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• FRAUD Ala., drug makers settle price inflation lawsuit MONTGOMERY, ALA. (AP) � The state of Alabama will receive almost $7 million from a settlement with drug manufacturers Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. and Dey L.P., which were defendants in a lawsuit the state filed against more than 70 pharmaceutical manufacturers. The lawsuit alleged that the drug companies fraudulently inflated their reported prices for prescription drugs, which caused the Alabama Medicaid Agency to overpay pharmacists and doctors. Dey will pay the state $4.75 million and Takeda will pay $2 million. • INTENTIONAL TORTS City, death row inmates settle police torture suit CHICAGO (AP) � Chicago aldermen have approved a nearly $20 million settlement with four former death row inmates who claim they were tortured by Chicago police. The settlement ends lawsuits by Leroy Orange, Stanley Howard, Aaron Patterson and Madison Hobley, who were pardoned in January 2003 by then-Governor George Ryan when he commuted the sentences of every death row inmate in the state. Special prosecutors last year released a report that said former Lieutenant Jon Burge led a group of police officers that used beatings, electric shocks and other methods to get suspects, most of them black, to confess. Prosecutors have said they can’t be charged because the statute of limitations expired. • INTERNATIONAL TORTS Iran must pay $466M to family of executed man LOS ANGELES (AP) � A District of Columbia federal judge has ordered Iran to pay $466 million to the family of a Los Angeles man who was tortured and executed there a decade ago for spying. Siavash Bayani was an officer in the Iranian Air Force before the 1979 revolution that overthrew the Shah of Iran. He and his family sought U.S. asylum in 1984. In 1995, Bayani, by that time a naturalized U.S. citizen, returned to Iran to care for his sick mother. According to the lawsuit, he was arrested and subsequently tortured in prison. In 1997, Bayani was tried by a revolutionary court and hanged. • PATENTS Genetic research firms settle litigation for $90M SANTA CLARA, CALIF. (AP) � San Diego-based Illumina Inc. has agreed to pay Affymetrix Inc. $90 million to resolve patent litigation over competing genetic data products. The two companies make genetic analysis products used in the life sciences industry for research and development. Affymetrix sued Illumina in a Delaware federal court over six patents. Illumina countersued, alleging unfair competition and antitrust violations. • PRODUCTS LIABILITY Tainted dog food maker must pay owners $3.1M COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) � Diamond Pet Foods, which made contaminated pet food that killed dozens of dogs nationwide, will pay $3.1 million in a settlement with pet owners. The pet food, which contained a mold called aflatoxin, was produced at the manufacturer’s plant in South Carolina. The company will reimburse pet owners for the loss of their dogs and any veterinarian bills. The company acknowledged that workers at its Gaston, S.C., plant failed to follow internal testing procedures to ensure its products were safe. • REGULATORY ACTION Nineteen broker-dealers fined $2.8M by agency WASHINGTON (AP) � The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said it has fined 19 broker-dealers a total of $2.8 million for overstating trade volume to three private service providers. The fines were levied for inaccuracies in reporting trading statistics in August 2006 to private service providers that make the reports available to market participants. The firms that were fined include Broadpoint Capital Inc., CIBC World Markets Corp., Lehman Brothers Inc., Needham & Co., Robert W. Baird & Co., Thomas Weisel Partners LLC and UBS Securities LLC. • SEX ABUSE Jesuits pay $5M to settle Indian sex abuse suit SPOKANE, WASH. (AP) � An order of Roman Catholic priests has announced a $5 million settlement with 16 people who said they were sexually abused while attending a boarding school on an American Indian reservation. The Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus will pay $4.8 million in cash to the abuse victims and raise another $200,000 for the homeless in the area. The Jesuits operated St. Mary’s Mission and School near Omak, Wash., for more than 60 years until turning it over to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in 1973. The tribes now operate the school as the Paschal Sherman Indian School. The 15 women and one man claimed they were sexually abused by a school superior and a Jesuit worker in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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