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Unions allege Department of Veterans Affairs infringes on employees' right to freely associate

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 8, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two labor unions allege a federal agency has violated the constitutional rights of some of its employees.

Malaysian company seeks to recoup $750 million investment in Fox World theme park

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 8, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Malaysia gaming company is seeking damages from several entertainment companies over the construction of a theme park in Malaysia.

Pandora Media stock owner alleges statement filed regarding SiriusXM merger omits facts

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 7, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – An owner of Pandora stock alleges a registration statement issued regarding a merger omits material facts.

Harvard University student alleges school is discarding policies in assault case

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 7, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware man who is currently a student at Harvard University alleges is discarding its own policies in a sexual assault allegation case.

Mississippi files second opioid drug manufacturer lawsuit

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. — The state of Mississippi has filed a second lawsuit as part of its litigation efforts against opioid drug distributers, according to the state's Attorney General's Office.

New Jersey nursing home settles charges of repeatedly hanging up on deaf women

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

TRENTON — Atrium Post Acute Care of New Jersey, which allegedly kept hanging up the phone on a deaf women using a relay service, has agreed to settle the charges, according to the New Jersey Attorney General's Office.

Medical device manufacturer, parent company to pay more than $30 million for federal violations

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A medical device manufacturer along with its parent company have agreed to pay more than $30 million for violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and False Claims Act relating to their medical devices.

Family Healthcare Network to pay $1.75 million over alleged discriminatory leave polices

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

FRESNO — California-based Family Healthcare Network has agreed to a $1.75 million settlement over charges its leave polices allegedly discriminate against employees with pregnancies and disabilities.

EEOC: Embassy Suites settles charges of firing employee due to asthma

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

SAN DIEGO — Merritt Hospitality LLC and HEI Hotels and Resorts LCC have settled a lawsuit filed by a federal agency, alleging one of the companies' workers was fired due to her asthma, violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Actelion Pharmaceuticals reaches $360 million settlement with U.S. for alleged drug kickbacks

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A San Francisco pharmaceutical company accused by the federal government of giving kickbacks to Medicare patients using its hypertension drugs has agreed to a $360 million settlement.

Madison Square Garden executive chairman to pay $600,000 for failing to report voting securities

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Madison Square Garden Company Executive Chairman James Dolan has agreed to a more than $600,000 settlement to resolve charges by the federal government of failing to report voting securities of the company in the required time frame.

Defendants get major NYC asbestos win, also fighting a 'ploy' used by plaintiffs lawyers

By John O'Brien | Dec 7, 2018

Defendants are celebrating a rare win in an asbestos case originating from New York City’s controversial asbestos court while also appealing a judge’s order that exposes them to even bigger verdicts there.

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP: Ellen Greiper appointed to Board of National Association of Women in Construction

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

New York Partner Ellen H. Greiper has been appointed to the Board of the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC).

CLARK HILL PLC: Clark Hill Member, Joann Needleman, Speaker at the Inaugural Women in Consumer Finance Conference - December 10th – 12th

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Clark Hill Member and Leader of the Consumer Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance Practice Group, Joann Needleman, will be speaking at the Inaugural Women in Consumer Finance Conference on December 11th in Baltimore, Maryland.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Erin Jane Illman and Steven Snyder Earn NC Privacy and Information Security Law Specialty Certification

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Bradley is pleased to announce that Erin Jane Illman and Steven T. Snyder, attorneys in the firm’s Charlotte office, are among the first North Carolina lawyers to earn the new Privacy and Information Security Law Specialty certification through the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

MAYER BROWN: Former Assistant to US Solicitor General Nicole Saharsky joins Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice in DC

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Mayer Brown announced that prominent appellate lawyer Nicole A. Saharsky has joined the firm as a partner in Washington DC.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Greenberg Traurig Continues Strategic Growth of Intellectual Property Practice, Adds Andrew Schwaab in Silicon Valley

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP further expanded its Intellectual Property & Technology Practice with the strategic addition of Andrew B. Schwaab as a shareholder in its Silicon Valley office. Schwaab joins the firm from Knobbe Martens.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Adds Two Attorneys in Southern California, Further Strengthening Corporate and Litigation Practices

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Greenberg Traurig LLP issued the following announcement on Nov. 27.Continuing the strategic growth of its southern California offices, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added corporate attorney Daria K.

STEPTOE & JOHNSON PLLC: William "Bill" Wahoff inducted as Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is proud to announce the election of attorney William “Bill” Wahoff as a new Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

NELSON MULLINS: Four Nelson Mullins Attorneys Chosen for Georgia Trend’s 2018 ‘Legal Elite’

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Georgia Trend has recognized four Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorneys in its "2018 Legal Elite.

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