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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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Seventh Circuit Rules Sexual Orientation Is Protected By Title VII

April 6th, 2017

Employees in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin will be the first workers in the country with the right to sue employers in Federal Court for discriminatory employment practices based on sexual...

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U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York Recovers $3.7 Billion in Forfeitures and Civil Actions In Fiscal Year 2016

April 4th, 2017

Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced this week that the U.S. Attorney’s Office (Office) obtained recoveries of more than $1.4 billion...

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Medicaid Fraud Control Units Recovered $1.8 Billion in 2016

March 24th, 2017

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released national and state-by-state data of investigations, convictions, settlements, and recoveries of Medicaid fraud by Medicaid Fraud Control Units...

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Palm Beach Dermatologist to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

February 24th, 2017

According to a Department of Justice announcement, Gary L. Marder, D.O., a physician residing in Palm Beach County and owner and operator of the Allergy, Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers in Port...

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Faruqi & Faruqi obtains Collective Certification on behalf of Aldi Store Managers

February 24th, 2017

The U.S. District Court, for the Northern District of New York, conditionally certified a collective action brought by Aldi Store Managers alleging the grocery chain misclassified them as exempt...

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Direct Purchasers of Lidoderm Certified As a Class In Pay-for-Delay Case

February 23rd, 2017

On February 21, 2017, Judge William H. Orrick of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California certified a class of direct purchasers of the billion-dollar-a-year pain...

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