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Full Sarkar Investigation Report Won’t Enter Appeals Court Case
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2016
Court of Appeals denies a motion filed by ACLU lawyers to enter the full Wayne State University investigation of pathologist Fazlul Sarkar into the official case record.
Michigan State Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in PubPeer Litigation
Bob Grant | Oct 5, 2016
Attorneys representing pathologist Fazlul Sarkar and users of the post-publication peer review website present their cases regarding the constitutionality of subpoenaing for the identities of anonymous commenters.
Duke Sued for Millions over Fraudulent Data
Jef Akst | Sep 6, 2016
A lawsuit claims that Duke University and biologist Erin Potts-Kant used bad data in projects funded by dozens of government grants.
US Gov't Takes On Predatory Publishers
Bob Grant | Aug 29, 2016
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a legal complaint against the OMICS Group for allegedly engaging in deceptive practices.
Can Talc Cause Cancer?
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 2016
A jury recently awarded $72 million in a talcum-powder–ovarian cancer case, but the data linking the hygiene product to disease risk are inconclusive.
Chemist Sues University Again
Jef Akst | Feb 11, 2016
Suvi Orr has filed suit against the University of Texas for the second time in two years in an attempt to prevent the school from revoking her PhD.
PubPeer’s Appeal for Anonymity Continues
Kerry Grens | Jan 21, 2016
The site’s lawyers, along with renowned scientists, filed briefs to an appeals court asking to protect a commenter’s identification.
UCSD Names New Head of Alzheimer’s Study
Bob Grant | Jan 18, 2016
The project at the center of the dust up between the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Southern California gets a new leader, as the institutions continue to battle in court.
A Costly Case of Grant Fraud
Bob Grant | Aug 24, 2015
The National Science Foundation orders Northeastern University to repay $2.7 million for nine years of mismanaging a federal grant.
Legal Battle Between UCSD, USC Continues
Bob Grant | Aug 6, 2015
The University of Southern California countersues the University of California, San Diego, as a pharmaceutical company ends an Alzheimer’s research–related contract with the latter institution.