Lab to pay $27M settlement in healthcare programs wrongful billing

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that a Massachusetts-based laboratory has agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that they improperly billed federal healthcare programs for lab tests. The settlement resolves allegations that the company, Laboratory Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation (Boston Heart), … Continue reading

Oil trader IMMS sues Lebanon’s BankMed in NY for $1 billion

Oil trader IMMS has taken Lebanese bank BankMed to court in the U.S. state of New York, accusing it of failing to return $1 billion of its deposits when requested, according to court documents seen by Reuters. IMMS Chief Executive … Continue reading

Man awarded $43M for wife’s death in Las Vegas hospital

Centennial Hills Hospital must pay a Las Vegas man and his daughter nearly $43 million in damages after a jury ruled that the hospital and its staff breached standards of care by administering a drug that killed the man’s wife. … Continue reading

Jury awards $9M in botched back surgery

A jury awarded Navy veteran Dan Scholle more than $9 million, finding Sky Ridge Medical Center and two surgeons — Dr. Michael Rauzzino and Dr. Edward Ehrichs — were negligent in his care. Scholle had elective back surgery in 2015. … Continue reading

State pays $8.5M to two sisters raped by foster dad

Washington state has agreed to pay $8.5 million to two sisters who were repeatedly raped by their foster parent. Attorneys argued the state ignored a previous child abuse claim that could have prevented the girls from ever being placed in … Continue reading

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states’ lawyers

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP got court approval on Tuesday to reimburse millions of dollars in legal fees for states that back its proposed $10 billion settlement of opioid lawsuits, but with a condition meant to help victims of the … Continue reading

Hospital to Pay $10.1M to Resolve False Claims, Anti-kickback Charges

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare Inc., doing business as Pharmacy Plus and Pharmacy Plus Specialty (collectively, Jewish Hospital), of Louisville, Kentucky, have agreed to pay $10,101,132 to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly submitted false claims to the Medicare … Continue reading

Cellphone Records Help Crash Survivor Secure $18.6M Award

Connecticut plaintiff and defense attorneys have agreed on a total award of $18,653,570 for a Pennsylvania man who suffered back and neck injuries after a tractor-trailer rear-ended his car in Westport in 2014. A Stamford Superior Court jury in May awarded Jorge Amparo $14.2 … Continue reading

Residents of sinking mobile home park win $50M settlement

The owners of a mobile home park in Long Beach, CA, that is sinking due to its location on a former landfill have agreed to pay roughly $50 million to 151 families who sued over the conditions, an attorney representing … Continue reading

Jury convicts white Alabama officer in shooting death of black man

An Alabama jury convicted a white police officer of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2016. Jurors returned the verdict against the Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith on the lesser charge for the shooting death of 58-year-old … Continue reading