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2009-12-30 09:26:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed a $10 million jury award in a U.S. District Court's landmark breach of confidentiality case. In that case, Markham, Ontario-based Multimatic, Inc. prevailed over French-based Faurecia Interior Systems USA, Inc. for the breach of a confidentiality agreement -- the second-largest verdict awarded in Michigan that year. Steven Susser, shareholder with Southfield, Mich.-based Young...

2009-11-20 18:46:00

BOSTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld an earlier District Court ruling yesterday, approving a settlement in the long-running Average Wholesale Price (AWP) pharmaceutical litigation against AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: AZN). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080317/AQM144LOGO) The ruling affirms a settlement that awarded consumers who purchased the pharmaceutical giant's prostate cancer drug Zoladex treble...

2009-11-10 19:11:00

ONTARIO, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Ventures LLC announced today that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion regarding the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eagle Mountain Landfill Project and the associated federal land exchange. The court rejected most of the project opponents' arguments, but ultimately affirmed the U.S. District Court's ruling that the land exchange was not properly approved by the administrative agency. The third...

2009-10-20 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. District Court in South Bend, Indiana, in an opinion released on Monday, October 19, 2009, denied attempts by U.S. Steel to dismiss a lawsuit by over 600 current and former employees charging non-payment of overtime. The Plaintiffs in the lawsuit include U.S. Steel employees in Southern Illinois, Northern Indiana, and Eastern Michigan. The suit was originally filed by eight current and former employees in December of 2007. Since that...

2009-09-24 08:30:00

BOSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The First Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals yesterday upheld an earlier ruling of the trial court in a Massachusetts case against AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) that concluded the drug giant engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices by inflating the price of prescription drug Zoladex, clearing the way for a national class-action lawsuit to move forward. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080317/AQM144LOGO) The 98-page ruling affirms...

2009-08-14 16:01:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pipeline company and two of its former operating firms will jointly pay a civil penalty of $3.65 million to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act resulting from anhydrous ammonia spills in Nebraska and Kansas, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The spills which occurred in 2004 resulted in significant fish kills in surrounding waterways. Magellan Ammonia Pipeline, of Tulsa, Okla.;...

2009-08-04 12:41:00

Company Agrees to Penalty after Being Found Liable for 234 Violations WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Revere Transportation LLC, a bus company based in Boston, has agreed to pay a $650,000 civil penalty after being found liable by a jury in June for violating federal and state clean air laws for idling their buses for extended periods of time, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The company was found liable on June 8, 2009,...

2009-07-27 19:08:00

Despite Negative Impact on Members, Sal Rosselli and Others Tried to Make their Former Union "Ungovernable," U.S. District Court Judge Finds OAKLAND, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of California today granted SEIU-UHW members a preliminary injunction against the local union's former officers and agents, finding that they "filched" and "sabotaged" files, records, and union property as part of their plan to form a new union....

2009-07-27 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A father and son pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., to illegally over fishing striped bass, also known as rockfish, from 2003 through 2006, the Justice Department announced. Joseph Peter Nelson Jr., a commercial fisherman licensed in Maryland, pleaded guilty to four felony violations of the Lacey Act for participating in a scheme to illegally over harvest and under report the amount of rockfish he took from the...

2009-07-21 16:50:00

U.S. District Court Strikes Ruling Voiding Collective Bargaining Agreements WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters applauded a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that strikes down a bankruptcy court ruling that erroneously voided Denver-based Frontier Airlines' collective bargaining agreements with the union. Yesterday's decision also sends the case back to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for further review. "This is a resounding...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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