Dental equipment distributor Henry Schein Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court today to enforce arbitration contracts and reverse the "badly flawed reasoning" in a Fifth Circuit decision that said parties with an arbitration contract should still be able to go to court if they so choose.
A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday awarded about $10.4 million in a suit accusing a federally funded health clinic of botching a contraceptive injection that resulted in an unwanted pregnancy and the birth of a child with permanent brain damage.
A group of states on Tuesday voiced opposition to Purdue Pharma LP's $8 billion OxyContin settlement with the federal government, saying that the plan puts the bankruptcy case parties in a "straitjacket."
Hospitals are still lacking in personal protective equipment to deal with COVID-19 as the U.S. experiences record new daily cases, according to the results of a survey of 15,000 nurses released Thursday by National Nurses United.
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.
While employers can't develop a disability exemption protocol for COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, they can establish a religious exemption process now by looking to case law and regulatory guidance developed in the flu vaccine context, says Andrea Kirshenbaum at Post & Schell.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal explains how his office adapted its enforcement playbook to unexpected challenges in order to crack down on unconscionable pricing amid the pandemic.
Law firm leaders and marketers should consider several fundamental questions as they develop their corporate social responsibility programs amid the pandemic with reduced available time, money and personnel, including identifying a realistic charitable spending budget and seeking input from firm lawyers, clients and nonprofit partners, says Tina van der Ven at NewStar Media.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett's prolific opinion writing on the Seventh Circuit reveals a clear picture of what we can expect from this jurist on issues such as state court personal jurisdiction over out-of-state defendants, Article III standing and the application of federal law in diversity actions, says James Wagstaffe at Wagstaffe von Loewenfeldt Busch.
Attorneys at Littler break down the U.S. Department of Labor’s recently proposed independent contractor rule, explaining how it alters the U.S. Supreme Court's so-called economic reality test, the key factors of its new tiered analysis, and how the November elections could influence its ultimate fate.
The Arizona Supreme Court's recent decision to eliminate prohibitions on nonlawyer ownership of law firms may show that the organized bar's long-standing rhetoric that such rules are essential to protecting the legal profession's core values is overblown, say Anthony Sebok at Cardozo School of Law and Bradley Wendel at Cornell Law School.
President Donald Trump's executive order on international reference pricing for Medicare drugs is likely to either languish in Congress or die in court, but more modest drug pricing reform measures may be viable in the coming year, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
Companies engaged in commerce related to COVID-19 or that have received Paycheck Protection Program funding should familiarize themselves with a fraud statute, under which the U.S. Department of Justice has been successful in obtaining injunctions even before defendants are charged with a crime, say attorneys at V&E.
Attorneys at Fisher Phillips identify litigation trends in the three most common types of COVID-19 claims filed against employers to date, and discuss risk-reduction and defense strategies.
Best practices that can help litigators write convincing discovery motions include thinking about the audience, addressing a few key questions, and leaving out boilerplate from supporting briefs, says Tom Connally at Hogan Lovells.
Congress has multiple means to take the politics out of federal judicial nominations and restore the independence of the U.S. Supreme Court — three of which can be implemented without a constitutional amendment, says Franklin Amanat at DiCello Levitt.
The First Circuit’s recent decision in Doe v. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care — affirming denial of health insurance coverage based on the de novo review standard under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — is dubious because it deviates markedly from civil procedure requirements and conflicts with U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Sherman.
For the last 20 years, at the insistence of both parties, U.S. Supreme Court nominations have been fierce ideological battles — which is bad for the country and bad for the public's perception of the legitimacy of the court, say Judge Eric Moyé, Judge Craig Smith and Winston & Strawn partner Tom Melsheimer.
President Donald Trump's new executive order addressing pricing for drugs covered by Medicare Parts B and D glosses over enormous difficulties in restructuring Medicare operations and is unlikely to lead to any imminent changes, say attorneys at Debevoise.
Recent enforcement actions by federal agencies against businesses making products intended to protect against COVID-19 highlight why companies must understand which regulators they are answerable to, and what standards they must follow when producing, advertising, labeling and selling their goods, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring.