MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 15 that Forest Laboratories LLC and subsidiary Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. have agreed to a $38 million settlement that resolves allegations of False Claims Act violations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Principal deputy assistant attorney general Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, announced Dec. 14 that the department has obtained more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year 2016 ending Sept. 30.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 15 that DeVry University and its parent company have agreed to a $100 million settlement after allegations they misled prospective students with ads touting successful employment rates after graduation.
HARRISBURG, Va. (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior and the Commonwealth of Virginia announced Dec. 15 a proposed settlement with DuPont valued at an estimated $50 million.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 13 that it will not challenge a proposal by corporate affiliates Amadeus Group LLC and Mystic Logistics LLC for Amadeus to offer a pricing aggregation service to subscribers that are involved in the commercial mailing business.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 14 that his office has secured an additional $20 million in funding for the fifth year of the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The president of Missouri's plaintiffs lawyer organization says an annual report that this year singled out St. Louis as the jurisdiction most in need of legal reform is designed to scare state lawmakers.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Though a lawsuit against an online gaming company was recently dismissed, the issues in the case, including virtual money and injuries, are far from resolved, according to two Boston lawyers.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) -- Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Inc. faces a class action lawsuit alleging the engine on one of its most popular motorcycles has a common design defect that could pose a danger to riders stemming from excessive overheating.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — A consumer’s lawsuit against Pinnacle Foods Group over alleged deceptive labeling on one of the company’s muffin mixes is bringing the complicated issue of defining the term “nothing artificial” as relating to consumer food labels into the courts.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A complaint filed by the commuter rail engineer who caused a 2013 derailment that killed four in New York City is encouraged by the city's litigious environment and not without precedent, a litigation reform advocate says.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 20 against Capital Restaurant Concepts LTD, doing business as Paolo's GT-LLC, for allegations of subjecting an employee to sex harassment based on his sexual orientation.