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2011-02-24 13:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Even after being found guilty of a decades-long conspiracy to deceive and defraud the American people, the tobacco companies still do not want to tell the truth about their deadly and addictive products. The companies are doing everything they can to delay and weaken the public...

2011-02-17 16:09:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jim Noe, Executive Director of the Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition, released the following statement regarding today's U.S. District Court ruling in the Eastern District of Louisiana compelling BOEMRE to act within 30 days on five pending permits related to Ensco plc: "Today, a Louisiana district court judge demanded in no uncertain terms that BOEMRE break the logjam that is stalling permits for Gulf drilling. In keeping with the...

2011-02-09 10:39:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH Network L.L.C., issued the following statement today concerning the most recent U.S. District Court order: "We are pleased that the court granted our motion to lift the stay in our patent infringement action against TiVo. The patent in this case withstood two re-exam petitions by TiVo seeking to invalidate it. We look forward to the trial." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100611/LA19624LOGO) About DISH Network DISH Network...

2011-02-03 16:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Citizens Association (USCA) has endorsed the January 31 decision of U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson (Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services) holding the President's health care reform law unconstitutional because it exceeded the limits of the commerce clause. In a related action, U.S.C.A. has filed a motion for summary judgment, asking a federal court in Ohio to declare the health care reform law unconstitutional also...

2011-01-07 16:45:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. District Court in Delaware today granted an injunction preventing Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., and Barr Laboratories, Inc. from commercializing generic versions of Amgen's (Nasdaq: AMGN) Sensipar® (cinacalcet) until expiration of the drug's U.S. patents. The latest Sensipar expiry is in 2018. Sensipar is approved for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) in...

2010-11-02 14:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council today welcomed yesterday's ruling, by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, extending indefinitely a stay of the lower court ruling which had declared the current law against homosexuality in the military to be unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips had issued a worldwide injunction October 12 against enforcement of the law (often referred to as "Don't Ask Don't Tell"),...

2010-08-23 17:39:00

FORT SMITH, Ark., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. were informed today that the U.S. District Court's Western District of Arkansas has denied a motion by General Electric Company (GE) to dismiss Mitsubishi's litigation that charges GE with seeking to monopolize the market for variable speed wind turbines in the United States. Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas spokeswoman, Sonia Williams, stated, "The judge's denial of...

2010-06-29 11:10:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A settlement with El Dorado County, Calif., will ensure the beginning of the cleanup, at an estimated cost of approximately $7 million, of the Meyers Landfill Site, located outside of the city of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., the Justice Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service announced today. The agreement, lodged in U.S. District Court in Sacramento, resolves certain federal claims against El Dorado County for clean up of...

2010-06-23 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement regarding a June 21 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Coalition for Parity Inc. v. Sebelius et. al.: "We are very pleased that the court ruled in favor of the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services, thereby allowing us to continue a regulatory process designed to benefit vulnerable members of our society. It will...

2010-06-03 11:16:00

CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Leonard Carder, LLP: In a ruling that could have far-reaching national implications, a Federal court judge issued the first summary judgment ruling that FedEx Ground and Home Delivery drivers in Illinois are employees of the company - not independent contractors - under that state's Wage Act. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Miller, who has been presiding over the 63 cases in the multi-district litigation for...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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