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The ruling is a significant step in allowing generics makers to sell their own versions of Allergan's Restasis, which generated about $1.5 billion in revenue last year. (AP)

Judge Hacks Away At Allergan's Restasis Patents

A federal judge ruled Monday that claims in several patents covering Allergan PLC’s dry-eye drug Restasis are invalid, dealing a blow to the drugmaker just weeks after it transferred the patents to a Native American tribe in an effort to shield them from review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

  • Gorsuch Suggests Nixing Chevron Doctrine In Contract Cases

    Justice Neil Gorsuch continued his onslaught against the legal doctrine of "Chevron deference" Monday with a statement in a case involving regulations for digital highway billboards, suggesting courts shouldn't defer to a federal agency's view of an ambiguous contract.

  • Ex-Katten Atty Loses Bid To Nix Shkreli Conspiracy Charge

    Jury selection began Monday in the Brooklyn federal trial of former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP attorney Ewan Greebel, accused of conspiring with "pharma-bro" Martin Shkreli to defraud the pharmaceutical company Retrophin Inc., three days after the judge shot down a defense motion to dismiss one of the conspiracy counts.

  • Waymo Denied Access To Uber Self-Driving Source Code

    Waymo LLC can't get its hands on Uber's self-driving vehicle source code, a California federal magistrate judge said Monday, calling Waymo's attempt "profoundly overbroad" and lacking sufficient cause.

  • High Court Denies Challenge To 'Google' Trademark

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a petition urging the justices to hold that “google” has become a generic verb that cannot be protected by trademark law. 

  • 6th Circ. Sends Jet Pilots' Bargaining Dispute To Arbitration

    The Sixth Circuit ruled Monday that merged luxury airlines Flight Options LLC and Flexjet LLC have to arbitrate a dispute with the Teamsters over whether Flexjet pilots must be added into an existing collective bargaining agreement before changes covering both sets of pilots can be negotiated.

  • NY’s Silver Asks Justices To Decide Money Laundering Split

    Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve a circuit split on the legal standard to prove money laundering charges as he faces a potential retrial in his corruption case.

  • EPA Chief Moves To End ‘Sue And Settle’ Practice

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced new measures intended to prevent lawsuit settlements that Administrator Scott Pruitt said often circumvent transparency standards.

  • Bowe Bergdahl Found Guilty Of Desertion, Misbehavior

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held prisoner for five years by the Taliban after he walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009, was found guilty Monday at a military tribunal in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

  • Calif. Extends Wells Fargo Sanctions Over Accounts Scandal

    California's treasurer announced Monday that the state will extend sanctions against Wells Fargo for a second year following last year's revelation that the banking giant opened millions of unauthorized customer accounts.

  • Class Seeks Final OK On $98.3M Bon Secours ERISA Deal

    Thousands of class members affected by seven Bon Secours Health System Inc. pension plans that were allegedly in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act asked a Maryland federal court Friday to give final approval to a settlement that would require the health care organization to provide $98.3 million to bolster funding.

  • High Court To Weigh Role Of Jurisdiction In Wiretap Evidence

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear a case over whether evidence gleaned from a valid wiretap that was used at trial to convict two men of distributing cocaine and marijuana should have been suppressed because the surveillance was partially conducted outside the court’s jurisdiction.

  • Nordstrom Puts Take-Private Discussions On Hold Until 2018

    Nordstrom Inc. said Monday that the Nordstrom family has suspended its exploration of a take-private deal for the fashion retailer until after the holidays, news that comes following rumors the founding family had teamed up with a private equity firm for a potential deal.