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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The US Supreme Court on Monday granted a request from the Trump administration to stay a court order requiring the president’s tax returns be turned over to the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Written by Chief Justice Roberts, the stay is in effect until “further ordered,” giving the court more time to consider [...]

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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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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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Numerous drug makers engaged in multi-district litigation (MDL) of more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits, filed a motion on Saturday calling for the disqualification of the presiding judge. In the memorandum issued in support of the motion, the drug companies claim that US District Judge Dan Polster is biased against the companies. MDL cases arise when [...]

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A Canadian pharmaceutical lobbying group, Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC), and its members filed a lawsuit on Friday against the government, resisting new regulations meant to lower patented drug prices. The lawsuit is the second legal challenge from the group within the past three months after the Canadian government made major reforms to lower drug prices. [...]

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A state appeals court in New Jersey ruled on Tuesday that the state’s newly passed law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drug can move forward. The ruling overturns a lower court’s recent decision blocking the law. The law, titled the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, would allow patients with [...]

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