The government has intervened in a False Claims Act suit accusing a Florida compounding pharmacy and its private equity fund owner of running a kickback scheme that induced Tricare to pay more than $68 million for medically unnecessary prescriptions, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
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US Steps Into Tricare FCA Suit Against Pharmacy, PE Owner

The government has intervened in a False Claims Act suit accusing a Florida compounding pharmacy and its private equity fund owner of running a kickback scheme that induced Tricare to pay more than $68 million for medically unnecessary prescriptions, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. Read more »

Sallyport Sues 'Disgruntled' Former Workers For Defamation

Defense contractor Sallyport Global Holdings sued two former employees for defamation in Virginia state court Friday, alleging they had deliberately lied about the company's alleged involvement in a sex trafficking ring, fraud and efforts to conceal information about security breaches as part of its support work at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq. Read more »

Arbitrators Reject $460M Jordan Water Pipeline Row

The Permanent Court of Arbitration on Thursday rejected Disi Water Co.'s $460 million claim against the nation of Jordan over a deal to construct a massive pipeline to move water to the country's parched capital, instead awarding Jordan damages and legal fees, a government official said. Read more »

Firm Plagiarized Puerto Rico Contract Bid, Dems Claim

An Atlanta-based, one-person company that failed to deliver over 29 million emergency meals to Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria appears to have extensively plagiarized its winning bid to secure a $156 million food supply government contract, Democratic lawmakers said Friday. Read more »

State Dept. Approves $3.2B Patriot Missile Sale To Sweden

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Patriot missiles to Sweden in a deal worth an estimated $3.2 billion, saying the weapons system would help ensure the security of the strategically important country. Read more »

POLICY & REGULATION

GAO Backs Protest Over $4.8B Nuclear Waste Deal

The U.S. Department of Energy wrongly granted a joint venture a nearly $4.8 billion contract to process nuclear waste at the agency's Savannah River Site via an untested method, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a decision made public Friday. Read more »

ENFORCEMENT

NY Transit Manager Gets Nearly 4 Years For Taking Bribes

A New York federal judge Friday sentenced a former Metropolitan Transit Authority construction project administrator to 46 months in prison for soliciting and receiving bribes from contractors working on New York City Transit Authority projects. Read more »

Pa. Treasurer Targets 3 Banks In Lending Disparity Probe

The Pennsylvania Treasury has announced an official inquiry into Wells Fargo, Santander Bank and PNC Financial Services over alleged racial and ethnic disparities in home mortgage lending that have been identified in a recent report from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Read more »

PEOPLE

Wilson Sonsini Adds Ex-Skadden National Security Pro In DC

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC on Thursday announced it has brought aboard a former Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP associate for the firm's national security regulatory practice in Washington, D.C. Read more »

Health Hires: Goodwin, Alston & Bird, Lucas & Mercanti

So far in February, Alston & Bird LLP lost an FDA-focused attorney to Goodwin Procter LLP and gained a government contracts attorney from Dentons, and intellectual property boutique Lucas & Mercanti LLP announced the arrival of three attorneys specializing in pharma. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

Nontraditional Health Care Programs Under The Microscope

Sponsored health care programs have expanded the scope of available services to include "providers" who do not offer direct medical care, but who facilitate or coordinate the provision of services by physicians and other more traditional caregivers. Difficulties in determining how to monitor these newer provider types may have kept them off the government's fraud and abuse radar for a while, but not anymore, says Paul Cirel of Todd & Weld LLP. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Feature

How Mentors For Senior Partners Could Benefit BigLaw

Large law firms have long offered mentorship programs in which senior partners bestow pearls of wisdom upon junior attorneys, but at least one law firm is shaking up that traditional model in what some say could be a game-changer for the legal industry. Read more »

Analysis

Ex-Skadden Atty's Plea Raises Specter Of Foreign Lobbying

The sudden guilty plea of a now-former Skadden lawyer who helped write a legal analysis commissioned by Paul Manafort on behalf of a Ukrainian president puts further scrutiny on the firm’s role in the controversial report and whether Skadden crossed into the legally precarious position of unregistered lobbying for a foreign government, experts said. Read more »

LSAT Administrator Likely In Contempt As Feds Sit Idly By

A California federal judge said Friday that the Law School Admission Council Inc. was likely in contempt of a consent decree laying out ways it should accommodate disabled test takers, adding it was “astounding” that the federal government took no position on the alleged violations after it had vigorously pursued the litigation for several years. Read more »

Up Next At The High Court: Antitrust Rule, Public Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court is closing out its February oral argument session with a blockbuster docket, taking on a key doctrine of antitrust law in a case involving American Express Co. and pondering the fate of public sector unions. Read more »

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

A report revealed that National Public Radio management hired and retained news executive Michael Oreskes despite multiple "flags" regarding his inappropriate behavior toward women, Democrats dinged new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission guidance as old advice, and the general counsel of Discover Financial Services spoke with Law360 about how the company prioritizes diversity and inclusion. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read more »

Podcast

Law360's Pro Say: Microsoft's Supreme Court Privacy Battle

On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, we are joined by Microsoft's head of litigation to talk about upcoming U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in a privacy case over data stored on servers overseas. We also chat about a BigLaw attorney swept up in Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation, the Supreme Court narrowing legal protections for corporate whistleblowers, and a legal beef over Dunkin' Donuts Angus steak sandwiches. Read more »

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week. Read more »

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Allen & Overy

Alston & Bird

Arent Fox

Arnold & Porter

Bass Berry

Boies Schiller

Bond Schoeneck

Brown Rudnick

Colson Hicks

Covington & Burling

Cravath Swaine

Crowell & Moring

Cunningham Swaim

DLA Piper

Dentons

Dorsey & Whitney

Fitzpatrick Cella

Gelber Schachter

Gibson Dunn

Goodwin

Goulston & Storrs

Greenberg Traurig

Hogan Lovells

Holland & Hart

Holland & Knight

Hyman Phelps

Jones Day

Kasowitz Benson

Kellogg Hansen

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Labaton Sucharow

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Littler Mendelson

Locke Lord

Lucas & Mercanti

Mayer Brown

McElroy Deutsch

Miles & Stockbridge

Morgan Lewis

Murphy & McGonigle

Norton Rose Fulbright

Nossaman LLP

Ogletree Deakins

Orrick Herrington

Pepper Hamilton

Perkins Coie

Polsinelli

Proskauer Rose

Sandberg Phoenix

Sandler Reiff

Sharma & DeYoung

Sidley Austin

Skadden

Todd & Weld

Tucker Ellis

Weil Gotshal

White & Case

Wilson Sonsini

Womble Bond Dickinson

COMPANIES

AECOM

Accenture plc

Akorn Inc.

American Express Company

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Apple Inc.

Aruba Networks, Inc.

Associated Press

AstraZeneca

BWX Technologies Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Broadcom Ltd.

BuzzFeed Inc.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

Deutsche Bank AG

Digital Realty Trust Inc.

Discover Financial Services

Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Fordham University

Google Inc.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.

ImClone Systems Inc.

Lockheed Martin

MedImmune LLC

Microsoft Corporation

NFL Enterprises LLC

National Public Radio Inc.

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation

New York City Transit Authority

Pfizer Inc.

Pnc Financial Services Group,The

Raytheon Company

Robert Half International Inc.

Sanofi-Aventis

Snap Inc.

SoftBank Group Corp.

Sprint Nextel Corporation

The American Law Institute

Twitter Inc.

Waste Services, Inc.

Wells Fargo & Co.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Defense Security Service

Delaware Court of Chancery

Drug Enforcement Administration

European Commission

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Food and Drug Administration

Government Accountability Office

NATO

National Labor Relations Board

Permanent Court of Arbitration

Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Attorney's Office

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court