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First Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit under Obamacare Settles for $6.88 Million

First Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit under Obamacare Settles for $6.88 Million August 24, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Norcross, GA When the Affordable Care Act was upheld by the US Supreme Court earlier this summer, provisions that enhance the government’s capacity to recover overpayments also includes enhanced rights and freedoms for whistleblowers to bring healthcare fraud lawsuits. In the first healthcare fraud whistleblower lawsuit of its kind under the Affordable Care Act, a provider of home nursing services to medically fragile children has agreed to a settlement worth $6.88 million.
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Credit Unions Not Immune to Charging Excessive Fees: Attorney

Credit Unions Not Immune to Charging Excessive Fees: Attorney August 22, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC It should come as no surprise that in an era of low interest rates, banks pick up the slack in terms of revenue diminished by the low rate environment by focusing more on fees charged to their clients. Fees include overdraft fees, and many an Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit has focused on an all-too-common practice of re-ordering overdrafts in an attempt to increase fees.
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Blue Cross Faces Hepatitis C Lawsuit

Blue Cross Faces Hepatitis C Lawsuit August 21, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY Blue Cross faces another denied insurance lawsuit alleging the company has wrongfully denied insurance for an approved hepatitis C medication. The lawsuit is at least the second filed against Blue Cross related to its denial of treatment for hepatitis C.
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eBay Faces Federal Racketeering (RICO) Lawsuit For Trafficking In Fake Products

eBay Faces Federal Racketeering (RICO) Lawsuit For Trafficking In Fake Products August 20, 2015. By LAS Staff Writer.
Los Angeles, CA (August 20, 2015) (Press Release) The R. Rex Parris Law Firm has filed claims against eBay® and PayPal® and various eBay Sellers in Federal Court under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and the Lanham Act claiming the defendants knowingly and deliberately facilitate, proliferate and profit from the ongoing sale of counterfeit and fake products on ebay.com.
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Herbal Supplements Lawsuit Seeks Compensation from Arbonne for Liver Failure

Herbal Supplements Lawsuit Seeks Compensation from Arbonne for Liver Failure August 15, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Fort Wayne, IN Instead of an expectation of “feeling fit” in 30 days, a woman from Allen County Indiana alleges that she was left instead with acute liver failure brought on by toxic levels of green tea extracts in the herbal supplements she had been using. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (5/23/15) reports that plaintiff Vicki L. Swanson has launched an herbal supplements lawsuit against Arbonne International, a company that sells herbal supplements, together with other products, through direct marketing.
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Customers File Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits Alleging Excess Formaldehyde

Customers File Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits Alleging Excess Formaldehyde August 15, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Toano, VA The number of Lumber Liquidators lawsuits consolidated for pretrial proceedings has jumped in a month to 135, according to court documents. Lumber Liquidators lawsuits allege homeowners who put certain laminate flooring in their home are exposed to unreasonably high levels of formaldehyde, putting them at risk of health problems and lowering their home’s value.
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ER Charge for Splinter Removal: Cha-Ching!

ER Charge for Splinter Removal: Cha-Ching! August 14, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Jackson, MS Kenny was prepared to pay emergency room overcharges to get a splinter of glass removed from his foot but he wasn’t expecting a $2,000 emergency room bill for a five-minute procedure.
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Monster Drink Contents Wrongful Death Lawsuit Goes to Trial

Monster Drink Contents Wrongful Death Lawsuit Goes to Trial August 6, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA As the latest Monster Energy Drink Deaths and Hospitalizations trial is about to get underway, it is perhaps an appropriate time to revisit the life and the subsequent death of the young girl behind the headlines.
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Court Affirms Overdraft Fees Class Action

Court Affirms Overdraft Fees Class Action August 5, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Evansville, IN The Indiana Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's decision granting class-action status to an excessive overdraft fees lawsuit. The Indiana Court’s decision means the trial for the excessive bank overdraft fees lawsuit against Old National Bank is still scheduled to start October 27.
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More Evidence for Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits—Negligence

More Evidence for Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits—Negligence July 25, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA It’s a difficult decision: You bought flooring from Lumber Liquidators and discovered it was made in China, which explains why your air test indicates it has high levels of formaldehyde. And you have toddlers crawling on the floor. Do you rip it out, dip into your savings and buy flooring from a reputable company, or do you join a Lumber Liquidators class-action lawsuit and wait for compensation?
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