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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.

New York state accuses Brooklyn co-op managing agent of defrauding elderly shareholders

By Marian Johns | Feb 19, 2019

NEW YORK — The state of New York is suing a managing agent of a Brooklyn cooperatively owned apartment building for allegedly defrauding elderly co-op shareholders through the "below market sale" of apartments and hiding a $100,000 commission.

MoviePass subscribers allege 'unfair bait-and-switch scheme'

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 19, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Two MoviePass subscribers allege the discount movie ticket service engaged in a "deceptive and unfair bait-and-switch scheme" because it led them to believe they could have unlimited access to tickets to movies playing in theaters.

Lawsuit questions the 'aged vanilla' claims of A&W root beer and cream soda

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 19, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges that a brand of root beer and cream soda does not contain "aged vanilla" as advertised on their labels.

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.

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.

BASF seeks recovery of response costs over hazardous substances released into Hudson River

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 18, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey corporation is seeking recovery of response costs for hazardous substances from several companies associated with a New York property it now owns or the adjacent property.

Russell Stover Chocolates, Ghirardelli Chocolate allegedly misrepresents quantity of products in package

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 14, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A Queens County, New York consumer alleges he purchased chocolates that were packaged in containers with excessive, nonfunctional slack-fill.

Missouri woman alleges EcoSmart Insect Repellent is 'complete sham'

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri woman alleges that a brand of insect repellent is "a complete sham."

Teva Pharmaceutical, others named in suit over allegations valsartan-containing medicines are contaminated

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 13, 2019

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York citizen has filed a class-action lawsuit against companies associated with a medication used for the treatment of high blood pressure over allegations it has been contaminated.

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.

New York's BronxCare settles charges of illegally billing assault survivors for rape exams

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

ALBANY — BronxCare Health System (BronxCare) has reached a settlement with the state of New York to resolve charges of illegally billing sexual assault survivors for hospital services in violation of state law, according to the New York Attorney General's 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).

LaCroix products are not all-natural as marketed, consumers allege

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 11, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Two New York consumers allege that LaCroix sparkling water is falsely labeled as all-natural.

Nonprofits allege EPA has failed to revise, review regulations for drinking water

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 11, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Three nonprofit organizations allege that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is behind on the regulatory process of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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