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U.S. government intervenes in False Claims Acts lawsuits against Sava

Mark Iandolo Dec. 16, 2015, 2:29pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The government recently intervened in three False Claims Acts lawsuits and filed a consolidated complaint against SavaSeniorCare LLC and related entities (Sava).

APL Limited will pay United States $9.8 million over allegations of violating the False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Dec. 16, 2015, 2:24pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – APL Limited will pay the United States government $9.8 million to resolve False Claims Act violation allegations.

Close to 500 hospitals will pay $250 million in cardiac device case settlements

Mark Iandolo Dec. 16, 2015, 1:57pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Almost 500 hospitals have agreed to pay the United States more than $250 million in settlements related to the implantation of cardiac devices.

Bollinger Shipyards will pay the US $8.5 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2015, 10:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Bollinger Shipyards has agreed to pay the United States $8.5 million and release contract claims, settling a False Claims Act action filed in Louisiana, the Department of Justice announced.

Pennsylvania attorney general files lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2015, 10:34am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office recently announced a lawsuit filing against Chesapeake Energy over allegations associated with its fracking practices.

Maryland Attorney General aims to help lead-paint victims in a move against unregistered shell companies

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2015, 10:25am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently announced a move to help lead paint poisoning victims.

Colorado attorney general announces $2.2 million going back to consumers after lending abuse settlements

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2015, 10:06am

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – Cynthia H. Coffman, attorney general for Colorado, has announced more than 5,700 Colorado consumers will receive funds totaling $2.2 million from lending abuse settlements.

Pennsylvania will join the FTC in challenging Staples, Office Depot merger

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2015, 9:52am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – The office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced it has joined the Federal Trade Commission and District of Columbia in a legal filing to challenge the proposed merger of Staples and Office Depot.

Santander to pay $5.4M to Massachusetts consumers over excessive interest rate allegations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 14, 2015, 12:47pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – National auto lender Santander has agreed to pay $5.4 million in relief over allegations it charged excessive interest rates.

Chase to pay restitution on alleged debt collection violations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 14, 2015, 12:41pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced a stipulated judgment that resolved allegations that JPMorgan Chase (Chase) committed credit card debt collection violations.

Department of Justice collects $23.1 billion from civil and criminal actions in fiscal 2015

Mark Iandolo Dec. 14, 2015, 12:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch recently announced that, in the 2015 fiscal year, the Justice Department collected $23.1 billion in civil and criminal actions.

Franklin American Mortgage agrees on $70 million settlement with the United States

Mark Iandolo Dec. 14, 2015, 12:21pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Franklin American Mortgage will pay the United States $70 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act.

New York attorney general secures agreement with Peabody Energy Corp.

Mark Iandolo Dec. 14, 2015, 12:15pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced that his office has secured an agreement with Peabody Energy Corp. after an alleged violation of New York state law.

Schneiderman calls on federal government to reduce dangers of crude oil shipped by railroad

Mark Iandolo Dec. 11, 2015, 11:48am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging the federal government to close a legal loophole that could eventually reduce the dangers of crude oil shipped by rail.

New York attorney general reaches settlement with Rochester University to prevent future privacy breaches

Mark Iandolo Dec. 11, 2015, 11:42am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced a settlement with the University Rochester Medical Center (URMC) over patient privacy due to a former employee allegedly sharing information without authorization.

American Fidelity Assurance to pay more than $200,000 in settlement

Mark Iandolo Dec. 11, 2015, 8:56am

The deal, reached with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, resolves allegations that the insurance company didn’t cover mandated benefits required by state law and sold unauthorized health insurance to consumers in the state.

Rocket Docket Initiative saves Ky. taxpayers $2.8 million

Mark Iandolo Dec. 11, 2015, 8:48am

The program has cut down local jail costs and is expected to save the state $11 million by the end of the fiscal year, according to the Kentucky Attorney General's Office.

Millennium Health to pay Arkansas over alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 11, 2015, 8:44am

The state will receive more than $100,000 from a settlement with the lab company, the state Attorney General's Office announced.