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Federal judge rules Pennsylvania governor’s coronavirus restrictions unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled that Gov. Tom Wolf’s business closures and gathering limits to decrease coronavirus transmission were unconstitutional. “Even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered,” District Court Judge William Stickman wrote in a decision Monday. “The liberties protected by the Constitution are not fair-weather — freedoms in place when times… Read More »

Federal judge overturns part of Insys founder Kapoor’s racketeering conviction

When Insys founder John Kapoor was found guilty on federal racketeering charges in May, it marked the stiffest conviction yet for an opioid executive at the center of the nation’s addiction crisis. Now, a federal judge says prosecutors failed to present enough evidence to support some of those claims—likely lowering Kapoor’s sentence. Prosecutors failed to present evidence showing Kapoor and… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson stock climbs as judge reduces opioid penalty to $465 million

Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Johnson & Johnson shares climbed about 3% Friday after an Oklahoma judge reduced the penalty the company must pay over the state’s opioid lawsuit from $ 572 million to $ 465 million. Immediately after the reduction, the company said it would appeal… Read More »

5 state AGs push judge to approve CVS-Aetna merger agreement

Dive Brief: Five attorneys general representing California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi and Washington are urging a federal judge to approve the settlement agreement the U.S. Department of Justice struck with CVS Health and Aetna that allowed the two companies to go forward with their blockbuster merger, according to a recent federal court filing. The states are… Read More »