Category: States

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

West Virginia Supreme Court justices impeached over spending

West Virginia lawmakers have impeached all of the state’s Supreme Court justices over spending issues. The Associated Press reports, “West Virginia lawmakers completed the extraordinary action of impeaching all four justices on the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals… Read More

New protocol dismisses civil rights cases before Education Department

Under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, hundreds of civil rights complaints before her department are being dismissed, based on a new protocol that seeks to unclog the system, the New York Times reports. “The Education Department’s Office for Civil… Read More