Expert Analysis

In The CFPB Playbook: Making Good On Bold Promises

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's funding structure in the se... (more story)

Critical Questions Remain After High Court's Abortion Rulings

The U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in two major abortion-related cases this term largely preserve the status quo f... (more story)

Navigating FDA Supply Rule Leeway For Small Dispensers

As the November compliance deadline for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new pharmaceutical distribution su... (more story)

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FTC Says Abandoned Novant Deal Moots Lower Court Loss

The Federal Trade Commission is looking to unravel a North Carolina federal judge's order allowing Novant's planned $320 million hospital merger to advance after it subsequently abandoned the deal, telling the... (more story)

Senate Clears Patent Bill Aiming To Lower Drug Prices

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would pump the brakes on the ability of pharmaceutical companies to steer patients away from generic versions of a drug, a measure that lawmakers said would lower drug costs.

$435M Yale Hospital Merger Case Set For December Jury Trial

A lawsuit claiming that Yale New Haven Health Corp. is trying to back out of a $435 million deal to buy three Connecticut hospitals will go to a bench trial in December after a state court judge approved the p... (more story)

GSK Asks Judge To Rule In Teva IP Case, Citing Opioid Deals

A GlaxoSmithKline lawyer has urged a Delaware federal judge to make up his mind about a nearly $400 million patent case against Teva Pharmaceuticals in light of unrelated "opioid-related cases" that the Israel... (more story)

Drug Pricing, Overreach Dominate IP Disclaimer Feedback

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has received heated feedback regarding its proposal to make follow-on patents easier to invalidate, with drug pricing advocates applauding it, top technology and pharma com... (more story)

Ellenoff-Led SPAC Raises $200M To Pursue Healthcare Merger

SIM Acquisition Corp. I, a special-purpose acquisition company formed to pursue a healthcare merger, began trading Wednesday after pricing a $200 million initial public offering, represented by Ellenoff Grossm... (more story)

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Widower Drops Suit Over Surgical Robot-Related Death

A widower agreed Thursday to drop his suit against Intuitive Surgical Inc. over an alleged defect in its da Vinci surgical robots that allowed electricity to arc during his wife's surgery, burning her small in... (more story)

Chancery Approves $19.5M Convey-TPG Settlement

Former shareholders of Convey Health Solutions Inc. won Delaware Chancery Court approval Friday of a $19.5 million cash settlement to resolve a class challenge to the healthcare technology company's $1.1 billi... (more story)

Santa Clara Hospital Can't Fully Shake Online Tracking Suit

A California federal judge has refused to toss a proposed class action accusing Santa Clara Valley Medical Center of unlawfully sharing sensitive data with Meta and Google through online tracking tools embedde... (more story)

Glocal Says UpHealth Coerced Acquisition In Ch. 11 Suit

Indian healthcare network Glocal said its majority owner, bankrupt telemedicine tech company UpHealth, lied about business delays and exaggerated its finances as leverage in a 2020 acquisition, alleging in a D... (more story)

6 Lessons From DOJ's 1st Controlled Drug Case In Telehealth

Following the U.S. Department of Justice’s first-ever criminal prosecution over telehealth-prescribed controlled substances in U.S. v. Ruthia He, healthcare providers should be mindful of the risks associated ... (more story)

After Chevron: Scale Tips Favor Away From HHS Agencies

The loss of Chevron deference may indirectly aid parties in challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' interpretations of regulations and could immediately influence several pending cases ch... (more story)

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Whistleblower's Attys Get $5.9M After Losing $11.5M Fee Ask

A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday awarded a whistleblower's counsel $5.9 million in fees plus $651,845 in costs and expenses after slashing their prior "exorbitant" $11.5 million fee request in May in ... (more story)

Military's IVF Policy Defense Fails Post-Chevron, Group Says

A nonprofit that's challenging the U.S. military's in vitro fertilization coverage policy for service members told a New York federal judge that federal agencies cannot claim they're entitled to Chevron defere... (more story)

3 Fla. Labs Settle Medicare Overbilling Case For $2.45M

Three medical labs in Clermont, Florida, have agreed to pay $2.45 million to resolve allegations they were manipulating diagnosis codes, or "code jamming," to submit more lucrative claims to Medicare and Medic... (more story)

Boston To Pay $1M To End Health Dept. Harassment Case

A high-profile sexual harassment case against the city of Boston and its former health director settled for $1 million earlier this month, according to a copy of the agreement released Friday.

7 Gender-Affirming Care Cases To Watch In 2024's 2nd Half

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a constitutional challenge by the federal government to Tennessee's ban on gender-affirming care for minors, while other appeals courts are weighing the constitution... (more story)

Biggest Washington Decisions Of 2024: A Midyear Report

The first half of 2024 in Washington courts was punctuated by a fizzled startup's $72 million trial win against The Boeing Co., and Monsanto Co.'s appellate reversal of a $185 million verdict in one of a serie... (more story)