Monthly Archives: September 2022

West Virginia announces $147M opioid settlement with CVS, Walmart

September 20, 2022 – Walmart and CVS Pharmacy have settled with the state of West Virginia for a combined total of $147 million in a lawsuit over the companies’ roles in contributing to the oversupply of prescription drugs that fueled the opioid epidemic in the country’s most impacted state, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday…. Read more »

California Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

September 14, 2022 – California’s attorney general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon on Wednesday, claiming the retailer stifles competition and increases the prices that consumers pay across the internet. The suit is limited to California, where officials said Amazon had around 25 million customers, but if it succeeds it could have a broad impact… Read more »

Juul Settles Multistate Youth Vaping Inquiry for $438.5 Million

September 6, 2022 – Juul Labs, fighting for its survival in the United States, on Tuesday tentatively agreed to pay $438.5 million to settle an investigation by nearly three dozen states over marketing and sales practices that they contend set off the nation’s teenage vaping crisis. The company said that it did not acknowledge any… Read more »