The Trump Justice Department, following a tougher policy toward dubious False Claims Act lawsuits by private citizens, has moved to dismiss a pair of lawsuits by a former hedge-fund manager who shorted stock in pharmaceutical companies he accused of a wide-ranging price-fixing conspiracy.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.
TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.
In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.
HOUSTON – A woman alleges her 1998 Toyota Camry had a defective occupational restraint system and caused injuries to her minor son.
HOUSTON – A Houston Taco Bell customer alleges paint on ramp caused her to fall.
DALLAS – SightLine Health LLC has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit over allegations it violated the Anti-Kickback Statute regarding Medicare.
HOUSTON – A Harris County mother alleges her minor child was injured by a dog that was advertised as an animal that would be safe around children.
HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges a rock caused her to fall and break both legs in a Houston parking lot.
BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently affirmed that a trial court was right in awarding summary judgment to JP Morgan Chase and the Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association in a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit.
BEAUMONT – The United Parcel Service is being sued for an automobile collision that ended with a fatality and was allegedly caused by one of its delivery truck drivers last June.
TYLER — A Smith County couple is suing an express carrier, alleging its negligence caused a crash that injured the husband.
BEAUMONT – After nearly three years of litigation, a breach of contract lawsuit brought by Signature Industrial Services of Beaumont against the International Paper Company has been called up for trial.
DALLAS – Five hospice companies agreed to a $12.2 million settlement in whistle-blower cases that claimed they paid kickbacks in exchange for referrals.
HOUSTON – The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that it will withdraw its claim that a Texas’ voter-ID law was implemented with discriminatory intent.
Paxton files amicus brief on immigration order, says president has 'discretion to protect safety of the American people'
AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton is throwing support to the president’s immigration order.
AUSTIN – Groups and individuals suing the state recently presented evidence in a hearing to determine whether or not the voting ID law, also known as SB 14, was enacted in 2011 with discriminatory intent.
BEAUMONT – A FBI agent claiming he has been discriminated against because of his dyslexia recently had his lawsuit set for trial in March of 2018.
DALLAS – State Farm Lloyds recently shut down another Mostyn Law lawsuit, obtaining summary judgment in litigation brought after the insurer denied a couple’s claim for foundation damage.