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7th Circuit Allows Another Torture Lawsuit Against Donald Rumsfeld
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) A lawsuit accusing former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of personal responsibility for U.S. forces allegedly torturing two American whistleblowers who worked for an Iraqi contracting firm will be allowed to move forward, a federal appeals... Read More

New Food Safety Law Protects Whistleblowers
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) Food industry workers who become whistleblowers gained protection against retaliation from their employers with a little-noticed provision in the sweeping food safety law President Barack Obama signed last month. The Food Safety and... Read More

False Claims Act Amendments: Increased Exposures For Health Care Providers
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by Dan Bailey

One of the biggest liability exposures for healthcare providers has been claims by the federal government relating to alleged Medicare fraud and abuse practices under the False Claim Act and the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009. These statutory... Read More

2 Drug Makers To Pay $214.5 Million For Off-Label Marketing Of Zonegran
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by Tom Moylan

BOSTON - (Mealey's) Drug maker Elan Corp. PLC on Dec. 15 pleaded guilty to misdemeanor branding for the off-label marketing of the epilepsy drug Zonegran and will pay more than $203.5 million in criminal and civil penalties ( United States of America... Read More

Fulbright's Litigation Trends Survey: Companies Expect More Litigation, Regulation
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by Norton Rose Fulbright

NEW YORK - (Business Wire) Following a year of doing business in a more litigious and cost-conscious environment, companies of all sizes expect those patterns to continue during the coming year, with roughly one-quarter saying legal disputes will increase... Read More

DLA Piper: 9th Circuit Joins Majority Of Circuits To Lower Barrier For Whistleblowers In False Claims Act Lawsuits
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 by DLA Piper

By Todd C. Toral and Greg Young The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a case likely heralding an increase in the number of qui tam False Claims Act lawsuits, has abrogated prior precedent and lowered the jurisdictional bar for whistleblowers... Read More

Fulbright's 9th Annual Litigation Trends Survey: Litigation Bounces Back; Regulation Hits High
Posted on 26 Feb 2013 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Companies in the United States and United Kingdom dealt with more litigation while regulatory investigations reached a five-year high, according to Fulbright's 9 th Annual Litigation Trends Survey . After a one-year decline, litigation rose to... Read More