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  • October 22, 2018

    Landmark Roundup Verdict Survives, But Cut Down By $211M

    A California judge on Monday slashed roughly $211 million from the $289 million jury verdict won by a groundskeeper who alleged that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller caused his lymphoma, ruling that the jury’s punitive damages award must be limited to protect the agrochemical giant’s due process rights.

  • October 22, 2018

    Fed. Circ. Rejects Bid For PTAB Tribal Immunity Rehearing

    The full Federal Circuit on Monday said it won't reconsider a panel’s ruling that tribes can face Patent Trial and Appeal Board scrutiny, likely paving the way for one of the court’s closest-watched cases to head to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • October 22, 2018

    Medical Co. Inks $5.25M Deal To End FCA Accusations

    A Kentucky-based medical equipment company will pony up more than $5.25 million to end accusations that it made false statements about the contents of its compounded medical creams, the federal government announced on Monday.

  • October 22, 2018

    Labs Say UnitedHealth Can't Sue On State Fraud Claims

    A group of medical testing labs urged a Texas federal judge Friday to toss a $44 million suit brought by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., saying payments made by the insurer weren't fraudulent and were federally mandated through the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

  • October 22, 2018

    Desmarais Adds Ex-Sidley Pair As Life Science Partners

    Desmarais LLP has added as partners in its life sciences practice a pair of experienced attorneys from Sidley Austin with a specialty in representing pharmaceutical patent holders in Hatch-Waxman Act cases, the firm has announced.

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