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Price Fixing and Collusion Cause of Skyrocketing Generic Drug Prices

August 15th, 2017

Generic drugmakers are under antitrust scrutiny in a series of lawsuits alleging collusion to illegally hike prices of specific generic drugs, sometimes by more than 1000%.  The Sherman Act...

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Expert Witness Cannot Be Disqualified Merely Because He Once Worked for the Opposing Party

August 14th, 2017

On July 20, 2017, Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV recommended allowing the testimony of an expert retained by the plaintiffs in an antitrust suit.  The antitrust suit alleges that drug maker...

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Non-Resident Directors & The Illusion Of Accountability

August 5th, 2017

Do courts have personal jurisdiction over non-resident directors of companies incorporated in their state? Delaware, the center of so much corporate litigation, confers jurisdiction over...

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Greater Protections for Undocumented Workers

July 22nd, 2017

Workers receive two big wins in federal court to ensure that their immigration status will not preclude them from raising wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act. First, a Federal...

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Defendants Search in Vain for the Vanishing Cost-Plus Exception

July 19th, 2017

Ignoring decades old precedent, defendants nevertheless continue to seek burdensome and irrelevant discovery of plaintiffs in antitrust cases. Nearly 50 years ago, in , the Supreme Court crafted a...

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Lawsuit Exposes Systematic Discrimination in MLB

July 9th, 2017

Last week, Angel Hernandez filed a lawsuit, Hernandez v. The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and Major League Baseball Blue, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-00456, alleging discrimination in how...

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New Rights for NYC Independent Contractors

May 16th, 2017

With the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act, NYC Administrative Code § 20-927, et seq., coming into effect this week, New York City workers are better equipped to receive proper payment and...

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A.G. Schneiderman Announces $40 Million Settlement With Investment Management Company For Tax Abuses, Marking Largest Tax Whistleblower Recovery In Office’s History

May 3rd, 2017

New York Attorney General  Eric T. Schneiderman announced last week that his office reached a  $40 million settlement with Alabama-based Harbert Management Corporation and top executives at the...

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Walgreen Co. Pays $9.86M to Settle Allegations of Improper Medi-Cal Billings

May 3rd, 2017

On April 20, 2017, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California Phillip A. Talbert announced that Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) has paid $9.86 million to resolve allegations that it violated...

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Single Use of a Severe Racial Slur Can Lead to a Hostile Workplace

May 2nd, 2017

Workers in New York, Vermont, and Connecticut may now point to a single utterance of a racial slur when claiming that an employer has created a discriminatory hostile work environment in violation...

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