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Judge, Expressing Skepticism, Upends $25 Million Harvey Weinstein Settlement

By Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

The judge questioned whether the women involved in the proposed agreement constituted a legal class. He also said a proposal to pay out $12 million toward legal fees for the producer and his former company directors was “obnoxious.”

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Court Clears Way for First Federal Execution in 17 Years to Proceed

By Hailey Fuchs

Daniel Lewis Lee is set to be put to death after an appeals panel rejected a suit from his victims’ family members, who said the coronavirus prevented them from traveling to the execution.

For 20 Years, His Firm Called Him Antoine. Now Mohamed Is Suing.

By Aurelien Breeden

Mohamed Amghar, a retired software sales manager in France, has filed a discrimination complaint against his former employer, accusing the company of making him use a traditional French name at work.

Lawsuits Aim to Block DeVos’s New Sexual Misconduct Rules

By Erica L. Green

Students, women’s rights and education groups are seeking to delay or derail Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s broad overhaul of rules that govern sexual misconduct claims.

As November Looms, So Does the Most Litigious Election Ever

By Michael Wines

Last week alone, three federal rulings set election parameters in three states. And scores of legal fights spawned by the pandemic are shaping who will vote and how.

Breonna Taylor’s Family Claims She Was Alive After Shooting but Given No Aid

By Rukmini Callimachi

A new court filing says Ms. Taylor, whose death set off protests, received no medical help after she was shot by the police. The coroner asserts that her injuries were so severe she could not have been saved.

It Paid Doctors Kickbacks. Now, Novartis Will Pay a $678 Million Settlement.

By Neil Vigdor

The pharmaceutical company spent more than $100 million on lavish meals, fishing junkets, golf outings, sporting events and speaker fees to influence doctors to prescribe its drugs, federal prosecutors said.