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AstraZeneca Finalizes $520M Settlement Over Seroquel Off-Label Marketing Claims

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action Team on April 27 announced the finalization of AstraZeneca LP and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP's $520 million agreement to settle claims that...

Immigration Law To Get First Major Court Hearing

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday over whether Arizona's new immigration law should take effect later this month, marking the first major hearing in one of seven challenges to the strict law. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton also will consider arguments over Gov...

Arizona Judge Raises The Realities Of Porous Border

PHOENIX - (AP) The judge who will decide whether Arizona's new immigration law is constitutional hasn't indicated whether she'll put the statute on hold before it takes effect next week and had some pointed questions Thursday for challengers at two court hearings. U.S. District Judge Susan...

Former Acting Chief Counsel Of FDA, Jeffrey M. Senger, Joins Sidley Austin LLP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Jeffrey M. Senger, former acting chief counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel of the Food and Drug Administration, has joined Sidley as a partner in the global food, drug and medical device regulatory practice. He will be based in the firm's Washington...

Allergan To Pay $600M For Off-Label Marketing Of Botox

IRVINE, Calif. (Mealey's) - Allergan Inc. said Sept. 1 that it will plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge related to off-label marketing of Botox and will pay a total of $600 million to the federal government in criminal and civil penalties. In addition, Allergan said it will dismiss its...

U.S. High Court Hears Arguments In Appeal Over FLSA, Verbal Complaints

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Both written and verbal complaints are allowed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the attorney representing a former plastics company employee argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 13 ( Kevin Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation , No...

Lawsuit: Mentally Ill U.S. Citizen Wrongly Deported

ATLANTA - (AP) A mentally disabled U.S. citizen who spoke no Spanish was deported to Mexico with little but a prison jumpsuit after immigration agents manipulated him into signing documents allowing his removal, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. His lawyers say the agents ignored records showing his...

Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General For DOJ Rejoins Sidley Austin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Joseph R. Guerra has rejoined the firm in Washington, D.C., as a partner in the firm's appellate practice. He recently completed approximately two years of service as the principal deputy associate attorney general in the U.S. Department of...

LexisNexis Selected By U.S. Justice Department To Provide E-Discovery Processing, Imaging Software For U.S. Attorneys

Company's innovative LAW PreDiscovery product designated as solution for DOJ litigation professionals NEW YORK - LexisNexis ® (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, has announced that the Executive Office for United States Attorneys - representing...

Countrywide Agrees To Pay $335 Million To Settle Government's Discriminatory Lending Claims

LOS ANGELES - Countrywide Financial Corp. has agreed to pay $335 million to settle claims by the U.S. government that the lender and its subsidiaries engaged in discriminatory lending practices by steering African-American and Hispanic borrowers toward subprime mortgage loans with higher interest rates...

Federal Government, State AGs Reach $25 Billion Agreement With Banks Over Foreclosures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Feb. 9 that the federal government, attorneys general from 49 states and five national banks have reached a $25 billion settlement to resolve issues stemming from the lenders' allegedly fraudulent foreclosure practices...

Well Investor Agrees To Pay $90 Million To Resolve Gulf Oil Spill Claims

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC has agreed to pay $90 million to resolve liability and pay civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to settle claims asserted against it by the government and five states over the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and ensuing oil spill...

Former BP Engineer Arrested For Obstructing Justice In Oil Spill Investigation

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Justice on April 24 announced that a former engineer for BP PLC was arrested for two counts of obstructing justice in the criminal investigation of the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico for deleting text...

The Cost Of Environmental Damage: Refineries, Pesticide Manufacturer Pay Out $150 Million In Recent Settlements Of Separate Suits

While the Gulf Oil Spill has communities and government agencies focusing on mitigation and prevention, not to mention restitution, the United States is joining with states around the country to ensure that environmental laws are being enforced for everyday actions. In the past several weeks, the LexisNexis...

Glaxo To Plead Guilty, Will Pay $3 Billion Stemming From Drug Marketing

BOSTON - (Mealey's) GlaxoSmithKline LLC (GSK) agreed June 2 to plead guilty and to pay $3 billion to resolve broad-ranging criminal and civil allegations in Massachusetts federal court regarding the promotion of several prescription drugs, failure to report safety data and alleged false-price reporting...

Capital One Settles Service Member Credit Violations For $12 Million

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (Mealey's) Capital One Financial Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a suit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice alleging that it violated credit protections granted to U.S. military members by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) via improper home foreclosures...

Medical Device Manufacturer To Pay $30M For Role In Securities Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Medical device manufacturer ArthroCare Corp. will pay a $30 million monetary penalty to settle claims that certain of its senior executives engaged in a securities fraud scheme that bilked the company’s shareholders out of more than $400 million, according...

Company, Government Tell High Court That Landowners’ Claims Are Time-Barred

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Attorneys for CTS Corp. and the U.S. Department of Justice told the U.S. Supreme Court April 23 that a Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling reinstating a lawsuit brought by landowners asserting claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation...

GM Will Pay $900 Million To Settle Defective Ignition Switch Claims

CHICAGO — (Mealey’s) General Motors LLC and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sept. 17 announced that they have reached a $900 million settlement of claims against the automaker pertaining to the company’s misleading of the government and the public with regard to faulty ignition...