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Finally, a government tired of lawyers who waste its resources

By The Pennsylvania Record | Jan 31, 2019

Trump's DOJ says it spent 1,500 hours reviewing lawsuits that have no chance of success

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Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

Plaintiffs lawyers in Philly area representing clients that the DOJ says are wasting time filing meritless lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Jan 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Three lawsuits in Philadelphia are part of an effort by plaintiffs lawyers and shell companies to abuse federal law while pursuing millions of dollars for whistleblowers, the U.S. Department of Justice is alleging.

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DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2018

TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.

Son of deceased nursing home resident seeks $225K settlement approval; Lawyers to get $75K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The son of a woman who fell in the Wayne Center elder care facility and sustained both a broken elbow and hip before her death, is now seeking the distribution of $225,000 in settlement funds connected to litigation over her fall.

Pittsburgh lawsuit against Catholic Church doesn't seek money for victims, wants admission of sexual abuse cover-up

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 31, 2018

PITTSBURGH – As the aftermath of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office’s grand jury report into child sexual abuse committed statewide by members of the Roman Catholic Church continues, alleged victims have taken to suing the Church.

On burned couches and retardant lawsuits

By The Pennsylvania Record | Oct 30, 2018

He blames an apartment fire on his couch for not being fireproof. His landlord says a lit cigarette was the real problem

From Legal Newsline

Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

Estate executor blames Sunrise Senior Living for patient's death

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 9, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An estate executor has filed a class-action lawsuit against Sunrise Senior Living LLC and related entities, citing alleged wrongful death.

U.S. government accuses Bailey Family Chiropractic P.C. of failing to fully pay federal employment tax

By Philip Gonzales | May 31, 2018

The U.S. government is suing Bailey Family Chiropractic P.C. a/k/a Bailey Chiropractic Inc. and David Bailey for allegedly failing to fully pay their federal employment tax liabilities.

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Pennsylvania hospital, regional cardiology practice to pay $20 million after alleged kickback scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 7 that UPMC Hamot (Hamot), an Erie, Pennsylvania, hospital that is affiliated with the with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Medicor Associates Inc. (Medicor), a regional physician cardiology practice, will pay $20.75 million after allegations of kickbacks and improper financial relationships.

Lancaster to address sewage discharge into Conestoga River after settlement with state, feds

By Laura Halleman | Jan 11, 2018

READING – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) have reached a settlement with the city of Lancaster to take action in ending sewage discharge into local waterways from storm and sewage systems.

Xarelto manufacturers claim third consecutive victory over injury claims presented in federal bellwether trials

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 23, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. – For a third consecutive time, a federal court jury has declared the manufacturers of Xarelto are not liable for medical injuries allegedly resulting from a plaintiff being prescribed the blood-thinner drug.

Panel explores overlapping criminal enforcement actions against companies and how penalties are determined

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 20, 2017

NEW YORK – Insight into the process of crafting of financial penalties for companies alleged to have engaged in corporate misconduct was a prominent topic of discussion in a recent seminar held June 7.

Man sues Justice Department over alleged failure to treat inmate, now deceased

By Louie Torres | Jun 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The relative of a former inmate is suing the United States of America c/o the U.S. Department of Justice over a claim of negligence.

Man sues U.S. government claiming he's wrongfully prohibited from owning firearms

By Louie Torres | Jun 12, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing the FBI, ATF and DOJ, alleging violation of civil rights, federal law and state law for his inability to own firearms.

Analysts say Sierra Club seeks to win delays, not legal battles

By Nancy Crist | Jan 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – Although none of the Sierra Club’s recent antitrust complaints resulted in stopping a liquid natural gas (LNG) pipeline project, antitrust and industry experts say legal victory was not the environmental group’s goal.

Tank Car Corporation of America accused of environmental violation

By Louie Torres | Sep 23, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — The federal government, at the request of the Environmental Protection Agency, is suing a Pennsylvania company alleging violation of federal environmental laws.

Government sues for repayment of loan plus interest

By The Penn Record | Jun 23, 2016

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Paul A. Elis Jr., claiming the Pennsylvania man has defaulted in payment of a loan.

Malvern company charged with defrauding the City of Philadelphia

By Jim Boyle | May 22, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a Malvern, Pa.-based company with

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