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Eight drug retailers, distributors, and pharmacies (but no manufacturers) have asked Judge Dan Aaron Polster to recuse himself from presiding over most of the 2,000 pending opioid lawsuits comprising the MDL.  The parties filed the motion to disqualify Judge Polster on Saturday. They claim that the Judge’s comments made during various hearings, interviews, and forums demonstrate prejudice and bias.  Read More on Opioid MDL Litigation  Here>
California employers received mostly good news this past month on the arbitration front, with a trio of pro-employer arbitration-related rulings.  The California Supreme Court’s recent ruling invalidating an employer’s arbitration agreement (discussed below) is a notable exception.  Read More on California Arbitration Here >
In a recent decision, a federal district court judge ruled that a defendant’s presentations to the Department of Justice, made during the course of the Department’s investigation of a pending False Claims Act qui tam lawsuit, are not protected from discovery by the whistleblower who brought that lawsuit. The case is the United States and State of California ex rel. Higgins v. Boston Scientific Corp., 11-cv-2453 (D. Minn. Aug. 28, 2019), and was decided by Judge Joan Ericksen.  Read More on Qui Tam Litigation Here >
The need for companies and consumers to protect data and information is rapidly evolving with increasingly high stakes.
One of the most concerning announcements an organization can make today is that a data breach has occurred. Such revelations can strike fear in investors and consumers alike and erode a company’s hard-earned reputation.  To help our clients better view the importance of cybersecurity and how it effects the companies who turn to them for counsel and guidance, IMS interviewed Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance and economics expert Perry Granof.  Read More on Cybersecurity Risk and Liability Here >
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