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  • In a triumph for some heroic document reviewer, plaintiffs have uncovered emails where Bayer executives discussed marketing the birth control pill Yasmin for unapproved uses.  Yasmin litigation is pending in Pennsylvania and Illinois.  [Post-Gazette]
  • In other local drug company lawsuit news, Mylan has settled its patent lawsuit with Novartis.  Under the settlement, Mylan will be licensed to sell a generic version of the estrogen patch at issue in the lawsuit.  [BusinessWeek]
  • Convicted local criminals, such as former Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Twanda Carlisle, get away with failing to pay huge restitution awards to their victims.  [WTAE]  I imagine that enforcing judgments against people who have already been convicted is just a lower priority for our budget-conscious county than convicting them in the first place.  Plus, garnishing someone’s jail wages will only get you so far.
  • The ABA is working on a new questionnaire to evaluate law schools’ job placement and salary data.  [ABA]

 

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