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Travel Ban Update: Appeals Court Upholds Temporary Halt on Enforcement

On February 9, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an order denying the Federal Government’s emergency motion for a stay of the district court order temporarily pausing enforcement of the travel restrictions imposed by Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” As we

A Press Release Cautionary Tale: Harkonen Conviction Upheld

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the conviction and sentence of W. Scott Harkonen, M.D., former CEO of InterMune.  Dr. Harkonen was accused of directing his staff to issue a press release for the drug Actimmune regarding the results of a Phase III study in an unapproved

Ninth Circuit Suggests Flexibility in Type Size for Food Statements of Identity

While the Ninth Circuit’s recent ruling in POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola has received attention for its holding on preemption, the decision provides interesting statements in the technical realm of the FDA’s type-size requirements for statements of identity in food labeling. The issue involved the statement of identity for Coca-Cola’s Pomegranate Blueberry Minute Maid drink, “Pomegranate