judge in New Jersey rules in favor of drugmaker Merck in a patent fight with a company wanting to make a generic version of Merck’s top-selling drug.

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Par Pharmaceutical cites favorable ruling in patent dispute over pain drug Ultram ER

Par claims patent win in dispute over pain drug

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Generic drug developer Par Pharmaceutical Companies Inc. said Monday a federal court in Delaware ruled in the company’s favor in a patent dispute over the pain drug Ultram ER.

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Taiwanese tycoon left no will; now 9 heirs, all born out of wedlock, duke it out in NJ court

Taiwanese tycoon’s 9 heirs duke it out in NJ court

NEWARK, N.J. — Nine half-siblings fathered by one of the world’s richest people are vying in a New Jersey court to inherit his billions because he left no will.

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Cross-Dressing Bandit, who wore hat, wig, makeup in NJ, Conn. bank robberies, gets 12 years

Cross-Dressing Bandit sentenced for NJ robberies

CAMDEN, N.J. — A man who robbed banks in New Jersey and Connecticut while disguised as a woman has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison.

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Patient files lawsuit in New Jersey hepatitis B outbreak case, blames oncologist’s office

Patient sues NJ doc in hepatitis B outbreak case

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey oncologist whom health officials suspect was responsible for a hepatitis B outbreak earlier this year has been sued by one of his patients.

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Trenton man pleads guilty to laundering money his Army officer wife stole while in Iraq

NJ man pleads guilty in Iraq contracts scandal

TRENTON, N.J. — The husband of a former New Jersey Army Reserve officer who was sentenced to prison for her role in a corruption scandal in Iraq has pleaded guilty to laundering a portion of the money she stole.

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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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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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