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Court Upholds AWA License Renewal Rules (access required)

In PETA’s suit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s regulations under the Animal Welfare Act for license renewal of animal exhibitors, the 4th Circuit upholds a decision deferring to the agency’s decision to conduct spot-check inspections of licensees despite PETA’s ...

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No Immediate Return of $19M Medicaid Payments (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court grants plaintiff children’s hospital’s motion for emergency injunctive relief against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ enforcement of FAQ 33, in order to reduce a statutory payment adjustment to hospitals that serve a disproportionate ...

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Court Dismisses MWAA Toll Challenge Suit (access required)

Plaintiff users of the Dulles Toll Road to access Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport have not stated claims against the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority with allegations that the MWAA results from an unlawful interstate compact and represents an ...

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ALJ Erred in Discounting Pain, Doctor Opinion (access required)

In rejecting a social security disability application filed by a 38-year-old woman who suffered from multiple medically determinable impairments, the ALJ applied an improper legal standard to discredit claimant’s evidence of pain intensity and the opinions of her treating physicians, ...

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Waterman Had No Standing in Oyster Lease Case (access required)

Appellants, including a commercial wa­terman, did not have standing to challenge a circuit court order upholding a decision of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to grant oyster harvesting ground leases to two individual lessees in areas that previ­ously allowed public ...

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