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Jury Orders J&J to Pay $20 Million in Vaginal Mesh Case
Insurance JournalMay 1, 2017

Carl Tobias, who teaches product liability law at the University of Richmond in Virginia, said J&J should consider a comprehensive settlement to all the cases. “It would be silly to continue taking these cases to trial when they are losing,” he said in ...more »

Spotsylvania County indictments
Fredericksburg.comMay 1, 2017

Andrea Leigh Seymour, three counts of possession of illegal drugs, possession of illegal drugs with the intent to distribute, conspiracy, possession of a firearm by a felon, possessing a firearm while in possession of illegal drugs, possessing a ...more »

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Administrative Hearings
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SEC loses appeal in case challenging administrative law judges
Yahoo NewsMay 3, 2017

Lucero said the three-judge panel's December ruling "presents a threat of disruption throughout our government" and could affect other agencies that, like the SEC, utilize administrative law judges. "That the Supreme Court may ultimately review this ...more »

Federal Regulations
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In Name Of Religious Liberty, Trump Says: 'Honor And Enforce' Existing Law
NPRMay 4, 2017

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that directed the executive branch to "honor and enforce" existing protections for religious liberty, and asking agencies to "consider issuing amended regulations" for organizations that don't want ...more »

Administrative Law
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De Blasio's war on cigarettes should focus on smugglers too
New York PostMay 2, 2017

Retailers throughout New York have been getting illegal kickbacks from some cigarette distributors desperate to pick up business in a tough market, sources tell me. And investigators have the proof on tape, I'm told. For months, a team of private ...more »

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Criminal Investigation Underway After Officer Fatally Shoots 15-Year-OId In Balch Springs
KERA NewsMay 1, 2017

The Dallas County District Attorney's Office and the Dallas County Sheriff's Department have taken over the criminal investigation, The Dallas Morning News reports. Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson's office released a statement Monday ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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Spinning Green: Stumps Speak Louder Than Words on a Page
Natural Resources Defense CouncilMay 2, 2017

Clearcutting continues at a staggering pace, oil and gas development is polluting once-pristine waters, intact forest areas are disappearing, and continued survival of iconic species like the woodland caribou is increasingly threatened. In the face of ...more »


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