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A judge recently ruled against the businesses, upholding a law that requires coffee to carry a warning label. But the companies still say it’s misleading and confusing to customers.
Carl Lindblad and Susan Vergot, who worked for Choice MD in Cleveland, Tenn., admitted to writing the prescriptions despite never examining the patients in person, and then sending the prescriptions to a pharmacy, which would bill TRICARE health insurance an exorbitant amount of money for the specialized medicine.
Civil liberties groups had questioned why DNA should be taken from those who haven’t yet had their day in court, contending that the value of such evidence to law enforcement shouldn’t override the expectation of privacy for those who haven’t been proved to have broken the law. About a third of those arrested on suspicion of a felony in the state are either acquitted or never formally charged.
The unanimous decision, among the first of its kind in the nation, centered around a stabbing case at UCLA. The court noted that UCLA had marketed itself as “one of the safest campuses in the country” and developed “sophisticated strategies for identifying and defusing potential threats to student safety.”
During arguments, justices from across the ideological spectrum questioned whether the California law, which requires centers licensed by the state to post notices that free or low-cost abortion, contraception and prenatal care are available, singles out clinics run by antiabortion groups.
“Their dreams of future children were irrevocably destroyed,” Adam Wolf, the lawyer for a family suing the San Francisco fertility center said. “They entrusted their eggs and embryos after exhausting other avenues to have children.”
The attorney for the plaintiffs says that both companies have a huge amount of control and influence over their drivers. “If they can use that control to serve Uber and Lyft’s interests, they can exercise that control to create conditions where wheelchair-accessible service is a reality,” Melissa Riess said.
The case revolves around a California state law that requires pregnancy centers to let their clients know that abortions and other medical services are available elsewhere, for little or no cost.
The New York Times offers a guide on what to look for while deciding what clinic to use to freeze eggs. Meanwhile, people who stored their eggs and embryos at the facilities grieve over the loss of their “future families.”
The case revolved around a San Gabriel Valley man whose wife sought to remove his life support and feeding tube. The man’s sister sued to gain control of the end-of-life decision from his wife.