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Federal judge awards $456,000 for enhanced damages in patent case

By Kate Jacobson | Nov 25, 2016

MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) -- A federal judge in Texas has awarded $456,000 for enhanced damages in a patent case against LG Electronics Inc., bringing the total reward for the case to about $2.3 million.

Report: State attorneys general could fill regulatory vacuum caused by Trump presidency

By Kate Jacobson | Nov 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A new report predicts activism among state attorneys general will grow now that Donald Trump has been elected president.

Study suggests medical tort reform could save billions

By Kate Jacobson | Nov 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A recent study says medical liability reform at the state level reduced total health care premiums by 2.6 percent, and that if those same reforms were made on a national level, insured Americans could save more than $15 billion.

Calif. decision holds flu shot reminder exempt from telemarketing law

By Kate Jacobson | Oct 26, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A federal court in California has ruled that a flu shot reminder call from a retail pharmacy did not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) – one of the first rulings of its kind since health care organizations were included in its safe harbor exemptions in 2015.

Attorney: After five years, over-regulation by CFPB a concern

By Kate Jacobson | Sep 30, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Five years after its inception, officials for the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) are looking back on its accomplishments.

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