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The US Supreme Court issued an order on Friday granting certiorari to a new case for their current term. Carney v. Adams challenges the constitutionality of a Delaware law limiting the appointment of judges based on their political affiliation in order to achieve balance on the court. Within Delaware’s Constitution, the Article IV, Section 3 provision [...]

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A federal judge on Tuesday partially overturned convictions against high-level executives of Insys Therapeutics Inc. (Insys), a prominent opioid manufacturer. In her ruling, US District Judge Allison Burroughs wrote that the evidence presented at trial did not show that the officials had the necessary intent to make health care providers incorrectly prescribe opioids. In May [...]

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US Senators Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Bill Cassidy sent a letter to Google Wednesday requesting more information about their new partnership with Ascension in which Google stands to access millions of patient health records. The letter alleges that patients of health care entities owned by Ascension have not properly consented to sharing their information [...]

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Car giant General Motors (GM) filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against its competitor, Fiat Chrysler alleging Fiat Chrysler illegally bribed union officials, resulting in an unfair advantage in labor discussions over the course of a decade. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, better known as United Auto Workers [...]

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California and New York have filed lawsuits against JUUL, a San Francisco-based e-cigarette company for illegally targeting youths. In complaints filed by California on Monday, and New York on Tuesday, both states allege JUUL illegally campaigned toward underage individuals in order to sell its products. In 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued [...]

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Months after the landmark opioid trial, an Oklahoma judge reduced the $572 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to $465 million Friday. According to the order, the $107 million reduction is due to a calculation error. Back in April the State of Oklahoma alleged that J&J’s false and misleading marketing practices contributed to the [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Friday in several cases for the upcoming term, including a challenge to a controversial Louisiana abortion law. In the consolidated cases of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee and Gee v. June Medical Services LLC, the court will hear a challenge to a Louisiana abortion law adopted in 2014 [...]

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Indiana Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm, filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of four Indiana citizens against the federal government, claiming Indiana’s plan to enforce work requirements for Medicaid recipients improperly jeopardizes health coverage for thousands. Work requirements have recently been endorsed by the Trump Administration, but various courts have blocked state implementation. The [...]

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California’s Senate passed a bill on Friday that would require state university to offer abortion medication to students starting in 2023. California Governor Gavin Newsom is currently reviewing the bill as it awaits his signature before becoming law. Specifically, the bill affirms that the state has an interest in ensuring that women have access to [...]

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