public health law News

N.Y. High Court: Insurer that Reported Fraud Immune From Defamation Suit

A New York City doctor cannot pursue a defamation claim against an insurance company that filed a fraud complaint against him with the state’s medical licensing board, New York’s highest court ruled on Thursday. The New York Court of Appeals …

UPS Found Liable For Shipping Contraband Cigarettes In New York, but Damages Reduced

A federal appeals court found United Parcel Service Inc liable to New York state and New York City for shipping hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes, but reduced its payout for damages and unpaid taxes to about $97.6 …