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Michigan’s lawsuit on 1931 abortion ban upholds status quo of Roe as trial continues, but abortion access still hangs in the balance

| May 18, 2022 | Michigan

Planned Parenthood of Michigan’s lawsuit to block a 1931 state law banning abortion was granted a preliminary injunction on May 17th, which will maintain the status quo set by Roe v. Wade until after the Michigan case is decided—even in the event that Roe is overturned.      The lawsuit...[ Read More ]

ACLU Texas attorney says legal arguments in favor of gender-affirming care are strong

| May 5, 2022 | Texas

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion to overturn federal abortion protections that was leaked this week, thousands of Texans rallied around abortion and LGBTQ rights throughout the state on Tuesday. Activists came together in downtown Dallas, San Antonio, and at the Capitol to protest the state’s abortion...[ Read More ]

Utah joins lawsuit opposing federal vaccine mandate and calls recent mandate a "serious mistake"

| Nov 5, 2021 | Utah

The State of Utah is joining six other states this week in a lawsuit against executive order 14042, which requires federal departments and agencies to mandate that all their federal contractors fully vaccinate their workforce against COVID-19.  Utah announced their involvement in this lawsuit before the Nov. 4 announcement by...[ Read More ]

TMA Sues Feds Over Unfair Rule for Surprise Billing Law

| Nov 3, 2021 | Texas

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Tyler, Texas, after the Biden administration failed to follow clear direction from Congress about how to implement the dispute resolution process set forth in the No Surprises Act, legislation that was passed in 2020 to protect patients from...[ Read More ]

Premera sues GS Labs, alleging COVID test price gouging

| Oct 14, 2021 | Washington

Premera Blue Cross is suing a COVID testing company, alleging that the lab attempted to exploit the pandemic through price gouging for its services.  GS Labs is the subject of the lawsuit filed on Oct. 14 in Western Washington District Court. The Nebraska-based lab system was established in January 2020,...[ Read More ]

Employee vaccination numbers increase ahead of Inslee’s deadline

| Sep 29, 2021 | Washington

As Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccination mandate deadline rapidly approaches for teachers, health care workers, and public sector employees, vaccination rates among the mandated employees are already nearing Inslee’s expectations for Oct. 18.      A report released by the Office of Financial Management on Monday showed that just over 68%...[ Read More ]