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2009-04-22 17:33:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it will not appeal a U.S. District Court order that 17-year-old girls should have unrestricted, over-the-counter access to Plan B or so-called "emergency contraception." Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life said, "The federal agency tasked with protecting public health has abdicated its responsibility by not appealing the court order. The maker of...

2009-04-22 14:08:00

Seafood Wholesaler and Owner Charged with Conspiracy WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas L. Hallock, a commercial fisherman licensed in Maryland, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., to 12 months in prison, for illegally overfishing striped bass also known as rockfish, the Justice Department announced. He was also fined $4,000 and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $40,000 to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to the benefit of the...

2009-04-17 14:16:00

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six energy companies, in three settlements, have agreed to install pollution control equipment at a cost of over $6 million to comply with the Clean Air Act at their natural gas producing facilities in the Uinta Basin, near Vernal, Utah, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The facilities are located on the Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation. The series of three settlements with Bill Barrett Corp,...

2009-04-16 13:57:00

Microsoft Agrees to 18-Month Extension, Subject to Court Approval WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today that it is necessary to extend the term of certain portions of the Microsoft final judgment by at least 18 months. The Department said that an extension is necessary to ensure the quality of the technical documentation Microsoft provides to licensees. The Department's Antitrust Division...

2009-04-03 15:39:00

INDIANAPOLIS, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. today overturned a lower court decision and ruled in favor of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) in the case of Ariad Pharmaceuticals et al. v. Eli Lilly and Company. An earlier jury decision in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, and a subsequent bench trial ruling, had deemed that a patent owned by Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the...

2009-03-26 06:30:00

PITTSBURGH, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that it and/or a subsidiary have been sued in connection with four separate "first-to-file" Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA) filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mylan and Alphapharm Pty. Ltd were sued by Sepracor Inc. in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in connection with the ANDA filing for Eszopiclone Tablets, 1 mg, 2 mg and 3 mg. Eszopiclone Tablets are the generic...

2009-03-23 17:16:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a U.S. District Court ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed politics to taint their decision to make Plan B(R) available over-the-counter (OTC) for individuals age 18 and older. The judge recognized that the FDA gave into political pressure and did not rely on the sound science that supported making Plan B available without a prescription for all age groups. Calling the FDA's procedure for approving the drug "capricious" and...

2009-03-20 14:54:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) today in its lawsuit seeking an injunction against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Concession Plans. The three-judge panel ruled unanimously to remand the case to the U.S. District Court and indicated that the judge should grant the ATA an injunction against all or part of the Concession Plans. "In short, motor carriers should...

2009-03-06 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Joseph Cota, a California ship pilot, pleaded guilty today to negligently causing the discharge of approximately 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay in violation of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, a law enacted in the wake of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Cota, who piloted the M/V Cosco Busan when it hit the San Francisco Bay Bridge on Nov. 7, 2007, also pleaded guilty today to violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act for the death...

2009-01-26 08:00:00

Company Files Claims, January 21, 2009, in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California Seeking Injunctive Relief and Damages PHOENIX, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Modavox, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MDVX), an Internet broadcasting pioneer in the production and syndication of online audio and video, announced today that it has filed an action against AOL LLC, Time Warner, Inc. and Platform-A, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California...