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POD Update: Physician Investor of Physician-Owned Distributor Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Prison

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On January 9, 2017, a physician was sentenced in federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan to 19 years, 7 months in prison for his role in criminal health care fraud totaling $2.8 million. The settlement has some...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

AC36912 - Whitney v. J.M. Scott Associates, Inc. Plaintiff entered into an employment and stock purchase agreement with the owner of the company, that provided if he were terminated without cause before the end of five...more

Health Alert (Australia) - October 26, 2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: -Judgments; Legislation; and Reports -Excerpt from Judgments Queensland 22 September 2015 - Metro South Hospital and Health Service & Leighton v Luthje [2015] QCATA...more

No Active State Supervision, No Antitrust Immunity for North Carolina State Dental Board

by Mintz Levin on

On February 25, 2015, in a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court upheld the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) decision finding that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners (Board), although a state...more

New Jersey Appellate Division Holds that Affidavit of Merit Must be Issued by a Professional within the Same Profession as...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Hill International, Inc. v. Atlantic City Board of Education, 2014 N.J. Super. LEXIS 177 (App. Div. Dec. 30, 2014) - The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division held that, in order to support of claim of...more

Blurring the Lines between False Claims Act Litigation and Putative Federal Malpractice Law: The DOJ Quietly Invokes “Worthless...

by K&L Gates LLP on

On October 10, 2014, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a civil settlement agreement (the “Settlement”) with Extendicare Heath Services, Inc. and its subsidiary Progress Step Corporation (collectively,...more

“Prior or Pending Litigation” Exclusion Bars Coverage for Litigation that Was Unknown to Policyholder

Companies that do business with the federal government, or whose business transactions otherwise involve payments by the government, undoubtedly understand the exposure they face to “whistleblower” or “Qui Tam” lawsuits...more

Federal District Court in New Jersey Holds that Economic Loss Rule Does Not Bar Contractor’s Tort Claims Against Architect Where...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey contracted HDR Architects and Engineers, P.C. (“HDR”) to design a medical school building. After the project went to bid, the Bedwell Company (“Bedwell”) contracted with...more

Building Commissioning and the Role of the CxA

by Richard Gaeckle on

What was once a growing trend, green building and sustainable design—has now become mainstream in building design and construction. Green building is typically associated with environmental responsibility. However, an...more

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