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Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Pay $76.9 Million To Settle Foreign Bribery Claims
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by Tom Moylan

(Mealey's) Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and subsidiary DePuy International Ltd. will pay $76.9 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations in the United States and in the United Kingdom that they paid kickbacks to doctors in Greece, Poland... Read More

Supreme Court Takes No Action On Virginia's Challenge To Health Care Law, For Now
Posted on 18 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Although the state of Virginia has asked for its lawsuit challenging the federal health care law to go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court, the high court on April 15 took no action on the request, the Associated Press has reported.... Read More

Attorney General Welcomes Christopher H. Schroeder To Office Of Legal Policy
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorney General Eric Holder welcomed the confirmation of Christopher H. Schroeder as the new assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy (OLP). Schroeder was confirmed April 21 by the U... Read More

Sidley Partner Virginia Seitz Confirmed As Assistant Attorney General For Office Of Legal Counsel
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Virginia Seitz has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. Seitz has been a partner in Sidley's Washington, D.C., office since 1998. She... Read More

Arizona Files Appeal As Sheriff Launches New Sweep
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) The showdown over Arizona's immigration law played out in court and on Phoenix's sun-splashed streets on Thursday, as the state sought to reinstate key parts of the measure and angry protesters chanted that they refused to "live... Read More

Obama Reaps Victory As 6th Circuit Upholds Health Care Overhaul
Posted on 1 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CINCINNATI - (AP) In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a panel in Cincinnati handed the administration a victory Wednesday by agreeing that the government can require a minimum amount of... Read More

Court Won't Lift Stay On Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal appeals court on Monday refused to lift a stay blocking major parts of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect and said the federal government is likely to be able to prove the controversial law is unconstitutional. The... Read More

Ex-AG To Be Questioned In Lawsuit Over His Tenure
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Fallout continues from the politically tinged firings of U.S. attorneys in the administration of George W. Bush, with former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to undergo questioning Monday in a civil case against the Justice Department... Read More

Lawsuits Over New Orleans Police Shooting On Hold
Posted on 20 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS – (AP) Two lawsuits over a man's fatal shooting by New Orleans police on New Year's Day 2009 are on hold while the Justice Department investigates the case. In a court filing, lawyers for relatives of Adolph Grimes III said they... Read More

Feds Sue Guam, U.S. Territory's Election Officials
Posted on 7 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HONOLULU - (AP) The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Guam and the U.S. territory's election officials to ensure military service members and other U.S. citizens living overseas have the opportunity to participate in the Nov. 2 federal... Read More

Justice Department Challenges Tough Alabama Immigration Law
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) The Obama administration is challenging Alabama's new law that would let police detain those stopped for traffic offenses who they suspect are in the country illegally, a statute described as one of the toughest immigration... Read More

Law Punishing Fake Heroes May Go To Supreme Court
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DENVER - (AP) The Justice Department is battling to save a federal law that makes it illegal to lie about being a war hero, appealing two court rulings that the statute is an unconstitutional muzzle on free speech. The fight could be carried all the way... Read More

Drug Czar: California Pot Law Could Spark Lawsuit
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters approve a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, President Barack Obama's drug czar said Wednesday. In a... Read More

Government Urges Appeals Court To Uphold Health Care Law
Posted on 19 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration said Wednesday that health care reforms should be upheld in the courts because the costs of the uninsured are a burden on interstate commerce. In arguments filed in a federal appeals court in Atlanta, the... Read More

Appeals Court To Hear Drilling Moratorium Case
Posted on 8 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A federal appeals court is set to hear the Justice Department's bid to delay a judge's decision to overturn a six-month deepwater drilling moratorium. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans... Read More