Columbus Regional Healthcare System (Columbia Regional) and Dr. Andrew Pippas will pay more than $25 million to settle claims of violating the False Claims Act and the Stark Law, according to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs.
Beyond seeking help with compliance, employers will likely need to rewrite their job descriptions and possibly even restructure their business, with the decision of paying current employees more, cutting their hours or terminating them completely on the docket, an attorney says.
New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a settlement with Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison) Sept. 9 after allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination against women working in the field.
Two men will pay a settlement following a claim by the United States alleging a scheme to evade paying custom duties on aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China, the Department of Justice announced Sept. 4.
Comcast will pay a $33 million settlement after allegations that personal information was posted online for customers participating in Voice over Internet Protocol phone service, announced California Attorney Kamala Harris
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. and chairman of the U.S. House Intellectual Property Subcommittee, said in an interview earlier this month that “misinformation” has been spread about the proposed patent reform bill.
Tallahassee law firm Howard & Associates, along with attorneys Phillip Timothy Howard and Richard A. Daynard, contends it should receive a portion of the fees coming in a settlement of the more than 400 Engle Progeny Cases.