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Courts rule against lawyers' block-billing practice

Dawn Brotherton May 23, 2016, 12:02pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) —In a ruling that could affect lawyers nationwide, a federal appeals court recently denied an appeal involving block-billing, a common billing practice in many law firms that includes lumping together many small tasks into a single block.

3 NM hospitals, management company to pay $75 million settlement

Carol Ostrow Feb. 4, 2015, 11:22am

Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation (CHSPSC) and three of its partner hospitals in New Mexico reached a $75 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department on Monday over allegations they violated the False Claims Act.