D.C. Appeals Court Recognizes Claim Of ‘Interference’ In Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
The U. S. Court of Appeals for the District Columbia, in an issue of first impression in the circuit, has recognized an independent claim of “interference” in a disability discrimination lawsuit. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patricia Barnes, Senior Contributor Tags: Diversity & Inclusion /diversity-inclusion Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Donald Trump Is Losing On An Issue Voters Care A Lot About. Here ’s How He’s Trying to Change That
With nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and millions more who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs this year, President Donald Trump tried this week—as he has done throughout his presidency—to change the conversation. On Sunday, the President issued a new executive order aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, an issue dear to many voters, and boasted on Twitter that “prices are coming down FAST.” The reality is more complicated. Trump’s new executive order, which revokes and replaces a different executive order on drug prices that he signed in July, directs the...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Election COVID-19 Explainer News Source Type: news

Black couple sues over social distancing fight at steakhouse
A Black couple who got into a fight with white customers at a Little Rock steakhouse who weren’t wearing masks and stood too close have filed a lawsuit accusing the restaurant of discrimination and not enforcing coronavirus safety rules (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California Supreme Court rejects lawsuits seeking to reopen schools during pandemic
Orange County lawyers asked California's top court to override Gov. Gavin Newsom on school reopenings. The court declined. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maura Dolan Source Type: news

West Virginia hospital settles whistleblower suit for $50M
A financially strapped hospital in West Virginia has agreed to pay the federal government $50 million to resolve claims in a whistleblower lawsuit (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Gov. Evers said he will fight lawsuit that seeks to end Wisconsin mask order
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers characterized a lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin Institute for Law& Liberty to block his mask mandate the latest effort by conservatives and Republicans to usurp his gubernatorial powers and a risk to public safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Ousted Zocdoc CEO accuses fellow cofounders and CFO of foul play in new lawsuit
Filed yesterday, the suit describes a collaborative effort among Zocdoc executives and at least one investor to mislead the former CEO and chairman so that he could not protect himself from a sudden expulsion.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Tribal lawsuit reveals San Diego County sheriff threatened to block access to reservations
Lawsuit also sheds light on how quickly COVID-19 began affecting San Diego County casinos (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lyndsay Winkley Source Type: news

Lawmakers Sue Over COVID-19 Restrictions; State Reports 969 New Cases
A group of Republican lawmakers in Arkansas filed a lawsuit challenging the state's mask mandate and other coronavirus restrictions, even as the state reported one of its highest one-day increases in virus cases and deaths. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 5, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Watchdog report blasts KCK nursing home that was early Covid-19 hot spot
A scathing federal inspection of practices at a Kansas City, Kan., nursing home that was an early hot spot for Covid-19 could help the 12 lawsuits filed against the facility, which saw dozens of people die from the disease. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services inspection found that workers at Riverbend Post-Acute Rehabilitation returned to work the day after testing positive and wore the same PPE when moving between residents who were positive and residents who at the time tested negative,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Juul May Lay Off More Than 50% Of Its Workforce, Report Says
Juul is facing a slew of lawsuits and regulatory setbacks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rachel Sandler, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Judge denies challenge to Orange County's mandatory mask order
A judge rejected a challenge to Orange County's mandatory mask mandate. Judge Lisa Munyon in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida denied an order for temporary injunction filed by Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-Howey-in-the-Hills) on behalf of plaintiff Carl Jackson, who is a local radio host, columnist, Fox35 political analyst and speaker. Sabatini couldn't be reached for comment. The lawsuit alleges that the order violates a person's right to privacy without government infringement and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Judge denies challenge to Orange County's mandatory mask order
A judge rejected a challenge to Orange County's mandatory mask mandate. Judge Lisa Munyon in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida denied an order for temporary injunction filed by Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-Howey-in-the-Hills) on behalf of plaintiff Carl Jackson, who is a local radio host, columnist, Fox35 political analyst and speaker. Sabatini couldn't be reached for comment. The lawsuit alleges that the order violates a person's right to privacy without government infringement and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Arkansas Lawmakers Sue Over COVID-19 Restrictions; State Reports 969 New Cases
A group of Republican lawmakers in Arkansas filed a lawsuit challenging the state's mask mandate and other coronavirus restrictions, even as the state reported one of its highest one-day increases in virus cases and deaths. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 3, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Whistleblower in VA deaths wrongfully suspended
A man who says he alerted authorities to a string of suspicious patient deaths at a veterans hospital in West Virginia has filed a lawsuit saying he was wrongfully suspended for his actions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits 3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits
Telemedicine visits have many benefits for physicians and patients. Yet they create potential for a malpractice lawsuit to occur. Learn how to prevent these risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Not Even A $1B Breakup Fee For Cigna From Anthem Lawsuit
A Delaware judge ’s ruling that neither Cigna nor Anthem can collect damages in a battle over who sabotaged their mega-merger years ago means no breakup fees or billion-dollar payout for either health plan. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Editors' Pick editors-pick pharma Source Type: news

No $1.8 Billion Breakup Fee For Cigna From Anthem Lawsuit
A Delaware judge ’s ruling that neither Cigna nor Anthem can collect damages in a battle over who sabotaged their mega-merger years ago means no breakup fees or billion-dollar payout for either health plan. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Editors' Pick editors-pick pharma Source Type: news

Lawsuit seeks to block Tennessee abortion reversal law
Abortion rights groups have challenged newly enacted Tennessee law that would require women undergoing drug-induced abortions be informed the procedure can be reversed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pa. man wins $11M award for MRI brain damage
A Pennsylvania man whose brain was damaged by an allergic reaction to gadolinium...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium research should focus on skin, expert says Patient tweets show little concern for GBCA retention Alternatives exist for reduced gadolinium contrast use Are GBCAs really needed for breast MRI exams? Debate flares over use of GBCAs and lawsuit risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

McDonald's slams ex-CEO as 'morally bankrupt' after he asks for dismissal of chain's lawsuit against him
McDonald's slammed former CEO Steve Easterbrook in a new legal filing, arguing that he should have to defend his conduct in court. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indiana teachers sue county and sheriff's department due to trauma from being shot at with pellets during active shooter drills
(Natural News) Eight schoolteachers from Meadowlawn Elementary School in Monticello, White County, northern Indiana, are suing the county and the sheriff’s department after they experienced physical and psychological scarring as a result of an active shooter drill that involved shooting at the teachers with high-powered airsoft pellet guns. In the lawsuit, one of the educators... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 business lawsuits versus New York state: Here ’s where cases stand
With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, some businesses have chosen litigation as a tool of choice shirk restrictions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patrick Connelly Source Type: news

Covid-19 business lawsuits versus New York state: Here ’s where cases stand
With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, some businesses have chosen litigation as a tool of choice shirk restrictions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patrick Connelly Source Type: news

Rittenhouse Represented: Lawyer who helped Nick Sandmann steps up and offers services to Kyle Rittenhouse
(Natural News) Attorney Lin Wood, famous for representing Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann in the young man’s multiple lawsuits against the mainstream media, has now offered to represent Kyle Rittenhouse for free following the suppression of multiple efforts to crowdfund for his legal fees on popular fundraising platforms GoFundMe and Fundly. Rittenhouse, who is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Enough Is enough': CovCath Attorney Lin Wood offers to help Kyle Rittenhouse for free after GoFundMe shuts down legal defense fund
(Natural News) Lin Wood, the famed attorney who successfully represented Covington Catholic’s Nick Sandmann in multiple lawsuits against the media, graciously and heroically offered to help Kyle Rittenhouse for free on Thursday morning after GoFundMe suspended his legal defense fund. (Article by Chris Menahan republished from InformationLiberation.com) Rittenhouse is disturbingly being charged with first-degree murder for defending... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humana sues Florida company over alleged telemarketing prescription scheme
The lawsuit claims Humana members would get cold calls from people attempting to discuss their health conditions. Then, prescription medications would show up at their house. Now the Louisville-based health giant is suing for millions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

First Urology sued by patients, advocates over claims of ADA violations
The area's largest urology provider faces a lawsuit contending it didn't abide by accessibility laws. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Workers and customers are catching COVID-19. Should businesses escape blame?
Businesses fear they'll be blamed for COVID-19's spread. They're fighting for measures to protect them from lawsuits over infections, hospitalizations and deaths. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margot Roosevelt Source Type: news

Judge denies L.A. County's request to stop Grace Community Church from gathering
The evangelical church in Sun Valley has held its weekly Sunday services since July 26, in defiance of state and county health orders. This led L.A. County officials to file a lawsuit against the church. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jaclyn Cosgrove Source Type: news

The Latest: ACLU: New Mexico not protecting inmates' health
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and a group of criminal defense lawyers are claiming in a lawsuit that state officials aren’t doing enough to protect the health of inmates amid the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UC Health settles $3.15 million Medicare fraud lawsuit
UC Health has settled a $3.15 million Medicare fraud lawsuit, originally filed by Dr. Donald Lynch, a cardiologist with UC Heath Physicians. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Meg Garner Source Type: news

How to Make Homemade Face Masks More Effective —and How to Wear Them Right
Five months after coronavirus took root in the U.S., face masks remain one of the most controversial and confusing parts of the pandemic. Changing public-health messaging hasn’t helped. In March, when personal protective equipment (PPE) was running short, top U.S. public-health officials told Americans that the general public did not need masks because they don’t fully block respiratory particles that spread COVID-19, such as those in a sick person’s cough or sneeze. Most masks are best at preventing particles from getting into the air where others might inhale them, so, at first, the U.S. Centers for Dis...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

3M settles lawsuit against Amazon seller of face masks
3M Co. says it has resolved a lawsuit against a third-party merchant selling on Amazon.com Inc.'s website that 3M had accused of "charging grossly inflated prices for fake, defective or damaged respirator products." Bloomberg reports on the settlement in the case of 3M versus KM Brothers Inc. and its related companies, which allegedly sold what were advertised as 3M N95 masks for an average price of $23.21 apiece. 3M's list price for comparable masks — which have become highly sought after during… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

3M settles lawsuit against Amazon seller of face masks
3M Co. says it has resolved a lawsuit against a third-party merchant selling on Amazon.com Inc.'s website that 3M had accused of "charging grossly inflated prices for fake, defective or damaged respirator products." Bloomberg reports on the settlement in the case of 3M versus KM Brothers Inc. and its related companies, which allegedly sold what were advertised as 3M N95 masks for an average price of $23.21 apiece. 3M's list price for comparable masks — which have become highly sought after during… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

D.C. sues Washington Sports Club over allegedly misleading customers on pandemic-related cancellation policies
D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed a lawsuit against the parent company of gym chain Washington Sports Club on Thursday, alleging it is “continuing to engage in deceptive and unlawful trade practices” following an agreement his office struck with the company earlier this year related to membership fees and cancellations during the pandemic. The lawsuit alleges Town Sports International Inc. failed to freeze customers’ member ships and credit them for fees paid during pandemic-mandated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Drew Hansen Source Type: news

3M settles lawsuit against Amazon seller of face masks
3M Co. says it has resolved a lawsuit against a third-party merchant selling on Amazon.com Inc.'s website that 3M had accused of "charging grossly inflated prices for fake, defective or damaged respirator products." Bloomberg reports on the settlement in the case of 3M versus KM Brothers Inc. and its related companies, which allegedly sold what were advertised as 3M N95 masks for an average price of $23.21 apiece. 3M's list price for comparable masks — which have become highly sought after during… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Historic lawsuits begin: Facebook must be held accountable for colluding with government to silence voices of truth
(Natural News) Facebook has crowned itself as the master arbitrator over science, health and public policy, dutifully carrying out the agenda of pharmaceutical companies and government agencies to silence voices of truth from social media. Facebook has corrupted the democratic process in the United States and around the world, taking up official stances and censoring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit accuses nation’s largest hospital firm of not protecting workers from covid-19
A health-care union and employees allege a California hospital has not provided enough protective gear, while the hospital says safety is a priority. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Sixth lawsuit filed in deaths at West Virginia VA hospital
A sixth lawsuit has been filed involving the sudden deaths of patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lawsuit dropped over Indiana abortion ultrasound mandate
Planned Parenthood has decided to drop its federal court challenge to an Indiana law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Patient tweets show little concern for GBCA retention
Patients use Twitter to post feedback about their MRI experiences, and although...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Alternatives exist for reduced gadolinium contrast use Are GBCAs really needed for breast MRI exams? How are radiology organizations using Twitter? Debate flares over use of GBCAs and lawsuit risk 5 ways rads can use social media to shift AI narrativeComments: 8/20/2020 5:33:00 AMREW61 Patient tweets show little concern for GBCA retention I feel I must stand up and be a voice for all who are suffering needlessly from retained gadolinium poisoning. Your article is a sham and does such dis...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Family Sues Doctors for Negligence
[The Herald] The family of a man who died of a brain injury during surgery three years ago has filed a lawsuit demanding over US$354 000 compensation and damages from two doctors, alleging negligence resulted in the death of their bread winner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Not So Fast, Tiger Brands
[Daily Maverick] Tiger Brands, Africa's biggest packaged-food company, plans to sell its businesses sullied by the listeriosis outbreak. Tiger Brands said any potential liability (or monetary settlement) under the ongoing class-action lawsuit - launched by human rights attorney Richard Spoor on behalf of the families of listeriosis victims - will not transfer to the new owners of the meat processing businesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ISDS Enables Making More Money from Losses
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) With the Covid-19 contagion from late 2019 spreading internationally this year, governments have responded, often in desperation. Meanwhile, predatory international law firms are encouraging multimillion-dollar investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) lawsuits citing Covid-19 containment, relief and recovery measures. Jomo Kwame SundaramSharing the pain Most governments failed to introduce sufficient precautionary measures early enough to prevent Covid-19 contagions from spreading. And when they did act, they often believed they had little choice but to impos...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

👉 Jeffrey Epstein showed off 14-year-old victim to Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago: lawsuit via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California's top court caps penalties on nursing homes to $500 for certain lawsuits
Ruling on a 1982 law, the California Supreme Court has limited damages against nursing homes to $500 per lawsuit, a victory for the industry amid the coronavirus crisis. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maura Dolan Source Type: news

Judge Strikes Down Changes to Migratory Bird Protections
A federal judge at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled against the Trump Administration’s effort to narrow the reach of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) of 1918. A 2017 legal opinion by the Department of the Interior solicitor’s office concluded that incidental bird take resulting from an otherwise lawful activity is not prohibited under MBTA and that the protections only apply to the intentional taking of a bird. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the term “take” means “to pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture or collect...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 17, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Nursing homes with safety problems deploy Trump-connected lobbyists
Editor's note:  This story is available as a result of a content partnership with The New York Times. Subscribers will see stories like this every day on our website (and in our daily emails) as an added value to your subscription. Some want direct government aid. Others want tax breaks. Many want protection aga inst lawsuits. Nursing homes have been the center of America’s coronavirus pandemic, with more than 62,000 residents and staff dying from COVID-19 at nursing homes and other long-term… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Jesse Drucker Source Type: news

Three Minnesota churches suing state government over executive orders dictating mandatory masks and social distancing in places of worship
(Natural News) Three Christian churches in Minnesota have filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday, August 13, to push back against the state’s overreaching Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rules mandating the wearing of face masks, the observation of social distancing, as well as other regulations. The governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, a Democrat, passed several executive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news