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Former Federal Prosecutors, Veteran Litigators Form Litigation Firm Levine Lee LLP
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Partners at Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Foley & Lardner in New York have joined with the outgoing deputy chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York to form... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: 8th Circuit Dismisses Whistleblower's Suit Finding Facts Were Already Publicly Disclosed
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Jacqueline N. Acosta In an August 7, 2014 opinion, the Eighth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower’s suit alleging that a number of pain pump device makers had violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by marketing their pain pumps for... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Cherry-Picking: 7th Cir. Criticizes Lawyers' Summary-Judgment Practice
Posted on 12 Aug 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Thomas L. Shriner Jr. Two weeks ago, in an order given wide publicity nationally, federal District Judge Mark Bennett of the Northern District of Iowa issued sanctions in Security National Bank v. Abbott Laboratories , addressing what Judge Bennett... Read More

Foley & Lardner Alert: Government's False Claims Act Complaint Against Major Financial Institution Alleges False Certifications Of Compliance With HUD Underwriting Rules
Posted on 23 May 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

On May 3, 2011, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, filed a False Claims Act (FCA) suit against Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary, MortgageIT, Inc., for making allegedly false statements and certifications of compliance... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: A Jurisdictional Twist: 7th Cir. Holds That District Court Had Supplemental Jurisdiction Over Federal Claim and Original Jurisdiction Over State Claim
Posted on 14 Jul 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Eric G. Pearson There’s nothing inherently unique about the substantive issues in Burzlaff v. Thoroughbred Motorsports, Inc. , No. 13-2520 (July 10, 2014) , a decision released [July 10] by the Seventh Circuit [ enhanced opinion available... Read More

Foley & Lardner Alert: Supreme Court Raises Bar For Class Action Plaintiffs In Wal-Mart v. Dukes
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

On June 20, 2011, the United States Supreme Court sided with Wal-Mart in a long-awaited decision regarding standards that apply to class action cases. The new opinion makes it harder for plaintiffs to obtain class certification [ Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Got (Raw) Milk? How About Jurisdiction? Something's Sour in the Raw-Milk Case
Posted on 12 Aug 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Philip C. Babler [On Aug. 7], the Wisconsin Court of Appeals released its opinion in Farm-To-Consumer v. Wis. DATCP , 11AP2264, a closely watched case involving Wisconsin’s regulation of raw-milk production [ enhanced opinion available to... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Wisconsin Voter ID: Plaintiffs' Emergency Application to Justice Kagan Lacks a Key Element
Posted on 6 Oct 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Thomas L. Shriner Jr. The plaintiffs in Wisconsin’s Voter ID case [on Oct. 2] filed an emergency application with Justice Kagan, the Circuit Justice assigned to the Seventh Circut, seeking an order vacating the Seventh Circuit’s September... Read More