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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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Generic Drug Companies Face Price-Fixing Charges

January 7th, 2017

After a two year investigation, twenty state attorneys general recently filed a lawsuit against six generic drug companies, alleging that they colluded to fix prices and allocate markets for two...

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GMO False Advertising Claims On The Rise

January 5th, 2017

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) appear today in many manufactured food products.  It is estimated that over 90% of the corn crops in the United States consist of GMO corn.  The U.S. Food...

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Information Privacy Concerns Will Continue To Plague Companies And Consumers in 2017

January 3rd, 2017

According to recent reports, consumers, in 2017, will continue to be threatened by data privacy attacks.  Data privacy is comprised of external cyber attacks; or violations of the Telephone...

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City of LA Calls Out Major Retailers For Deceiving Customers

December 30th, 2016

The City of Los Angeles has taken a stance against false and misleading sales practices by major retailers.  Recently, the city attorney slapped J.C. Penney, Sears, Kohl’s and Macy’s with...

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FDA Requests Public Input To Help Redefine ‘Healthy’ Claim On Our Food Labels?

December 2nd, 2016

The Federal Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") regulates food sold in the United States, including all processed foods such as cereals, snacks, and beverages.  The FDA oversees food content and...

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The FTC Asks the Third Circuit to Take a Second Look at Product Hopping

November 30th, 2016

In June, we updated you on the first product hopping case to make its way to the Third Circuit.  In Doryx, generic manufacturer Mylan challenged Warner Chilcott’s scheme to stay one hop ahead...

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