Martin Shkreli urged a New York federal judge Wednesday not to let the Federal Trade Commission and several state attorneys general block him from arguing they lack the authority to sue the incarcerated "Pharma Bro" for monopolizing sales of the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim.
A former New Jersey health official who alleged he was fired for complaining about being asked to administer private COVID-19 tests to relatives of a Gov. Phil Murphy staffer had a retaliation claim dismissed from his suit, according to a state court order made available Wednesday.
The Second Circuit ruled Thursday that a lower court correctly tossed a longtime Mount Sinai Health System worker's retaliation suit, saying the only actions he complained about that could have qualified as retaliation either lacked a connection to protected activity or had an apparently legitimate justification.
A New York appellate panel on Thursday vacated a defense verdict in a suit accusing two physicians of causing a patient's heart attack, saying the trial judge gave erroneous instructions to the jury regarding "habit," or a physician's usual practice when treating patients.
Kirkland-guided private equity investor Oakley Capital unveiled plans to buy German pharmaceutical business WindStar Medical from a German broadcasting company's General Atlantic-backed subsidiary in a deal that values the medical device and over-the-counter drug maker at €280 million euros ($320.9 million) including debt.
Center City Healthcare LLC told a Delaware judge Thursday that it hopes for a smoother ride throughout the rest of its Chapter 11 as it seeks to reconcile claim disputes and pursue potential liability actions on the path toward finalizing a Chapter 11 plan.
The Georgia Supreme Court may need to weigh in on whether Emory University can duck liability in a $20.5 million medical malpractice verdict over the death of a sleep study participant, the Eleventh Circuit said Thursday.
The nation's top court has upheld Pennsylvania's three-day mail-in ballot extension, a group of North Carolina restaurants are the first to win "physical loss" insurance coverage in court in light of state-mandated COVID-19 shutdowns, and CVS wants out of a suit challenging its claims to the effectiveness of its hand sanitizer.
Allstate Insurance Co. fired back at a Texas federal judge's order to send a dentist's COVID-19 coverage suit back to state court, saying it was wrong for the policyholder to add the claim adjuster to the suit to defeat federal jurisdiction.
The lawyers for an Alaska legislative librarian who sued over the state's refusal to cover her gender transition-related surgery are walking away with an attorney fees award of more than double the total settlement, according to paperwork filed in Alaska federal court.
A "highly unusual" wage-and-hour collective action hit a snag when a Maryland federal judge nixed a nurse's claims because the suit lacked a lead plaintiff, reversing course after previously allowing the worker to proceed as the solo party.
Continental Casualty Co. does not have to pay an optometrist office's losses due to the COVID-19 shutdown, an Alabama federal judge has ruled, finding that the policyholder did not allege any covered tangible alteration to its property.
King & Spalding LLP partner Jim Boswell successfully defended Prime Healthcare against allegations that it submitted false claims, landing him a spot as one of Law360's 2020 Health Care MVPs.
A former radiologist at Baylor Scott & White Health who accused his employer of age bias can't pursue arbitration against the hospital chain, the Fifth Circuit has ruled, agreeing with a lower court that he gave away the right to arbitrate when he sued in federal court.
The Ninth Circuit has found that a doctor cannot get coverage for a wrongful death suit after admitting to a willful violation of the law, saying his guilty plea in a related criminal case triggers an exclusion in his policy.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the Senate floor despite a Democratic boycott, setting the stage for a final confirmation vote as soon as Monday.
An Arizona federal judge nixed a bid by two transgender teenagers to move a lawsuit alleging that their health plan's refusal to cover transition-related surgery violates federal discrimination law into the hands of a judge already handling a similar suit, saying the cases contain too many differences.
A COVID-19 outbreak that ripped through a Pittsburgh-area nursing home and led to hundreds of infections and dozens of deaths was caused by the home's reckless, willful and wanton conduct, according to a suit filed Wednesday in Pennsylvania state court on behalf of 15 patients, 10 of whom died.
The top attorneys guiding embattled OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP through Wednesday's historic plea deal include a handful of former federal prosecutors and an attorney who investigated the NFL's "Deflategate" controversy.
The U.S. Department of Justice's multibillion-dollar felony case blaming Purdue Pharma for "a national tragedy of addiction and deaths" involving narcotic painkillers is just one part of the DOJ's fast-growing criminal crackdown on the drug industry's opioid-crisis profiteering.
1-800 Contacts will walk away from claims that it worked with rivals to keep search engine users from finding cheaper contact lens options after a Utah federal judge granted final approval to a $15.1 million settlement.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has fielded hundreds more written questions from Democratic senators, largely declining to address topics ranging from presidential power and birthright citizenship to climate change and same-sex marriage — although she did discuss the Affordable Care Act.
Nevada's cannabis regulator has approved five settlements with marijuana businesses over compliance lapses, collecting roughly $63,000 in fines from companies that failed to properly track products, keep employees licensed or adhere to pandemic safety mandates.
Staffers in New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's office became the latest high-profile government workers to test positive for COVID-19 over the past week, just as the Garden State, New York and Connecticut added states to their joint pandemic travel advisory list.
A whistleblower's suit claiming she was fired for reporting fraud at a health care contractor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will go to trial after a Texas federal judge found unanswered questions in her complaint and the contractor's response.
Because a new Ohio law that shields businesses from civil liability related to COVID-19 provides narrow protections, employers should continue to follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration, state and local guidance to demonstrate reasonable protective measures, says Jeffrey Smith at Fisher Phillips.
States and localities are employing creative methods to emerge as key players in regulatory enforcement traditionally dominated by the federal government, including False Claims Act investigations, unfair and deceptive acts and practices claims, and pharmaceutical sector regulation, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.
The Fifth Circuit's recent decision in Sahara v. Azar likely forecloses the possibility of injunctive relief against recoupment for Medicare providers, ending the recent string of rulings in favor of providers seeking compensation for overpaid insurance claims, says Kent Hofmann at Locke Lord.
A recently signed law fundamentally alters California's regulation of mental health and substance use disorder treatment and will likely lead to increased litigation and regulatory action based on new insurance coverage requirements, say attorneys at Manatt.
Three recent decisions confirm that individual or consolidated lawsuits regarding insurance coverage for business interruption caused by the pandemic will turn on their own unique circumstances, meaning that insurer-friendly decisions will not preclude coverage broadly, say Jason Rubinstein and Mark Packman at Gilbert.
Outsiders like industry experts, competitors, public interest organizations and concerned citizens often have deep knowledge, industry data and financial incentives that put them in a better position than insiders to spot fraud, say attorneys at Youman & Caputo, Fox Rothschild, Goldstein & Russell and Herrera Purdy.
Lawyers should use their unique skill sets, knowledge and spheres of influence to fight burdensome ID requirements and other voter suppression tactics that may influence the 2020 elections, and to participate in potential post-election litigation, say CK Hoffler and Allyce Bailey at the National Bar Association.
Videoconferenced mediation offers several advantages and helps cases settle faster and more cordially, making it hard to imagine going back to logistically difficult in-person dispute resolution after COVID-19 restrictions are gone, says Sidney Kanazawa at ARC.
Following the first pandemic-related criminal prosecution of nursing home operators in Massachusetts, nursing homes can take steps to defend their decision-making and infection-control processes as similar cases emerge across the country, say attorneys at Hooper Lundy.
Ahead of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's annual enforcement data release later this fall, emerging enforcement themes include fraud related to COVID-19, as well as individual accountability, misuse of reserves, revenue recognition, disclosure malfeasance and data analytics, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.
Law firm clients can play a role in lowering mental distress in the legal profession by seeking lawyer wellness data from firms and factoring those responses into outside counsel hiring decisions, says Jonathan Prokup at Cigna.
A Seventh Circuit judge's recent order granting leave for three organizations to file amicus curiae briefs in Prairie Rivers Network v. Dynegy Midwest Generation is a reminder that relevant, nonduplicative amicus briefs can provide courts with helpful perspective, important facts and legal arguments, says Lawrence Ebner at Capital Appellate Advocacy.
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.