WASHINGTON – Patent pools, designed to spur innovation and reduce the cost of litigation, may actually be having anticompetitive effects according to a report released by the former competition policy director for the Federal Trade Commission.
The Department of Justice has decided not to appeal a court decision striking down the Food and Drug Administration’s new graphic warnings on cigarette packages on First Amendment grounds.
Published: February 8, 2013
Tags: ADA, AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, celiac disease, Department of Justice, disability discrimination, DOJ, food allergies, gluten, Lesley University
Does a food allergy constitute a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
According to a recent settlement between Lesley University and the Department of Justice, the answer is: It depends.
Federal immigration law in most part preempts an Alabama law placing broad restrictions on those who are in the country illegally, the 11th Circuit has ruled.
Published: July 19, 2012
Tags: Department of Justice, DOJ, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, forensic evidence, hair analysis, Innocence Project, NACDL, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Department of Justice and FBI will review thousands of criminal convictions for possible flawed forensic evidence.
Published: July 10, 2012
Tags: Avandia, Department of Justice, DOJ, drug marketing, False Claims Act, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, GlaxoSmithKline, health care fraud, off-label uses, Paxil, Wellbutrin
GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to plead guilty and pay $3 billion to resolve charges that the pharmaceutical giant fraudulently marketed the prescription drugs Paxil, Wellbutrin and Avandia, the U.S. Justice Department has announced.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice has declined to bring contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Published: May 9, 2012
Tags: Congress, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, consumer protection, credit reporting agencies, Department of Justice, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Federal Trade Commission, Supremem Court
WASHINGTON – In a joint brief filed in a Pennsylvania district court case challenging the Fair Credit Reporting Act, three federal agencies have urged the court to find the law constitutional.
Published: March 29, 2012
Tags: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Department of Justice, Discrimination, DOJ, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Facebook, job applicants, privacy, social media, social networking, Stored Communications Act
After recent reports that employers were requesting Facebook passwords from job applicants, state and federal legislators quickly responded with possible legislation and a request for a federal investigation into the legalities of the practice.
The Justice Department’s new rules updating standards for accessible design under the Americans with Disabilities Act have gone into effect – with the exception of a controversial requirement for the modification of existing public swimming pools.