21st Apr 2023
On Demand CLE: Pretrial False Claims Act Litigation
Federal Bar Association Webinar - Recorded May 3, 2023 The False Claims Act, which dates back to the Lincoln Administration, provides the government the right to pursue individuals or entities...
28th Mar 2023
Whistleblowers accuse Erlanger of illegal billing for concurrent surgeries that left patients unsupervised
A federal whistleblower lawsuit filed against Erlanger Health System accuses hospital leaders of illegal billing practices by knowingly overlapping surgeries and allowing trainees to operate on p...
1st Mar 2023
UPMC, head of cardiothoracic surgery will pay $8.5M to feds to settle lawsuit
"Patients don’t know their doctors are serving two masters." UPMC, a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon there and a physicians group will pay the federal government $8.5 million to settle a law...
6th Feb 2023
CLE: Demand Letters and Pre-Complaint Settlement
Program Summary Civil litigation is no more than a process to resolve disputes. Most cases never go to trial because the process is designed to provide parties with sufficient information abou...
25th Jul 2022
Demanding more impact from impact litigation: lessons to be learned from multi-state opioid settlements
By Reuben Guttman and Liza Vertinsky, July 25, 2022 In the 1990s, state Attorneys General learned how to leverage their resources when they retained private counsel to sue the...
8th Nov 2021
Whistleblowers and fears of losing funds key to enforcing U.S. vaccine rules
Workplace whistleblowers and a fear of losing federal funds are expected to play vital roles in ensuring compliance with COVID-19 vaccine mandates ordered by President Joe Biden’s administration...
20th Sep 2021
Reuben A. Guttman, District of Columbia Fellow, Co-Publishes “Pretrial Advocacy”
District of Columbia Fellow Reuben A. Guttman has co-authored a new book, “Pretrial Advocacy,” to be released by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. (Now available in print and e-book here...
15th Sep 2021
Book: New Pretrial Advocacy Book Addresses New Norms in Transformed Field of Litigation
A new book on pretrial advocacy, published this week by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and Wolters Kluwer, takes on a world of litigation that has been radically transformed in...
23rd Mar 2021
On the Rule of Law: Now is the Time to Rethink the Role of Law Schools
In his opening remarks to a Senate Judiciary Committee charged with reviewing his nomination to be Attorney General of the United States, Judge Merrick Garland noted that “communities of color an...
10th Mar 2021
Oglethorpe Inc. Agrees to Pay $10.25 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Lawsuit
Florida based Oglethorpe Inc. and it's three Ohio treatment facilities will pay $10.25 million to settle allegations of illegal patient kickback provisions, unnecessary inpatient admission, and...
3rd Feb 2021
With Biden Team Focused On Other Crises, Experts Say Drug Epidemic Is Exploding
"It's a front-burner issue on any day of the week but not on this day... And that's a real problem," says firm Partner Reuben Guttman of the Biden administration's current handle on the nations u...
20th Jan 2021
Insitu Inc. to Settle False Claims Allegations for $25 million
Washington State company Insitu Inc., an unmanned aerial vehicle contractor, has agreed to pay $25 million to settle allegations that it submitted false cost and pricing data for determination of...