Hospital System Settles Medicare Overbilling Case for $65 Million

AP News reported on August 4, 2018, that Prime Healthcare Services, one of the biggest hospital systems in the country and the company CEO agreed to pay $65 million to resolve claims the California based company overbilled Medicare. The lawsuit that forced the settlement was a whistleblower lawsuit. Prime will pay $61....

False Claim Act Cases Result in Lucrative Awards for Whistleblowers

False Claims Act cases filed by whistleblowers are an important way to keep companies accountable when they defraud the government and consumers, and also compensate the whistleblower for their efforts in bringing the company to justice.  Below are some recent whistleblower cases of note, and the awards paid by the co...

California Employees Leaves of Absence, Transfers, Telecommuting and Mental Health Issues

What California Employees Should Know about Workplace Accommodation in 2018: Leaves of Absence, Transfers, Telecommuting and Mental Health Issues By: Steve Danz, Esq. What is the status of workplace accommodation in California courts? California workplace accommodation was a hot area for litigation in 2017; a tren...

What California Employees Should Know about Workplace Accommodation in 2018

What California Employees Should Know about Workplace Accommodation in 2018: Reasonable Accommodation vs. Undue Hardship By: Steve Danz, Esq. How do the courts interpret “undue hardship” to employers in exemption from the ADA? In an interesting recent case, an employee who was a computer graphics designer for ...

UCLA Oncologist Wins $13 Million Sex Discrimination case

UCLA Oncologist Wins $13 Million Sex Discrimination case A Los Angeles Superior Court jury found that a female cancer researcher, Dr. Lauren Pinter-Brown, was treated unequally by her male colleagues. From 2005 to 2015, Doctor Pinter-Brown’s research focused on lymphoma. According to a CBS Los Angeles story. Doctor ...