Scotland’s Inner House of the Court of Session held Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s decision to prorogue, or suspend, Parliament was unlawful. Prorogation involves the suspension of Parliament without dissolving the body, and it must be approved by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. Johnson defended the move as a method to develop a [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held Tuesday that a life insurance benefit administrator may choose to define “spouse” in a way that encompasses “domestic partner.” The decedent, Terry Engle, had life insurance and accidental death insurance from Unum Life Insurance Company of America, via his employer, Land O’Lakes, Inc. Engle did [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Delaware on Wednesday set aside a jury verdict in a pharmaceutical patent case, Amgen v. Sanofi and Regeneron. Amgen and Sanofi/Regeneron produced and sold similar drugs that lowered LDL cholesterol: Repatha and Praluent, respectively. Amgen brought suit alleging that Sanofi/Regeneron’s production of Praluent violated [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday upheld a district court’s preliminary injunction of an Indiana law requiring parental notification when an unemancipated minor seeks an abortion. Indiana Code § 16-34-2-4(a) prevents a physician from performing an abortion for an unemancipated minor without the written consent of the minor’s parent. Section [...]

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The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services announced a new rule Wednesday pertaining to how the government handles immigration cases involving minors. The new rule effectively ends the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA), which set the policy for detaining immigrant minors. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan argued that recent interpretations of [...]

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