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Supreme Court Says Vermont Law Restricting Prescribing Data Is Unconstitutional
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Vermont's law restricting the sale of doctors' drug-prescribing information to data miners for use in marketing drugs to doctors is an unconstitutional, impermissible restriction on free speech content and on... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Vermont AG Offers Limited Penalty For Failure To Report Data
Posted on 25 Feb 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Benjamin Koplin , Selina Coleman and R. Jeffrey Layne The Vermont Attorney General's Office announced an offer to accept a limited penalty from medical device and biologic manufacturers to resolve failure to report expenses related to health... Read More

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder—Not of the Court
Posted on 21 Feb 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

In Myrick v. Peck Electric Company , 2017 Vt. LEXIS 4, the Vermont Supreme Court, offered the chance by landowners displeased by solar arrays to rule that an action for private nuisance could be based solely on aesthetic considerations, chose not to abandon... Read More

Government Urges Dismissal Of Carbon Dioxide Lawsuits
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by Samantha Drake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The federal government on Aug. 25 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a lower court decision to reinstate two lawsuits seeking to limit carbon dioxide emissions, arguing that new greenhouse gas regulations have displaced... Read More

Higher Mathematics Flops in Lower Court
Posted on 10 Sep 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The Pythagorean Theorem had its day in a Vermont court — but the result added up to a reversal. In State v. Wisowaty, 2015 VT 97, 2015 Vt. LEXIS 72 (Vt. 2015) , the defendant was charged with negligent operation of a vehicle and excessive speed... Read More

Supreme Court Justices Weigh Constitutionality Of Vermont Law Restricting Prescribing Data
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) U.S. Supreme Court justices on April 26 questioned why Vermont needs to hide doctors' prescribing habits from drug sales representatives or if the state has a sound public policy reason for doing so ( William H. Sorrell... Read More

Vermonters Who Enjoy That Fresh Pine Scent In Their Automobiles Can Breathe A Little Easier, Thanks To the Vermont Supreme Court
Posted on 13 Apr 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

In State v. Hurley, 2015 VT 46, 2015 Vt. LEXIS 22 (Vt. 2015) , a Bennington police officer stopped the defendant, who had a pine-tree-shaped air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror, for violating 23 V.S.A. § 1125 , pertaining to obstructions... Read More

Tasha Tudor's Children Scrap For $2M Vt. Estate
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MARLBORO, Vt. – (AP) When author Tasha Tudor's ashes were finally buried, it wasn't in one place. Her bickering survivors couldn't agree on when, where and how, so a judge ordered her cremated remains divided in half. On Oct. 17... Read More

Texas Dairy Company Settles Vermont Antitrust Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTPELIER, Vt. - (AP) A national dairy processor says it is going to pay $30 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by dairy farmers from Vermont and other northeastern states that accused the firm of violating federal antitrust laws. The news... Read More

Supreme Court Questions Limits On Use Of Prescription Data
Posted on 27 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court cast doubt Tuesday on efforts by states to limit drug manufacturers' use of information about the prescription drugs that doctors like to prescribe. The court took up a dispute between the state of Vermont... Read More

Vermont Prescription Drug Data Mining Law Struck Down
Posted on 24 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) States cannot stop drug manufacturers and data-mining companies from using information about the prescription drugs individual doctors like to prescribe, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court voted 6-3 to strike down a Vermont... Read More

Entergy Sues To Keep Vermont Nuclear Plant Open
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTPELIER, Vt. - (AP) The owners of Vermont's troubled nuclear plant sued state officials Monday to stop them from closing the plant next year, setting up a court fight about who has jurisdiction state or federal nuclear regulators. New Orleans-based... Read More

N.C. Judge Bars Ads Claiming Harm From Water Bottles
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) A North Carolina company that touted its stainless steel water bottles on television and the Internet as a safer alternative to plastic water bottles has been ordered to stop making those claims. The International Bottled Water Association... Read More

Vermont Lawsuit Claiming Condom In Whopper Is Dropped
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTPELIER, Vt. - (AP) A former Vermont man who claimed he bit into a Burger King sandwich and found an unwrapped condom has dropped his lawsuit, with the restaurant agreeing to drop its counterclaim. The man and the store's owners agreed to pay their... Read More