Judge dismisses ‘qualified immunity’ claim in suit against ex-prosecutor in drug lab scandal

A federal judge has rejected claims from an embattled former state prosecutor that she is protected from liability in the fallout over a Massachusetts drug lab scandal. The civil lawsuit was one of the last tied to prosecutors’ disputed handling of the case against disgraced ex-chemist Sonja Farak, who was convicted in 2014 of ingesting drugContinue reading “Judge dismisses ‘qualified immunity’ claim in suit against ex-prosecutor in drug lab scandal”

Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states’ teen vaping probe

by the Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs has agreed to pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products, which have long been blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announcedContinue reading “Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states’ teen vaping probe”