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Should employers accommodate pasta worshippers?

By Vanessa Van Voorhis | Jul 5, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – People can worship a Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) if they so choose, but that doesn’t make FSMism a religion, a Nebraska federal judge ruled this year.

Abbott victory may signal time to fight, not settle False Claims Act suits

By Vanessa Van Voorhis | May 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Medical device companies confronted with False Claims Act lawsuits may want to give extra consideration to fighting rather than settling in light of an April 7 jury decision in favor of Abbott Laboratories, a former federal prosecutor says.

Attorney: Firm failed to produce viable plaintiff for Neutrogena lawsuit

By Vanessa Van Voorhis | Apr 14, 2016

A Florida federal judge refused to allow the class action, filed over the company's labeling of high SPF and water-resistant products, to proceed after the plaintiff said he could not recollect some basic information, such as where he purchased the products and the price he paid for them.

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