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Marijuana in the Workplace
Weekly Brief: Rakoff Orders Gupta To Pay Goldman Sachs' Legal Fees
Bill on Bankruptcy: Secret Madoff Agreement May Harm Victims
Stealth Lawyer: Dawn Porter, Filmmaker, 'Gideon's Army'
N.Y. Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism: Lawyer
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
What Not To Do If You Are Involved in a Federal Criminal Investigation
Weekly Brief: Courthouse Violence on the Rise
How Does Immunity Work in a Federal Criminal Case?
What Happens in a Federal Grand Jury?
Ex-Boy Scout Trial Exposes Group’s “Pervert” Cover Up
Do You Need A Lawyer for a Federal Grand Jury Subpoena?
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On May 13, 2013, generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy USA Inc. (Ranbaxy), a subsidiary of Indian generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, pled guilty to seven felony charges as part of a...more
When acquiring a health care company doing business abroad, there is no such thing as being too thorough with anti-corruption due diligence. The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have the...more
In recent years, pharmaceutical companies have faced criminal investigations and charges in regard to alleged off-label marketing of prescription drugs and kickbacks to doctors. For this reason, the filing last month of two...more
Adding yet another wrinkle to the nation’s contentious gun control debate, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) soliciting information and public...more
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law today partially legalizing medical use of marijuana.
The bill was previously approved by the state Senate in a 42-4 vote....more
CMS wants to change the way that it rewards non-qui tam whistleblowers who report alleged fraudulent or unlawful conduct related to Medicare or Medicaid. Using an IRS program as a model, CMS recently proposed rule changes to...more
In the wake of the New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak, the federal government has actively pushed for greater legislative oversight over compounding pharmacies. On April 26, 2013, the U.S. Senate Committee on...more
Hospitals continue to be under the Department of Justice-HHS/Office of Inspector General microscope. DOJ-OIG is a potent combination and carry with them the threat of criminal prosecution, civil false claims enforcement and...more
A bribe is a bribe. It is not as easy as it sounds. Not all payments of money or transfers of value are bribes. The FCPA tells us that. It is even more complicated when trying to navigate Anti-Kickback and Stark law...more
On April 16, 2013, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois announced the arrest in Chicago of the owner and senior executive of Sacred Heart Hospital...more
In This Issue:
- Third Circuit Panel Liberalizes “Protected Activity” Immunity for Employees Claiming Whistleblower Status
- Doing Time: A Requirement for White Collar Crime?
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Legislators convened for a three-day work week that ended in early adjournment on Thursday afternoon as lawmakers left Montgomery to beat anticipated severe weather. Day 20 concluded a week that saw progress on several...more
I am seeing a lot of interest from health care clients regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). I usually stay away from this topic because so many others cover it in detail. However, I want to point out that in...more
Inmates in the Riverside County jails served a federal class-action lawsuit last month, claiming the county is subjecting them to cruel and unusual punishment by depriving them of basic medical and mental health care. A...more
Today, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued proposed regulations regarding the medical use of marijuana. The proposed regulations, formally called Proposed Regulations at 105 CMR 725.000: Implementation of An...more
Alert notes attributes and practices that produce substantial fraud and abuse risk.
On March 26, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its "Special Fraud...more
Outlier Investments, Inc., with Private Placement Advisors, LLC, drafts private placement offering documents and assist start-ups with investor presentations; it also advises investors and...more
Following the Second Circuit’s marquee First Amendment ruling in the Caronia case, two recent developments demonstrate a shift in the battleground for First Amendment challenges to the prohibition on off-label promotion under...more
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a recent unpublished opinion, upheld the conviction and sentencing of former InterMune, Inc. executive Scott Harkonen for wire fraud. In 2009, a jury...more
On first impression, it is no surprise that a health care professional would lose his or her license to practice based upon a criminal conviction for Medi-Cal fraud. In the case of Hanna v. Dental Board of California, Cal....more
During the past several years, prosecutors have increasingly used Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) against corporations in enforcing white collar criminal statutes. DPAs have enabled companies to avoid the costs and...more
Last year was another busy year in health care fraud enforcement. In 2012, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG) reported total expected recoveries of $6.9 billion from all...more
A 2007 audit initiated by a Medicare Program Safeguard Contractor (PSC) discovered that a North Carolina provider had a high incidence of inpatient billings for patients who did not stay in the hospital overnight. The PSC's...more
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