MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - The newly elected chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court says she will focus on repairing the damage that has been done to the reputation of the state’s high court.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed into law a bill overturning a state Supreme Court ruling that held a brand-name drug manufacturer can be liable for physical injuries caused by a generic drug product that it neither made nor sold.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - In recent years, three of Illinois’ neighbors – Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin – have passed statewide right-to-work laws that no longer require employees to join a labor union and pay membership dues even if that union represents workers at their place of employment.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court last week returned another federal appeals court’s decision backing the contraception requirement of President Barack Obama’s federal health care law.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin last week vetoed a bill that would have required the state to develop its own plan to comply with the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules regarding carbon emissions.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Despite vowing not to appoint outside attorneys to assist in state litigation in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill case, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, in a turnabout, named several private attorneys as deputy attorney generals, including members of the politically active Montgomery, Ala.-based firm Beasley Allen.
Life Focus Center, of Charlestown will pay more than $94,000 in penalties after it billed Massachusetts' Medicaid for services it didn't provide, said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday.
DURHAM, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - A jury trial is set to continue Thursday in a medical malpractice case against Duke University Medical Center after one of its surgeons allegedly reconnected a patient’s intestine to her vagina instead of her rectum.
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - As the number of bills aimed at reforming the nation’s patent system continue to pile up in Congress, one Silicon Valley company argues that a more commonsensical approach to the perceived "patent troll” problem is needed.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The latest filing by a New York asbestos plaintiffs firm that has been accused of racketeering calls a bankrupt company’s attempt to access asbestos claimants’ records “brazen.”
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A bill introduced last week by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators aimed at ending patent abuses still needs some tweaking, but lawmakers said Thursday the legislation, compared to other reform bills, has the best chance of passing.