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Supreme Court will hear Amazon workers’ FLSA lawsuit
A significant labor case headed to the U.S. Supreme Court could determine whether workers are entitled to pay for all the time they spend in company-mandated security checks at the end of the workday.
States launch investigation into injuries caused by Endo transvaginal mesh devices
Two weeks after Endo health Solutions announced it expects to spend at least $520 million to settle product liability lawsuits primarily dealing with its line of transvaginal mesh products, the company reported that it is now facing investigations from several
$100 million settlement for fungal meningitis victims expected soon
Victims of the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid shots could receive a share of a $100 million multidistrict litigation settlement if trustees with the now-bankrupt New England Compounding Center (NECC) and other parties complete a proposed deal.
Florida hospital to pay up to $90 million to partially settle whistleblower’s fraud allegations
ORLANDO, Fla.—A Florida Hospital reached an agreement with the U.S. government Monday that resolves part of a whistleblower’s lawsuit accusing the health care facility of engaging in illegal kickback schemes with cancer doctors and neurosurgeons and admitting patients unnecessarily.
Appeals court rejects BP’s bid to rewrite oil spill settlement terms
Businesses seeking compensation for losses caused by BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill do not have to prove they were directly harmed by the disaster to collect payments, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
Fight against health care fraud gains momentum, recovers billions for Medicare
For every one dollar the U.S. government spent on investigating health care-related fraud and abuse in the last three years, it recovered more than $8.00, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement about its annual Health Care Fraud and
Globe University must pay whistleblower nearly $1 million for wrongful termination, legal fees
A Minnesota judge has ordered Globe University to pay nearly $600,000 in attorney’s fees and related costs to a former dean who sued the school in April 2012 for allegedly firing her in retaliation for exposing fraudulent practices. Globe will
Omnicare settles whistleblower allegations of fraud for $4.19 million
An Ohio corporation that provides prescription drugs to the elderly has agreed to pay the U.S. government $4.19 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations it engaged in an illegal kickback scheme that put financial gains over patients’ medical care.
Short-term use, lower doses of Actos linked to increased bladder cancer risk
People who have been treated with the type 2 diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than six months may be at greater risk of developing bladder cancer, even if they were on a low dose, according to a new study
Hundreds of Australian women file transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson
Nearly 400 Australian women have filed transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson in what may be the biggest product liability class action lawsuit in Australian history. The women claim the company’s surgical mesh product used to treat pelvic