Cannabis regulators in 19 states on Thursday announced the formation of a new group to facilitate conversations about how to devise and enact policies for states and local jurisdictions with legal marijuana markets.
Private-equity backed Sotera Health Company on Thursday set a price range for an estimated $1 billion initial public offering, steered by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and underwriters counsel Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, hoping to go public before Thanksgiving.
A transgender Medicaid participant, a state worker and his dependent hit West Virginia agencies and several top government officials with a proposed class action in federal court Thursday, challenging provisions in the state's Medicaid and employee health insurance plans that deny coverage for transgender people.
A rheumatology and immunology researcher at Ohio State University and Pennsylvania State University pled guilty on Thursday to accepting $4.1 million in federal grant money by lying on grant applications about his close ties to China.
Multistate cannabis operator Verano Holdings LLC has said it will acquire and merge with Florida-based medical marijuana company AltMed, creating one of the country's largest privately held pot businesses.
Raytheon Technologies has reportedly extended its lease for 116,000 square feet in Virginia, DemeTech is said to have paid $15 million for a Florida warehouse and CAI Investments has reportedly dropped $43 million on an Illinois office building.
A Missouri federal judge has dropped Hartford Financial Services Group from four dental practices' proposed class action over COVID-19 business losses, agreeing the insurer bears no legal liability as it did not issue the insurance policies.
Senior-focused health care business Cano Health said Thursday it's going public through a merger with blank-check company Jaws, in a deal led by three law firms that values the combined entity at $4.4 billion.
Residential property owners are increasingly seeking more space in less dense markets as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and that could spell oversupply trouble for condo properties in certain dense downtown cores and opportunities in other markets, lawyers say. Here, Law360 looks at three ways the pandemic is reshaping the U.S. residential market.
A New York federal judge overruled objections from incarcerated "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli regarding the Federal Trade Commission's access to his prison telephone communications, in the FTC's legal challenge against Shkreli on charges of monopolizing sales of the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim.
BigLaw attorneys will advise the Biden-Harris transition team's review of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including a Hogan Lovells LLP partner who previously defended the Affordable Care Act at the U.S. Supreme Court and a former Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP partner who once served as the chief of staff at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
A Delaware federal judge made several mistakes when he stopped an infringement trial with $67.5 million on the line to conclude medical device maker C.R. Bard's patent claims were invalid and not infringed by AngioDynamics, the Federal Circuit said Tuesday.
A New York appellate panel on Tuesday revived a suit accusing a New York University hospital and surgeon of perforating a woman's bowel during gastric bypass surgery, saying the providers' defense was based on improperly established "habit evidence," or a physician's usual practice when treating patients.
Eagerly awaited oral arguments in a Republican-led legal challenge to the entire Affordable Care Act featured remarks from U.S. Supreme Court justices indicating that the case is likely doomed but might end up resolving a significant debate over when Americans have standing to challenge federal laws.
A Seventh Circuit panel ordered additional briefing Tuesday as it considers reviving claims against a hospital chain accused of negotiating insurance contracts that cut competitors out of insurance networks, saying there could be a jurisdictional problem if all parties did not consent to a decision by a magistrate judge.
Two blank-check companies focused on real estate technology and the health care industry raised a total of $390 million in their initial public offerings this week, marking the latest entries to the field of such entities in a pair of offerings guided by five law firms.
GlaxoSmithKline on Monday told a Massachusetts federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over its anti-nausea medicine Zofran that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rejected a proposed label change that would have added birth defect warnings.
The Federal Trade Commission has told Illumina that it wants to look more deeply into the biotech giant's planned $8 billion acquisition of Grail Inc., Illumina said.
A Missouri appellate court on Tuesday ordered a new trial in a suit accusing two physicians of botching a premature infant's delivery that led to a permanent brain injury, saying a medical expert for the defense offered testimony that was "irrelevant and speculative."
A federal government employees' union wants to pause a Federal Labor Relations Authority panel's decision that largely sided with management in a dispute over a Veterans Affairs contract, saying Tuesday that a court should first weigh in on whether the panel is constitutional.
The Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, didn't enforce its uniform code ban on employees wearing political or social slogans until workers started wearing masks with "Black Lives Matter" messages, employees and union officials testified Tuesday in federal court in a lawsuit claiming the policy was discriminatory.
Ohio's St. Luke's Hospital slapped a federal antitrust suit Tuesday against ProMedica Health System Inc., alleging that the nonprofit health care system's move to terminate service contracts and pressure physicians to stop practicing at the hospital unfairly suppressed health care competition and would further cement ProMedica's dominant market power.
Pharmacy chains including CVS and Rite Aid on Monday swung back at a bid by two Ohio counties to strike the chains' claims against health care workers who wrote opioid prescriptions, saying their arguments rest on "fiction."
The Indian Health Service has proposed regulations intended to boost the number of procurement contracts it awards to Native American-owned and controlled businesses, according to the agency and a notice published Tuesday in the Federal Register.
A resurgence of COVID-19 cases swept through the nation over the past week, prompting the revival of mitigation measures in New Jersey and Illinois restaurants and additional community testing sites in Delaware.
In Ruckh v. Salus, the Eleventh Circuit recently ignored the U.S. Supreme Court's rigorous standard for proving False Claims Act materiality, an unfortunate misinterpretation that will lead to an inconsistent precedential standard, say David Douglass and Keeley McCarty at Sheppard Mullin.
As bid protest filings peak in October following the end of the federal government’s fiscal year, government contractors should keep in mind their rights to intervene in protests and consider the important reasons for doing so, says Aron Beezley at Bradley Arant.
As economic unrest, layoff risks and other pandemic-related factors are likely to increase employee interest in union organizing once the public health emergency subsides, the best way companies can defend against worker unrest is by preparing management to respond quickly to concerns, says Daniel Johns at Cozen O'Connor.
With law schools forgoing traditional grading due to the pandemic, hiring firms that have heavily weighted first-year grades during the on-campus interview process should turn to metrics that allow a more holistic view of a candidate, says Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey.
A Colorado federal court recently denied the plaintiff’s motion for spoliation of evidence in Bragg v. Southwest Health, reminding counsel of their duty to discuss with clients the specifics of what information they allege is missing from the provided discovery, says Deena Duffy at Spencer Fane.
Following new U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance on opioid users’ workplace rights, Vista Lyons at FordHarrison discusses employer procedures for responding to Americans with Disabilities Act accommodation requests, the types of modifications that may be available, and the medical information that can be requested.
A recent Pennsylvania federal court's decision in U.S. v. Sanofi highlights a puzzling aspect of False Claims Act materiality, under which failure to satisfy a condition of payment does not necessarily satisfy the materiality requirement to trigger FCA liability, says Geoffrey Kaiser at Kaiser Law.
President Donald Trump has no legal authority to enact his proposed drug reform linking Medicare payments to prices paid in other countries, and should instead ease regulatory burdens on new drugs and demand that foreign governments pay their fair share for medicine, says Joel White at the Council for Affordable Health Coverage.
Mark Barringer's new book, "Collegiality and the Constitution," is an engaging, vibrant work of judicial history in Texas' Eastern District, and reveals an atmosphere of civility and respect among all those involved in the business of the court, says U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III.
To properly meet the U.S. Department of Justice's latest corporate compliance expectations and adapt to the current remote working environment, consider collaborating with a client on an e-learning solution tailored to its employees, says Alexander Holtan at Eversheds Sutherland.
A series of recent federal court decisions in health care bankruptcy proceedings have found Medicare and Medicaid provider agreements to be statutory entitlements, rejecting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' position on the matter and potentially giving reorganizing providers additional arguments for favorable treatment, say attorneys at Arent Fox.
Sarah McLean at Shearman & Sterling looks at how attorneys and law firms can partner with nonprofits to leverage their collective resources, sharpen their legal skills and beat the unique pandemic-induced challenges to providing free legal services to low-income individuals.
Eric Schillinger and Anne Hall at Hall Benefits discuss how a Biden administration's potential legislative and regulatory changes to employer-sponsored health insurance — such as expansion of the Affordable Care Act's nondiscrimination rules and withdrawal of the Trump administration's association health plan regulations — would impact employers.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced three major settlements for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act security rule violations in a single week, highlighting the importance of creating a plan and performing risk analysis to avoid paying the price of noncompliance, says Dena Castricone at DMC Law.
In this era of fully remote depositions, attorneys must carefully consider whether they want to deliver exhibits to opposing counsel in advance or on the day of the deposition, and think creatively about the technological resources available to them, say Helene Wasserman and Nathaniel Jenkins at Littler.