Medical advertising company Outcome Health agreed to pay $70 million to victims Thursday in a settlement with the Department of Justice. Outcome Health places screens and tablets which display educational content into doctors’ offices and then sells advertising space on these to pharmaceutical companies. According to Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie Jr. of the [...]

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The Hong Kong Court of First Instance ruled Friday against a lesbian woman who sought constitutional protections for same-sex marriage. The plaintiff, identified in the case as MK, a Hong Kong permanent resident, brought this case in hopes of having Hong Kong grant recognition of same-sex marriage under the island’s constitution, or, in the alternative, [...]

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against a probationary civil service employee who attempted to sue the state for wrongful discharge. The suit was brought by James Miracle, a former employee of both the Mansfield Correctional Institution and the Ohio Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Miracle was a building construction superintendent at Mansfield Correctional Institution in [...]

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The Supreme Court of California ruled Monday that the City of San Diego improperly failed to consider the environmental impact of its new zoning ordinance limiting the creation of marijuana dispensaries. San Diego Ordinance O-20356, put forward by the city council in 2014, sought to impose a number of limitations on where marijuana dispensaries could [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday that several major nations including the US and Russia are continuing to block a potential international treaty on the use of autonomous weapons. HRW and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots have been encouraging nations to enter negotiations for a new treaty requiring meaningful human interaction to apply the [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal Tuesday of a lawsuit brought by various trucking industry organizations against the Pennsylvania Toll Commission. The lawsuit, brought by the Independent Drivers Association and the National Motorist Association, among others, sought to challenge Pennsylvania’s high tolls under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. [...]

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