Blog Archive: May 2017

Posted on Wed, 2017-05-31 15:04 by Jay P. Holland in False Claims Act

Federal government employees are often in an excellent position to know about waste, fraud and abuse in government programs and to quietly inform others of what they know in order to punish wrongdoing, spur change and save the government vast sums of money. When they inform Congress, for example, about potentially illegal or wasteful practices in their agencies, federal employees are acting as whistleblowers – and they are protected under their own whistleblower statutes.

Posted on Wed, 2017-05-31 14:44 by Levi S. Zaslow in


Debtor/Credit – Civil Procedure


Cassandra Murray v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 2280, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Ct. Spec. App., April 26, 2017).


http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/cosa/2017/2280s15.pdf

Posted on Thu, 2017-05-25 12:20 by Brian J. Markovitz in Labor Law

More and more frequently, employers are evading the legal requirement to pay overtime to their employees by choosing to pay them on a salaried basis instead of an hourly wage, and then telling the employees that they’re not entitled to overtime because they have an “exempt” job title. But often this practice amounts to nothing more than illegal wage theft from workers who should be classified as hourly and are being denied overtime pay that they deserve.

Posted on Thu, 2017-05-04 14:58 by Veronica Nannis in

      Did you know that sometimes civil health care fraud can result in criminal convictions? It’s rare. But when it happens, it ruins lives, careers and risks serious patient harm. What might start small, can quickly snowball when greed eclipses medical judgment. When supervision and peer review get overshadowed by revenue, civil fraud can be a crime.


            Civil fraud turned criminal charges


Just some of the media headlines discussing civil-fraud-turned-criminal have included:

Posted on Tue, 2017-05-02 15:15 by Andrew E. Greenwald in

When a patient is injured or dies as a result of inappropriate medical treatment, it is known as medical negligence. In medical negligence cases, it’s important to provide your attorney with a list of specific items to better help them investigate the claim. 

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