03/05/14 07:56 PM
Lewis F. Powell Jr. Courthouse & Annex in Richmond, Va. RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Omnicare Inc., an Ohio-based long-term care pharmacy, was recently handed a win by a federal appeals court in a False Claims Act lawsuit that sought to penalize it for not complying with FDA...
02/27/14 09:00 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two Sacramento brothers were charged Thursday with making hundreds of illegal, untraceable firearms as part of what law enforcement officials said was a wide-ranging network designed to skirt federal laws. Luis Cortez-Garcia, 44, and Emiliano Cortez-Garcia, 37, were...
02/27/14 07:37 PM
Aragon LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit against YELP Inc. by former reviewers has been dismissed from federal court. On Feb. 19, an order granting the defendant’s motion to dismiss was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California....
By Bloomberg News | 02/27/14 09:15 AM
Fairholme Funds can pursue government records in its lawsuit seeking compensation for the value of stock lost after the U.S. took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008, a federal judge in Washington ruled.
By Bloomberg News | 02/27/14 08:40 AM
The Bitcoin Foundation, an advocacy group for the nascent digital currency, provided information to federal prosecutors this week that aided a probe into Mt. Gox, a shuttered exchange in Tokyo. “The Bitcoin Foundation proactively reached out to the Southern District of New York to offer...
02/26/14 08:30 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal investigator said Wednesday that he believes Maurice Jones, who is serving as Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, did not knowingly break any federal laws when he helped run a federal housing agency and was ill-served by his staff. U.S. Department of...
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 10:08 AM
There is no shortcut for a buyer of a business to ditch a union contract, in the view of U.S. District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff from Port Huron, Michigan. Former company officers bought a business in bankruptcy, through confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan. The bankrupt company assumed the union...
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 10:01 AM
Congress didn't repeal the so-called absolute priority rule for individuals in Chapter 11 when it amended the Bankruptcy Code in 2005, a district judge in Philadelphia ruled.
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 09:49 AM
Ernst & Young LLP was accused by the U.S. of failing to comply with an Internal Revenue Service request for documents in an investigation of the tax liability of Schaeffler AG Chairman Georg F. W. Schaeffler.
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 09:43 AM
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities filed a complaint in its challenge to U.S. Education Department regulations on recruiters' compensation, saying the amended rules are unjustified and hurt students.
02/24/14 07:11 PM
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – Two whistleblowers won’t share in a once-$43 million penalty against a husband and wife who have been sentenced to federal prison for defrauding the federal government by submitting false claims at their pain clinics. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth...
By Mark Flatten | 02/21/14 04:52 PM
A Virginia man was sentenced Friday to 16 months in prison for conspiring with federal procurement officers to gain more than $33 million in contracts using his company's status as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.
02/20/14 02:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-seven liberal groups are pressuring Senate Democrats to reject one of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees. In a letter on Thursday, the groups expressed their strong opposition to Michael Boggs serving on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 08:47 AM
In a state already known for sky-high political spending, so-called super PACS can now begin flexing their campaign muscle in Texas too, according to a published report Monday.
02/15/14 04:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The overturning of Virginia's gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama's two election victories. It's no accident that Virginia has become a key testing ground for...
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