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Air ambulance pricing dispute preempted by federal law - 8th Circuit

By Nate Raymond A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a proposed class action lawsuit claiming that an air ambulance operator owned by Air Medical Group Holdings Inc improperly conceals how much it plans to charge to transport patients to hospitals. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis ruled that state law claims pursued by Arkansas resident James Ferrell on behalf other patients transported by Air EVAC EMS Inc are preempted by the federal Airline

Weinstein Co faces bid to move contract dispute to UK

Television production company Endemol Shine International Ltd is seeking to lift the Weinstein Co's bankruptcy stay in order to sue the studio in the UK and officially terminate its U.S. distribution deal for the British crime series "Peaky Blinders."

Opioid maker Insys in talks to settle New York lawsuit

Insys Therapeutics Inc is engaged in talks to settle a lawsuit by New York's attorney general seeking at least $75 million over allegations it recklessly promoted a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine for much wider uses and bribed doctors to prescribe it.

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Senate Democrats threaten to sue for info on Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. Senate said on Thursday they were prepared to sue the National Archives if it does not honor their request for information on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.