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Intellectual Property Partner, Micah Stolowitz, will be speaking at The BigML Event, “The Importance of Protecting Your Inventions on Time; From a startup, a big corporation, and a legal perspective”, in Spain on October 25-27, 2017

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Client Alert – Guilty Pleas Continue to Amass in New Jersey State Health Benefits Fraud Investigation

October 12, 2017 - In late summer we issued a client alert describing a healthcare fraud scheme that had hit two New Jersey state health benefits programs for over $25 million by submitting fraudulent prescriptions for compounded medications. At the time of the initial alert, five conspirators had submitted guilty pleas to an assortment of [...]

Client Alert – Insys Therapeutics Runs Afoul of Attorneys General in Two States

October 10, 2017 - Arizona-based pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics Inc. (Insys) has found itself under investigation in both Massachusetts and New Jersey over the aggressive marketing of its opioid-fentanyl drug Subsys. Subsys has been approved by the FDA for use with breakthrough pain in cancer patients who have developed tolerance to other opioid-based drugs. The [...]

Client Alert – Diagnostic Test Maker Alere Faces Whistleblower FCA Suit

October 9, 2017 - A recently unsealed suit against Alere Inc., initially filed by two whistleblowers in a Florida federal court in 2015, reveals multiple allegations of False Claims Act (FCA) and Anti-Kickback Statute violations against the diagnostic test-maker. The whistleblowers, former Alere vice president of business development Michael Nolan and Jacob Whitfield, a former [...]

Client Alert – AmerisourceBergen Agrees to Pay $260 Million for Mislabling Oncology Drugs

October 3, 2017 - Late last week drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen Corp (ASBG) pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. ASBG disclosed in a stipulated statement of facts at the hearing that a former ASBG business unit, the Alabama-based company Medical Initiatives Inc., (MII) had sold [...]

Corporate Law Update – New Federal Overtime Rules Are Gone For Now – What’s Next?

On August 31, 2017, a federal district court in Texas granted summary judgment in favor of fifty-five business groups and twenty-one states that sought to enjoin Obama-era changes to overtime pay rules.  Those changes would have more than doubled a salary level threshold for common “white collar” overtime exemption categories and impacted an estimated 4.2 [...]

Employment and Litigation Partner Amy Epstein Gluck Quoted in Washington Post Magazine

Employment and Litigation Partner Amy Epstein Gluck quoted by Washington Post Magazine @workadvice columnist Karla Miller about the perils of employing an individual who promotes racist or anti-Semitic views at work or outside of the workplace To read full article, click here.

CVS Health Named in Insulin Price Fixing Investigations; Class Action Suits also Pending

October 2, 2017 - In a recent SEC filing, CVS Health (CVS) has disclosed just how embroiled its PBM division has become in a number of insulin price fixing investigations and lawsuits nationwide. Two putative class action suits have been filed against CVS, along with a number of other PBMs and drug manufacturers, in the [...]

Litigation and Employment Partner Richard Cohen will be speaking on September 27th at the 29th Annual General Counsel Conference in New York about “Significant Developments in the Workers Rights Landscape”

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R. Mark Halligan’s article, “The EEA/DTSA/RICO Widens the Scope of Civil Liability for Trade Secret Theft and Foreign Economic Espionage” is Featured in the ABA, Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Torts News, Summer 2017 issue

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