WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice announced Jan. 11 that Shire Pharmaceuticals will pay $350 million after allegedly committing federal and state False Claims Act violations by employing kickbacks to induce physicians to use their product.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The number of slack-fill complaints are sharply on the rise, triggered by new, sweeping Food and Drug Administration regulations aimed at protecting consumers from product manufacturers.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced a lawsuit Jan. 17 against Google Inc., over allegations of collecting personal information and a search history of public school students in violation of the state’s Consumer Protection Act.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a joint settlement Jan. 18 with four other attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission with Mallinckrodt PLC and its U.S. subsidiary, formerly known as Questcor Pharmaceuticals (Questcor), a drug manufacturer.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Jan. 19 that his office has filed a motion in District of Columbia.District Court seeking to intervene in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Update Rule.
ROCK VALLEY, Iowa (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 19 that Meadowvale Dairy LLC will pay $160,000 and make changes to its business practices after allegations of violating the Clean Water Act at its animal feeding operations in Rock Valley, Iowa.
SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice announced Jan. 23 that Washington River Protection Solutions LLC (WRPS) will pay $5.275 million after allegations of submitting false claims to the Department of Energy (DOE) about overtime and premium pay on a contract assignment.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced an enforcement motion Jan. 18 against TG Brands LLC, formerly known as Lignum-2 LLC (ITG), and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR) to enforce the explicit terms of the tobacco settlement agreement dated Aug. 25, 1997.
The House Judiciary Chairman submitted the Stop Settlements Slush Funds Act of 2017, or H.R. 522, last week. An identical bill passed the House in the last Congress by a vote of 241-174, but failed to move.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Jan. 13 that the Mobile County Circuit Court has ruled in favor of the state in a case against the MOWA band of Choctaw Native Americans (Choctaw Entertainment Center) in Mount Vernon.