Category: Cases

California federal judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states

According to the AP, on Sunday, 1/13/19, Judge Haywood Gilliam of California granted a request for a preliminary injunction by California, 12 other states and Washington, D.C.,  to block Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt… Read More

Judges volunteer to hear cases in jurisdictions burdened by heavy caseloads

Judicial vacancies and other factors have prompted a rise in the number of intercircuit judicial assignments, when judges volunteer in other jurisdictions to ease crushing caseloads. “The demand for intercircuit assignments increased by 27 percent in 2017 from… Read More

U.S. Dept. of Justice Monitor Criticizes Juvenile Courts in Tennessee

According to a recent AP article published in U.S. News & World Report, “Despite the end to federal oversight of a Tennessee county’s juvenile justice system, a U.S. Department of Justice monitor says ‘blatantly unfair” practices persist.’” Monitor Sandra Simkins… Read More

California official sues maker of Humira, alleging kickbacks

The state of California is suing AbbVie Inc. over its flagship drug, Humira, alleging the pharmaceutical company gave kickbacks to healthcare providers. Reuters reported in mid-September on the complaint, brought by  Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. “The regulator alleged… Read More