Legal news from Saturday, April 19, 2014

[JURIST] US Supreme Court [official website] Chief Justice John Roberts denied [text, PDF] the request of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA [corporate website] for a stay on the lower court ruling. The appeals court's ruling made Teva's Copaxone drug available to be produced in a generic form [opinion]. Teva sought to have … [read more]

[JURIST] The Alaska Supreme Court [official website] ruled on Friday that prisons have a duty to protect inmates from violence at the hands of other inmates [opinion, PDF]. The ruling will allow a lawsuit by a former inmate, Richard Mattox, to continue in the lower courts. Mattox was attacked by … [read more]

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] on Friday signed into law [legislative materials] a bill [text] that bars entry for any UN ambassadors who have engaged in "terrorist activity." The law has been seen as a response to Iran's choice of US envoy, Hamid Aboutalebi, who has been linked … [read more]

[JURIST] The Iowa Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion; pdf] on Friday that an Iowa mother should have sought court approval before arranging a vasectomy for her mentally disabled son. The court held unanimously that a vasectomy is a "major elective surgery," as well as a "nonemergency major medical procedure" … [read more]

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