SmileDirectClub ’s top dentist risks losing license in California crackdown
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-smile-dentist-exclusive/exclusive-smiledirectclubs-top-dentist-risks-losing-license-in-california-crackdown-idUSKBN20D2I6?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FhealthNews+%28Reuters+Health+News%29NEW YORK (Reuters) - The top dentist and public face of SmileDirectClub is at risk of losing his California license following a two-year state dental board investigation, records reviewed by Reuters show.The California disciplinary process underway against dentist Jeffrey A. Sulitzer, SmileDirectClub ’s chie...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mikey beholden to China? Wife of former Bloomberg journalist says he “tried to ruin me for speaking out” against Communist regime
(Natural News) The wife of a former Bloomberg News journalist says she was threatened by company lawyers who pushed her to sign a non-disclosure agreement after editors killed an investigative story her husband was working on about Chinese corruption. Leta Hong Fincher, writing in The Intercept, said the incident more than six years ago “shows... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharing elements of effective practice to address earlier signs of family violence - Curran L.
This article explores how, as a society, we might be able to better respond to women and children experiencing family violence. Through the lens of reflective practice as a lawyer, researcher, service evaluator and personal experience this article shares e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Law students say they don't get mental health treatment for fear it will keep them from becoming lawyers. Some states are trying to change that
For decades, nearly every state has required law students to answer questions about their mental health treatment as part of the requirements before they can practice law. A wave of support has been building to remove such questions from what's known as the character and fitness reviews of bar applicants. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid settlement still elusive as some lawyers criticize it
Lawyers for some state and local governments say the deal being offered by companies in a sweeping national settlement over the toll of opioids isn't enough (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Giuliani lays out ‘RICO’ case and allegations of ‘bribery’ involving Joe Biden, family, and Ukraine
(Natural News) If presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani is only half-right about the evidence he says he has collected involving Ukraine, former Vice President Joe Biden and his family members, it would appear that he is in serious jeopardy of never making it back into the White House. (Article by Tank Murdoch republished from TheNationalSentinel.com) During... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2019 Novel Coronavirus: Public Health Legal Preparedness
Source: American Bar Association (ABA). Published: 2/18/2020. This one-hour, 29-minute webinar provides an overview of the global and U.S. situation for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as public health planning considerations for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments. Legal experts discuss best practices for legal preparedness and describe vital legal concepts such as disease surveillance and reporting requirements, non-pharmaceutical interventions, and social distancing measures. It is the first webinar in a two-part webinar series on Healthcare and Public Health Legal Preparedness, co-h...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2019 Novel Coronavirus Public Health Legal Preparedness
Source: American Bar Association (ABA). Published: 2/18/2020. This one-hour, 29-minute webinar provides an overview of the global and U.S. situation for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as public health planning considerations for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments. Legal experts discuss best practices for legal preparedness and describe vital legal concepts such as disease surveillance and reporting requirements, non-pharmaceutical interventions, and social distancing measures. It is the first webinar in a two-part webinar series on Healthcare and Public Health Legal Preparedness, co-h...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Payout From a National Opioids Settlement Won ’t Be as Big as Hoped
Expectations of a whopping payday set off thousands of lawsuits. But lawyers for the suing cities and states now concede that companies will shell out far less. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Corporations Opioids and Opiates Liability for Products Suits and Litigation (Civil) AmerisourceBergen Corp Cardinal Health Inc CVS Caremark Corporation Johnson & McK Source Type: news

Russian Court Orders Woman Back to Coronavirus Quarantine After She Escapes From Hospital
(MOSCOW) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from China. Alla llyina was admitted to the hospital in the northern Russian city of St. Petersburg on Feb. 6 with a sore throat and was tested for the new virus because she had returned from China five days earlier. She broke out of the hospital the next day by disabling an electronic lock in her room after finding out she wo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DARIA LITVINOVA / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime russia Source Type: news

The doctors and lawyers giving advice on TikTok
The BBC meets the medics and lawyers across America who are using the app to help educate the public. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roger Stone files emergency appeal for new trial after discovering that lead juror in his case was anti-Trump hack who referred to president KKK member
(Natural News) Stung by special counsel Robert Mueller’s politicized prosecution and an outsized sentencing recommendation by four rogue prosecutors, longtime GOP operative and presidential ally Roger Stone is seeking a new trial after discovering the lead juror was a Democratic congressional candidate who hates President Donald Trump. Lawyer and Internet sleuth “Techno-Fog” posted a tweet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The verdict is in: Courtrooms seldom overrule bad science
(Association for Psychological Science) A new, multiyear study published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest (PSPI), a journal of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), finds that only 40% of the psychological assessment tools used in courts have been favorably rated by experts. Even so, lawyers rarely challenge their conclusions, and when they do, only one third of those challenges are successful. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dark Web Fentanyl Trafficker Known as "The Drug Llama" Sentenced To 13 Years In Federal Prison
Melissa Scanlan, The Drug Llama, Sentencing, trafficking fentanyl, money laundering, conspiracy, distributing fentanyl, death, Dream Market, moniker, dark web, opioid, Brandon Arias, San Diego CA (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 14, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Dark Web Fentanyl Trafficker Known as " The Drug Llama " Sentenced To 13 Years In Federal Prison
Melissa Scanlan, The Drug Llama, Sentencing, trafficking fentanyl, money laundering, conspiracy, distributing fentanyl, death, Dream Market, moniker, dark web, opioid, Brandon Arias, San Diego CA (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 14, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Animal Health International Inc. Pleads Guilty to Introduction of Misbranded Drugs into Interstate Commerce
Animal Health International, Patterson, AHI, Colorado, veterinary prescription drugs, misbranded, Marlin Webb, Billy K. Groce, Hillsville VA (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 14, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

If the UK cares about justice, it must fund forensic services properly | Angela Gallop
Budget cuts in England and Wales have reduced independent oversight – and could lead to serious miscarriages of justiceIn a case involving a knife attack in 2015 by a group of young people, one of the three victims who were stabbed was carrying a bag containing some of his clothes, which was discovered at the scene. When examined, the bag was found to have some blood on it that contained DNA matching one of the alleged attackers. To the prosecution – and potentially to a jury when the case went to court – the DNA evidence put the defendant squarely in the frame. Fortunately though, the prosecution’s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Angela Gallop Tags: Forensic science Crime Law UK news Source Type: news

Protect our food
UNISON has teamed up with a bereaved father to make sure that the UK doesn’t lose its food safety standards to deregulation. Campaigner Steve Nash, UNISON national officer Paul Bell and lawyer Sean Humber delivered a 219,000-strong petition to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) headquarters in London. It calls on new FSA chief executive Emma Miles to scrap plans that would permit slaughterhouses carry out their own safety inspections. “What the FSA is trying to do is move to a risk-based approach to inspection with slaughterhouses,” said Mr Bell. What that means is that instead of independent meat hygiene in...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: News food standards agency local government meat hygiene meat inspection meat inspectors Source Type: news

Chinese Vlogger Detailing Life – and Death — Amid Coronavirus Outbreak in Wuhan Disappears, Allegedly ‘Forcibly Quarantined’
(BEIJING) — After nearly a week of roaming China’s epidemic-struck city, filming the dead and the sickened in overwhelmed hospitals, the strain of being hounded by both the new virus and the country’s dissent-quelling police started to tell. Chen Qiushi looked haggard and disheveled in his online posts, an almost unrecognizable shadow of the energetic young man who had rolled into Wuhan on a self-assigned mission to tell its inhabitants’ stories, just as authorities locked the city down almost three weeks ago. Read more: The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity Until he disapp...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOHN LEICESTER and DAKE KANG / AP Tags: Uncategorized China coronavirus COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Disability Insurer's Denial Of Benefits Was Not Reasonable, Panel Says
ATLANTA - A district court did not err in entering summary judgment in favor of a disability claimant because the evidence supports a finding that the claimant is disabled from practicing as a dentist, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Jan. 31 (Kia Kaviani, D.M.D. v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., No. 19-11798, 11th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 3006). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Claimant Did Not Meet Burden Of Proof, Appeals Panel Affirms
CHICAGO - The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 3 affirmed a district court's ruling in favor of a disability insurer after determining that the lower court did not abuse its discretion by limiting its review of a long-term disability (LTD) benefits claim to the administrative record before the court (Stephanie Dorris v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 19-1701, 7th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 3206). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Claimant Was Not Disabled Under Any-Occupation Standard, Panel Concludes
SAN FRANCISCO - A disability insurer did not abuse its discretion in terminating a claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits because the evidence supports the insurer's finding that the claimant was not totally disabled from performing the duties of any occupation, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Jan. 16 (Dyel O. Talbot v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 18-15375, 9th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 1657). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Insurer Failed To Consider Opinions Of Treating Physicians
AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio federal magistrate judge on Jan. 31 granted a disability claimant's motion for judgment on the administrative record and remanded the long-term disability (LTD) benefits claim to the plan administrator after determining that the plan administrator failed to consider the opinions of two of the claimant's treating physicians (Ann M. Geraci v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 18-2367, N.D. Ohio, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16142). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Insurer's Termination Of Benefits Supported By Evidence
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio federal judge on Feb. 4 granted a disability insurer's motion for judgment on the administrative record after determining that the evidence clearly supported the insurer's decision to terminate a claimant's long-term disability benefits (Farron Russell Creed v. Hartford Life& Accident Co., No. 19-1072, S.D. Ohio, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17613). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Claimant Met Burden Of Proving Disability, 6th Circuit Panel Says
CINCINNATI - The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal on Jan. 23 reversed a district court's ruling in favor of a disability plan after determining that the disability claimant proved by a preponderance of the evidence that he was disabled from performing the duties of his regular occupation and that he was under the regular care of a physician for his disabling conditions (Jesse Bruton v. American United Life Insurance Corp., No. 19-3466, 6th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 2498). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Federal Judge Says Fact Issues Exist On Disability Claimant's Occupational Duties
PHOENIX - An Arizona federal judge on Feb. 3 determined that questions of fact exist as to whether a disability claimant is able to perform the material duties of a clinical anesthesiologist and whether the disability insurer's handling of the disability claim constitutes bad faith (Thomas Scott Wood v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 17-2330, D. Ariz., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19057). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion Does Not Bar LTD Benefits, Judge Determines
NEW ORLEANS - A disability insurer wrongfully denied a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits based on the plan's pre-existing condition exclusion because the back injury the claimant sustained while working was not caused by the claimant's pre-existing degenerative back condition, a Louisiana federal judge said Jan. 13 in awarding the claimant past and future LTD benefits (Karl Meche v, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 18-3995, E.D. La., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5200). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Insurer Properly Offset Claimant's Veterans Affairs' Benefits, Panel Says
BOSTON - The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 27 affirmed a district court's ruling in favor of a disability insurer after determining the lower court did not err in finding that the disability insurer properly offset disability benefits payable under its policy by disability benefits received by the claimant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Marco Martinez v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, No. 18-2127, 1st Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 2507). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Insurer's Calculation Of Benefits Was Reasonable
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - A New York federal magistrate judge on Jan. 8 recommended granting a disability insurer's motion for summary judgment after determining that the insurer's calculation of monthly disability benefits was not unreasonable (Jason Brand v. Narco Freedom Inc., et al., No. 15-5021, E.D. N.Y., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3813). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Bad Faith Claim Against Disability Income Insurer To Proceed, Judge Says
SCRANTON, Pa. - A Pennsylvania federal judge on Jan. 13 denied a disability income insurer's motion for partial summary judgment on a bad faith claim because the insured provided sufficient evidence from which a jury could find that the insurer acted in bad faith in denying the claim for disability income benefits (Joseph D. Dileo v. Federated Life Insurance Co., No. 18-628, M.D. Pa., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5003). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

9th Circuit Denies Petition For Rehearing In Disability, Standard Of Review Suit
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 15 denied a disability claimant's motion for rehearing en banc, refusing to reconsider its ruling that a district court did not err in applying an abuse-of-discretion standard of review in a disability suit because the plan administrator's conduct did not rise to the level of requiring a de novo review of the plan's denial of benefits (Olga Gorbacheva v. Abbott Laboratories Extended Disability Plan, et al., Nos. 18-15400, 18-16178, 9th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 1376). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

De Novo Standard Of Review To Be Applied In Disability Benefits Dispute
MOBILE, Ala. - A de novo standard of review must be applied in a disability benefits dispute because the disability insurer failed to provide the claimant with a full and fair review as required by the Department of Labor regulations governing disability claims, an Alabama federal judge said Jan. 21 in granting a disability claimant's motion for partial summary judgment (Brian McConnell v. American General Life Insurance Co., No. 19-0174, S.D. Ala., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9605). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Insurer's Claims Dismissed; Economic Loss Rule Precludes Claims
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Florida federal judge on Jan. 27 dismissed a disability insurer's counterclaims for fraud and negligent misrepresentation in a disability and life insurance dispute because the counterclaims are barred by the economic loss rule (ELR), which prohibits tort claims in a contractual dispute (Douglas Kuber v. Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America, No. 19-80211, S.D. Fla., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14121). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant's Suit Against Insurer Dismissed As Untimely By Federal Judge
NEW ORLEANS - A disability claimant's complaint must be dismissed because the claimant failed to file suit against the disability insurer within three years as required by the disability plan's applicable and enforceable contractual limitation period, a Louisiana federal judge said Jan. 24 (Gregory Scott Sr. v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 19-9294, E.D. La., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12299). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Panel Says Fraud Act Claim Alleged By Disability Claimant Cannot Stand
NEW YORK - A trial court erred in denying a disability insurer's motion to dismiss a claim alleging violation of New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act (NJCFA) because a wrongful denial of benefits claim is not actionable under the NJCFA and the claimant failed to allege any deceitful conduct related to the procurement or issuance of the disability policy, the First Department of the New York Supreme Appellate Division said Jan. 23 (Yochanan Bulka v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 657560/17, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept., 2020 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 470). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Claimant's Motion To Remand Denied; Federal Jurisdiction Is Proper
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A disability claimant's allegations against Kentucky's insurance commissioner and the Kentucky Department of Insurance (DOI) must be dismissed, a Kentucky federal judge said Jan. 9 after determining that the claimant failed to exhaust all administrative remedies with the commissioner and the DOI (Charles A. Knoppe v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 18-264, W.D. Ky., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3612). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Claimant's Suit Remanded To Kansas State Court; Federal Claim Dismissed
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas federal judge on Jan. 23 remanded a disability benefits dispute to Kansas state court after determining that the only federal claim asserted by the claimant must be dismissed for failure to state a claim (Sheila Hunnell Villines v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 19-2581, D. Kan., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11053). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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A New Year ’s Integrity Resolution For Your Company
This article has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this without seeking advice from professional advisers. (Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Deeona Gaskin, Sidley Austin LLP Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Three Individuals Convicted For Participating in International Fraud Scheme
Raoul Doekhie, Suriname, Johnny Grobman, Golden Beach FL, Sherida Nabi, Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, Pre-Retail Medical Products, Theft, Conspiracy, Smuggling, Edgar Torres, Brandford FL, infant formula, dummy shipments, U-turn, fraudulent export shipping documents, indictment, convicted jury trial (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: FDA Source Type: news

North Carolina Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Federal Prison For Selling Deadly Weight Loss Drug To Consumers
Barry Clint Wright, Monroe NC, unapproved drug, misbranded drug, weight loss drug, 2,4-Dinitrophenol, DNP, rapid loss of weight, deaths (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Northwood, Ohio man charged with smuggling goods and misbranded drugs
Northwood OH, Eric Taylor, Smuggling Goods, Misbranded Drugs, Unapproved Drugs, Indictment (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

J & J Ordered to Pay $750 Mln in New Jersey Talc Case -lawyer J & J Ordered to Pay $750 Mln in New Jersey Talc Case -lawyer
Johnson& Johnson was ordered on Thursday by a jury in a New Jersey court to pay punitive damages of $750 million to four plaintiffs who allege that the company's Baby Powder caused their cancer, according to a lawyer for the plaintiffs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Should South Florida businesses be concerned about coronavirus? Here's what experts say
An employment lawyer and infectious disease specialist discuss the virus' potential impact on our region. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Portero Source Type: news

Collegeville Man Indicted for Scheme to Sell Fraudulent Canine Cancer-Curing Drugs to Pet Owners
Jonathan Nyce, Collegeville PA, Indictment, Wire Fraud, Misbranded Animal Drugs, Scheme to Defraud, Pet Owners, Canine Cancer-Curing Drugs, Canine Care, ACGT, CAGT, treat cancer in dogs, Tumexal, Naturasone, terminally ill, unapproved (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 6, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Beyond Goodfellas and The Godfather: the Cosa Nostra families' rise and fall
(University of Chicago Press Journals) Since 1979 the Crime and Justice series has presented a review of the latest international research, providing expertise to enhance the work of sociologists, psychologists, criminal lawyers, justice scholars, and political scientists. The series explores a full range of issues concerning crime, its causes, and its cures. In both the review and the thematic volumes, Crime and Justice offers an interdisciplinary approach to address core issues in criminology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. High Court Refuses To Hear Immunity Case Dealing With Flint Lead Water Crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 21 denied certiorari in a case brought by current and former employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) who contended that a lower court erred when it held that some employees and the city of Flint, Mich., are not entitled to immunity in the litigation pertaining to the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city (Stephen Busch, et al. v. Shari Guertin, et al., No. 19-350, and City of Flint, et al. v. Shari Guertin, et al., No. 19-205, U.S. Sup. [consolidated]). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 5, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

9th Circuit Delays Briefing In Glyphosate Appeal To Aid Attorneys With Many Cases
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 29 delayed the filing of briefs in the appeal of an $80,267,644.10 glyphosate cancer verdict related to the herbicide Roundup to allow for the attorneys in the case to also fulfill their responsibilities in the separate multidistrict litigation for Roundup products liability litigation (Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto Company, Nos. 19-16636 and 19-16255, 9th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Glyphosate Cancer Trial To To Proceed Without Exclusion Of Any Experts
MARTINEZ, Calif. - A California state court judge on Jan. 24 denied Monsanto Co.'s motion for summary judgment on preemption in a glyphosate cancer trial and ruled that no experts for the plaintiff or the defendant should be excluded from providing testimony (Kathleen Caballero v. Monsanto Company, No. MSC19-01821, Calif. Super., Contra Costa Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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California Appeals Panel Seeks Briefing On Monsanto's Glyphosate Preemption Issue
SAN FRANCISCO - A California appellate panel on Jan. 21 issued a docket entry order in which it asked for additional briefing from a glyphosate cancer victim and Monsanto Co., the maker of the herbicide Roundup, regarding the company's argument that the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) preempts the lawsuit in the first place (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, Nos. A155940 and A156706, Calif. App., 1st Dist.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 5, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news