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ESPN, Disney Move To Toss Religious Exemption Vaccine Suit

By Jade Martinez-Pogue

Three former ESPN employees claiming they were illegally fired after being denied religious exemptions from the company's COVID-19 vaccine policy are trying to back up their case with a "conspiracy-laden narrative" of the government's supposed control over large, Fortune 50 companies in shaping public opinion about vaccination, argued ESPN, Disney and others in asking that the suit be thrown out.

ICE Inks $500K Deal To End Wash. Detainees' COVID Claims

By Rachel Riley

A Seattle federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a class action settlement that will require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to pay $500,000 in legal fees for a group of medically vulnerable immigrants who claimed the agency did not do enough to protect them from COVID-19 while detaining them.

Raytheon Beats Shareholder Suit Over Accounting Controls

By Rae Ann Varona

An Arizona federal judge tossed a proposed class action accusing Raytheon of misleading shareholders about its accounting and financing controls, saying the shareholders failed to connect a federal criminal subpoena into the defense company to any of its alleged misconduct.

Univ. Of Rochester Can't Defeat COVID-19 Tuition Suit

By Gina Kim

The University of Rochester can't escape a student's proposed class action over tuition fees paid during the COVID-19 pandemic, a New York federal judge said Thursday, citing a ruling in a similar case against New York University that found its catalog promising in-person learning could form the basis of an implied contract. 

Delta Settles COVID Refund Suit; Class Attys Get $2.3M

By Kelcey Caulder

Delta Air Lines Inc. has reached a class settlement with customers who sued the airline for refunds for flights canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, agreeing to pay them cash awards or offer flight credits equal to the cost of their canceled tickets with interest, as well as more than $2 million in attorney fees, according to a motion filed Friday.

Ohio Tells Justices ARPA's Tax Cut Limits Need Review

By Michael Nunes

Ohio urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Sixth Circuit decision that threw out the state's challenge to restrictions in the American Rescue Plan Act, calling a provision mandating that funds not go toward tax cuts ambiguous.

Expert Analysis

Seeking Compassionate Release Under New Health Guidelines

Though the U.S. Sentencing Commission recently changed its guidelines to allow prisoners who claim they are receiving inadequate medical care to apply for compassionate release, defense counsel will need to come armed with the correct case law and supporting medical documentation to successfully file for sentence reductions, say Marissa Kingman and Krista Hartrum at Fox Rothschild.

What COVID Vaccines May Reveal About SEPs Amid Crisis

Ryan Babcock and Jessica Lehrman at Mayer Brown discuss what a standard-essential patent regime may look like in the public health emergency vaccine space in view of the existing patent pledge system that helped facilitate record COVID-19-vaccine development.

Benefit Plan Sponsors Must Plan For COVID Emergency's End

With the help of recent agency guidance, health plan sponsors must carefully navigate this transitory period between the abrupt end of the COVID-19 national emergency declaration and the upcoming end of the public health emergency, say Finn Pressly and Edward Leeds at Ballard Spahr.


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May 23, 2023 04:04 PM

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May 23, 2023 03:27 PM

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May 23, 2023 04:28 PM

Liberty Mutual Dodges Premium Refund Suit

May 22, 2023 08:28 PM

Sporting Goods Co. Says Landlord Doesn't Need Lease Money

May 19, 2023 06:48 PM

9th Circ. Hands Hotel Cos. Losses In 2 Virus Coverage Suits

May 19, 2023 06:21 PM

Hearst Wants Videographer's Vaccine Claim Tossed

May 19, 2023 06:31 PM

Pa. Panel Won't Revive Suit After No-Show Over COVID Fear

May 19, 2023 06:59 PM

Nursing Home Not Liable For Early COVID Deaths, Jury Says

May 19, 2023 03:16 PM

Zurich Escapes RI Hotelier's Virus Coverage Suit

May 19, 2023 06:08 PM

White House Looks To Scrap CBP Worker's Vax Mandate Case

May 19, 2023 10:52 PM

CureVac Lobs Infringement Counterclaims At BioNTech, Pfizer

May 18, 2023 05:04 PM

RFK Jr.'s Anti-Vax Suit Dropped Days After Transfer To NY

May 18, 2023 12:33 PM

Deals Rumor Mill: Manchester U, Ottawa Senators, Maravai

May 18, 2023 10:14 PM

Federal Contractors' COVID-Related Changes Likely To Linger

May 17, 2023 05:53 PM

Tulane Fund Drops Insurer From $19M COVID Coverage Suit

May 17, 2023 05:22 PM

Judge Won't Free Glove Maker From Forced Labor Suit, Yet

May 17, 2023 08:24 PM

Judge Won't Certify Brandeis Students In COVID Refund Case

May 17, 2023 06:15 PM

CureVac Gets Pfizer COVID Vax Patent Fight Moved To Va.

May 16, 2023 05:26 PM

Treasury Asks Justices To Toss Ohio's ARPA Tax Cut Appeal
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