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Grant Eisenhofer Represents Whistleblowers in Nearly $100 Million Settlement With Community Health Systems, Resolving Claims that Medicare/Medicaid Payors Were Bilked by Excessive ER Admissions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major settlement for alleged health care fraud, law firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., working with the U.S. Justice Department and various states' attorneys general, has reached an agreement with Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) to resolve whistleblower lawsuits filed under federal and state...

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Unions Win Furlough Fight

CARBONDALE, Ill., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An administrative law judge for the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (IELRB) has found that the administration for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIU) acted illegally during a 2011 contract dispute and is directing the university to return lost salary to more than...

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Barrack, Rodos and Bacine Announces Record Settlement of AIG 2008 Securities Class Action

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, a lead counsel in the American International Group, Inc. 2008 Securities Litigation class action lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, announces that settlements totaling $970.5 million have been reached in the case. The...

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Mississippi Power announces settlement with Sierra Club, conversions or closures of some generating units

GULFPORT, Miss., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to most economically comply with new federal environmental standards and meet obligations under a settlement with the Sierra Club, Mississippi Power is planning to repower, convert to natural gas, or retire several units at plants Watson, Sweatt and Greene County.

Mississippi Power...

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All-Tag Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Checkpoint Systems; Complaint Alleges Violation of '566 Patent on Resonance Security Tags

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All-Tag Security America, Inc. announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP) alleging patent infringement of its resonance security label, a non-reusable anti-shoplifting product.

All-Tag, a leading provider of anti-theft security labels and tags...

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ImageSoft Again Named Best Fit Integrator by e.Republic's Center for Digital Government

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time in recent years, ImageSoft, Inc. has earned the distinction of being named a Best Fit Integrator by e.Republic's Center for Digital Government. The company first received the award in 2010.

ImageSoft was one of only eight companies nationally to receive the coveted award. The...

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Whistleblower Prompts FAA Investigation and Fine for Southwest Airlines

BEAUMONT, Texas, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Provost Umphrey attorney Jane Swearingen Leger is representing Jeffrey Bondurant, a former Southwest Airlines cargo manager, who was allegedly fired for bringing to light the unsafe transportation of hazardous materials on Southwest Airlines' passenger planes. Bondurant also began to question whether...

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Accomplished Dallas Litigators Form Gardner Haas PLLC

DALLAS, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gardner Haas PLLC, a new Dallas law firm launched by veterans of a prominent litigation boutique, is ready to serve companies and individuals seeking innovative, successful resolution of their business disputes. Attorneys Michael S. Gardner and Eric P. Haas are committed to providing the same level of...

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Noted International Arbitration Partner Amir Ghaffari Joins Vinson Elkins

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highly-regarded international arbitration lawyer Amir Ghaffari joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner today in London. Ghaffari, who brings years of experience in Middle East and construction disputes, often sits as an arbitrator and will also work from the firm's Dubai office.

He represents energy...

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Former IRS Official Sam Maruca Rejoins Covington's Tax Practice

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Covington & Burling is pleased to announce that Sam Maruca, most recently the Director of Transfer Pricing Operations for the Large Business and International Division at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, has returned to the firm as a partner. Mr. Maruca will be resident in the firm's...

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