The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was hit with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Thursday, claiming it has failed to hand over documents related to allegations that members of President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club have acted as “shadow rulers” of the VA, secretly directing personnel and policy decisions.
A Wisconsin federal jury awarded over $780,000 on Wednesday to two transgender women who were denied gender-confirming medical care by a state health plan through the University of Wisconsin.
An insurer and a chiropractor policyholder who allegedly mishandled injections have mutually ended their coverage suit, according to documents filed in New Mexico federal court on Wednesday.
The Federal Trade Commission should immediately look into allegations that hospitals are driving up health care costs by nailing down anti-competitive, high-price contracts with insurers, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told the agency Wednesday.
The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday affirmed an enhanced sentence of 60 months for a nursing home worker convicted of using information in her patients’ medical charts to file fraudulent tax returns.
A Fifth Avenue psychiatrist was among five doctors who have been charged with writing prescriptions for millions of oxycodone pills they knew were unnecessary in exchange for more than $5 million in cash, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said Thursday.
NorthShore University HealthSystem has again sought class decertification in an antitrust suit accusing it of harming the market for acute-care inpatient services, saying the latest class representative doesn’t pass muster.
California-based cannabis company MedMen Enterprises Inc. said Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Chicago-based medical cannabis provider PharmaCann LLC in an all-stock transaction valued at $682 million.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has dismissed an antitrust suit brought by a lab testing company that alleged Independence Blue Cross and LabCorp worked together to eliminate competition for testing of sexually transmitted diseases in the state, saying that a contractual obligation is not an antitrust violation.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie has wrongly attempted to "stonewall" a congressional investigation into claims that three members of President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club are secretly influencing U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs personnel and policy decisions, a senior congressional Democrat claimed Tuesday.
President Donald Trump has put his signature on a pair of bills designed to ban the practice of hiding lower prescription drug costs from patients, the federal government said Wednesday.
As marijuana-related companies migrate toward mainstream capital markets and public offerings become more common, Canadian securities regulators said Wednesday that such issuers need to improve their disclosure practices or face regulatory action.
The parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois overbills the city of Chicago for health insurance payments it makes on behalf of city employees, defrauding taxpayers, according to a derivative suit on behalf of the city filed in Illinois state court.
Sears Holdings Corp. is getting ready to file for bankruptcy, SoftBank is in talks to snap up a large chunk of shared-office-space company WeWork, and Bayer AG is reportedly mulling selling off its animal health unit.
Senate Democrats failed to topple President Donald Trump’s rules allowing short-term health insurance they’ve termed “junk” plans, after a floor vote Wednesday fell one vote shy of passage.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has agreed to allow a former technology director with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to move forward with claims that the hospital chain used an organizational restructuring as a pretext for firing her on the basis of her gender.
A New Jersey state appeals court on Wednesday overturned a jury’s finding that a doctor did not harm a woman who died of gastric cancer, saying the trial court allowed the defense to sneakily use a motion in limine to improperly kill a claim.
Bon Secours Health System has urged a New York federal judge to grant it a quick win on most of the claims in a lawsuit filed by a former vice president of a now-closed program accusing the system of Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
A $1 million suit brought by a noted Massachusetts doctor against Delta Airlines Inc. over his alleged false imprisonment in a London terminal is likely headed for dismissal, a federal judge said Wednesday, despite a stern warning from the doctor’s lawyer that tossing the case could pave the way for an airline “police state” on American soil.
AbbVie Inc. was hit with another proposed class action over its allegedly illegal strategy to market its blockbuster drug Humira, this one filed Tuesday by shareholders in Illinois federal court who say the company's misleading statements caused them huge losses.
In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York.
There is friction between the need for courts to consider the standing of government contract bid protesters and the exclusive authority of the procuring agency to perform evaluations. The Federal Circuit's decision last week in CliniComp provides an illustration, say Stuart Turner and Nathaniel Castellano of Arnold & Porter.
The Missouri Legislature recently changed the law regarding production of medical records by health care providers. It appears to mean that providers can meet requirements to administer a patient's records with a written statement that no such records exist, says Dennis Harms of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard PC.
When you settle a False Claims Act case, will you have to pay the money out of pocket, or could some or all of it be covered by insurance? Can you write off some or all of the amount from your taxes? Andy Liu and Jason Lynch of Nichols Liu LLP address these questions and survey the relevant case law.
Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.
While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.
CVS is the first major drugstore company to offer customers the option to use their smartphone to “see” a doctor. With the U.S. Department of Justice affording more resources to health care fraud prosecutions, telemedicine services are certain to attract the scrutiny of investigators, say Lionel André and Michelle Bradford of Murphy & McGonigle PC.
With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.
In Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew, the Seventh Circuit recently held that landlords can be held liable under the Fair Housing Act if they are aware of discriminatory harassment toward their tenants and do nothing to stop it. Just as importantly, the court recognized that the FHA prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, say attorneys at the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes PC.