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Legal news from Friday, December 16, 2016
by Ram Eachambadi

Attorneys general from 20 states filed an antitrust suit on Thursday alleging price fixing conspiracy against drug giant Mylan NV and five other drugmakers. The complaint alleges that the anti-competitive practices of Mylan and the other companies led to artificially high prices for two generic drugs—doxycycline hyclate delayed release and glyburide. The former is an antibiotic …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The Turkish government has been silencing the media on a massive scale to prevent it from reporting on or criticizing the government's "ruthless crackdown" on its enemies, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a 69-page report on Thursday. The report was prepared based on interviews with journalists, editors, lawyers, and press freedom activists, and a review …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a death row inmate may challenge the use of a controversial lethal injection drug. The court ruled 5-4 that Charles Ray Crawford may pursue a challenge in state court under a federal civil rights statute [42 USC § 1983]. Crawford, convicted of the 1993 murder of Kristy Ray, is …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas on Thursday temporarily blocked new Texas regulations that would require the burial or cremation of aborted fetal remains. The new regulations, approved last week by the Texas Department of State Health Services, were set to take effect December 19 …

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by Ruben Sindahl

The Federal Court of Australia ruled against Australian Internet service providers (ISP) on Thursday, forcing them to block five named companies and all their related websites. All of the five named companies—Pirate Bay, Torrentz, TorrentHound, IsoHunt and SolarMovie—have websites that help people with illegally downloading or streaming movies and TV shows. The court gave the ISPs 15 …

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