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Legal News
14 Oct 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Tuesday on two cases. In Montgomery v. Louisiana [transcript, PDF] the court heard arguments on whether [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the court's 2012 decision in Miller v. Alabama [JURIST report], which struck down state laws that mandated a life … [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]


Student Commentary
11 Apr 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist, Daniel Perrone, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2013, discusses the implications of the US Supreme Court decision insulating generic drug manufacturers from liability against failure to warn claims...In 2011, generic drugs accounted [PDF] for nearly 80 percent of the 3.7 billion prescriptions filled in … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled unanimously [opinion, PDF] Tuesday in Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd v. Novo Nordisk A/S [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that a generic drug manufacturer may employ the counterclaim provision of the Hatch-Waxman Act [text, PDF] to force correction of a use code that inaccurately describes the … [read more]


Legal News
5 Dec 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Monday in two cases. In Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd v. Novo Nordisk A/S [transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the court heard arguments on drug patents. When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [official website] approves a drug for … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jun 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday added 11 more cases [order list, PDF] to its 2011-2012 docket. In FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court will rule on whether the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] current indecency enforcement … [read more]


Legal News
30 Mar 2011
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website, JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Wednesday in the consolidated cases of Isiogu v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co. and Talk America Inc. v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co. [oral argument transcript, PDF] on whether, pursuant to the Telecommunications Act … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jun 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] Google [corporate website; JURIST news archive] claims that its collection of private information over Wi-Fi networks for its Street View maps was inadvertent and did not violate any laws, according to a letter [text, PDF] released Friday by the Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives … [read more]


Legal News
30 Sep 2009
by Amelia Mathias

[JURIST] The Obama administration on Tuesday called for Congress to enact legislation to tighten chemical and toxin regulations. In a speech [text] before the Commonwealth Club [organization website] in San Francisco, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official site] administrator Lisa Jackson [official profile] said that existing laws were outdated and ineffective:Our … [read more]


Legal News
27 Sep 2009
by Amelia Mathias

[JURIST] The US will have a hard time convincing other countries to adopt emissions-cutting legislation so long as an American bill [text, PDF] capping carbon emissions remains unpassed, US climate change chief negotiator Jonathan Pershing said in an interview with AP published Sunday. The Waxman-Markey Climate Bill [HR 2454 materials] … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] on Monday signed into law the Family Smoking and Tobacco Prevention Act [HR 1256 text], which grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [official website] certain authority to regulate tobacco products. In remarks [transcript] delivered before signing, Obama stressed the importance of the … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The Federal Social Court of Western Germany [official website, in German] ruled Tuesday that Jewish-German Holocaust [JURIST news archive] survivors as a class are eligible to collect old-age pension benefits. Specifically, the court found [DW report] that although the work performed by three particular Jewish pension claimants in connection … [read more]


Legal News
5 Nov 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] Members from all parties of the German parliament [official website] passed a resolution [PDF text, in German] Wednesday seeking to counter anti-Semitism [JURIST news archive] in the country. The measure requires the government to develop a report on anti-Semitic behavior and feelings in the country, and to provide funding … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jul 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] US President George W. Bush [official profile] invoked executive privilege Wednesday to prevent members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform [official website] from obtaining an FBI report on an interview with Vice President Dick Cheney concerning the Valerie Plame CIA leak scandal [JURIST news archive]. The Committee had … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jun 2008
by Deirdre Jurand

[JURIST] US Ambassador to Albania John L. Withers [official website] colluded with Albanian officials to hide evidence of an illegal ammunition selling plan [NYT report] from New York Times reporters, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Henry Waxman (D-CA) alleged in a letter [PDF text; materials] Monday. Government arms contractor … [read more]


Legal News
15 May 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] The US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform [committee website] heard testimony [transcripts] on Thursday regarding potential abuse of the Defense Base Act of 1941 (DBA) [text] in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Act requires [PDF, US DOL backgrounder] contractors working on military installations to provide workers' compensation insurance … [read more]


Legal News
13 May 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] Two former State Department [official website] officials lambasted the Bush administration for ineffectiveness in combating corruption in Iraq in a hearing Monday before the US Senate Democratic Policy Committee [official website]. Retired Associate Superior Court Judge Arthur Brennan, who was briefly Director of the Office of Accountability and Transparency … [read more]


Legal News
9 Apr 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] The US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform [official website] issued a subpoena [press release] Wednesday to compel the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] to turn over documents relating to White House involvement in the EPA decision to deny California's request for a greenhouse emissions waiver in … [read more]


Legal News
11 Mar 2008
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] US House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) [official website] accused the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] Monday of withholding information from the committee and threatened to take action to compel production of the requested information connected to the EPA's decision to turn down California's … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jan 2008
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] US House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) [official website] has scheduled a hearing [press release] for mid-February to look into White House compliance with the Presidential Records Act and to investigate the contradiction between comments [press briefing; JURIST report] made Thursday by White House Deputy Press … [read more]

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