Public Policy

Justices Won’t Hear Arguments In Citizenship Question Case

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear oral arguments over evidentiary disputes in a case related to the Trump administration’s inclusion of a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census, according to a Friday docket entry…

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Hospitalized Man Asks To Pause FCA Suit Over Blood Tests

Attorneys for a patient who brought a False Claims Act suit accusing eight companies of receiving Medicare payouts for unnecessary blood testing kits asked a Massachusetts federal court Wednesday to put the case on hold due to their client’s recent hospitalization…

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Fannie Mae Not A Reporting Agency Under FCRA: 9th Circ.

Fannie Mae isn’t a “consumer reporting agency” as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, meaning it can’t be held liable under the statute for inaccurate information generated by a computer program it licenses to mortgage lenders, a divided Ninth Circuit panel ruled Wednesday…

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Johns Hopkins, Others Lose Bid To Kill Syphilis Study Suit

Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. and the Rockefeller Foundation, accused of participating in controversial syphilis experiments in Guatemala during the 1940s and 1950s, failed to show that their status as corporations protects them from liability under the Alien Tort Statute, a Maryland federal judge said Thursday…

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Tech Giants Skirt Claims They Aided 2015 Calif. Terror Attack

Twitter, Facebook and Google can’t be held responsible for a December 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, because those harmed in the incident can’t show the tech companies actually aided the attackers, a California federal judge has said…

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