The Court Will Hear Objections to the $641 Million Flint Water Crisis Settlement

People will have the opportunity this week to raise objections to a proposed settlement of civil claims tied to the Flint water crisis. Starting Monday, a federal judge will hold the first of three days of hearings. More than 50,000 people filed for a share … Continue reading

Alere Settles False Claim Act Allegations for $38.75 Million

Medical device manufacturers Alere Inc. and Alere San Diego Inc. (collectively, Alere) have agreed to pay $38.75 million to resolve allegations that the companies violated the False Claims Act by billing, and causing others to bill, the Medicare program for … Continue reading

Purdue Pharma Will Pay New York State $200 Million in a Massive Multi-State Settlement

New York State will receive at least $200 million from Purdue Pharma for drug treatment and prevention programs as part of a massive $4.5 billion settlement between the disgraced OxyContin maker and 15 states, Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday. … Continue reading

A Therapy Provider Settles Upcoding Allegations for $8.4 Million

A therapy provider will pay $8.4 million after being accused of providing unnecessary services at skilled nursing facilities in order to increase their Medicare reimbursements.  The Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey announced the settlement … Continue reading

AAR Corp. Will Pay More Than $11 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

AAR Corp., located in Wood Dale, Illinois, and its subsidiary, AAR Airlift Group Inc. (Airlift), located in Melbourne, Florida, have agreed to pay the United States $11,088,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations in connection with aircraft maintenance services performed … Continue reading

The Mother of Korryn Gaines Fights for a $38 Million Settlement 5 Years After She Was Fatally Shot by Police

It’s been five years since 23-year-old Korryn Gaines was shot and killed in her apartment by Baltimore County police. Since then, Gaines’s family have gone back and forth with the local judicial system. According to WBALTV.com, a jury awarded Gaines’ surviving relatives, including … Continue reading

Boy Scouts of America Settles With Sex Abuse Victims for $850 Million

The Boy Scouts of America have reached an $850 million agreement with attorneys representing some 60,000 victims of child sex abuse in what could prove to be a pivotal moment in the organization’s bankruptcy case. The settlement would mark one … Continue reading

Fox News Will Pay $1 Million to Settle a Human Rights Violation

Fox News has agreed to pay a $1 million fine to New York City for what the city’s Commission on Human Rights dubbed “a pattern of violating the NYC Human Rights Law.”  The Daily Beast first reported the news Tuesday.  The … Continue reading

The $6 Million South Carolina Prison Riot Settlement Is Approved

South Carolina officials gave initial approval Tuesday to a $6 million settlement to resolve dozens of prisoner lawsuits against the Department of Corrections following a riot that killed seven inmates. With one abstention due to a conflict of interest, the … Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson Will Pay New York $230 Million and Stop Selling Opioids

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $230 million settlement with New York state that bars the company from promoting opioids and confirmed it has ended distribution of such products within the United States. New York Attorney General Letitia James’ … Continue reading