SEARCH KEEP INFORMED

By Date

From   To


MAILING LIST

Receive news, articles and pertinent information from one, or all, of Pietragallo’s practice areas.

Join Our Mailing List

Keep Informed


Potential Litigation Uptick Article in The Legal Intelligencer

By: Gaetan J. Alfano, Joseph L. Gordon
July 31, 2017 | Mentioned in Article

Search and Seizure Commentary

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti, Douglas E. Roberts
July 24, 2017 | Authored Publication

PBMs – Goliaths of Healthcare Operating in the Shadows

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht
July 7, 2017 | Authored Publication

Whistleblowers’ Should Seek Counsel – Not Line the Pockets of Short Sellers

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht
June 29, 2017 | Authored Publication

Construction Legal Edge, Summer 2017 Newsletter

By: Gaetan J. Alfano, Elisa M. Boody, Joseph L. Gordon, John W. Kettering, Adam J. Tragone, John B. Zappone
June 22, 2017 | Firm Newsletter

Ohio Attorney General Sues Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Marketing - Yet Another Sign of Government Focus on Recovering Financial Cost of Opioid Epidemic

By: Jennifer H. Bouriat
June 12, 2017 | Authored Publication

Strategic Perspectives: Government Rekindles Concerns about CMS' MAO Overpayments

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht
May 22, 2017 | Authored Publication

Attorney General Announces New DOJ Charging and Sentencing Policy

By: Jennifer H. Bouriat
May 17, 2017 | Authored Publication

Executive Director of Ocean City Housing Authority Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Federal Funds

By: Christopher A. Iacono
May 15, 2017 | Authored Publication

Religious Colleges Subject to the Jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission


May 12, 2017 | Authored Publication

Are Restrictive Covenants Enforceable when an Employee Converts to "at-will" Employment?

By: Joseph L. Gordon
May 03, 2017 | Authored Publication

To attract high caliber employees, employers sometimes commit to employment for a fixed period through an employment contract.  Not surprisingly, those employees with the leverage to command an employment contract typically represent a serious competitive threat once they leave the company.  Given that dynamic, most employment contracts include...

Second Notice of Appeal Required to Challenge Deferred Restitution Award

By: Douglas E. Roberts
April 27, 2017 | Authored Publication

The Future of FCPA Enforcement Under the Trump Administration

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti, Douglas K. Rosenblum
April 21, 2017 | Authored Publication

In 2015 and 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice racked-up record recoveries under the FCPA in both civil and criminal fines. It was the largest amount collected in history. The SEC and the Department of Justice seemed to forge a well-oiled machine when it came to investigating and prosecuting myriad FCPA violations. Indeed, in 2016 corporate defendants paid a combined $2.48 BILLION to resolve FCPA cases. As a result of all the regulatory activity coming out of Washington, D.C., the compliance industry beefed up at every level its FCPA compliance efforts. The question that looms is: How will FCPA matters fare under Attorney General Jeff Sessions and SEC Chair Jay Clayton?

Health Care Prosecutions Continue in New Administration

By: John A. Schwab
April 10, 2017 | Authored Publication

2016 False Claims Act Review: A Truly Extraordinary Year

By: Michael A. Morse
April 01, 2017 | Authored Publication

As we head into the second quarter of an already turbulent 2017, it is worth reflecting on the truly extraordinary events of 2016. Of course, there was the hotly-contested, historic election in November, which may usher in sweeping changes to our nation’s healthcare system. Although the potential impact of these future changes remains to be seen, one thing is clear: 2016 was an extraordinary year for all those who work in healthcare compliance. In particular, 2016 was a truly historic year for the federal False Claims Act (FCA), and one that should be carefully reviewed by the entire healthcare compliance community. 

Sexual Harassment Claims at Educational Institutions, Including Medical Residence Programs, Covered by both Title VII and Title IX

By: Kevin E. Raphael
March 31, 2017 | Authored Publication

A Practitioner's Primer on History and Use of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti, Douglas E. Roberts
March 28, 2017 | Authored Publication

When Congress discovered that Great Depression-era employers were scheming to circumvent wage provisions in federal contracts, it enacted the first anti-kickback law, the Copeland Act, in 1931. The statute, which is still good law, prohibits federal building contractors and subcontractors from inducing their workers to “kick back” or return any part of the compensation to which they are entitled under their employment agreements. 

Mobile Health App Makers Investigated for Fraud into Settlement with the Office of the Attorney General for the State of New York

By: Martin T. Durkin, Jr.
March 28, 2017 | Authored Publication

Telemedicine Alert

By: Martin T. Durkin, Jr.
March 24, 2017 | Authored Publication

Product Liability Mid-Atlantic Update


March 21, 2017 | E-mail Blast

Construction Legal Edge, Spring 2017 Newsletter

By: Mark T. Caloyer, Martha S. Helmreich
March 20, 2017 | Firm Newsletter

Medicare Part D False Claims - Corporate Crime Reporter

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht
January 06, 2017 | Authored Publication

Odebrecht and Braskem to Pay Record-Setting FCPA Penalty

By: Douglas E. Roberts
January 4, 2017 | Authored Publication

Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht S.A., and its affiliated petrochemical company, Braskem S.A., agreed to pay at least $3.2 billion combined to resolve criminal charges... 

Construction Legal Edge Winter Newsletter 2016

By: Joseph J. Bosick, John W. Kettering, Mary G. March, Richard J. Parks
December 14, 2016 | Firm Newsletter

Pittsburgh Student Innovation Competition Sponsorship


November 16, 2016 | E-mail Blast

Telemedicine- Just a Fancy Word for Plain Old Medicine?

By: Martin T. Durkin, Jr.
October 24, 2016 | Authored Publication

Although "telemedicine" is not some new type of medical breakthrough...

SEC Announces Enforcement Results for FY 2016

By: Douglas E. Roberts
October 19, 2016 | Authored Publication

This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced its enforcement statistics for...

Georgia-Based Hospital Group to Pay Over $513 Million to Resolve Civil and Criminal Allegations Related to Illegal Payments for Patient Referrals

By: John A. Schwab
October 6, 2016 | Authored Publication

On Monday, the DOJ announced the resolution of criminal allegations...

A New Era of Laboratory Fraud: Part 2

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht, Marc Stephen Raspanti, Douglas E. Roberts
October 3, 2016 | Authored Publication

Menendez Trial Will Wait on Supreme Court Petition

By: Douglas E. Roberts
September 30, 2016 | Authored Publication

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit granted Senator Robert Menendez’s motion...

Employers Feel Heat Following Summer's Arbitration Agreement Cases

By: Joseph L. Gordon
September 28, 2016 | Authored Publication

Construction Legal Edge, Fall 2016 Newsletter

By: Mark T. Caloyer, Martha S. Helmreich
September 22, 2016 | Firm Newsletter

Alleged Menendez Gift-Giver Loses Bid For Rehearing Of Medicare Overpayment Suit

By: Douglas E. Roberts
September 6, 2016 | Authored Publication

In a prior post, we blogged about the Third Circuit’s ruling that the political case against Senator Bob Menendez can proceed to trial.  Now, in a separate civil matter, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has denied a rehearing en banc to...

A New Era of Laboratory Fraud: Part 1

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht, Marc Stephen Raspanti, Douglas E. Roberts
September 1, 2016 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Summer 2016

By: James J. Buldas, Robert J. D'Anniballe, Jr., Shelly R. Pagac, Erica M. Pietranton, Jennifer R. Russell
August 31, 2016 | Firm Newsletter

U.S. Tax Court Includes Criminal Fines and Civil Forfeitures in $74 Million Recovery Under IRS Whistleblower Program

By: John A. Schwab
August 11, 2016 | Authored Publication

In Whistleblower 31276-13W v. Commissioner, 147 T.C. No. 4 (Aug. 3, 2016) filed last week, the U.S. Tax Court held that...

Informal Efforts to Influence Executive Action Are “Ambiguously Legislative,” Says the Third Circuit in Declining to Toss Menendez Case

By: Douglas E. Roberts
August 5, 2016 | Authored Publication

Senator Bob Menendez’s political corruption case will go forward under a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Construction Legal Edge Summer Newsletter 2016

By: Joseph J. Bosick, James J. Buldas, Mark T. Caloyer, John W. Kettering
June 22, 2016 | Firm Newsletter

South Carolina Legislature Sends Overhaul Of Its Telemedicine Laws To Governor Haley For Her Approval

By: Martin T. Durkin, Jr.
June03, 2016 | Authored Publication

South Carolina, in a move that is becoming increasingly common among various state legislatures (or their medical boards), is on the verge of...

Trials Must Be Speedy, Sentencings Not So Much

By: Douglas E. Roberts
June 01, 2016 | E-mail Blast

The Sixth Amendement to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the "right to a speedy and public trial" to those accused in...

A Primer on Federal and Pa. Electronic Surveillance Law

By: Kevin E. Raphael, Douglas E. Roberts
May 31, 2016 | Authored Publication

Recently, news broke out that not one but two former high-ranking Pennyslvania state officials—former Treasurer Rob McCord and John Estey, the one-time top aide to Gov. Ed Rendell—secretly...

Defend Trade Secrets Act Revolutionizes Federal Trade Secrets Practice

By: John R. Brumberg
May 16, 2016 | E-mail Blast

On Wednesday, May 11, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) into law. The DTSA revolutionizes trade secrets practice at the federal level. Its passage will likely multiply the number of trade secrets cases litigated in federal court.

We provide a few highlights:

Calling All Wrongdoers!

By: Douglas K. Rosenblum
May 05, 2016 | E-mail Blast

On Thursday, April 28, 2016 Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell addressed the American Bar Association’s Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations regarding...

Twenty-Five Individuals Indicted in “Ground Zero” For Medicare Fraud

By: Douglas E. Roberts
May 04, 2016 | E-mail Blast

The United States indicted twenty-five defendants in three Medicare Fraud cases...

Criminal Investigations Of Compounding Pharmacies On The Rise In 2016

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht, Marc Stephen Raspanti, Douglas E. Roberts
April13, 2016 | E-mail Blast

The first few months of 2016 have witnessed a rash of investigations, and even indictments, involving compounding pharmacies throughout the United States. 

Construction Legal Edge Spring Newsletter 2016

By: Mark T. Caloyer, John W. Kettering
March 28, 2016 | Firm Newsletter

Firm Newsletter, Winter 2016

By: Elisa M. Boody, Koleen S. Kirkwood, Jason M. Reefer, Douglas E. Roberts, Douglas K. Rosenblum, Lee van Egmond
March 2016 | Firm Newsletter

Articles In This Issue:

  1. Philadelphia Bar Association Welcomes Their 89th Chancellor, Gaetan J. Alfano
  2. Are You FCPA Compliant?
  3. Faush v. Tuesday Morning
  4. What the Yates Memo Means for Federal Criminal and Civil Corporate Investigations

Construction Legal Edge Winter Newsletter 2015

By: Mark T. Caloyer, Robert J. D'Anniballe, Jr., Phillip R. Earnest, Koleen S. Kirkwood, Mary G. March, Erica M. Pietranton
January 4, 2016 | Firm Newsletter

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Confronts Fee Sharing Issues When Client Changes Firms

By: Gaetan J. Alfano
November 21, 2015 | Authored Publication

Personal injury plaintiffs typically enter into contingent fee agreements and many may change attorneys before recovering any funds. Despite this dynamic, there is little guidance on the circumstances under which a successor firm must share a contingent fee with a predecessor firm that was terminated before the contingency occurred. Last term, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard arguments in Meyer Darragh Buckler Bebenek&Eck v. Malone Middleman, 8 WAP 2015, a dispute over a contingent fee where the client was originally represented by Meyer Darragh but elected to be represented by Malone Middleman, which later settled the case. A decision in the case should resolve several questions concerning fee sharing, including whether a former firm, which did not secure a recovery, is limited to a quantum meruit recovery and if so, whether a quantum meruit recovery lies against the successor firm as opposed to the client.

HHS/OIG Notes Lack Of Supporting Documentation A Significant Problem In Billing For Sleep Study Services

By: James W. Kraus
October27, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Decisive Action On Notice Of Fraud Proves Critical In Avoiding Prosecution Of Corporation

By: James W. Kraus
October22, 2015 | E-mail Blast

The SEC's New Admissions Policy Means Sometimes Having to Say You're Sorry

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti, Douglas K. Rosenblum
October 20, 2015 | Authored Publication

DOJ Continues Its Focus On False Claims In Mental Healthcare

By: James W. Kraus
October19, 2015 | E-mail Blast

DOJ Settles Civil Medical Necessity Claims With Health System While Orthopedic Surgeon Remains a Fugitive From Criminal Charges

By: James W. Kraus
October14, 2015 | E-mail Blast

DOJ Pursues Political Corruption By Targeting Political Operatives and Lobbyists

By: James W. Kraus
October08, 2015 | E-mail Blast

DOJ Refocuses Policies and Priorities in Combating Intellectual Property Crime

By: James W. Kraus
October 7, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Construction Legal Edge Fall Newsletter 2015

By: Joseph J. Bosick, Mark T. Caloyer
October 6, 2015 | Firm Newsletter

SEC Continues to Fight Off Collateral Challenge to Administrative Proceedings in the Wake of Dodd-Frank

By: James W. Kraus
October 6, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Attorneys and Law Firms Remain on SEC's Radar for Insider Trading Cases

By: James W. Kraus
September 30, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Brokers and Financial Advisors Risk Criminal Liability When Gaining Unauthorized Access to Confidential Client Information

By: James W. Kraus
September 29, 2015 | E-mail Blast

DOJ Criminal Chief Reinforces New Focus on Individuals in Corporate Investigations and Prosecutions

By: James W. Kraus
September 25, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Former Peanut Company President and Two Others Sentenced for Roles in Salmonella-Tainted Product Outbreak

By: James W. Kraus
September 23, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Chicago Area Medical Biller Sentenced to 45 Months for Role in $4 Million Home Healthcare Fraud Scheme

By: James W. Kraus
September 21, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Broker Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading with Information Stolen from Law Firm

By: James W. Kraus
September 18, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Houston Psychiatrist Convicted in $158 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

By: James W. Kraus
September 16, 2015 | E-mail Blast

DOJ Announces New Focus on Prosecuting Individuals

By: James W. Kraus
September 15, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Firm Newsletter, Summer 2015

By: Jennifer R. Russell, John A. Schwab, Eric G. Soller
July 2015 | Firm Newsletter

Articles In This Issue:

  1. Spotlight: The Opening of the Richmond, VA Office
  2. State and Federal Requirements for Employers' Use of Criminal Background Checks
  3. The United States Supreme Court Shifts the Balance of Power in Patent Litigation
  4. U.S. Sentencing Commission Weighs Changes to White Collar Crime Sentencing Guidelines

Are you FCPA Compliant?

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti, Douglas K. Rosenblum
June 30, 2015 | Authored Publication

Construction Legal Edge Summer Newsletter 2015

By: Mark T. Caloyer, Martha S. Helmreich
June 22, 2015 | Firm Newsletter

U.S. Supreme Court Restores Plaintiff’s Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

By: Jennifer R. Russell
March 27, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Construction Legal Edge Spring Newsletter 2015

By: Mark T. Caloyer
March 21, 2015 | Firm Newsletter

Wife of Former Virginia Governor Sentenced to Year in Prison


February 26, 2015 | E-mail Blast

In Wake of 'Mensing,' FDA Proposes 'Levine' as Law

By: Jason M. Reefer
February 25, 2015 | Authored Publication

Grand Jury Presentment Against PA Attorney General Kane Stayed While Supreme Court Considers Legality of the Special Prosecutor

By: Christopher A. Iacono
February 12, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Landmark Supreme Court Decision Overturns Standard of Review of Patent Cases

By: Frank H. Stoy
February 4, 2015 | E-mail Blast

White House Task Force Offers Significant Clarifying Guidance on Title IX Compliance

By: Kevin E. Raphael
February 3, 2015 | Authored Publication

Supreme Court Provides Victory for Brand Owners but May Lead to Protracted Litigation

By: Eric G. Soller
January 26, 2015 | E-mail Blast

U.S. Supreme Court Watch – Pending Labor & Employment Cases

By: Jennifer R. Russell
January 26, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Firm Newsletter, Winter 2014

By: John R. Brumberg, Jennifer R. Russell
January 22, 2015 | Authored Publication

Articles in This Issue:

1. The Fundamentals of Intellectual Property: Trademarks

2. Employer Wellness Programs and Employee Bad Habits Lowering Costs While Managing Risk

3. A Primer on the Important Changes on Tap for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Landmark Supreme Court Decision Overturns Standard of Review of Patent Cases

By: Frank H. Stoy
January 22, 2015 | E-mail Blast

Construction Legal Edge Winter Newsletter 2014

By: Joseph J. Bosick, Mark T. Caloyer
December 22, 2014 | Authored Publication

Health Law Handbook (2015 Edition) "Sexual Misconduct in Health Care"

By: Leslie A. Mariotti, Kevin E. Raphael
December 9, 2014 | Authored Publication

Construction Legal Edge Fall Newsletter 2014

By: Joseph J. Bosick, Mark T. Caloyer, Frank H. Stoy
September 23, 2014 | Authored Publication

Articles in This Issue:

1. AAA Seeks to Contain the Time and Cost of Arbitrating Construction Disputes

2. Architectural Copyrights Receive Same Treatment as Other Copyrights

3. How Critical is the Critical Path?

4. Can a Contractor be Responsible for Defects in Plans?

5. Technology and Simple Tricks Reducing Construction Litigation Document Review Costs

6. New Law Gives Lenders and Title Insurers Super-Priority Over Mechanics' Liens in Pennsylvania

7. Project Insurance: Owner's Professional Liability Exposures and Solutions

8. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies the Extent of a Contractors' Liabilities Under the Doctrine of the Implied Warranty of Habitability

9. Jury Awards $15.8 Million in Allegheny County Construction Zone Case

Social Media: Do Employers "Like" What Their Employees Are Doing Online? August 29th CLE


August 20, 2014 | E-mail Blast

When Is an Internal Corporate Investigation Protected by the Attorney-Client Privilege?

By: Frank H. Stoy
July 31, 2014 | E-mail Blast

Potential Conflict in Accommodating Pregnant Employees

By: Shelly R. Pagac, Jennifer R. Russell
July 16, 2014 | E-mail Blast

FCPA Compliance in the Healthcare Industry

By: Christopher A. Iacono
June 2014 | Authored Publication

Peer Review - Corporate Practice of Medicine - 50 State Summary

By: Martin T. Durkin, Jr.
July01, 2014 | Authored Publication

Construction Legal Edge Summer Newsletter 2014

By: Joseph J. Bosick, Mark T. Caloyer, Christopher A. Iacono
June 20, 2014 | Authored Publication

Supreme Court Reshaping Patent Law

By: Eric G. Soller
June 19, 2014 | E-mail Blast

Ground Rules for Background Checks


May 28, 2014 | E-mail Blast

The Supreme Court Re-Empowers District Courts to Exercise Their Discretion Deciding What is an “Exceptional” Patent Infringement Case

By: Eric G. Soller
May 14, 2014 | E-mail Blast

Safety Policy Bars Disability Discrimination Claim

By: Jennifer R. Russell
May 12, 2014 | E-mail Blast

Lessons Pennsylvania Can Learn From Colorado

By: John R. Brumberg
April 25, 2014 | Authored Publication

Joint Employer Status Does Not Turn Solely On Who Writes The Check


April 10, 2014 | E-mail Blast

Supreme Court Watch – Patents Under the Microscope

By: Eric G. Soller
March 25, 2014 | E-mail Blast

DOJ’s 2014 Priorities, and What They Mean for the White Collar Case

By: Douglas K. Rosenblum
March 5, 2014 | E-mail Blast

Divided Federal Circuit Punts on Patent Claim Construction Review Standard

By: Eric G. Soller
March 5, 2014 | E-mail Blast

Implementing Workplace Anti-Bullying & Gossip Policies


February 25, 2014 | E-mail Blast

Supreme Court Puts to Rest the Meaning of “Changing Clothes”


February 6, 2014 | E-mail Blast

Covered Entities Beware: OCR Will Be Increasing HIPAA Security Rule Audits and Enforcement Activities

By: Leslie A. Mariotti
January 29, 2014 | E-mail Blast

Employers Beware: Even a Voluntary Job Transfer Can Be Considered an Adverse Action


January 29, 2014 | E-mail Blast

Pennsylvania Causes of Action (4th Edition)

By: Gaetan J. Alfano
Fall 2014 | Authored Publication

Construction Legal Edge Winter Newsletter 2013

By: Joseph J. Bosick, Mark T. Caloyer, Christopher A. Iacono, Douglas K. Rosenblum
December 2013 | Authored Publication

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Limits Employer Immunity in Occupational Disease Cases


December 13, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Addicted Employee - Return-To-Work Agreements


November 15, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Pennsylvania Causes of Action (2nd Edition)


Fall 2013 | Authored Publication

 

Gaetan J. Alfano co-authored the manual, “Pennsylvania Causes of Action” (ALM 2nd Edition, 2013).

Do You Accept Insurance? A Practitioner's Guide to Coverage Issues in White Collar Cases

By: Douglas K. Rosenblum
October 31, 2013 | Authored Publication

Construction Legal Edge Fall Newsletter 2013


September 30, 2013 | Authored Publication

Conducting Background Checks on Contingent Workers

By: Douglas K. Rosenblum, Jennifer R. Russell
September 20, 2013 | Authored Publication

U.S. Supreme Court - Same Sex Marriage - Family Medical Leave


September 17, 2013 | Authored Publication

Babcock & Wilcox Raises as Many Questions as It Answers

By: John R. Brumberg, Mark Gordon
August 27, 2013 | Authored Publication

Failure to Report to ODC: Violation or Larger Problem?

By: Leslie A. Mariotti, Marc Stephen Raspanti
August 27, 2013 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Summer 2013

By: Kevin E. Raphael, Emily J. Wagner
August 2013 | Firm Newsletter

New DSM May Impact Disability Claims


August 6, 2013 | E-mail Blast

A Practical Guide for Attacking Costly Wage and Hour Lawsuits


July 17, 2013 | Authored Publication

Employers Win: U.S. Supreme Court Decides Two Title VII Cases in Employers' Favor


June 25, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Clery Reporting Obligations Amended and Title IX Investigative Duties Codified

By: Kevin E. Raphael
June 25, 2013 | Authored Publication

Court Ruling Focuses On Unpaid Internship Programs


June 19, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Court Rules That Federal Government Violated Child’s Due Process Right To Be Considered For Lung Transplant


June 19, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Whistleblowers Keep Their Fingers Crossed: Current Scrutiny of the IRS Could Lead to Meaningful Changes

By: Douglas K. Rosenblum
June 18, 2013 | E-mail Blast

"Investigations", Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, 2010-2015

By: Kevin E. Raphael, Douglas E. Roberts
June 2013 | Authored Publication

Refusal To Try Proposed Accommodation Can Be Fatal To An Employee's Disability Discrimination Claim


June 5, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Construction Legal Edge Summer Newsletter 2013

By: Joseph J. Bosick, Mark T. Caloyer, Mary G. March, Jennifer R. Russell
June 2013 | Authored Publication

Recognizing When a Corporate Officer Can Become a Title VII Plaintiff


May 21, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Will Pennsylvania adopt the "Any Willing Provider" law?


May 17, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Recent Lessons for ERISA 401(k) Plan Fiduciaries from Tussey v. ABB, Inc.

By: Robert J. D'Anniballe, Jr.
May 2013 | Authored Publication

Summary Of Amendments To Clery Act, As Set forth In The "Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013"

By: Kevin E. Raphael
May 7, 2013 | Authored Publication

OSHA Launches Initiative to Protect Temporary Workers

By: Mark T. Caloyer
May 2, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Western District Pilot Patent Court Attracts Attention, The Legal Intelligencer, April 30, 2013


April 30, 2013 | Authored Publication

The U.S. Supreme Court Limits State's Recovery Of Medicaid Expenses In Personal Injury Actions


April 18, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Managing Pregnant Employees Requires Delicate Balance


April 16, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Hyde Amendment Claim No Small Task: Third Circuit Affirms Denial of Louis Manzo’s Petition

By: James W. Kraus
March 27, 2013 | Authored Publication

Construction Legal Edge Spring Newsletter 2013

By: Joseph J. Bosick, Mark T. Caloyer, Mary G. March
March 26, 2013 | Authored Publication

Aiding and Abetting Claim Likely Fails if Underlying Discrimination Claim is Dismissed

By: Jennifer R. Russell
March 21, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Recent Convictions and Large Civil Penalties Show Environmental Matters Remain DOJ Priority

By: James W. Kraus
March 15, 2013 | Authored Publication

Second Annual Consumer Protection Summit: Principal DAG Stuart Delery Touts $2 Billion Recovered and 23 Convictions in Consumer Protection Enforcement Actions in 2012

By: James W. Kraus
March 13, 2013 | Authored Publication

Better The Devil You Know? Dangers of Corporate Hacking

By: James W. Kraus
March 6, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Firm Newsletter, Winter 2013

By: John R. Brumberg, Mark Gordon, Jennifer R. Russell, Clem C. Trischler
February 2013 | Authored Publication

Criminal Investigation of Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Products Complete -- DOJ Announces Charges Against Five Individuals and Reaches Out to Potential Victims

By: James W. Kraus
February 25, 2013 | Authored Publication

Everybody was Fong Foo Fighting: SCOTUS Follows 1962 Decision -- Holds Double Jeopardy Bars Retrial Even When Based on Error of Law

By: James W. Kraus
February 22, 2013 | Authored Publication

Court's Holding Of No Extra-Territorial Application Of PHRA Begs More Questions


February 21, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Florida's LPS Enters into NPA to Settle DocX Mortgage Fraud Case -- Will Pay $35 Million

By: James W. Kraus
February 19, 2013 | Authored Publication

Stanford's Top Lieutenants Each Get 20 years in Prison

By: James W. Kraus
February 18, 2013 | Authored Publication

Erroneous Answers on Juror Questionnaire No Basis for New Trial for Former Newark Mayor


February 14, 2013 | Authored Publication

Third Circuit Sides with Government and Orders Fumo to Shoulder More of the Restitution Burden

By: John A. Schwab
February 13, 2013 | Authored Publication

Collateral Consequences of Healthcare Prosecutions

By: Christopher A. Iacono
February 2013 | Authored Publication

D.C. Circuit Denies Reporter Access to Independent Consultant Reports from AIG Settlement with SEC

By: James W. Kraus
February 6, 2013 | Authored Publication

Swiss Bank Account a Safe Haven? Not So Much...

By: James W. Kraus
February 5, 2013 | Authored Publication

Third Circuit Vacates Sentence in Fraud Case Based on Improper Loss Amount Calculation

By: John A. Schwab
February 4, 2013 | Authored Publication

Second Circuit Finds Temporary Restraining Order Admissible to Show State of Mind

By: James W. Kraus
January 29, 2013 | Authored Publication

Key Employment Issues Reach the Supreme Court in December 2012

By: Jennifer R. Russell
January 23, 2013 | E-mail Blast

HHS Announces First HIPAA Breach Settlement Involving Less Than 500 Patients


January 18, 2013 | E-mail Blast

A Philadelphia Federal Judge Gives Major Part D Case The Green Light


January 14, 2013 | E-mail Blast

Second Circuit Allows Government's Interlocutory Appeal of Suppression Order in Spongetech Securities Fraud Prosecution

By: James W. Kraus
January 11, 2013 | Authored Publication

Fourth Circuit Reverses $20 Million Restitution Order in Sweepstakes Fraud Case

By: James W. Kraus
January 7, 2013 | Authored Publication

The Importance Of Well Crafted Policies


January 3, 2013 | E-mail Blast

APTx Agrees to Guilty Plea and $1 million Fine for Fraud in Iraq Reconstruction Contract

By: James W. Kraus
December 12, 2012 | Authored Publication

Standard Chartered Bank Enters Into DPA for IEEPA Violations - Forfeits $227 Million

By: James W. Kraus
December 11, 2012 | Authored Publication

Clean Water Act Conviction Results in 5 year sentence for Owner and General Manager of Wastewater Treatment Facility

By: James W. Kraus
December 7, 2012 | Authored Publication

NLRB: Sexually Charged Comments Did Not Justify Firing

By: Robert J. D'Anniballe, Jr.
December 4, 2012 | E-mail Blast

SEC Chair Schapiro to Step down

By: James W. Kraus
November 26, 2012 | Authored Publication

Patton Sounds Death Knell for Statutory Employer Defense

By: John R. Brumberg, Mark Gordon
November 14, 2012 | Authored Publication

Employers' Heightened Obligation To Initiate Interactive Process With Employees


November 12, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Middle District of Pennsylvania Includes Additional Government Disclosure Requirements in New Rule for Pre-Sentence Procedure

By: James W. Kraus
November 12, 2012 | Authored Publication

Indictment of Environmental Lab Operator a Sign of DOJ’s Willingness to Treat CWA Violations as Criminal Matters

By: James W. Kraus
November 11, 2012 | Authored Publication

Wasson Capital, Ltd. President Pleads Guilty, Agrees to $2.3 Million in Restitution and Settles with SEC for Misleading Investors

By: James W. Kraus
November 10, 2012 | Authored Publication

Is the Resale of an iPhone a Copyright Infringement?


November 9, 2012 | E-mail Blast

MoneyGram International Secures DPA, Forfeiting $100 Million, for Anti-Money Laundering and Wire Fraud Violations

By: James W. Kraus
November 9, 2012 | Authored Publication

PA Court Addresses Work Injury Occurring During Lunch


October 31, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Assistant Attorney General Breuer Highlights Civil Forfeiture, DPAs and NPAs at IBC Legal Forum in London

By: James W. Kraus
October 26, 2012 | Authored Publication

Critical Employment Issues Headline Supreme Court Agenda


October 23, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Pennsylvania remains unsettled – not with the 2012 Presidential election – but with the adoption of the Restatement (Third) of Torts


October 19, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Third Circuit: Sentencing Judges Not Required to Consider Federal-State Disparities


October 15, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Second Circuit Affirms District Court’s Authority Under All Writs Act to Restrain Funds in Anticipation of Sentencing

By: James W. Kraus
October 12, 2012 | Authored Publication

Second Circuit Issues Important Opinion on Damages and Materiality Under the FCA


October 4, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Restatement (Third) of Torts: A Fifty-State Compendium


October 2012 | Authored Publication

Security Officers' Class Action Rejected by the Court

By: Shelly R. Pagac
October 1, 2012 | Authored Publication

Construction Legal Edge Fall Newsletter 2012

By: Mark T. Caloyer
Fall 2012 | Authored Publication

9th Circuit Does Not Find Government's Chutzpah Appealing

By: James W. Kraus
September 27, 2012 | Authored Publication

TYCO Enters Into NPA and Subsidiary Pleads Guilty - $26 million Paid in FCPA Settlement

By: James W. Kraus
September 25, 2012 | Authored Publication

WSJ Article Shines Light on Guilty Pleas

By: James W. Kraus
September 24, 2012 | Authored Publication

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Again Discusses Guidelines for Invalidating the Compensability of a Workers' Compensation Claim, for an Injury Caused by a Violation of a Positive Work Rule


September 21, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Third Circuit Denies Defendant Interest on Award of Excess Restitution

By: James W. Kraus
September 20, 2012 | Authored Publication

Former Stanford Financial Group CIO Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice

By: James W. Kraus
September 14, 2012 | Authored Publication

United States Files Statement of Interest in Major Medicare Part D FCA Case


September 13, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Who Is Enforcing the Stark Law of the United States?

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
September 2012 | Authored Publication

5th Circuit Surpasses Its Brethren In Granting Government Employees A Green Light To Blow The Whistle

By: Douglas K. Rosenblum
September 7, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Fourth Circuit Refuses To Apply Computer Fraud And Abuse Act To Employee's Theft Of Trade Secrets


September 6, 2012 | E-mail Blast

New York Times Reports Largest FCPA Settlements have been with Foreign Firms

By: James W. Kraus
September 6, 2012 | Authored Publication

Jury Convicts Three Former UBS Executives for Municipal Bond Big Rigging

By: James W. Kraus
September 5, 2012 | Authored Publication

SEC Makes First Whistleblower Award Since Passage of Dodd-Frank

By: James W. Kraus
September 4, 2012 | Authored Publication

Michigan Man Becomes 9th Individual to Plead Guilty in $13.8 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme

By: James W. Kraus
September 3, 2012 | Authored Publication

Second Circuit Reverses District Court's Dismissal of SEC Claim Against Former Terex Corporation CFO

By: James W. Kraus
September 2, 2012 | Authored Publication

Company that Compensated Victims of Employee's Bid Rigging Scheme has no Standing to Appeal Criminal Restitution Order

By: James W. Kraus
September 1, 2012 | Authored Publication

Ninth Circuit Rules Relator's Share is Ordinary Income


August 23, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Upheld

By: Kevin E. Raphael
August 2012 | Authored Publication

OIG Cautions Home and Community Based Service Programs: Non-Compliance Will Not Be Tolerated


August 13, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Mortgage Fraud Still a Priority for U.S. Department of Justice


August 8, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Firm Newsletter, Summer 2012

By: Emily J. Wagner
August 2012 | Firm Newsletter

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Decides How Filmed Surveillance Evidence May Be Used to Defeat a Claimant's Petition for Workers' Compensation Benefits Entitlement


August 3, 2012 | E-mail Blast

The Third Circuit Establishes Factors for Joint Employer Status under the FLSA


July 24, 2012 | Authored Publication

Supreme Court Extends Apprendi Rule to Criminal Fines: Requires Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt


July 13, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Bowling For Compensation Dollars


July 13, 2012 | E-mail Blast

New P3 Law to Jump-Start Road Construction Projects in PA


July 11, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Not Entitled to Overtime Wages


July 10, 2012 | E-mail Blast

West Virginia Supreme Court Overrules Its Prior Finding in Brown V. Genesis II


July 9, 2012 | E-mail Blast

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Expands a Contractor’s Liability for Workers' Compensation Payments to a Subcontractor’s Employees


July 2, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision On Admissibility of Scientific Evidence

By: Mark T. Caloyer, Paul Kenneth Vey
July 2012 | Authored Publication

The Tar Heel State Steps Up Its Fight Against Fraud - Part II

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht, Marc Stephen Raspanti
June 27, 2012 | Authored Publication

The Tar Heel State Steps Up Its Fight Against Fraud

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht, Marc Stephen Raspanti
June 26, 2012 | Authored Publication

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Affirms Seven Figure Verdict


June 13, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Are Arrestees and Convicts a New Protected Class?


June 7, 2012 | E-mail Blast

EEOC issued an updated Enforcement Guidance on Employer Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  This new Guidance places a heavy burden on employers who wish to continue to use prior criminal information in employment decisions.  The EEOC will analyze whether a criminal record exclusion policy violates Title VII under two analytical frameworks: "disparate treatment" and "disparate impact."
 

Will Zuckerberg "Friend" the SEC?

By: Douglas K. Rosenblum
May 31, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Challenges to Patent Validity Under America Invents Act


May 8, 2012 | Authored Publication

Former Natural Gas Worker Pleads Guilty to Damaging Marcellus Shale Pipeline

By: Christopher A. Iacono
April 19, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Will Arbitration Provisions in Employment Contracts be Enforced? The Third Circuit Clarifies the Standard in Quilloin v. Tenet


April 5, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Many employers routinely include arbitration provisions in their employment contracts or employee handbooks.  Should your organization have one?  If so, how can its provisions be made enforceable?  It will only be enforceable if the language is carefully and appropriately drafted.

 

Supreme Court Curtails Medical Diagnostic Patents


March 30, 2012 | E-mail Blast

U.S. Supreme Court Finds Defense Counsel Ineffective for Advice on Plea Bargains


March 28, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Exceptionally Speaking: The Potential High Cost of Losing a Patent Infringement Case

By: Martha S. Helmreich, Eric G. Soller
March 14, 2012 | Authored Publication

$4,683,653.03.  That's the total amount of the bill that the Federal Circuit stamped "due and payable" by MarcTec, a medical device maker, in MarcTec, LLC v. Johnson & Johnson and Cordis Corporation, 664 F.3d 907. 

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Again Addresses the Situation Where a Claimant Receiving Workers' Compensation Indemnity Benefits Is Considered Retired, Has Consequently Withdrawn Himself Voluntarily from the Workforce, and Is Therefore No Longer Entitled to Wage Loss Benefits


March 8, 2012 | E-mail Blast

English Only Rules in the Workplace Still Subject to Scrutiny

By: Shelly R. Pagac, Jennifer R. Russell
March 06, 2012 | Authored Publication

...there has been an increase in non-English speaking workers in the U.S. labor force. Linguistic diversity can present both opportunities and challenges for employers. Over 30 states have enacted legislation making English their official language for purposes of state and even local government functions.

Clinton Fundraiser's 24-Year Sentence Upheld


February 28, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Government Abandons First Large-Scale FCPA Sting Prosecution

By: James W. Kraus
February 28, 2012 | Authored Publication

Clinton Fundraiser's 24-Year Sentence Upheld

By: James W. Kraus
February 28, 2012 | Authored Publication

Government Abandons First Large-Scale FCPA Sting Prosecution


February 23, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Employers Must Listen for the Magic Words


February 21, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Employers must be on the lookout for those "magic words" spoken by an employee that may qualify as a protected activity triggering a subsequent claim of retaliation.

 

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Affirms the Denial of a Claim Petition Because the Injury Was Determined Not to Have Occurred within the Course of a Claimant's Employment When He Abandoned His Job Duties and Specific Worksite


February 9, 2012 | E-mail Blast

Unanimous Supreme Court Finds Warrantless Use of GPS Device Violates Fourth Amendment

By: James W. Kraus
January 24, 2012 | E-mail Blast

On January 23, 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the attachment of a GPS device to a suspect's vehicle, and the use of that device to monitor the vehicle's movements on public streets, constitutes a search under the Fourth Amendment and requires a warrant.
 

Physicians May Now Have an Implied Duty to Care for a Patient's Emotional Well-Being


January 24, 2012 | E-mail Blast

On December 22, 2011, an equally divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court dramatically extended liability for negligent infliction of emotional distress ("NIED") to "special relationship" breach of contract or breach of fiduciary duty cases, in Toney v. Chester County Hospital, ---A.3d--- (Pa. 2011), 2011 WL 6413948.
 

Supreme Court Recognizes Ministerial Exception

By: Leslie A. Mariotti
January 23, 2012 | E-mail Blast

 In a major decision regarding how the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") applies to religious employers, the United States Supreme Court has unanimously recognized a "ministerial exception," grounded in the First Amendment. The Court's decision bars employment discrimination claims brought pursuant to the ADA by ministers against the religious institutions that employ them. 

When Can an Employee Take FMLA Leave for Reasons Related to the Birth of a Grandchild?


December 15, 2011 | E-mail Blast

When Does an Employer’s Obligation to Preserve Electronic Information Begin?

By: Leslie A. Mariotti, Shelly R. Pagac
December 1, 2011 | E-mail Blast

With so many discrimination cases being filed, an employer may wonder when its obligation to preserve electronic information begins.  It begins when a party "reasonably anticipates" litigation, which in no event is later than when a charge of discrimination is received.  The obligation to preserve electronic information may arise even earlier than when a charge is filed, but this article is simply a reminder that in no event does that obligation arise later than when the charge of discrimination if filed.

Six More Months in Prison for State Senator


November 11, 2011 | E-mail Blast

Firm Newsletter, Winter 2011

By: Shelly R. Pagac
November 2011 | Firm Newsletter

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Betty Dukes, Et Al., The Supreme Court Steps in to Rein in Class Action Litigation

By: Shelly R. Pagac
November 1, 2011 | Authored Publication

What's Next for the Year-Old SEC Whistleblower Program?

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
November 1, 2011 | Authored Publication

Pennsylvania Causes of Action


Fall 2011 | Authored Publication

Gaetan J. Alfano co-authored the manual, “Pennsylvania Causes of Action” (ALM 1st Edition, 2011).

 

 

October 2011 Health Law Update


October 31, 2011 | E-mail Blast

In this Edition:

  1. Center for Medicare Services (CMS) Issues Final Rules on Accountable Care Organizations(ACO)
  2. SciClone Proposes Settlement to Class Action Lawsuit Arising from Alleged Violations of the FCPA
  3. LHC Settles Alleged Medicare Violations for $65 Million
  4. Three Pharmaceutical Companies Hit by $162.5 Million Verdict  After Three Patients Develop Hepatitis C from Propofol

The Western District of Pennsylvania is Named a Patent Pilot Program Court


October 12, 2011 | E-mail Blast

Recent Qui Tam Fee Awards

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
October 2011 | Authored Publication

September 2011 Health Law Update


September 30, 2011 | E-mail Blast

In This Edition:

  1. RAC Audits Extended to Medicaid Program
  2. Attorney General Holder Announces Major Health Care Fraud Takedown
  3. Affordable Care Act Update
  4. Texas Teaching Hospital and California Medical Billing Services Company Settle Federal and State False Claims Charges
  5. Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Suspended
  6. Upcoming News & Events
  7. Survey

The Commonwealth Court Holds That Despite a Claimant Undergoing Spinal Fusion Surgery, Involving Bone Grafting and Metallic Fixation, a Termination, Based on a Credible and Persuasive Physician's Opinion Establishing the Claimant's Full Recovery from All Aspects of the Work Injury, Can be Properly Granted


September 16, 2011 | E-mail Blast

The Supreme Court Speaks Again On When A State Court Can Exercise Jurisdiction Over A Foreign Defendant In A Products Liability Suit: Very Clearly In One Case And Not So Clearly In Another

By: Martha S. Helmreich
September 16, 2011 | Authored Publication

Revalidate Your Medicare Enrollment

By: Holly E. DiCesare, Martin T. Durkin, Jr.
September 9, 2011 | E-mail Blast

The Expanding Scope of, and Strategies for Health Care Litigation in the Fraud, Abuse, and Waste Arena

By: Kevin E. Raphael
September 2011 | Authored Publication

FCA 101: A Practitioner’s Guide to the False Claims Act

By: Douglas K. Rosenblum, John A. Schwab
Fall 2011 | Authored Publication

Published in Criminal Justice, Volume 26, Number 3, Fall 2011. © 2011 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

Why Is Qui Tam Litigation Often So Difficult to Resolve?

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
September 1, 2011 | Authored Publication

E-Discovery in Pennsylvania: Bridging the Gap in the Electronic Age

By: John A. Schwab
September 2011 | Authored Publication

State Senator’s Conviction Upheld but Resentencing Ordered by the Court


August 25, 2011 | E-mail Blast

Sweeping ADAAA Regulations Promise Increased Challenges For Employers


August 18, 2011 | Authored Publication

Defining Disabilities: Three Recent EEOC Cases to Test the Boundaries of the Amended ADA


July 19, 2011 | Authored Publication

U.S. vs. Norris - An Attack on the Attorney-Client Privilege


July 6, 2011 | E-mail Blast

Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Intersection of Health Care Law and Ethics

By: Kevin E. Raphael
July 2011 | Authored Publication

Jumping Down a Whole Flight of Steps at Work and Crashing, Instead of Walking down the Stairs Normally: A Compensable Injury?


June 24, 2011 | E-mail Blast

White Collar Alert: Former LeNature’s CEO Pleads Guilty

By: John A. Schwab
June 20, 2011 | E-mail Blast

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Explains That, Although a Claimant's Average Weekly Pre-Injury Wage Figure Was Increased Because of Overtime Pay, He Is Not Necessarily Entitled to Wage Loss Benefits Once He Returns to Work and Overtime Is Then Unavailable, If Overtime Is Also Unavailable at That Time to His Similarly Employed Co-Workers Across-the-Board


June 17, 2011 | E-mail Blast

June 2011 Health Law Update


June 17, 2011 | E-mail Blast

In This Edition:

  1. Eleventh Circuit poised to strike "Obama-care"
  2. Physician-owned distributorships under inquiry
  3. Pa. Courts divided on social media discovery in litigation
  4. Public hospitals sue for underpayment by insurance companies
  5. Commonwealth Court rules no MCARE coverage for physician

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Further Illustrates How a Claimant's Retirement Status Can End Eligibility for Indemnity Benefits Entitlement


June 10, 2011 | E-mail Blast

The Role of Outside Counsel In Title IX Compliance


June 9, 2011 | Authored Publication

A Recent Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Case is Instructive Concerning the Use of the Employee's Report of Benefits Form


June 3, 2011 | E-mail Blast

Workers' Compensation Fraud: Tilting at Fraud Mill No Longer Quixotic

By: Douglas K. Rosenblum
May/June 2011 | Authored Publication

May 2011 Health Law Update


May 10, 2011 | E-mail Blast

 In This Edition:

  1. Physician and Hospital Relationships After Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Collaboration To Replace Competition
  2. The Pressure Is On
  3. United States, Ex. Rel. Bennett V. Medtronic Inc. Highlights the Difficulties of Imposing False Claims Act Liability
  4. Multiple Medical Practices in New York State Succeed In Transforming Into Patient Centered Medical Home
  5. CMS Has Collected $162 Million in Overpayments in the First 3 Months of 2011
  6. AMA Introduced Free CPT Code Application, Launches Contest for Physician/Student Application Designs
  7. Survey Indicates Fully Implemented EHRS Result in Higher Productivity, Lower Costs

Whistleblower News: May 2011


May 2011 | E-mail Blast

Inside this Edition:  

  • IRS Informant Reward Program - Overview
  • IRS Proposes Amendments To Its Informant Reward Program
  • IRS Whistleblower Paid $4.5 Million: First Award Under IRS Whistleblower Program
  • Treasury Department Inspector General Calls For Audit Of IRS' Handling of Whistleblower Claims
  • IRS Statistics On Underpayments of Federal Taxes
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules that FOIA Requests Trigger Public Disclosure Bar
  • SEC Adopts Final Regulations For Whistleblower Program
  • Recent Whistleblower Events

Firm Newsletter, Spring 2011

By: Joseph J. Bosick, Marc Stephen Raspanti
May 2011 | Firm Newsletter

Whistleblower News: April 2011


April 2011 | E-mail Blast

Inside this Edition:  

  • Record Setting Whistleblower Recoveries in FY 2010
  • IRS Proposes Amendments to Its Informant Reward Program
  • Whistleblower Secrecy Remains Safe ... For Now
  • False Claims Act Includes Broad Protections Against Whistleblower Retaliation
  • Ohio and Washington Introduce Bills to Enact State False Claims Acts
  • Recent Whistleblower Events

March 2011 Health Law Update


March 30, 2011 | E-mail Blast

Inside This Edition:

  1. HHS Fines Insurer $4.3 Million for Failing to Provide Patients Their Records and For Failing to Cooperate with Investigation
  2. Healthcare Reform: The Constitutionality of the PPACA Debate Continues
  3. U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Federal Law Preempts Design Defect Claims Against Vaccine Manufacturer
  4. U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Proximate Cause Threshold in "Cat's Paw" Theory of Liability Cases
  5. Fired MIT Professor Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Grant Application

The IRS’ Proposed Amendments to Its Informant Award Program

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti, Douglas K. Rosenblum
March 2, 2011 | Authored Publication

The New Age of Complex Business Valuation, PBI Publication, Health Law Institute

By: Martin T. Durkin, Jr.
March 1, 2011 | Authored Publication

New Indictment in $800 million Fraud Case in Western District of Pennsylvania

By: John A. Schwab
February 25, 2011 | E-mail Blast

Proposed SEC Rules Undermine Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Incentives

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
February 10, 2011 | Authored Publication

New Title VII Plaintiff Identified


February 9, 2011 | E-mail Blast

Sen. Stevens' Tragic Demise Breathed Life Into Brady

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
January 24, 2011 | Authored Publication

Walking A Fine Line: An Employer’s Right to Review Its Employees’ Electronic Messages


November 16, 2010 | Authored Publication

Employee Assistance Program Triggers Litigation


November 2, 2010 | E-mail Blast

Third Circuit Rules that Failure to Promote Claim Not Compensable Under Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

By: Jennifer R. Russell
October 20, 2010 | Authored Publication

Bill Seeks to Extend Medicare Exclusion Provisions to Former Officers and Directors


October 14, 2010 | E-mail Blast

Patient Recruiter Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud

By: John A. Schwab
September 20, 2010 | E-mail Blast

Strike Force Prosecution of $251 Million in Medicare Scams

By: John A. Schwab
August 2010 | Authored Publication

SEC Whistleblower Office is Open for Business


August 5, 2010 | E-mail Blast

Sentencing Strategies for Clients With Significant Health Issues

By: Kevin E. Raphael
August 2010 | Authored Publication

Defense Contracting Fraud Prosecutions: Is the Past Prologue?

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
July 29-30, 2010 | Authored Publication

Ohio Supreme Court Bars ‘Take Home’ Asbestos Exposure for Premises Owners Where Exposure Does Not Occur On Premises


July 19, 2010 | Authored Publication

Five-Star Makes Complaints Against Nursing Homes Even More Serious


July 6, 2010 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Summer 2010

By: Joseph J. Bosick, Mark Gordon, Martha S. Helmreich, Douglas K. Rosenblum, Clem C. Trischler
July 2010 | Firm Newsletter

Operation Stolen Dreams recovers over $147 million in mortgage fraud cases

By: John A. Schwab
July 2010 | Authored Publication

Intellectual Property Task Force Obtains Criminal Copyright Conviction

By: John A. Schwab
June 10, 2010 | E-mail Blast

False Claims in Construction - Qui Tam Issues in the Industry Today


June 2010 | Authored Publication

Virtual Testimony and the Confrontation Clause

By: James W. Kraus
May 2010 | Authored Publication

The Government's Increased Spending on Fraud Enforcement Will Likely Result in the Execution of More Search Warrants - Is Your Company Ready?


Spring/Summer 2010 | Authored Publication

'Congress Must Speak Clearly, Again'- 18 U.S.C. § 1346

By: John A. Schwab
Spring 2010 | Authored Publication

States, Statutes and Fraud: A Study of Emerging State Efforts to Combat White Collar Crime

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
April 2010 | Authored Publication

The Minnesota False Claims Act: Is It Minnesota Nice?

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht, Marc Stephen Raspanti
April 2010 | Authored Publication

Protecting The Empire: A Practitioner's Primer On The New York False Claims Act

By: Michael A. Morse, Peter St. Tienne Wolff
March 3, 2010 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Spring 2010

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti, Douglas K. Rosenblum
March 2010 | Firm Newsletter

Five-Star's Commercial Quality Bar: Balancing the Scales to Ensure Fair and Honest Consumer Reports


March 2010 | Authored Publication

February 2010 Health Law Update

By: Kevin E. Raphael, Paul Kenneth Vey
February 15, 2010 | E-mail Blast

In this edition:

  1. State and Federal prosecutors cracking down on Healthcare Fraud with the passage of the Affordable Care Act
  2. Department of Justice Spearheads Nationwide Implantable Cardiac Device Investigation
  3. Business associate E-mail encryption required under the HITECH Act and HIPAA
  4. "Responsible Corporate Officers" are excluded from participation in all federal healthcare programs by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, regardless of the lack of any personal wrongdoing
  5. PA Superior Court rejects defense effort to streamline post settlement rigors of Medicare Secondary Payer Act

Daubert Challenges to Experts in Federal Criminal Cases: A Still Underutilized Defense

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
February 2010 | Authored Publication

The Shifting Tide in FINRA Arbitrations

By: James W. Kraus, Douglas K. Rosenblum
February 2, 2010 | Authored Publication

The Faragher/Ellerth Affirmative Defense

By: Shelly R. Pagac
February 2010 | Authored Publication

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies Some Aspects of Asbestos Law in Recent Abrams Decision


November 12, 2009 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Fall 2009

By: Robert J. D'Anniballe, Jr., Mark Gordon, Christopher A. Iacono, James W. Kraus
November 2009 | Firm Newsletter

Punitive Damages in Pennsylvania (2009)


October 26, 2009 | Authored Publication

Pennsylvania Court Reduces Security for Appeal of Excess Judgment in Medical Malpractice Case


October 22, 2009 | Authored Publication

Pennsylvania Federal Court Upholds FIFO Approach to Settlement of Claims; Rejects Bad Faith Assertion


October 21, 2009 | Authored Publication

West Virginia Supreme Court Requires Special Interrogatories to Preserve Coverage Issues for Subsequent Litigation


October 20, 2009 | Authored Publication

Walk the Line: Reporting Anticipated Fraud Violations May Be a Risky Proposition for SOX Whistleblowers

By: Christopher A. Iacono
October 2009 | Authored Publication

Anatomy of a Federal Health Care Fraud Prosecution

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
September/October 2009 | Authored Publication

EEOC Issues Proposed Regulations on the ADA Amendments of 2008

By: Shelly R. Pagac
September 2009 | Authored Publication

A Sea Change in Government Contracts Comes With Policy Alterations

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti, Douglas K. Rosenblum
August 14, 2009 | Authored Publication

The Employment Protection and Anti-Discrimination Provisions of the New Jersey State False Claims Act

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht, Marc Stephen Raspanti
August 10, 2009 | Authored Publication

The 'New' Confrontation Clause? The Supreme Court's Melendez-Diaz Decision


August 10, 2009 | Authored Publication

The 'New' New Jersey False Claims Act: It Was Born to Run

By: Pamela Coyle Brecht, Marc Stephen Raspanti
July 6, 2009 | Authored Publication

Major Amendments to the Federal False Claims Act

By: Michael A. Morse, Peter St. Tienne Wolff
June 2009 | Authored Publication

Medical Apology Laws and Adverse Event Reporting Under the PSQIA

By: Michael A. Morse
June 2009 | Authored Publication

Compliance and Governance for Health Care Organizations and Marketing and Sales Activities

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
May/June 2009 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Spring 2009

By: Joseph J. Bosick, Jennifer R. Russell, Paul Kenneth Vey
May 2009 | Firm Newsletter

How Best to Get Paid After a Successful Qui Tam Case

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
April 2009 | Authored Publication

Everything You Wanted To Know About Pennsylvania's New Right-To-Know Law (But Were To Afraid To Ask)


March 2009 | Authored Publication

Safe Informed Consent (SIC): A Cost Effective Systems Approach


March 2009 | Authored Publication

In Defense of Healthcare Sales Representatives


February 9, 2009 | Authored Publication

Will an Internal Independent Investigation Always Make a Difference to a Corporation?

By: Marc Stephen Raspanti
February 2009 | Authored Publication

Employers' Cost-Cutting Measures in Strained Economic Times


January 14, 2009 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Winter 2009

By: Martin T. Durkin, Jr., Christopher A. Iacono, Richard J. Parks
January 2009 | Firm Newsletter

FASB May Expand Obligations to Disclose Contingent Loss Liabilities

By: Christopher A. Iacono
December 18, 2008 | Authored Publication

The Antitrust Division's Corporate Leniency Policy: A Deal Is A Deal?


September 2008 | Authored Publication

U.S. House of Representatives Passes ADA Amendments Act

By: Jennifer R. Russell
August 11, 2008 | Authored Publication

Safe informed consent: A cost-effective systems approach


August 2008 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Summer 2008

By: Jennifer R. Russell
July 2008 | Authored Publication

Supreme Court Holds That Section 1981 Encompasses Retaliation Claims

By: Jennifer R. Russell
May 28, 2008 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Spring 2008

By: Martha S. Helmreich, Michael A. Morse, Kevin E. Raphael, Paul Kenneth Vey
May 2008 | Authored Publication

Deficit Reduction Act of 2005: False Claims Education Requirements and the Rise of State False Claims Acts

By: Michael A. Morse
Spring 2010 | Authored Publication

The Rise of State False Claims Acts

By: Michael A. Morse
Spring 2008 | Authored Publication

Supreme Court Restricts Pool of Potential Defendants in 10(b)/Securities Fraud Cases

By: Martha S. Helmreich, Eric G. Soller
January 29, 2008 | Authored Publication

Prosecution of Physicians for Off-Label Marketing of FDA Approved Drugs: an Emerging Trend?

By: Kevin E. Raphael
Winter 2007-2008 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Winter 2008


January 2008 | Authored Publication

Mandatory Rules for Reporting Medical Errors, Adverse Events, Near Misses and Device Failures

By: Michael A. Morse
December 1, 2007 | Authored Publication

Rockwell Int'l Corp. v. United States: Supreme Court Clarifies the Original Source Exception in Federal False Claims Cases

By: Michael A. Morse
November 27, 2007 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Fall 2007

By: Martha S. Helmreich, James W. Kraus, Clem C. Trischler
November 2007 | Authored Publication

The CPT Trap: Why Following the Code Does Not Protect You from Prosecution for Health Care Fraud

By: Michael A. Morse
November 1, 2007 | Authored Publication

Settle at Your Own Risk: An Additional Insured’s Dilemma


Fall 2007 | Authored Publication

Why Isn't Every White Collar Defense Lawyer Using a Jury Questionnaire?

By: Michael A. Morse
September/October 2007 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Summer 2007

By: Martha S. Helmreich, Eric G. Soller
August 2007 | Authored Publication

Healthcare Providers' Use of Non-FDA Approved Drugs: A Treacherous Course Regardless of Intent

By: Kevin E. Raphael
August 1, 2007 | Authored Publication

Mandatory Reporting of Adverse Events, Near Misses and Mistakes for Acute Care Hospitals

By: Michael A. Morse
July 31, 2007 | Authored Publication

Daubert Challenges to Experts in Federal Criminal Cases: An Overlooked Defense

By: Michael A. Morse
July 2007 | Authored Publication

Revamp Section 806 of Sarbanes-Oxley

By: Christopher A. Iacono
June 2007 | Authored Publication

Mandatory External Reporting of Adverse Events, Near Misses and Unanticipated Consequences

By: Michael A. Morse
June 1, 2007 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Spring 2007


April 2007 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Winter 2007

By: Martha S. Helmreich
January 2007 | Authored Publication

More Than a Mail Drop: Redefining the Role of Local Counsel

By: Michael A. Morse
November 15, 2006 | Authored Publication

Check Mate: The Government's Increasing Use of Spouses to Leverage Plea Agreements


Fall 2006 | Authored Publication

Firm Newsletter, Fall 2006

By: Clem C. Trischler
October 2006 | Authored Publication

Tips from the Trenches: A Corporation's Response to Search Warrants

By: Michael A. Morse
May 26, 2006 | Authored Publication

When the Wolf is At Your Door: Surviving the Execution of a Search Warrant

By: Michael A. Morse
March 1, 2006 | Authored Publication

The Incredible Shrinking Privilege: Conversations Between Corporate Counsel and Former Employees May No Longer Be Privileged or Protected

By: Michael A. Morse
June 1, 2005 | Authored Publication

Chapter 22: Risk of the Internet

By: Kevin E. Raphael
January 1, 2005 | Authored Publication

Tender Offers and Short-Form Mergers by Controlling Shareholders Under Delaware Law: the '800-Pound Gorilla' Continues Unimpeded – In Re Pure Resources, Inc., Shareholders Litigation

By: Christopher A. Iacono
January 1, 2003 | Authored Publication

Shifting the Blame: Why a Regulator or Receiver’s Conduct Is Not A Defense Part II


Fall 2002 | Authored Publication