WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 29 that Barclays Capital Inc. and several affiliates will pay $2 billion to resolve allegations of fraud stemming from the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) that helped cause the financial crisis.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia-headquartered media and entertainment services company has filed a suit against a production services company and the man behind "Super Size Me" over funds placed in an account for a halted project.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for defendant C.R. Bard on April 2 called their own witness, a urologist and pelvic reconstruction surgeon specialist, who said the cause of plaintiff Mary McGinnis’ painful symptoms were not a result of a defective vaginal mesh implant, but her pre-history of arthritis.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 2 that he is working with Sen. Cathleen Galgani on legislation to permanently establish the Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) Task Force within the California Department of Justice.
DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced March 28 that Cornerstone Credit Services, a Wisconsin company, will pay a total $115,000 in restitution to 35 Delawareans victimized by its allegedly unlawful debt management services.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 30 that he has filed a lawsuit against Sutter Health, Northern California’s largest hospital system, for allegations of anti-competitive practices resulting in higher costs of health care for consumers.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 3 that he is leading a coalition of 18 attorneys general, six cities and the bipartisan U.S. Conferences of mayors in suing the Trump adminstration after its decision to demand citizenship information in the 2020 decennial census.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced March 30 that Elena Kurbatzky, owner of Harmony Home Health Care LLC and operator of an alleged $2.7 million Medicaid fraud scheme has been indicted on new accounts.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 28 that CenterLight Health System Inc. and CenterLight Healthcare Inc. (together, CenterLight) will pay $10.3 million in a joint state-federal settlement resolving allegations of false Medicaid billing. New York will receive $6.36 million in restitution and penalties.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 29 that, following a public comment period, it has approved a final order with 7-Eleven that resolves allegations the company’s proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of 1,100 Sunoco retail fuel outlets would violate antitrust law.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced April 3 that Knorr-Bremse AG and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (Wabtec), two major rail equipment suppliers, have agreed to resolve allegations of collusion stemming from a purported agreement not to compete for each other’s employees.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced April 2 that U.S. Steel Corporation will settle allegations of contaminating waterways that flow into Lake Michigan in violation of the Clean Water Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced April 2 that it has levied allegations of violating the U.S. Constitution against the state of California, Gov. Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr., and the California State Lands Commission.