11th Circuit Dismisses Florida Medicare Fraud FCA Suit for Lack of Specific Allegations

Jul 18, 2016 By: George F. Indest, III

On July 5, 2016, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a former employee’s False Claims Act lawsuit which alleged Medicare fraud by a Florida health care provider.

Will Supreme Court’s new decision help RICO conspiracy jurisprudence?

Jul 11, 2016 By: Rebecca Spear

In deciding an appeal of a conviction for Hobbs Act extortion and conspiracy to extort, the Supreme Court followed the legal principles espoused in Salinas v. U.S.

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Allegedly Misleads Investors About Healthy Client Relationship

Jul 11, 2016 By: George F. Indest, III

On May 4, 2016, Melbourne Municipal Firefighters’ Pension Trust Fund sued Express Scripts alleging that the company made false statements about its strong relationship with its biggest client, Anthem.

Expectations in dealing with pro se opposing parties

Jun 22, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

In this two-part series, we’ll cover what the complications are in dealing with pro se opposing parties, how to deal with them, and some additional useful tips.

Where are the new mass tort cases?

Jun 17, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

The number of new mass tort litigations, at least for large numbers of claimants, has dropped off radically in the past few years.

I.R.S. rules fail to curb expatriation, administration tries indifference

Jun 6, 2016 By: Craig Eastland

Corporate expatriations – transactions that lead a U.S. company to become the subsidiary of a foreign parent – present two problems for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.).

Private settlements of mass tort cases: The good and the bad

May 24, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

Until recently, mass tort settlements were treated on an analogy to class action settlements. The later envisions a very active role of a supervising judge in approving the terms of the settlement.

Cone of Silence: What’s Market (and what’s not) in Transactional Nondisclosure Agreements

May 5, 2016 By: Craig Eastland

Meaningful evaluation of a proposed deal often requires revealing confidential information, and rather than rely on the other side’s rectitude, negotiating parties enter into a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) to safeguard and prevent misuse of confidential disclosures.

Maintaining a Legacy with Succession Planning 101

May 4, 2016 By: Richard Baum

Death brings attention to estate planning for individuals as well as succession planning for business owners.

Four Tips for Negotiating Information Security Vendor Agreements

Apr 14, 2016 By: Michael R. Overly

The ever growing number of security incidents has caused many businesses to consider third party audits of their security practices.

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