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News from January 2019

NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General James Announces $8 Million Settlement In Principle With Walgreens Over False Claims Billed To New York's Medicaid Program For Prescription Drugs

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Attorney General Letitia James announced that New York has joined with other states and the federal government to reach an agreement in principle with Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) to settle allegations that Walgreens violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicaid at rates higher than its usual and customary (U&C) rates for certain prescription drugs.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rutledge Reaches Settlement Over Illegal Promotion Of Hip Implants

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she has joined 45 attorneys general to reach a $120 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its wholly-owned subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. to settle allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip implant devices.

World Nutrition alleges competitor's false advertising is likely to cause it injury

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 29, 2019

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – A nutraceuticals seller alleges a direct competitor's false advertising is likely to cause injury.

OGLETREE DEAKINS: Ogletree Deakins Promotes Eight to Office Managing Shareholder

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce new office managing shareholders in the firm’s Berlin, Dallas, Greenville, Jackson, Memphis, Milwaukee, Morristown, Paris, and Portland, Oregon offices.

WILENTZ GOLDMAN & SPITZER: Lawrence F. Jacobs Sworn in as Mayor of Bedminster Township

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

On January 4, 2019, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. shareholder Larry F. Jacobs was sworn in for his first term as Mayor of Bedminster Township in New Jersey.

BLANK ROME: Blank Rome Welcomes New Energy Associate in Washington, D.C.

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Lamiya N. Rahman has joined the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office as an associate in the Energy group.

MORGAN LEWIS: Morgan Lewis Partner Elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

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BALLARD SPAHR LLP: Public Finance Attorney Benjamin Johnson Joins Ballard Spahr in Minneapolis

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

National law firm Ballard Spahr has expanded its public finance capability into the Midwest with the arrival of Benjamin W. Johnson—an attorney known for his work with municipal bond financing—to its office in Minneapolis, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced.

DUANE MORRIS LLP: Duane Morris Partner Mauro M. Wolfe Named Co-Chair of the International Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Mauro M. Wolfe has been appointed co-chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) for a two-year term.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Adds Jeffrey Dornbos as Senior Counsel of Labor & Employment Group in Grand Rapids

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Clark Hill PLC announced the addition of Jeffrey Dornbos as Senior Counsel in its Grand Rapids office, in the Labor & Employment practice.

NELSON MULLINS: Fifteen Nelson Mullins Attorneys Chosen for North Carolina 2019 ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Thomson Reuters, the publisher of Super Lawyers, has announced that 15 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorneys were chosen by their peers as 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in nine practice areas.

NELSON MULLINS: Nelson Mullins Managing Partner Jim Lehman Named to List of 50 Most Influential People in the Midlands

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Managing Partner James K. Lehman has been named to Columbia Business Monthly list of the 50 Most Influential People in 2018.

HUSCH BLACKWELL: Derek Taylor Elected to NAIOP Wisconsin Board of Directors

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Derek Taylor has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of NAIOP Wisconsin.

ARMSTRONG TEASDALE: Armstrong Teasdale Opens New York City Office, Adds 16 Attorneys

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces the opening of its New York City office and the addition of 16 attorneys, including eight partners.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: Diaz Elected Chair of Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents

By Press release submission | Jan 30, 2019

Covington partner Lewis Diaz has been elected chair of Eastern Kentucky University's Board of Regents.

Natural Resources Defense Council alleges federal agencies failed to designate habitat for endangered bumble bee

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 30, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization focused on protecting endangered species alleges two federal agencies have failed to designate habitat for a species of bumble bee listed as endangered in 2017.

Disability Rights New York alleges it was unlawfully excluded membership in New York council

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2019

UTICA, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – An organization alleges it has been refused voting membership in New York’s Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.

Pension fund alleges Danske Bank American depositary receipts traded at inflated prices

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 30, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A pension fund has filed suit against a Denmark bank over allegations it purchased American depositary receipts at inflated prices.

Shell Oil files suit against BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles, others over cleanup of California site

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 30, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Shell Oil has filed suit against the previous owners of two properties in California it also used to own regarding the costs associated with the environmental cleanup.

By The Rio, Carl's Jr. Restaurants named in suit over allegations of illegal nonsolicitation policy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 30, 2019

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado man and former shift leader/manager at a Carl's Jr. restaurant alleges he lost wages because of a conspiracy between Carl's Jr. and its franchisees.

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