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Cash-strapped plaintiffs and their families suing the federal government for medical malpractice are among those adversely affected by the ongoing government shutdown, which has become yet another hurdle preventing them from having their day in court, their attorneys said.
An Ohio federal judge on Friday blocked drug distributors from trying again to keep racketeering allegations out of a bellwether trial in the opioid multidistrict litigation, rejecting assertions that enormous damages associated with racketeering will hinder settlement talks.
New York University’s teaching hospitals failed to fully compensate security guards for overtime work and skimped on pay for required duties before and after shifts, according to a putative class action filed Friday in New York state court.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services chided California on Friday over a court-invalidated state law that had required pregnancy resource centers to post information about abortion services, saying it flouted federal statutes barring discrimination against anti-abortion providers.
Health insurance giant United HealthCare Services Inc. has slapped a host of generic-drug makers with a sprawling lawsuit in Minnesota federal court alleging they conspired to hike prices on a range of medications and saying “collusion in the generic pharmaceutical industry is well established at this point.”