Fighting to save its proposed $37 billion acquisition of Humana Inc., Aetna Inc. raised questions Monday about the future of the Affordable Care Act under a GOP-controlled Congress and the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, as the trial over the insurers' proposed merger began in a Washington federal court.
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After a lull in adding new cases to the term, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear arguments in seven challenges, including a trio of cases from religious-affiliated, nonprofit health care systems that are seeking exemptions from federal law for their pension plans.
The Detroit Free Press is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a court decision that restricts public access to the mug shots of federal criminal defendants. Booking photos provide an "important window" into the government's exercise of its police powers, the media outlet said in its petition in Detroit Free Press v. U.S. Department of Justice.
A national nonprofit advocacy group supporting legal access to medical marijuana has petitioned the U.S. Justice Department to require drug enforcers to correct allegedly false and misleading information about cannabis use on its website.
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Chicago’s Edelson PC claims that lawyers in Texas, California and Illinois have conspired as part of a racketeering enterprise to extort payments in class actions.
The case hinges on Lexmark International's use of patent law to bar recycling and reselling of its used printer cartridges.