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Florida compounding pharmacy accused of paying kickbacks for referrals settles with U.S.

By Marian Johns | Feb 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Florida compounding pharmacy accused of paying kickbacks to a third-party marketing company in order to obtain referrals for compound drug prescribers has reached a settlement with the federal government.

Del. court dismisses stockholder's lawsuit against United Airlines; Case stems from agreement to reinstate Newark-Columbia route

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed by a United Airlines stockholder who sued the company and its executives over a separation agreement for a former CEO who approved an unprofitable route has been dismissed.

Illinois files lawsuit after 200,000-gallon oil leak affects Granite City

By Marian Johns | Feb 19, 2019

CHICAGO — The state of Illinois has filed a lawsuit against a Delaware company following a 200,000-gallon oil leak from the company's storage tank in Downstate Granite City, according to the Illinois Attorney General's Office.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Announces New Leadership for Washington, D.C. Office

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

Clark Hill LLP announced the appointment of Thomas K. Ragland as Member-In-Charge of the Washington D.C. office. Ragland joined Clark Hill in 2016 as a Member, and assumes leadership from Charles Spies who led the office for eight years of continued growth.

North Greenville University to pay $2.5 million for alleged Higher Education Act violations

By Marian Johns | Feb 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Greenville University (NGU) has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle allegations by the federal government that the South Carolina college submitted false claims to the U.S. Department of Education.

Company contracted with National Nuclear Security Administration charged with kickback violations

By Marian Johns | Feb 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A company contracted by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its subcontractor are facing a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over allegations of violating the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act.

N.Y. international law firm linked to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement with U.S.

By Marian Johns | Feb 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has reached a $4.6 million settlement with the federal government to resolve charges the firm violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by not registering as an agent of the government of Ukraine.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Erin Olshever Joins Husch Blackwell's Chattanooga Office

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

Olshever comes to Husch Blackwell from New York City, where she practiced corporate real estate law and gained broad experience handling a diverse client portfolio.

WILSON ELSER: Simmons Attains Master of Jurisprudence Degree in Federal Indian Law

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

Jana Simmons (Of Counsel-Michigan) has earned the University of Tulsa College of Law's prestigious Master of Jurisprudence in Federal Indian Law, a specialized degree in federal Indian law, tribal law and governments, and Native American history and federal policy.

Feds, Louisiana agency file suit over oil spills against Sunoco Pipeline, Mid-Valley Pipeline

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 12, 2019

SHREVEPORT, La. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and a Louisiana agency are seeking penalties from the owners and operators of pipelines over three oil spills in three states.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: High-Profile Litigators Join Dinsmore

By Press release submission | Feb 12, 2019

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has welcomed litigation partners Nathan Blaske and Harry Cappel in its Cincinnati office.

Federal courts back Justice Department's position in 2 religious liberty cases

By Marian Johns | Feb 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal courts have upheld the U.S. Justice Department's (DOJ) positions on two separate cases involving religious liberty issues, according to the department.

Court OKs U.S.'s temporary restraining order against pharmacies' dispensing controlled substances

By Marian Johns | Feb 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee has granted the federal government's request for a temporary restraining order to stop two Tennessee pharmacies and their owners as well as three pharmacists from alleged illegal dispensing of controlled substances which the government claims caused at least two deaths and several overdoses.

PHH settles allegations of foreclosing on active duty military members' homes without court order

By Marian Johns | Feb 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — PHH Mortgage, one of the nation's largest loan servicers, will pay more than $700,000 as part of a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) over allegations of illegally foreclosing on the homes of servicemembers.

Florida electronic health records software developer to pay $57.25 million to resolve violations

By Marian Johns | Feb 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government has reached a $57.25 million settlement with a Florida electronic health records (EHR) software developer who is accused of violating the False Claims Act, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Ellen Greiper Appointed to Advisen Conference Advisory Board

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

New York Partner Ellen Greiper has been appointed to the advisory board for Advisen’s annual Casualty Insights Conference, taking place in New York City on April 18, 2019.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Lewis Brisbois Opens New Office in Salt Lake City With Team of Ten New Attorneys

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Lewis Brisbois has joined forces with local litigation powerhouse Smith & Glauser to open a new office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Nikelle Meade Named to Austin Black Business Journal Top 10 Central Texas Lawyers

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Nikelle Meade, partner in Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate & Development Group, has been named a 2019 Top 10 Central Texas Lawyer by the Austin Black Business Journal.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Attorneys Robin D. Ferriby, Kevin F. Kelly and Duane L. Tarnacki to Serve as Counsel to the Council on Foundations

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Attorney Robin D. Ferriby has been engaged by the Council on Foundations to work with their recently assembled Policy Transition Team tasked with ensuring that the Council has a robust, active and trusted presence in Washington, DC. Attorneys Kevin F. Kelly and Duane L. Tarnacki will also be working on this venture.

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