A federal judge has rejected the Bush administration's justification for warrantless wiretapping of suspected terrorists and ruled that federal agents had eavesdropped illegally on a US-based Islamic charity.
An Australian court finds that the existing drug laws, by reversing the onus of proof, violate the presumption of innocence. But all convictions stand. To any legislator who willingly allows the reverse onus of proof to continue, I say: May it please God that you become a victim of it.
Boston - A federal jury in Boston has found that Pfizer violated U.S. racketeering laws by illegally promoting off-label uses of its epilepsy drug Neurontin, and the drug maker may be forced to pay more than $142 million in damages in the case.
Hartford — Becky McClain, a Deep River [Conn.] scientist who claims to have been infected by an experimental virus while working at Pfizer Inc.'s Groton laboratories, was awarded $1.37 million today by a U.S. District Court jury.
Workers' rights organizations immediately hailed the verdict, in which Pfizer also was ordered to pay McClain's attorneys' fees. They said the outcome of the federal civil suit was a major milestone for biotech and nanotech workers everywhere.