Courts & Cases

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Lisa Blatt of Williams & Connolly LLP poses in front of the Supreme Court last week in Washington. Known for her humor, bluntness and informality, Blatt will argue her 50th case before the Supreme Court later this month, more than any other woman.AP Photo/Alex Brandon – AP Photo/Alex Brandon

‘Inimitable’ Lisa Blatt nears 50th high court argument

No woman has appeared more often before the Supreme Court than Lisa Blatt, who will make her 50th argument this month.
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Pritzker names new head of state insurance oversight agency

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced a change in leadership at the agency in charge of regulating the state’s insurance industry.
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SCOTUS rules public officials can be sued for blocking critics on social media

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Friday that public officials can sometimes be sued for blocking their critics on social media, an issue that first arose for the high court in a case involving then-President Donald Trump.

Trial Notebook

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Judge rejects ‘specific patient rule’ in case over false claims, kickbacks

Two of Allergan’s former sales representatives accused the pharmaceutical manufacturer of violating the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute by using a “speaker program” to give physicians illegal payments for prescribing two of its medications — Linzess and Viberzi — but the company insisted the complaint was defective because it didn’t “identify a specific patient to whom a doctor allegedly prescribed Linzess or Viberzi in exchange for a kickback.”

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