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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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Justice Department Recovered Over $4.7 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2016

February 14th, 2017

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it has obtained more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in...

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Delaware Supreme Court Reverses Dismissal Of Claims Challenging A General Partner's Compliance With Safe Harbor Provisions In A Conflicted Transaction

January 27th, 2017

On January 20, 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court, in Dieckman v. Regency GP LP et al., No. 208, 2016, reversed the dismissal of a complaint challenging a conflicted transaction between two...

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Ninth Circuit Eases Consumer Class Action Restrictions

January 27th, 2017

The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals began 2017 by helping all consumers in California and its other states and territories (Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada,...

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States Increase Minimum Wages

January 9th, 2017

New York workers, along with workers in 18 other states, are ringing in 2017 with higher minimum wage laws.  These increases are crucial to low wage workers as the federal minimum wage has...

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