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Lawsuit says generic medications were contaminated with cancer-causing impurity

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 14, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Two manufacturers and a distributor of generic medications are alleged to have sold contaminated products.


Class Action

Man alleges Oreos aren't 'made with real cocoa,' as advertised

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The makers of Oreo cookies are facing a lawsuit from a California man over allegations the cookies' "made with real cocoa" label is false and deceptive.


Legislation

Lawsuit challenges when doctors can refuse treatment based on personal views

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 14, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A group of states is suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over a regulation that grants health providers the right to deny medical treatment and services based on the provider's personal views.


Filings

Trump's 'overt hostility' toward California caused termination of $1B high-speed rail grant, state claims

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California and its High-Speed Rail Authority are challenging the federal government's decision to terminate and de-obligate nearly $1 billion in federal grant money for the state's high-speed rail project, alleging the decision is a result of President Donald Trump's "overt hostility" to the state.


Filings

Oklahoma witness in opioid trial says drug users not to blame for addiction crisis

By John Sammon | Jun 13, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – During a second day of testimony, an opioid researcher questioned by private attorneys hired by the State of Oklahoma said opioid sellers like Johnson & Johnson sought to shift blame for a prescription drug epidemic onto those not responsible.


Filings

Marketing of J&J's opioids discussed at Oklahoma's big trial

By John Sammon | Jun 11, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A marketing specialist told attorneys for the State of Oklahoma on Monday that the rise in the sales of opioid drugs could be tied to a similar rise over the same period from 1996 to 2017 to deaths from overdose.

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