Legal Roundup

PEPPER HAMILTON LLP: Former Federal Prosecutor Miranda Hooker joins Pepper Hamilton in Boston

By | Sep 13, 2018

Pepper Hamilton announced that Miranda Hooker has joined the firm as a partner in the Health Sciences Department, resident in the Boston office.

BALLARD SPAHR: Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Roy Herrera Joins Ballard Spahr

By Arizona Supreme Court | Sep 13, 2018

Roy Herrera, who served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Phoenix, has joined Ballard Spahr in the firm's Litigation Department, Phoenix Office Managing Partner John G. Kerkorian announced.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: April L. Besl Selected to Women’s Leadership Program

By | Sep 13, 2018

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s April L. Besl has been named to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's WE Lead program.

JONES DAY: The National Law Journal Recognizes Three Jones Day Lawyers as "Winning Litigators" for 2018

By | Sep 9, 2018

The National Law Journal named Jones Day partners Christopher Morrison, Kate Wallace, and José Isasi to its list of Winning Litigators for 2018.

MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH HAWLEY: Personal Care Attendant Cheryl Kelly Sentenced Following Medicaid Fraud and Financially Exploiting an Elderly Veteran Convictions

By | Sep 9, 2018

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Cheryl Kelly, 52, of Kansas City, has been sentenced to five years of probation and must pay $15,000 in restitution and $10,000 in civil penalties after being found guilty of one Class B felony count of financial exploitation of an elderly person and two Class C felony Counts of Medicaid fraud in June.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rutledge announces arrest of Warren Dentist for Medicaid Fraud

By Arkansas Attorney General | Sep 9, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Bradley County dentist.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: M&R Consulting, LLC To Pay $40,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Sep 9, 2018

M&R Consulting, LLC, a Towson, Md.,-based home care agency doing business as Home Instead Senior Care, will pay $40,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle an EEOC disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), announced.

ALASKA ATTORNEY GENERAL: The State of Alaska announces guilty verdicts in Medical Assistance Fraud scheme run by assisted living home

By Alaska Attorney General | Sep 9, 2018

The State of Alaska today announces that an Anchorage jury has returned several guilty verdicts for felony Medical Assistance Fraud and Scheme to Defraud, as well as misdemeanor Evidence Tampering, against assisted living home corporation Flamingo Eye, LLC, as well as the corporation’s owner, Margaret Williams, for a medical assistance fraud conspiracy lasting from January 2011 to December 2016.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Kessinger Hunter Management to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Sep 5, 2018

Kessinger Hunter Management, Inc. (KHMI), a national commercial property management company with its primary corporate offices in Kansas City, Mo., will pay $50,000 to a former employee, change its policies, and provide training to employees to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: A.G. Underwood Announces Arrest Of WWJ Construction, Inc. Owner For Failure To Pay Workers Over $29K In Wages

By New York Attorney General | Sep 5, 2018

Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced the arrest and arraignment of Shing Tung Wong, 63, of Queens, owner of WWJ Construction, Inc. for allegedly failing to pay five construction workers for hourly work.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill joins bipartisan group of AGs supporting legislation aimed at curtailing overdoses

By Indiana Attorney General's Office | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Curtis Hill this week joined 51 other state and territorial attorneys general in a letter urging Congress to pass legislation aimed at curtailing overdoses caused by use of fentanyl analogues.

WASHINGTON STATE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Court orders estate-planning company to immediately halt deceptive "Trust Mill" practices

By Washington State Attorney General | Aug 28, 2018

CLA Estate Services, Inc. and CLA USA, Inc. made millions deceptively selling estate-planning services, annuities in a scheme targeting Washington seniors.

NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: A.G. Underwood Announces Indictment Of Former CEO Of Global Crowdsourcing Company For $600K Securities Fraud Scheme

By New York Attorney General | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a felony indictment charging the former CEO of Springleap, Inc., Eran Eyal, 43, of Brooklyn, with allegedly stealing $600,000 from investors by fraudulently soliciting investors to purchase convertible notes through false representations of his company.

KANSAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Derek Schmidt: Kansas Supreme Court clarifies scope of open records law

By Kansas Office of the Attorney General | Aug 28, 2018

In a first-of-its-kind decision, the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday decided that a corporation contracting with a county to operate a county hospital is an “instrumentality” of the county that is covered by the Kansas Open Records Act, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: FTC Returns more than $14 Million to Consumers Deceived by Misleading Light Bulb Claims

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Aug 28, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is mailing 499,105 checks totaling more than $14.4 million to people who bought Lights of America brand LED light bulbs.

BUTLER SNOW: Sixth Circuit Offers Perspective on Federal Removal and Wrongful Foreclosure in Mortgage Litigation

By | Aug 28, 2018

In Beasley v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2018 WL 3478882 (6th Cir. July 19, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit provided clarification on certain aspects of removing a case from state court to federal court, and on pleading a claim for wrongful foreclosure under Tennessee law.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: CMS Proposes Redesign of Medicare Shared Savings Program

By Bradley Arant Boult Cummings | Aug 28, 2018

On August 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would redesign the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Josh Stein Files suit against Contractors over deceptive Trade Practices

By North Carolina Office of the Attorney General | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Josh Stein filed a suit against Randy Briel, Glenn Dunnam, Signature Sun Decks, and Decks Patios and Porches over a contractor scheme in the Charlotte area.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Autonation-Owned Dealerships to Pay $150,000 To Settle EEOC Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 28, 2018

AutoNation-owned dealership, Abraham Chevrolet-Miami, Inc., which does business in Coral Gables, Fla. under the name "AutoNation Chevrolet Coral Gables," will pay $150,000.00 to its former assistant parts manager to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

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