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Moderna, Pfizer COVID Vax IP Suit Paused Amid PTAB Review

By Hailey Konnath

A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday agreed to pause Moderna Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine patent infringement suit against Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech until the Patent Trial and Appeal Board weighs in on a pair of patents, issuing a stay despite objections from Moderna.

11th Circ. Axes Religious Bias Suit Against LinkedIn

By Peter McGuire

An Eleventh Circuit panel on Friday tossed a Florida woman's suit claiming LinkedIn banned her for spreading COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, finding she abandoned her appeal by failing to support her arguments.

NY Health Network To Pay $1M For Deceptive COVID Test Bills

By Elliot Weld

Long Island, New York-based hospital network Northwell Health will pay $1 million over allegations that it fraudulently billed patients for a hospital visit after they came for what they thought was a free COVID-19 test, the state's attorney general said Friday.

Victoria's Secret Says Settlement Bars COVID Screening Suit

By Abby Wargo

Victoria's Secret Stores has asked a California federal judge to grant it a win in a lawsuit alleging it should have paid employees for the time they spent in pre-shift COVID-19 screenings during the pandemic, saying the claims are barred by a settlement in an identical lawsuit.

United Airlines Defeats Religious Bias Suit Over Vax Mandate

By Grace Elletson

United Airlines workers failed to furnish "basic factual details" to back up their case alleging the airline discriminated against employees for their religious beliefs by requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, an Illinois federal judge said, tossing the suit.

Moderna Says Pfizer Is PTAB 'Tea-Leaf-Reading' In Vax IP Row

By Elliot Weld

Moderna Inc. asked a Boston federal judge to deny Pfizer Inc.'s bid to pause a COVID-19 vaccine patent trial while the Patent Trial and Appeal Board reviews the validity of two of the three patents at issue.


Expert Analysis

What To Know About Employee Retention Credit Disclosures

Employers that filed potentially erroneous employee retention credit claims should take certain steps to determine whether the IRS’ voluntary disclosure program is a good fit and, if so, prepare a strong application before the window closes on March 22, say attorneys at Dentons.

Patent Waiver For COVID Meds Would Harm US Biopharma

If the Biden administration backs the World Trade Organization in waiving patent rights on COVID-19 treatments, it would negatively affect the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry and help foreign competitors, without necessarily expanding global access to COVID-19 care, says clinical pathologist Wolfgang Klietmann.

CFPB Must Clarify When Anti-Fraud Benefits Offset Harms

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ill-explained orders against two banks, concerning legitimate unemployment accounts that were frozen in attempts to control COVID-era fraud, illustrate an urgent need for bureau guidance on when the systemwide benefits of a potentially unfair practice outweigh the risk of harming a minority of consumers, says Jonathan Joshua at Joshua Law Firm.

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