The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday once again steered clear of a circuit split over how precisely False Claims Act suits must allege bogus billing, leaving intact an Eleventh Circuit decision that refused to assume fraud occurred based on suspicious record-keeping.
With D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fate as the ninth justice still hanging in the balance, the U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its new term Monday without a case of blockbuster proportions. But there are several bread-and-butter business issues filling out the docket.
University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, has nabbed a chief legal officer from the governor's office, Carlton Fields has brought on a health care transactional attorney from Smith Hulsey & Busey, Crowell & Moring LLP has added to its intellectual property team in Brussels, and TriSalus Life Sciences has named a new general counsel from Katten & Temple LLP.
A D.C. federal judge has ruled that a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency wrongly rejected the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe’s request to include an employee housing provision in a funding agreement for a health clinic, partially granting the tribe’s quick-win bid.
Health care companies will be keeping an eagle eye on potential blockbuster cases after the U.S. Supreme Court’s new term gets underway Monday, including fights over patient privacy, Medicare reimbursement, False Claims Act liability and abortion rights. Here, Law360 summarizes five important battles to watch.
The federal government said Friday that a Florida compounding pharmacy and its owner have agreed to a $1.2 million deal to end a False Claims Act suit alleging they overbilled the government's Tricare program.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday that it found a U.S. National Junior Team and University of Texas swimmer was not at fault for testing positive for a prohibited substance after the agency found trace amounts in her prescription acne medication, which did not list the substance as an ingredient.
An ex-NYU Langone Medical Center worker has sued her former employer in New York state court, alleging that she was fired after she was diagnosed with breast cancer despite having received positive performance reviews.
Nine firms are set to guide initial public offerings by five companies expecting to raise about $779 million during the week of Oct. 1 — a lineup dominated by technology and health care-related issuers, plus a blank check company eyeing a health care acquisition.
Johnson & Johnson urged a Pennsylvania federal judge Friday to toss a lawsuit from pharmacy giants Walgreens and Kroger accusing the drug company of compelling insurers not to cover biosimilar versions of the blockbuster immunosuppressant Remicade, arguing they can't participate in the closely watched antitrust fight.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP-led mobile internet company CooTek (Cayman) Inc. and Latham & Watkins LLP-led cancer immunotherapy maker Gritstone Oncology Inc. started trading on Friday after pricing initial public offerings late Thursday raising an aggregate amount of approximately $152.2 million.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced 76 drug-related arrests following a department-led undercover operation on North Carolina tribal lands, marking the latest development in a federal initiative created to combat the opioid crisis in Native American communities.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs correctly rejected the lowest-priced bidder for a construction project at one of its medical facilities because the company's bond didn't meet the agency's liability requirements, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a decision made public Friday.
An attorney who said he was left with severe health problems and unable to practice law after three doctors failed to properly diagnose his HIV will take one more stab at settling, even after being awarded an $18.4 million jury verdict, after the doctors on Friday in Massachusetts federal court made a bid to decrease the award.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. agreed to pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission $34.5 million to settle allegations that the company and its executives misled investors about revenues that were expected from Walgreens' acquisition of Alliance Boots GmbH, the SEC said Friday.
OSF HealthCare System defeated a proposed class action accusing it of misusing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's church exemption on Friday, with an Illinois federal judge ruling that the health care network's ties to the Catholic church put it beyond ERISA's reach.
The Sixth Circuit on Thursday upheld a nearly $26,000 sanction against an attorney for a former nursing home worker for pursuing a disability discrimination case on her behalf long after a deadline for filing suit had passed.
Nonpostal employees and retirees enrolled in a federal employer-sponsored health benefits program can expect a 1.5 percent increase on average in their insurance premiums for the 2019 plan year, the lowest premium hike since 1995, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday.
Because a Kentucky law firm did the job it was paid to do in administering a bankruptcy case for a defunct hospital, the firm should not have to return $60,000 in attorneys' fees to the Internal Revenue Service for taxes its client failed to pay, an Indiana district court has ruled, upholding a U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruling.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission urged a California federal court to order a doctor, his office manager and their affiliated businesses to disgorge more than $15.5 million, after the pair agreed not to contest the SEC’s allegations that they misappropriated funds through an EB-5 visa scam.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.
It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.
As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be — feminist icon, brilliant jurist, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend. Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.
According to recent data from Diederich Healthcare, medical malpractice verdicts and settlements — including claims related specifically to the electronic health record — have been on the rise since 2013. Lawyers representing medical providers must be up to date on the ins and outs of the EHR and its implications in a litigation setting, say David Brown Jr. and Emily Slay Walters of Watkins & Eager PLLC.
Recent cases like Miami-Luken v. Navigators emphasize that losses must be accidental and fortuitous to be covered by insurance. Since most opioid lawsuits allege that defendants knowingly caused harm, companion insurance coverage suits will continue to raise issues such as prior knowledge and known loss, say Monica Sullivan and Jodi Green of Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP.
One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.
As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.
I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.
A lot has changed since I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 20 years ago. At that time, I had hair and no wife. I also thought I knew everything — but working for the justice made me realize very quickly that I actually knew very little, says Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens.