US Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to nix Roundup weedkiller suits

US Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to nix Roundup weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place a lower … Read more

What Brands Need to Know About Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

Fashion and luxury sellers may be feeling some peer pressure right about now to jump on the bandwagon and start taking cryptocurrencies as payment. In the past several weeks, businesses including Off-White, Kering’s Gucci and Balenciaga and LVMH’s Tag Heuer have said they’ll adopt crypto payments to different degrees. Majid Al-Futtaim, a retail giant that … Read more

US agency upgrades Tesla Autopilot safety probe, step before possible recall

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Thursday said it was upgrading its probe into 830,000 Tesla (TSLA.O) vehicles with its advanced driver assistance system Autopilot, a required step before it could seek a recall. The auto safety agency in August opened a preliminary evaluation to assess the performance … Read more

Head of Deutsche Bank’s DWS steps down after ‘greenwashing’ raids

The new logo of Deutsche Bank’s DWS Asset Management is pictured at their headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register DWS investigated over alleged greenwashing Prosecutors raided DWS and Deutsche Bank on Tuesday DWS shares down 24% since August last year Whistleblower says more … Read more

In a faceoff with Elon Musk, the SEC blinked

Judge’s remarks in 2019 knocked SEC’s confidence court would back them Core issue – what is “material” information – was left to Musk and Tesla to decide As some tweets went unvetted, SEC opted to urge Musk to comply, rather than go to court SEC was also uneasy about risk of starting litigation given Musk’s … Read more

Architect of Allianz fraud made $60 mln as he lied to investors, US says

FRANKFURT, May 17 (Reuters) – The star portfolio manager at the center of a fraud at the US funds unit of Allianz SE (ALVG.DE) relied on the German insurer’s good name to lure investors and thrived from a lack of oversight as he pocketed $60 million in pay, US authorities said. Gregoire “Greg” Tournant, a … Read more

Allianz to pay $6 billion in US fraud case, fund manager charged

NEW YORK/MUNICH, May 17 (Reuters) – Germany’s Allianz SE (ALVG.DE) agreed to pay more than $6 billion and its US asset management unit will plead guilty to criminal securities fraud over the collapse of its Structured Alpha funds early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Allianz’s settlements with the US Department of Justice and US Securities and … Read more

Explainer: Can Elon Musk renegotiate a lower price for his Twitter deal?

May 11 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shares have plunged to their lowest level since the social media company agreed to sell itself to Elon Musk for $44 billion on April 25, raising questions over whether the world’s richest person will try to renegotiate the deal. On Tuesday, the implied probability of the deal closing … Read more

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chef Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo was a trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct … Read more