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Bayer Beats Claims by Out-of-State Essure Users in Illinois

Bayer Corp. can’t be sued in Illinois by out-of-state plaintiffs over alleged dangerous defects in its permanent birth control device Essure because of the limited activities the company conducted in the state and the strictures of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Illinois top court said Thursday.

New York Beats Class Suit Over Excessive Unpaid Toll Fines

A class suit alleging the New York State Thruway Authority imposed unconstitutionally excessive fines for late toll payments was thrown out by a federal district court, which ruled the fines weren’t unconstitutional or excessive and that plaintiffs failed to state a due process claim.

Washington Justices Affirm Nurses’ Arbitration Win in Break Suit

A Seattle-area hospital waived its right to arbitrate its nurses’ meal and rest break class claims by waiting too long to invoke the process under their collective bargaining agreement and must continue to litigate in court, the full Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Anthem Should Cover Opioid Alternative Pain Treatment, Suit Says

Anthem Inc. denies coverage for a federally approved pain treatment that’s a safer alternative to opioids by wrongly deeming the treatment investigational and thus not covered, according to a proposed class action filed Thursday in the Central District of California.

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Coronavirus Is Taking Its Toll On Big Law

The economic fallout of the Covid-19 crisis has reached America's top grossing law firms. In this video, legal industry experts assess the impact on Big Law and what might happen if the crisis lingers.

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