legal system
Opinion: Biobanking Has a Consent Dilemma
Opinion: Biobanking Has a Consent Dilemma
Timothy Caulfield | Jul 25, 2017
Is the deep uncertainty surrounding fundamental legal and ethical norms putting biobanks in a precarious position? 
European Court OKs Vaccine Lawsuits Lacking Proof
European Court OKs Vaccine Lawsuits Lacking Proof
Bob Grant | Jun 22, 2017
The European Union’s highest court issued a ruling yesterday that allows plaintiffs to sue vaccine makers without providing scientific evidence of harm.
Refunds Coming to Theranos’s Arizona Customers
Refunds Coming to Theranos’s Arizona Customers
Bob Grant | Apr 20, 2017
The blood-testing startup settles a legal dispute with the Arizona attorney general’s office.
Opinion: The Scientist’s Scarlet Letter
Opinion: The Scientist’s Scarlet Letter
Paul S. Thaler | Dec 16, 2016
Managing privacy protections and expectations in a misconduct proceeding
PubPeer Lawyers Ask to Enter Misconduct Report into the Court Record
PubPeer Lawyers Ask to Enter Misconduct Report into the Court Record
Bob Grant | Nov 17, 2016
Lawyers for PubPeer have obtained and posted the full investigation report from Wayne State University, which lists more than 140 misconduct allegations against pathologist Fazlul Sarkar.
Week in Review: October 17–21
Week in Review: October 17–21
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2016
Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds
Misconduct Finding Could Impact PubPeer Litigation
Misconduct Finding Could Impact PubPeer Litigation
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2016
Wayne State University’s conclusion that pathologist Fazlul Sarkar committed research misconduct could affect the ongoing legal proceedings related to anonymous critics of his work.
Michigan State Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in PubPeer Litigation
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.
PubPeer Has (Probably) Stopped Collecting Anonymous Commenters’ IP Addresses
PubPeer Has (Probably) Stopped Collecting Anonymous Commenters’ IP Addresses
Bob Grant | Oct 4, 2016
In an attempt to avoid future subpoenas requesting potentially identifying information on unregistered users of the post-publication peer review website, the platform’s administrators have attempted to cease IP address collection.
US Gov't Takes On Predatory Publishers
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.