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Posted 10 months ago in Crime Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Federal Courts Remain Open During Government Shutdown

The federal court system will remain open – for a bit, anyway – in spite of the government shutdown, with cases being processed more slowly and access to justice being harmed.   10-Day Window “In the event of a government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the federal Judiciary will remain open for business for approximately 10 business days,” according to a statement from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. “On or around October 15, 2013, the Judiciary will reassess its …

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Posted 11 months ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Senate Committee Grills Officials on Conflicting Pot Laws

Deputy Attorney General James Cole defended the Department of Justice’s decision to allow state-level legalization of marijuana, testifying at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that such states’ “regulatory schemes must be tough in practice, not just on paper.” The hearing, scheduled by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, was called to address the conflict between federal law and those of Colorado and Washington, whose citizens voted to legalize recreational marijuana last November. In his opening statement, Leahy …

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Posted 11 months ago in Crime Frauds & Scams Your Job & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Medicare Fraud by Pharma Firm

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical services firm for illegally dispensing controlled substances and defrauding Medicare in the process.  The government announced their lawsuit on on Aug. 9, suing PharMerica Corp for violating the False Claims Act and the Controlled Substances Act by dispensing drugs to nursing homes and facilities without physician-authorized prescriptions. The alleged scam came to light when pharmacist Jennifer Denk blew the whistle after she observed that prescriptions, including those for …

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Posted 11 months ago in Consumer Law Government Litigation by Michele Bowman  
DOJ Challenge to AA-US Airways Merger May Not Be Pro-Consumer

Concerned that a proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines would decrease competition and increase prices for consumers, the Department of Justice is challenging the $11-billion merger in court. But the move may not be as pro-consumer as it looks.   Merger Blues Joined by six state attorneys general, as well as the District of Columbia, the DOJ on Aug. 13 filed a civil antitrust suit in federal court in D.C., seeking to enjoin, or stop, the merger. “[T]he …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Government by Michele Bowman  
Bausch & Lomb Subsidiary Busted for Bribes, Off-Label Marketing

A small drug company that was bought last year by Bausch & Lomb has pleaded guilty to bribing doctors to prescribe eye pain drug Xibrom for unapproved uses and will pay $33.5 million in fines to settle both a criminal and civil case against it.    Golf & Wine B&L subsidiary ISTA Pharmaceuticals on May 21 agreed to pay the fines to the Department of Justice and a whistleblower who helped the government nail ISTA for violating the federal Anti-Kickback …

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