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This week: CVS and Walgreens agreed to pay $10 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits. A federal appeals court refused to weigh in on U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria‘s controversial 2021 holding criticizing common benefit fees. Cantex Health Care Center brought in this law firm in nine lawsuits brought on behalf of residents who died from COVID-19 at its skilled nursing facility in New Mexico.