HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced May 10 that he has joined 36 other states and the District of Columbia in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to expand the Medicaid fraud authority so it can address more resident abuse and neglect cases.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit sent the case back to the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in February. Judge Paul A. Magnuson, in an order Wednesday, granted the consumer plaintiffs’ renewed motion to certify the class.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Supreme Court has answered questions posed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case involving the day of rest statutes regarding employment.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman who appealed dismissal of her class action lawsuit alleging false advertising of human growth hormone (HGH) supplements saw the decision upheld recently.
Mercer Bullard, a University of Mississippi law professor and founder of Fund Democracy, a group that advocates for mutual fund shareholders, is puzzled by the U.S. Department of Labor’s 60-day delay, arguing the rule had one of the most thorough vettings.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The makers of Canada Dry Ginger Ale have filed a motion to dismiss a second complaint brought by consumers alleging false advertising by using the phrase “made from real ginger” on the product.
The Illinois-based industrial manufacturer, after having its lawsuit dismissed by an Illinois federal judge in March, has filed another lawsuit against Philadelphia-based Shein Law Center and attorney Benjamin P. Shein, claiming the firm “devised and implemented a scheme” to defraud JCI and others. JCI filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania May 12.
In July 2013, a state Supreme Court issued 381 warrants directed at Facebook upon a warrant application by the New York County District Attorney’s Office. The warrants sought subscriber information and content from numerous user accounts in connection with a pending criminal investigation into allegations of widespread Social Security Disability fraud.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Business attorneys, state insurance regulators and state lawmakers are so troubled over an impending final vote on a proposed Restatement of law covering liability insurance that they are urging American Law Institute (ALI) officials to delay it, and consider making significant changes to the document.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 16 that has it filed a second complaint against UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UHG) for allegations of knowingly obtaining inflated risk adjustment payments based on untruthful and inaccurate information about its UHG’s Medicare Advantage plan beneficiaries and their health statuses.
HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced May 17 that his office has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleging it is failing to take timely action on a petition from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 17 against Ruby Tuesday Inc., a national casual dining restaurant chain, for allegations of age discrimination.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 21 that Washington Potato Company and Pasco Processing LLC has agreed to pay $225,750 and change its business practices to settle allegations of discriminating against lawful permanent residents in their hiring practices.
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 17 that Carolina Creek Christian Camp Inc., a business that offers summer camping and retreats in Huntsville, Texas, will pay $70,000 after allegations of pregnancy and disability discrimination.
BUTTE, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 17 that a federal jury in Butte, Montana, has returned a $37,343 verdict against a Bozeman, Montana, landlord for charging a $1,000 fee to a tenant with physical and psychiatric disabilities for having a service animal.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 18 that a federal court has granted its request for a lien on the Florida home of Sam J. Goldman, the alleged operator of a precious metals scam conning senior citizens.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a consent decree May 18 with Jeremy Dunn, a landlord who controls a number of properties on Winspear Avenue and Northrup Place in University Heights, a residential neighborhood in Buffalo.