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Nearly Every US State Files Lawsuit Against Generic Drug Makers Over Alleged Price-Fixing Scheme

Last week, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, 42 other state attorneys general, and Puerto Rico filed a lawsuit in federal court in Connecticut against 20 manufacturers of generic drugs. The lawsuit alleges that the manufacturers are engaged in an illegal price-fixing scheme, driving up the costs of generic drugs for consumers, sometimes by several thousand percent. Over 500 pages, the complaint describes in detail the historical behavior of the companies that allegedly amounts to 33 counts of anti-competitive behavior in violation of federal antitrust law. Read More.

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Other Legal News

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The New York Times, May 22, 2019

The broad use of such injunctions illustrates how the federal district courts have undermined executive authority, the attorney general said in a speech on Tuesday evening.

Congress Should End a ‘Harsh and Unfair’ Rule That Blocks Troops From Court
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A 1950 Supreme Court decision makes it impossible for service members to recover damages from the government for negligence or misconduct they suffer while serving.

Opinion analysis: Justices narrow bankrupts’ power to rescind contracts in bankruptcy
SCOTUSblog, May 21, 2019

Yesterday’s opinion in Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC resolved a long-standing disagreement in the lower courts about what happens when a debtor exercises its statutory right to reject a contract in bankruptcy. Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code gives the debtor an explicit right to “reject” contracts, and tells us that rejection amounts…

Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority Issues Another Atextual Ruling in a Sovereign Immunity Case
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Accused of ‘Terrorism’ for Putting Legal Materials Online
The New York Times, May 13, 2019

After Carl Malamud posted Georgia’s annotated laws, the state sued for copyright infringement. Both sides have asked the Supreme Court to step in.

Revisions to the Rules of the Court
Supreme Court of the United States, April 18, 2019

The Supreme Court of the United States has adopted a revised version of the Rules of the Court. The new Rules will take effect on July 1, 2019. The revisions to the Rules include substantive changes to Rules 14.1(b), 15.2, 25.3, 29.1, 29.2 and 33.1(g). Changes to Rules 14.1(b) and 15.2 require parties to identify any trial and appellate court cases that are directly related to the case in this Court. This provision is designed to assist the Justices in determining whether their...