• Contending the city of Chicago is trampling on the U.S. Constitution, abortion rights opponents today filed a lawsuit challenging an ordinance that creates a “bubble zone” around patients approaching medical facilities. — Free read
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    Accusing Abbott Laboratories of surreptitiously creating and using supposedly independent organizations to persuade physicians to prescribe Depakote for medical conditions that are not on the Food and Drug Administration’s list of diseases approved for treatment with this highly profitable medication, two union health-care funds that allegedly wound up paying for off-label prescriptions of Depakote filed a class action against Abbott and AbbVie Inc. in Chicago under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. 18 U.S.C. Section 1962(c).
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    Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura fell from the horizontal bar in preliminary competition at the Rio Olympics, landing on his back with a resounding thud. The resulting score of 14.300 meant he would not bid for gold, even as the reigning world champion of the event, six-time world gymnastics champion, defending Olympic gold medalist in men’s gymnastics and the “greatest gymnast ever” according to USA Today.
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    The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that a condominium association’s claims against the condominium developer for construction defects did not amount to an occurrence or property damage, and therefore, were not covered under a commercial general liability policy.
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    At the Democratic National Convention in July, first lady Michelle Obama stated, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.” Mrs. Obama has made similar comments in the past, as have others on Capitol Hill.
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    It is not uncommon to find provisions in disability and accidental death insurance policies that exclude coverage in situations where alcohol or drug ingestion causes the injury or death. It is not enough, though, to merely show the insured was intoxicated.
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  • Adilson da Silva of Brazil hit the first shot that put golf back in the Olympics for the first time in more than a century. Inbee Park hit the final putt that capped off two weeks that could not have gone much better for a sport trying to make a good impression. — Free read
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    NEW YORK — Lululemon Athletica is having a Zen moment. After two tough years, the company known for yoga wear is enjoying a rebound in sales and CEO Laurent Potdevin is optimistic that Lululemon can keep the momentum going. — Free read
  • NEW YORK — Rowdy Gaines clearly had much to say as Michael Phelps turned the race for his 22nd Olympic gold medal into a rout on Thursday. We’re just not sure what it was. — Free read
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