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  • Whistleblowers Get $4.6 Million In Hospice Fraud Case

    • 03/15/12
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    On March 1, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that Odyssey HealthCare, a subsidiary of Gentiva, agreed to pay $25 million to resolve civil liability under the federal False Claims Act arising from its billing of claims for certain hospice services.  As a part of the settlement, a group of whistleblowers, all former employees of […]

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  • Eight Favorable Laws In The Plaintiffs’ Toolbox

    • 08/14/10
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    Studies suggest that juries most often return verdicts in favor of tort defendants in Massachusetts. But, Massachusetts plaintiffs and their lawyers have some laws for which they can be thankful. Laws providing for strict liability, multiple or punitive damages, 12% prejudgment interest and attorney’s fees help to balance the scales of justice. PREJUDGMENT INTEREST G.L. […]

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  • New Statute Grants Right to Sue For Unlawful Harassment

    • 06/09/10
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    Governor Deval Patrick recently signed G.L. ch. 258E into law with little fanfare. This statute has created an avenue for victims of harassment and stalking to obtain harassment prevention orders. Possibly of even greater significance, it has also given victims of harassment an important new right to sue for damages. Ch. 258E gives harassment victims […]

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  • Execs In $500 Million Scam Receive Very Short Sentences

    • 05/05/09
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    A former executive at General Re Corp, who was deeply involved in a reinsurance scam that cost American International Group (AIG) shareholders $500 million, was sentenced on May 4, 2009 to 1 year in prison.  Robert Graham, the defendant, was the the associate general counsel at Gen Re – an attorney.  He helped to draft […]

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  • Bush Administration Officials Should Be Prosecuted

    • 02/05/09
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    High officials in the Bush administration should be prosecuted for crimes that involved the torture of captives at Guantanamo, physical and sexual abuse of prisoners, illegal wiretapping, lying to Congress and extra-terratorial kidnappings.  Based on Pentagon investigations, publicly released documents, and admissions of other officials in the Bush Administration, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick […]

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  • Whistleblowers Get $10 Million For Medicaid and Medicare Billing Fraud

    • 09/16/08
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    Under federal and state false claims acts, whistleblowers can reap huge windfalls by helping the government to uncover fraudulent practices. In a recent New York case, a patient and a doctor in a whistleblower suit will receive a total of $9.9 million out of a settlement paid to the federal and state governments. New York’s […]

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  • About The Corporate Liability Law Blog

    • 09/01/08
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    We created The Corporate Liability Blog to provide information that is helpful to plaintiffs and their attorneys who are working to hold corporations accountable when they violate the law. We will soon be regularly posting commentary, important documents, and links to useful websites and blogs.

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