Category: States

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

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

California shields public sector unions from Supreme Court ruling

California has found itself in a legal standoff against the federal government and Trump administration over a variety of issues, but one could affect union workers who want to decline union membership. “California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed… Read More

U.S. Appeals Court sides with Uber, denies class action suits

Drivers who complained that “Uber misclassified them as independent contractors to avoid having to reimburse them for gasoline, vehicle maintenance, and other expenses,” were dealt a legal setback last month, according to a Reuters report in The New… Read More