DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Seven companies are facing lawsuits for allegedly violating an Iowa law that requires companies to notify a call center when excavating near a gas pipe, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Monday.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – In demanding two whistleblowers in what it feels was a frivolous lawsuit pay its legal fees, the maker of the painkiller OxyContin says a Virginia attorney supplied the information that the two were blowing the whistle on.
Kentucky will receive a portion of a $22 million settlement with DaVita Healthcare Partners after the company allegedly committed Medicaid fraud in several states, Attorney General Jack Conway announced on Tuesday.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Verizon New England, Inc., will pay a settlement to Massachusetts after allegedly overcharging for telecommunications services under its contract with the commonwealth, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said Dec. 30.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Apple Transportation of New York, Inc., reached a $300,000 settlement with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday over allegations that it billed Medicaid for transportation services that weren’t actually provided.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - The City of Irving (California) Supplemental Benefit Plan filed a shareholder derivative lawsuit on Dec. 29 on behalf of OSI Systems, Inc. against Deepak Chopra, Ajay Mehra, William F. Ballhaus, David T. Feinberg, Steven C. Good and Meyer Luskin.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Fourth District appellate judges in Illinois affirmed a verdict for insulation distributor Sprinkmann Sons on Dec. 16, finding McLean County jurors could have regarded the position of asbestos plaintiff expert as unreasonable.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Northampton Hospital Company, LLC and Northampton Hospital Corporation, owners and operators of Easton Hospital in Northampton County, Pa., have agreed to a $662,000 settlement with the government to resolve allegations of health care fraud arising under the False Claims Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Patent law experts agree that the next go at federal patent reform legislation most likely will end up resembling a bill introduced and approved in 2013 - or possibly be more aggressive - when the “new” Republican-controlled Congress convenes this month.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky will receive a portion of a $22 million settlement with DaVita Healthcare Partners after the company allegedly committed Medicaid fraud in several states, state Attorney General Jack Conway announced on Tuesday.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley reached a $4 million settlement with Just Energy Group, Inc. on Tuesday over allegations that it participated in deceptive business practices.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Dish Network, L.L.C., will pay $2 million as part of a settlement reached with Colorado Attorney General John Suthers on Friday following allegations of deceptive or misleading sales practices.