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Abbott, B. Braun, Boehringer Ingelheim Settle Drug-Pricing Cases For $421M
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by Tom Moylan

BOSTON -- (Mealey's) Drug and medical supply makers Abbott Laboratories Inc., B. Braun Medical Inc. and Roxane Laboratories (now known as Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Inc.) have agreed to pay a total of $421 million to settle False Claims Act allegations... Read More

GlaxoSmithKline To Settle 3 Federal Investigations For $3 Billion
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Tom Moylan

LONDON - (Mealey's) GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) has reached an agreement in principal to settle three United States federal criminal and civil investigations for $3 billion, the company said Nov. 3 in a press release on its Web site. GSK said... Read More

Medical Device Maker Pays $22.2 Million To Settle Criminal, SEC Claims Of Foreign Bribery
Posted on 7 Feb 2012 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Medical device maker Smith & Nephew PLC and its American subsidiary will pay $22.2 million to settle federal criminal and civil complaints that it bribed Greek government doctors to use the company's products... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Gulf Oil Spill Settlement Swells
Posted on 9 Oct 2015 by State Net

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a $20.8 billion final settlement with BP over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. That sum is $2.1 billion bigger than the $18.7 billion initial settlement announced in July, which was already the... Read More

Johnson & Johnson, 2 Units Plead Guilty, Pay $2.2 Billion In Criminal, Civil Penalties
Posted on 4 Nov 2013 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Two Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries have pleaded guilty, and the parent company and two subsidiaries will pay $2.2 billion in criminal fines, civil penalties and forfeitures in one criminal and several civil... Read More

Judge Grills Feds On Pulling Utah Drilling Leases
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday questioned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's justification for canceling 77 drilling leases sold by the Bush administration around national parks in Utah. A U.S. Justice Department lawyer maintained... Read More

Feds Oppose Merger Of Immigration Law Challenges
Posted on 28 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department oppose a request to merge their challenge to the new Arizona immigration law with a lawsuit by a police officer who also is seeking to overturn the law. The federal lawyers oppose Phoenix police Officer... Read More

Arizona Sheriff Defends Immigration Law
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - (AP) An Arizona sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration defended his state's new immigration-enforcement law Tuesday as he stumped for the Kansas secretary of state candidate who helped write it. Maricopa County... Read More

11 Countries Seek Voice In Arizona Immigration Appeal
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries want a federal appeals court to consider their viewpoints in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of her state's new immigration law on hold. The countries are... Read More

Cases Lining Up To Challenge Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge is holding hearings on a parade of legal challenges to Arizona's immigration enforcement law, but resolving the seven cases filed so far could keep the court busy for years. Two of the cases were set to go before U.S... Read More

Feds Sue To Block Arizona Illegal Immigrant Law
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for a clash between the federal government and the state over the nation's... Read More

Judge Blocks Parts Of Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge stepped into the fight over Arizona's immigration law at the last minute Wednesday, blocking the heart of the measure and defusing a confrontation between police and thousands of activists that had been building for... Read More

JPMDL Asked To Consolidate Oil Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOISE, Idaho — (AP) A federal judicial panel wrestled Thursday with perceptions of bias and conflict among both judges and geography in figuring out where to consolidate more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies in the wake... Read More

Arizona Governor Files Brief In Immigration Battle
Posted on 29 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Gov. Jan Brewer's lawyers on Thursday filed the first brief in their appeal of a ruling that put the most controversial elements of Arizona's new immigration law on hold. Brewer asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San... Read More

Bill Would Shield Cities, States Over Immigration Laws
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA Neb. - (AP) U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns introduced a bill Thursday that would require the federal government to pay attorney and court costs if it loses a lawsuit filed against states or local governments over locally passed immigration laws. The Nebraska... Read More