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Michael Lefkowitz
Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Vaccine Preemption

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The extent to which tort claims for alleged vaccine injury are permitted by legislation that created a federal compensation system was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 12 ( Russell Bruesewitz, et al. v. Wyeth...

Tom Moylan
Supreme Court Won't Take Up Egregious Fraudulent Misjoinder In Hormone Cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 12 denied review of a circuit court ruling that 112 hormone replacement therapy (HRT) plaintiffs did not fraudulently misjoin nondiverse defendants in order to keep their cases in Minnesota...

LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff
What Do the Decisions in U.S. v. Skilling and U.S. v. Black Really Mean for Corruption Prosecutions?

by Barry M. Hartman & Brian W. Stolarz Excerpt: In United States v. Skilling , No. 08-1394, and United States v. Black , No. 08-876, the Supreme Court limited the government's ability to prosecute people for the intangible fraud of failing...

Tom Moylan
Abbott Withdraws Diet Drug Meridia From U.S. Market

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. - (Mealey's) After an unfavorable assessment by a Food and Drug Administration expert committee regarding cardiovascular risk, Abbott Laboratories on Oct. 8 agreed with an FDA request to withdraw the weight-loss drug Meridia (sibutramine...

Jennifer Jordan
11th Circuit Court of Appeals Gives CMS Something to Think About

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. After six months passed since oral arguments were made before the court, the opinion in Bradley v. Sebelius was finally published on September 29, 2010, reversing the decision of the district court consistent with years...

Cheryl Keely
Constitutional Challenge To Insurance Requirement Of Health Care Reform Act Dismissed

DETROIT - (Mealey's) A Michigan federal judge on Oct. 7 dismissed a constitutional challenge to the health insurance mandate/federal income tax penalty of the Health Care Reform Act, saying Congress has a right to try to eliminate cost-shifting by...