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Commercial Litigation

Study: Some Kids Too Young for Tackle Football

A new study conducted by brain researchers at Boston University, was recently published in the Annals of Neurology that has many parents wondering about letting their kids play tackle football. The study revealed that children who begin playing full-contact tackle football before the age of 12 were more likely to develop many of the cognitive…

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Commercial Litigation, Product Liability

OSHA Whistleblower Settlement

OSHA Whistleblower Settlement Totals More Than $892k A longtime Amtrak law enforcement employee who lost his job after he raised concern over possible railroad safety, as well as possible fraud and abuse involving a railroad contractor, has gotten his job back and was awarded a settlement of $892,551 by order of the Occupational Safety and…

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Commercial Litigation

Texas False Claims Act Verdict

$93 million Texas False Claim Act Verdict for Mortgage Violations After a five-week-long trial, last week, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas announced that a federal jury in that court had issued a Texas False Claims Act verdict finding that a couple of related mortgage companies, which used to called Allied Home Mortgage Capital…

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act

False Claims Act Recovery

Whistleblower Gets $4M in False Claims Act Recovery In Michigan, a former health information coder at Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan named Sylvia Daniel will soon receive a reward of more than $4 million as a result of a recent settlement of claims that Vibra Healthcare LLC, a national national hospital chain based in Pennsylvania, violated the False…

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act

False Claims Act Settlement

$21.5 Million False Claims Act Settlement Against Home Health Care Company Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a False Claims Act settlement with MD2U Holding Company, a  home healthcare company with operations in a number of states, after the company admitted a tremendous amount of Medicare fraud, to the point that the company was labeled…

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act

Texas FLSA Overtime Ruling

Gold’s Gyms loses in Texas FLSA Overtime Ruling According to a federal judge for the Western District of Texas, personal trainers who work at Texas locations of Gold’s Gym, which are owned by Gold’s Texas Holding Groups Inc., are not exempt employees, based on definitions laid out in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). What…

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Commercial Litigation

Houston-Based Shell Oil Workers to Get Back Overtime Pay

After the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigated eight of their facilities in five states including Texas, the Shell Oil Co. and one of its marketing companies, Motiva Enterprises LLC, will now pay nearly $4.5 million to more than 2,600 workers in their chemical and refinery divisions for back overtime wages. According…

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Commercial Litigation

Rewards for Medicare Fraud Information

Rewards for Medicare Fraud Information:  HHS Proposes Larger Whistleblower Rewards for Medicare Fraud Based on a proposed rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), whistleblowers who assist in uncovering cases of Medicare fraud could soon see greater rewards than ever before. Up to a maximum of $9.9 million in some extreme cases,…

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act

Doctor Busted for Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud costs everyone, from patients, to taxpayers on down. Those who commit Medicare fraud can be found to have violated the Medicare Fraud False Claims Act. Those who know of such fraud are encouraged to come forward with any and all information, and are offered protected by whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act….

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act