WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that United Shore Financial Services (USFS) will pay $48 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. The agreement was announced on Dec. 28 and was reached after a nearly two-year long investigation.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Protection (RIDEM) announced Dec. 23 they had reached a $40 million settlement with defendants to ensure cleanup of “Operable Unit Two” of the Peterson/Puritan Inc. Superfund site in Cumberland and Lincoln, Rhode Island.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 29 that General Cable Corporation will pay $20 million after allegations it made improper payments to government officials in Angola, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia and Thailand to gain business. Purported conduct of this nature violates the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Justice Department released its findings Dec. 21 that Louisiana unnecessarily relies on nursing facilities to provide services to people with mental health disabilities. This alleged conduct violates the community integration mandate of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Justice Department announced Dec. 21 that Odebrecht S.A. (Odebrecht), a global construction conglomerate based in Brazil, and Braskem S.A. (Braskem), a Brazilian petrochemical company, will pay a total of $3.5 billion after allegations of bribing government officials around the world. The settlement resolves charges with authorities in the United States, Brazil and Switzerland.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Justice Department announced Dec. 19 that Princeton University has settled allegations related to its treatment of students with mental health disabilities and its policies and practices for requesting reasonable modifications, withdrawals and leaves of absences.