Public Policy

ADA Doesn’t Cover Obese Man’s Future Disabilities: 7th Circ.

A Seventh Circuit appeals panel ruled Tuesday that an obese BNSF Railway Co. applicant can’t claim the transport titan violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it held back a job offer over concerns about future possible health conditions related to the worker’s weight…

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Drugmakers Ink $242M Settlement In Ill. Medicaid Fraud Case

A group of major pharmaceutical companies has agreed to pay a combined $242 million to resolve allegations they bilked Illinois’ government by inflating prices for medicines covered by the state’s Medicaid program, the Prairie State’s attorney general announced Monday…

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US Watchdogs Slam DOJ’s Ukraine Whistleblower Memo

A group of federal watchdogs has criticized the U.S. Department of Justice for determining that a whistleblower’s report about allegedly inappropriate White House interaction with Ukraine wasn’t an “urgent concern,” thereby blocking the complaint from being sent to Congress…

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DeVos Hit With $100K Contempt Fine In Student Loan Row

A California federal judge held U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her department in contempt Thursday and fined them $100,000 for their “minimal efforts” to comply with the court’s order to halt collection of student loan debt from former Corinthian Colleges enrollees…

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