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Academic Commentary
11 Dec 2015
by Mary S. Holland of New York University School of Law
edited by Maria Coladonato

JURIST Guest Columnist Mary S. Holland from the New York University School of Law discusses the legality of censoring speech on vaccines and autism... In a recent guest column, Professors James G. Hodge, Jr. and Doug Campos-Outcalt explore ways to limit presidential candidates' speech about a link between vaccines … [read more]

Legal News
23 Nov 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] on Friday upheld [text] a ban on pharmacies selling their own generic drug brands. The ruling addresses the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act and the Ontario Drug Benefit Act [texts] which were meant to control the rising price of pharmaceuticals. Under … [read more]

Legal News
11 Dec 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced [press release] Tuesday that HSBC Holdings [corporate website], one of the world's largest banking institutions based in the UK, and HSBC Bank USA [corporate websites], a federally chartered banking corporation based in Virginia, have agreed to forfeit $1.256 billion to … [read more]

Legal News
9 Nov 2012
by Zachariah Rivenbark

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced [press release] Friday that MoneyGram International, Inc. [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder] entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ. According to the DOJ, MoneyGram admitted "to criminally aiding and abetting wire fraud and failing to maintain an effective anti-money … [read more]

Legal News
2 Jul 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] and British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) [corporate website] on Monday announced [DOJ press release; GSK press release] that they had reached a $3 billion settlement in a series of criminal and civil healthcare fraud cases against the drug company. As part … [read more]

Professional Commentary
23 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Will Potter, an independent journalist who specializes in the topic of eco-terrorism, says the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act classification of activists as terrorists threatens to end activism, in part to stem corporate profit loss...A recent undercover investigation into one of the nation's largest egg producers, Sparboe Farms, … [read more]

Legal News
27 Oct 2010
by Ashley Hileman

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced Tuesday that British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) [corporate website, JURIST news archive] and its subsidiary SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc., have agreed to plead guilty to civil and criminal charges [press release] relating to the manufacture and distribution of adulterated … [read more]

Legal News
7 Jul 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] A federal appeals court on Monday ordered [text, PDF] an en banc rehearing of a patent case that challenges new US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) [official website] rules [text, PDF]. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] will reexamine a previous ruling [opinion, PDF; … [read more]

Legal News
23 Mar 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [opinion; PDF] as procedural three rules promulgated by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) [official website] that significantly alter the patent application process, overturning a fourth rule. The four rules, which would have retroactively … [read more]

Legal News
16 Sep 2008
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled [judgment text; press release, PDF] Tuesday that a drug company refusing to meet "ordinary" orders for medicine as a means of thwarting parallel exports abuses its market position. The decision comes in connection with a lawsuit filed by Greek drug wholesalers against … [read more]

Legal News
2 Apr 2008
by James M Yoch Jr

[JURIST] European Union Advocate General Damaso Ruiz-Jarabo on Monday advised [opinion, in French] the European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) [corporate website] has engaged in abusive practices that contravene EU antitrust laws in connection with a lawsuit filed by Greek drug wholesalers against GSK. … [read more]

Legal News
1 Apr 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] on Tuesday rejected new US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) [official website] rules [FR final rule notice, PDF] that would have retroactively limited the number of claims that can be included in a patent application and the … [read more]

Legal News
1 Nov 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] A federal judge Wednesday enjoined [order and memorandum decision, PDF] the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) [official website] from implementing new rules [FR final rule notice, PDF] that would have limited the number of claims that can be included in a patent application and the number of times … [read more]

Legal News
14 Feb 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) [official website] confirmed Tuesday that it had begun an investigation into whether UK firms paid illegal kickbacks to the Saddam Hussein regime in the now-defunct UN Oil-for-Food program [JURIST news archive], through which Hussein allegedly embezzled as much as $1.8 billion. According to … [read more]

Legal News
12 Sep 2006
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) [corporate website] has agreed to pay $3.4 billion [IRS press release] to settle Internal Revenue Service [official website] claims in what the IRS calls "the largest tax dispute in the history of the Internal Revenue Service." According to the IRS:The agreement between GSK and the IRS brings … [read more]

Legal News
25 Aug 2005
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] California's Attorney General Bill Lockyer [official website] said Thursday that the state is suing 39 pharmaceutical companies [press release] for concealing the actual costs of their drugs in an attempt to artificially inflate payments from California's Medicaid program. Lockyer said he added new drug companies [amended complaint] including GlaxoSmithKline … [read more]

Legal News
14 Apr 2005
by Amit Patel

[JURIST] Leading Thursday corporations and securities law news, ex-Enron [corporate website; JURIST Hot Topic news archive] Chairman Ken Lay [Wikipedia profile] filed a motion with US District Court Judge Sim Lake asking for his trial on personal bank charges be moved to next year. Lay opposes the prosecutors with the … [read more]

Legal News
8 Feb 2005
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan [official website] filed suit Tuesday against 48 drug manufacturers, alleging fraud that cost Illinois residents hundreds of millions in a lawsuit similar to those filed by 19 other states. The drug companies, which include Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Johnson & Johnson, have been accused … [read more]

Legal News
26 Jan 2005
by Amit Patel

[JURIST] In Wednesday's corporations and securities law news, the agreement by Lenovo [corporate website], China's largest computer supplier, to takeover [Lenovo press release] IBM's [corporate website] PC division for $1.75 billion is in jeopardy of falling apart as congressional Republicans warned that the sale could threaten US security interests. Three … [read more]

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