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Whistleblower Rewards

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR A WHISTLEBLOWER REWARD UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT?

March 22nd, 2022

Whistleblowers, called relators under the False Claims Act, may file complaints alleging violations of the FCA under seal with the Department of Justice. FCA lawsuits initiated by relators are known as qui tam actions and, if successful, a relator is entitled to share in a …

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WHAT IS THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT?

March 10th, 2022

In 1863, the United States federal government passed the False Claims Act to recover monies lost to procurement fraud committed on the Union Army during the Civil War. The Government sought to recoup federal funds from contractors who defrauded the government by, for example, selling …

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Whistleblower Rewards

Does My Client Have a Whistleblower Rewards Claim?

March 7th, 2022

Whistleblowers are finally being recognized for the tremendous value they add, and courage they exude, in exposing fraud involving federal funds, securities, commodities and taxes. Read Zachary Arbitman’s article from the March 2, 2022 issue of The Legal Intelligencer to learn more about whistleblower rewards …

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False Claims Act Recoveries Exceed $5.6B for Fiscal Year 2021

February 18th, 2022

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it obtained more than $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments from False Claims Act cases during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021. Of the $5.6 billion, more than $1.6 billion arose from lawsuits brought …

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Infant Lounger

CPSC Sues Leachco After Manufacturer Refuses to Recall ‘Podster’ Infant Loungers Following Two Infant Deaths

February 10th, 2022

UPDATE: On February 9, 2022, the Consumer Product Safety Commission sued Leachco, the manufacturer of the Podster, Podster Plush, Bummzie and Podster Playtime infant loungers, after the company refused to voluntarily recall these products following two reported infant deaths. The suit asks that Leachco be ordered …

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Crib Mattress

CPSC Approves New Safety Rule to Make Infant Mattresses in Play Yards and Cribs Safer

February 3rd, 2022

A seven-year fight by a New Jersey mom whose infant suffocated to death in a soft-sided play yard has ended with a new federal safety rule that will help ensure that mattresses used by babies in play yards and cribs are safe. The Consumer Product Safety …

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The Hidden Dangers of Infant Sleep Products: Tips to Win Your Case and Save Lives

January 21st, 2022

From inclined sleepers to infant loungers, unsafe baby products have been linked to an inordinate number of infant deaths. The article below outlines strategies for screening, preparing and successfully resolving a product liability case that involves these infant products. Danger-Infant-Sleep-Products

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Defective Products

Help Your Client and Change the World

January 21st, 2022

Some cases provide an opportunity for personal injury and product defect attorneys to not only obtain a just recovery for their client(s) but also to make an impact that can save lives. This article, written by Alan Feldman, appeared in the January issue of Trial …

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bunk bed injuries

Longwood Forest Recalls 40,000 Bunk Beds Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation to Children

January 11th, 2022

In the shadow of multiple recalls involving infant sleepers that put babies at serious risk for death by asphyxiation, a recent recall of children’s bunk beds signifies that unsafe sleep products can be a problem even for older children. On December 22, 2021, importer Longwood Forest …

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Philadelphia Rowhouse Fire

Deadly Philadelphia Rowhouse Fire Raises Question of “Did This Have to Happen?”

January 7th, 2022

As Philadelphians mourn the deaths of 12 people, including nine children, who died in the early morning house fire on January 5, all eyes will turn to whether this horrific tragedy could have been prevented. What’s known at this time from news reports is that the …

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birth injury

Florida’s NICA Program: A Tragic Lesson on How Tort Reform Harms Birth-Injured Children

October 29th, 2021

A series of reports by investigative journalists at ProPublica and the Miami Herald shines a spotlight on what can go horribly wrong when parents are stripped of their right to sue when their child is catastrophically injured at birth due to medical negligence. “Birth Rights: Investigating …

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crib bumpers

Those Adorable, Padded Crib Bumpers May Suffocate Your Baby

October 6th, 2021

As all eyes are focused on The Boppy Company’s recall of 3.3 million pillow-like infant loungers that have been tied to the deaths of eight babies, another pillow-like infant product that poses a suffocation hazard has slipped quietly under the radar: padded crib bumpers. Studies have …

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