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  • January 22, 2018

    Without ‘Smoking Gun,’ Feds Face Tough Menendez Retrial

    Prosecutors gearing up for the retrial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a Florida eye doctor face the difficult task of beating the defense that the two men were longtime friends and convincing a jury that they engaged in a bribery scheme without any “smoking gun” evidence, attorneys say.

  • January 22, 2018

    Express Scripts Beats Pharmacy's Antitrust Suit

    A Missouri federal judge on Monday ended a suit claiming that Express Scripts Inc. illegally kicked a pharmacy out of its network, finding there wasn’t evidence the benefits manager had anti-competitive motivations for determining the pharmacy violated the terms of their contract.

  • January 22, 2018

    Feds Urge End To Suit Accusing VA Dentist Of Unsterile Habits

    The federal government asked a Wisconsin federal judge Friday to dismiss a proposed class action accusing a Veterans Affairs dentist of engaging in unsterile practices that could have exposed patients to deadly viruses, saying the patients’ claims amount to “a disfavored species of tort law.”

  • January 22, 2018

    Cherokee Nation Takes Opioid Claims To Okla. State Court

    The Cherokee Nation on Friday headed to Oklahoma state court with its bid to hold Wal-Mart, Walgreens and other major retail pharmacies and drug distributors accountable for their alleged role in an explosion of opioid abuse among tribe members, after a federal judge recently blocked the Cherokees’ similar suit in tribal court.

  • January 22, 2018

    Attorneys Squabble Over Cut Of $785M Pfizer FCA Deal

    Attorneys who were fired less than halfway into a whistleblower case against a Pfizer subsidiary went to trial Monday to bicker over who should get credit for resolving the False Claims Act lawsuit and $21 million in outstanding attorneys’ fees that go with its $785 million settlement.

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