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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes may seek ‘mental disease’ defense in trial, document shows

Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of defunct blood-testing company Theranos who will be tried in March on fraud charges, appears to be attempting to claim a mental health defect as part of her defense. A partially redacted, 11-page document filed in a San Jose, California, federal […]

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Regeneron vows ‘vigorous’ defense against allegations it paid kickbacks for eye drug

Drugmaker Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has said it will “vigorously” defend against allegations by the Department of Justice that it paid kickbacks through a foundation in connection with a drug it markets for macular degeneration in order to cover Medicare beneficiaries’ copays. On Wednesday, the U.S. district attorney for Massachusetts filed suit against the Tarrytown, New York-based […]

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Trump Orders GM To Produce Ventilators, Invoking Defense Production Act

President Donald Trump reversed course Friday and announced that he’s ordering General Motors to produce ventilators needed by hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump took action under the Defense Production Act, a 1950 law that gives the president legal power over industrial production, and signed a memorandum “to require General Motors to accept, perform, and prioritize […]

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Dem. Lawmakers Propose Banning 'Gay And Trans Panic' Legal Defense

Two Democratic lawmakers from Massachusetts want to end a controversial legal defense in which a criminal defendant claims violence against LGBTQ people was justified because of “panic” about the victim’s sexual identity or orientation.   Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) introduced the Gay and Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2018  this month, proposing to end […]