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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.