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February 18, 2016

In the News Today – February 18, 2016

  • What an 8-Member SCOTUS Could Mean: “A protracted period with an eight-member Supreme Court could stymie decisions on a host of issues that long have divided the remaining justices 4-4 into conservative and liberal blocs, notes the Wall Street Journal, including “efforts to rein in consumer class actions.” (Wall Street Journal)
     
  • ILR Applauds WV Legislature’s Passage of New Legal Reforms: The West Virginia legislature yesterday passed a bill clarifying that state courts should treat the legal responsibilities of drug manufacturers the same way as the majority of other states (SB 15). “We applaud the West Virginia legislature for taking action to bring state courts back into the mainstream on general principles of legal fairness. Most states accept that a drug manufacturer has fulfilled its legal responsibilities once it provides all necessary information about its product to a doctor who interacts with patients,” said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard. (ILR News Release)

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