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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the appeal of Boston Scientific from the $27 million verdict rendered against them in 2014. The verdict stemmed from four consolidated cases as a result of transvaginal mesh implants gone wrong.

While Boston Scientific appealed all four cases initially, it dismissed three of the appeals. Only plaintiff Amal Eghnayem's case, where she was awarded nearly $7 million by the jury, was up on appeal.

11th Circuit: Service Marks Extend to Goods

It's not every day that a judge admits fuzzy reasoning, much less in writing.

But the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal is not hiding from the truth. In reversing a trademark decision, the court said it often "blurs the lines" when analyzing certain claims.

In Savannah College of Art and Design v. Sportswear, it is actually a little worse than that. The judges practically said the precedent makes no sense.

Trump's 11th Cir. Pick Disappoints LGBT Community in 1st Opinion

Justice Kevin Newsom, recently confirmed to the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, didn't take long to find controversy.

With his first written opinion, Morrissey v. United States, Newsom said that a homosexual man could not deduct medical expenses for a child he fathered through invitro fertilization. Opponents jumped on the decision as soon as it hit the press.

LGBT advocates said Newsom got it wrong. But it wasn't the first time the justice has taken heat for his opinions.