Under Pressure From Opioid Lawsuits, One Pain Research Society Considers Bankruptcy
The enormous opioid lawsuits across the nation are affecting pain science too.
Monsanto Was Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in a Cancer Lawsuit. There Are 13,000 More Plaintiffs.
This is the third strike against the agribusiness giant, now owned by Bayer.
Did Researchers Who Seek to Relieve Pain Contribute to the Opioid Epidemic?
It's not just drug manufacturers who are feeling the effects of major opioid lawsuits.
A Lawsuit Against All of California's Bishops Will Be Allowed to Proceed
The lawsuit would force church officials to release the names of alleged abusers in dioceses across the state.
A New Title X Rule Stripping Sexual Health Access for Millions of Women Could Take Effect Next Week
The future of federal family planning programs will be decided by May 3rd, as four separate lawsuits seek to block the Trump administration's plans to target abortion access.
Iowa's New Law Criminalizing Undercover Investigations of Farms Faces Legal Challenges
The ACLU of Iowa argues this law is no different than its predecessor, which was ruled unconstitutional this year.
More States Are Restricting Who Can Sue Agriculture Operations
Six states are restricting lawsuits against concentrated animal feeding operations in ways that will disproportionately affect low-income communities.
Should We Blame Pharmaceutical Companies for America's Opioid Epidemic? Here's What the Science Says.
Legal evidence is needed to pin addiction and death on opioid manufacturers, but the science suggests that a large and ready supply of legal prescription painkillers led to many addictions.
What Oklahoma's $270 Million Settlement With Purdue Pharma Means for the 1,000-Plus Opioid Cases Still Pending
This is the biggest state opioid settlement yet, and lawyers and addiction patients' advocates are waiting eagerly to see what precedent it will set.
A California Jury Found Roundup Caused One Man's Cancer in a 'Bellwether' Case
A legal expert says the decision doesn't bode well for Bayer, which is facing thousands of pending cases over Roundup.
What Will Alabama's 'Baby Roe' Lawsuit Mean for the Abortion Debate?
The headline-grabbing wrongful death case over an aborted embryo taps into the "fetal personhood" movement that's currently gaining momentum.
The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Lawsuit Is the Latest to Illuminate the Astounding Wage Gap in Professional Sports
All 28 members of the team are suing the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination, arguing that they are paid less than their male peers despite having the same job responsibilities and achieving superior results.
The ACLU Will Sue Trump Over His National Emergency Declaration
Within hours of Trump declaring a national emergency on the border, the ACLU announced it would sue the president to prevent him from using military funds to pay for border wall construction.
Fifteen States and D.C. Are Now Suing the Government Over Contraceptive Coverage
Ten additional states, and the District of Columbia, have joined lawsuits against the Trump administration, over allowing groups to opt out of covering birth control for their employees.
The Trump Administration Asks the Supreme Court to Block a Youth Climate Lawsuit
The Trump administration is asking the United States Supreme Court to block a lawsuit filed by young Americans seeking to force more federal action on climate change.
A Judge Dismisses New York City's Lawsuit Against Oil Companies Over Climate Change
A United States district judge dismissed a New York City lawsuit Thursday that would have held oil companies responsible for climate change.
Thirty California Counties Sue Drug Companies That Make Opioid Painkillers
Thirty California counties—home to more than 10 million people—are suing drug companies that manufacture and market opioid painkillers.
Satanists Just Made It a Little Easier to Get an Abortion in Missouri
During oral arguments for a lawsuit between the Satanic Temple and Missouri over abortion restrictions, the state solicitor general debunked the notion that an ultrasound is legally required for any woman seeking an abortion. That in itself is a minor miracle.
Actress Files First Lawsuit to Emerge From Harvey Weinstein Scandal
More than 50 women have now come forward to accuse the film producer of sexual misconduct.
How Bananas Became Big—and Dangerous—Business in Colombia
Two ongoing cases represent the country's new resistance to multinational influence.