What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is commonly defined as when a medical professional does not provide medical care that adheres with the medical standard.  Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed because a doctor or other medical professional failed to competently perform … Continue reading

What steps should you take after you have been in a car crash?

Car crashes can be life-changing experiences. This ordeal can involve dealing with medical providers such as hospitals and chiropractors, insurance agencies, and even sometimes the court system. Depending on the severity of the crash the process of dealing with the … Continue reading

Apria Healthcare Reaches a $40M Settlement with Multiple States Over Various False Claims Statutes

On January 20, 2021, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced a $40 million settlement between the state’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), the United States Department of Justice, and other states MFCUs against April Healthcare Group Inc. and Apria Healthcare LLC. The … Continue reading

Electronic Health Records Provider Athena Settles Kickback Lawsuit for $18M

Electronic health records (EHR) provider Athena has agreed to pay $18.25 million to settle claims the company was involved in an illegal kickback scheme.  Athenahealth Inc., an EHR vendor based in Watertown, Massachusetts, was accused of conducting kickback deals in … Continue reading

Southern California Edison Will Pay $2.2B to Settle Insurance Claims for the 2018 Woolsey Fire

Southern California Edison will pay $2.2 billion to settle insurance claims for the Woolsey fire that tore through Malibu in 2018. The company also reached settlements with plaintiffs involving the 2017 Thomas and Koenigstein fires and the 2018 Montecito mudslides, … Continue reading

DuPont and Chemours Have Agreed to Resolve Legal Disputes for $83M

DOVER — The DuPont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The binding memorandum of … Continue reading

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Agrees to a $5.1M Settlement for the 2015 Cyberattack

Syracuse, N.Y. – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has agreed to pay $5.1 million to settle a federal investigation that found the insurer may not have done enough to prevent hackers from obtaining private information about more than 9.3 million people in … Continue reading

Toyota Will Pay $180M to Settle Violations of the Clean-Air Act

The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the United States has filed and simultaneously settled a civil lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor North America Inc., Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., and Toyota … Continue reading

Boeing’s Insitu Will Pay $25M to Settle a Whistleblower Complaint About Used Drone Parts

Bingen, Wash.-based Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary, has agreed to pay $25 million to settle allegations that it used recycled parts rather than new parts in military drones, the Justice Department announced today. The parts were put into drones that Insitu built … Continue reading

Deutsche Bank Agrees to Settle Criminal and Civil Charges for $130M

DEUTSCHE Bank AG agreed to pay US$130 million to settle criminal and civil charges that it bribed foreign officials and manipulated the market for precious-metals futures through a trading tactic known as spoofing. The Frankfurt-based bank agreed to a deal … Continue reading