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Archive for October, 2016

11/2 “BCite” Seminar (half-hour seminar)

image of laptop, book & writing tabletThe BCite Law Library Research Certificate Seminar is Wednesday, November 2nd, 4:30pm-5pm, in Law Library Room A059.  [BCite is Bloomberg Law’s Citator Service.]


Here are key points about the Law Library Research Certificate Seminars this Fall 2016 semester:

  • Law Library Research Certificate Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • You do not need to register to take a Seminar –  simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • Each of the Seminars will take place on Wednesdays, in Law Library Room A059.
  • We are offering several 30-minute Seminars, and a couple 60-minute in-depth Seminars.  Many of the Seminars will concern Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a 30-minute Seminar, and 25 points for attending a 60-minute Seminar.  Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Law Library Research Certificate, and you can earn multiple Certificates.
  • If you earn a Certificate within the 2016-2017 academic year, you will be entered into a drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card!

Here is a list of the remaining Fall 2016 Research Certificate Seminar dates, times, and topics:

  • November 9, 4:30pm-5pm – Shepard’s
  • November 16, 4:30pm-5pm – KeyCite

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880,

Mylan Agrees To Pay $465 Million EpiPen Settlement

photo of epipen 2-pakMylan N.V. recently “announced that its subsidiary, Mylan Inc., has agreed to the terms of a $465 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies that will resolve questions that have been raised about the classification of EpiPen® Auto-Injector and EpiPen Jr.®Auto-Injector (collectively, “EpiPen AutoInjector”) for purposes of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program.  The terms of the settlement do not provide for any finding of wrongdoing on the part of Mylan Inc. or any of its affiliated entities or personnel.”  In a 10/5/16 letter to Senator Ron Wyden, Senate Finance Committee Chair, the U. S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) questioned the classification of EpiPen under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program.  EpiPen is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under a New Drug Application, has patent protection, and has no FDA-approved therapeutic equivalents – it is a single source or brand drug, not a multiple source or generic drug.  Before 1997, EpiPen was reported as a brand drug, but since 1997, EpiPen has been reported as a generic drug.  CMS noted it “has, on multiple occasions, provided guidance to the industry and Mylan on the proper classification of drugs and has expressly told Mylan that the product is incorrectly classified.  This incorrect classification has financial consequences for the amount that federal and state governments spend because it reduces the amount of quarterly rebates Mylan owes for EpiPen. … Under the Medicaid statute, regulation, guidance, and the rebate agreement that participating manufacturers sign, it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to report accurate product and pricing data to the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program and pay proper rebate amounts. … Manufacturers that fail to accurately report product and pricing data to the rebate program and pay insufficient rebates may be subject to liability under the False Claims Act, a penalty of up to $100,000 per item of false information under the Rebate Agreement, or other government actions or claims.”

Election Law Resources

Election Law @ Moritz, provided by The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, is an up-to-date resource on election law including some hot topics for Ohioans.

Also from our collection:

Looking for something else on voting or election law? Check out our research guides or search Scholar!



Dean Sundahl Appointed to Journal Editorial Board

Photo of Ed White, conducting first American spacewalkAssociate Dean Mark Sundahl was recently appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Air & Space Law. The peer-reviewed journal focuses on pioneering issues in aviation and space law. Additionally, Dean Sundahl served as the co-chair of a panel discussing legal issues involving the asteroid mining industry. The panel, held on September 27, 2016, was part of the International Astronautical Congress, the major annual conference of the space industry.

October’s Law Library Contest Is Here: “The Other Guys” CALI CONTEST


October’s Law Library Contest Is Here: “The Other Guys” CALI CONTEST


October’s library contest focuses on CALI.

The winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Here are the rules:

  • Answer the questions below;
  • Email your answers to Brian Cassidy (  by 11:59 PM, Sunday, October 30th;
  • Winner chosen by random drawing of correct entries on Monday October 31st and notified by email the same day.




Here are the contest questions:


  • List 3 courses on CALI for 2L and 3L students;
  • Besides lessons, name one other useful feature that CALI offers;
  • List two ways to find a CALI lesson.




Reminder: There is also still time to enter September’s contest (enter that as well by 11:59 PM, Sunday, October 30th).