Jared Fink is Legal Reader’s Editor in Chief and pharmacovigilance specialist. He is a graduate of the College of Wooster and has a strong background in scientific research and writing.

2014 Midterm Elections – Hinds County Election Fraud

Tomorrow, there will be a runoff election in Hinds County, where Jackson, Mississippi and most of its suburbs are located.  Hopefully, all goes well this time — The Clarion-Ledger reported that “Hinds County Election Commission Chairwoman Connie Cochran admitted [November 10th, 2014] that she broke the law by not ordering the required number of ballots

Not a “Surprise” – Comcast Disagrees Over Net Neutrality

A few weeks ago, telecommunications giant Comcast put out a statement indicating that the company (sort of) agreed with President Obama’s remarks about net neutrality this month.  Before I go over how the company and the administration agree and disagree over net neutrality, it would probably help to explain what net neutrality is, and what’s

Fresh GOP Lawsuit Over Obamacare

Today, Republican lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have filed a long-threatened lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.”  This is not by any stretch the first time we’ve seen the GOP sue over Obamacare, but as it comes not 24 hours after the President’s speech outlining

ROV Regulations Published by CPSC 11/19/2014

As I wrote on Tuesday, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced it would propose new ROV regulations, aiming to make these recreational off-highway vehicles more safe.  On Wednesday, the proposal was made formal and was released online.  The full release is available here, and below I have included a few excerpts. “The U.S.

DuPont Leak Kills Four, Prompts Wrongful Death Suit

As you may have heard by now, a chemical spill at a Texas DuPont plant left four dead and another hospitalized last Saturday.  This plant, in La Porte, Texas – a small city near Houston, manufacturers manufacturers a variety of products, including plastics, fertilizers, and insecticides.  The cause of the DuPont leak has not been

CPSC Proposes New ROV Regulations

Today, the Federal Register announced that proposed new regulations for the operation and manufacture of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) by the Consumer Product Safety Commission will be published tomorrow. These proposed ROV regulations will set safety standards for ROV manufacturers, hopefully making these vehicles safer for all who enjoy them. The announcement stated, “The U.S.

GOP Seeks House Dems to Support Affordable Care Act Changes

Over the past several years, the GOP has enlisted the “Democrats Against Obamacare” caucus to help provide the appearance of bipartisanship in its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and make significant Affordable Care Act Changes.  Unfortunately for Republicans, many such Democratic lawmakers were ousted in the 2014 midterm elections.  Now, as The New

CNN: SCOTUS to hear Obamacare Challenge

Here is a video from CNN that outlines King v. Burwell, a new court case taken up by The Supreme Court of the United States, widely challenging Obamacare.  If the Court upholds the challengers to the Affordable Care Act, people in the 34 states using healthcare exchanges established by the federal government will no longer be

Supreme Court to Hear New Challenge to Obamacare

As reported by the New York Times, US Supreme Court announced today it will accept a new challenge to Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), threatening the president’s signature piece of legislation. The case centers about “tax subsidies that are central to the operation of the health care law. According to the challengers, those subsidies are

Excerpt of APSCU vs US Lawsuit over For-Profit Universities

Here is an excerpt from the lawsuit filed by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) against the US Department of Education and The United States at large.  As I wrote earlier today, this lobbying group is suing US federal government for enacting new regulations concerning for-profit universities. To be clear, these institutions