News tagged with state supreme court

RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

(AP)—The No. 2 U.S. cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.

Jul 20, 2014
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Reinstatement of abortion law closes Texas clinics

Many pregnant women in Texas are facing limited options after an appeals court allowed most of the state's new abortion restrictions to take effect. The decision effectively barred more than a third of the ...

Nov 02, 2013
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AMA files brief contesting insurer's payment practices

(HealthDay)—A landmark case examining the question of whether physicians can bring a class arbitration against a health insurer who has underpaid them is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a brief ...

Mar 13, 2013
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Judge strikes down NYC sugary-drinks size rule (Update)

(AP)—A judge struck down New York City's pioneering ban on big sugary drinks Monday just hours before it was supposed to take effect, handing a defeat to health-minded Mayor Michael Bloomberg and creating ...

Mar 11, 2013
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Beverage industry, NYC lawyers duel over drinks

(AP)—New York City defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks as a meaningful attempt to rein in obesity, but critics said it would hurt small and minority-owned businesses while doing little to help health.

Jan 24, 2013
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Report: Obama health law a good deal for states

(AP)—A new report says states can receive more than $9 in federal money for every dollar they spend to cover low-income residents under President Barack Obama's health care law.

Nov 26, 2012
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