$97M Settlement Between Gilead and DOJ Over Kickbacks

Amid an industrywide kickbacks investigation into pharma’s charity contributions, Gilead Sciences has become the latest drugmaker to strike a deal. Though the company says it doesn’t believe it violated any laws, it agreed to pay $97 million to resolve kickbacks allegations. Gilead inked … Continue reading

Whistleblower Claims Lead to Nearly $58M Settlement with Hanford Contractors

Hanford contractors involved in the long-running effort to build the site’s Waste Treatment Plant have agreed to pay a $57.75 million settlement to the U.S. Justice Department to resolve whistleblower claims of fraudulent overcharges that inflated the hours of labor … Continue reading

Together Again at the 2021 Trial Lawyers Summit

On January 31 – February 3, 2021, The National Trial Lawyers will present the annual Trial Lawyers Summit, hosted at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. This conference is a unique gathering of America’s most outstanding civil … Continue reading

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Enters into $11.8M Settlement California

On September 14, 2020, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced an $11.8 million settlement against Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation related to Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act violations. According to the allegations, from January 2002 through November 2011, Novartis engaged in a kickback … Continue reading

West Virginia Hospital Agrees to $50M Settlement to Resolve Allegations

On September 9, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $50 million settlement with Wheeling Hospital, Inc. of West Virginia to resolve False Claims Act allegations that Wheeling Hospital violated the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Stark Law. Broadly speaking, … Continue reading

Louisville Agrees to Settle Breonna Taylor’s Wrongful Death for $12M

(CNN)The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor and institute sweeping police reforms in a historic settlement of the family’s wrongful death lawsuit. Mayor Greg Fischer, Taylor’s family and their attorneys announced the … Continue reading

Woman Receives $1.25M Settlement After Cop Rips Her Eye Out

A Bronx woman named Johanna Pagan-Alomar suffered the loss of her left eye while being arrested by an NYPD police officer in 2018 and will now be the recipient of a $1.25 million settlement, New York Daily News reports. The incident began when Pagan-Alomar … Continue reading

“How do YOU fit into the J&J Talcum Powder Litigation”

Many medical research studies reveal that asbestos can  trigger cancer cells that emerge in some cases years after being exposed. A unusual as well hostile cancer, mesothelioma is specifically brought on by direct exposure to asbestos. Asbestos can additionally trigger … Continue reading

Walmart Settles EEOC Claims for $20M

(Reuters) – A federal judge in Kentucky has signed off on Walmart Inc’s $20 million settlement of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit claiming the company’s practice of giving physical ability tests to applicants for grocery warehouse jobs made it … Continue reading

KAABOO Owner Settles for $7M Over Canceled Festival

Kansas promoter Brett Mosiman was ready to chase former KAABOO owner Bryan Gordon to the end of the earth to collect a $7 million judgement delivered by a Kansas jury in February, but that will no longer be necessary after the men settled their … Continue reading