Mask Mandate for U.S. Public Transportation Struck Down by Federal Judge

Mask Mandate for U.S. Public Transportation Struck Down by Federal Judge

On Apr. 18, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in the Middle District of Florida struck down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for people traveling on U.S. public transportation, including planes, trains and buses.1 After the ruling, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed that it will no longer enforce the mask mandate […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers Reinstated by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers Reinstated by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

On Apr. 7, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana ruled that the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all Federal workers must be reinstated. The 2-1 ruling reversed a lower court order blocking the vaccine mandate for federal workers. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Carl Stewart ordered the lower […]

Coronavirus Testing Company Sued for False Test Results

Coronavirus Testing Company Sued for False Test Results

The Center for COVID Control (”the Center”)—a SARS-CoV-2 testing company based in Illinois— has been sued by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for improperly handling tests and giving out fake results in violation of the Consumer Protection Act. The Center, which has over 300 locations nationwide, received tens of thousands of coronavirus test kits […]

Mayor of New York City Sued for Discriminatory ‘Key To NYC’ Vaccine Mandate

Mayor of New York City Sued for Discriminatory ‘Key To NYC’ Vaccine Mandate

New York Mayor, Eric Adams, has been sued by 18 plaintiffs including five Orthodox Jews and a Roman Catholic who are suing on behalf of their minor children over the ‘key to NYC’ vaccine mandate. The plaintiffs, who are suing the mayor in federal district court in Brooklyn, claim that the vaccine passport system is […]

U.S. District Court in Texas Blocks Federal Employee COVID Vaccine Mandate

U.S. District Court in Texas Blocks Federal Employee COVID Vaccine Mandate

On Jan. 21, 2022, a Federal District Court in Texas temporarily blocked COVID-19 mandate for federal workers issued by the Biden administration.1 Judge Jeffrey Brown’s ruling applies nationwide.2 The federal worker mandate was issued on Sept. 9, 2021. According to the White House, as of December 2021, 97 percent of federal employees had been vaccinated […]

Federal COVID Vaccine Mandates Blocked by Several U.S. Courts

Federal COVID Vaccine Mandates Blocked by Several U.S. Courts

During the past two weeks, more courts across the United States have blocked enforcement of the current Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. On Nov. 30, 2021, in a 34-page ruling, a U.S. District Court judge in Monroe, Louisiana issued a temporary injunction pending resolution of the legal challenge by 14 state attorney generals to the […]

Ohio Jury Found Pharmacies Liable for Fueling the Opioid Crisis

Ohio Jury Found Pharmacies Liable for Fueling the Opioid Crisis

On Nov. 23, 2021, a federal jury in Ohio held pharmacies liable for their role in the epidemic of opioid use in America. The jury found that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart were responsible for inappropriately dispensing large amounts of opioid drugs prescribed by doctors that caused hundreds of deaths from overdoses. Rite Aid and Giant […]