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4th Circuit sends Virginia county's opioid lawsuit back to federal court

The opioid-liability lawsuit that Arlington County, Virginia, filed in state court in 2019 against a host of drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies belongs in federal court, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Monday in a win for two subcontractors of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. Reversing last year’s ruling by a lower court, the 4th Circuit held that Express Scripts Pharmacy Inc and ESI Mail Pharmacy Service Inc had grounds for federal jurisdiction because part

Enviros sue over Army Corps' new nationwide permit for oil, gas lines

Environmental groups sued the Army Corps of Engineers in Great Falls, Montana federal court on Monday, alleging that the body failed to consider environmental harms including on endangered species when it re-issued a nationwide permit to build oil and gas pipelines across streams.

IRS chief counsel under Trump admin joins Gibson Dunn

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher on Monday announced it has tapped Michael Desmond, whose successful nomination to serve as chief counsel of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service was reportedly a personal priority for former President Donald Trump.

Judge narrows privacy case against fintech firm Plaid

Plaid Inc must face some claims in a consolidated proposed class action that accuses the financial technology company of obtaining and using consumers' banking account credentials and financial information without consent.

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Disney's Florida surprise: an end run around DeSantis

A Florida board created to oversee Walt Disney World's special taxation district is considering legal action after saying its power over the entertainment company's resort has been eviscerated, a spokesperson for the district confirmed on Wednesday.