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Increased penalties: the False Claims Act obtains a more powerful bite

May 25, 2016 - Taxpayers and whistleblowers rejoiced earlier this month following the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announcement of increased penalties under the federal False Claims Act. Read More



EPA issues new Drinking Water Health Advisory for man-made chemicals

May 24, 2016 - Revised drinking water health advisory establishes limits for man-made chemicals harmful to humans when exposed over time; eight Alabama water systems exceed safe levels according to EPA. Read More



New overtime rule raises threshold for overtime exemption; more employees to receive overtime pay

May 20, 2016 - Anyone making less than $47,476 is now eligible to receive overtime pay, or time-and-a-half pay, thanks to a new overtime exemption rule that’s been finalized this week by the U.S. Labor... Read More



Home Depot Data Breach Class Action can proceed, judge rules

May 19, 2016 - A class action lawsuit brought by financial institutions against Home Depot for losses suffered during the retailer’s massive data breach can stand, U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash,... Read More



Law 360 names Beasley Allen among Top 10 Best Law Firms for Black Attorneys in the U.S.

May 18, 2016 - Beasley Allen also has the highest percentage of black partners among all the firms included in the Top 10. Read More



Upscale furniture seller agrees to pay $15 million to settle reverse FCA allegations

May 17, 2016 - The Department of Justice announced that Z Gallerie LLC has agreed to pay $15 million to resolve a lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act. The lawsuit alleged that Z Gallerie was... Read More



Florida couple seeks Class Action against Lowe’s, Armstrong over allegedly toxic flooring

May 16, 2016 - The proposed class action lawsuit accuses the companies of selling laminate flooring that emits toxic levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Read More



The legality behind a data breach; Beasley Allen attorney Leslie Pescia explains

May 13, 2016 - Leslie Pescia is visiting the Beasley Allen Report to discuss the importance of understanding what data breaches are and how to protect your important data. Read More



Longtime Beasley Allen employee Genie Pruett passes away; Co-workers remember her cheerful spirit

May 12, 2016 - The Beasley Allen family was saddened this week to learn of the death of longtime employee and friend Genie Harper Pruett. She passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016, after battling pancreatic... Read More



Health Care Companies Agree to Pay $20.9 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegations

May 11, 2016 - Hollister Inc. and Byram Healthcare Centers Inc. have agreed to pay $20.9 million to resolve kickback allegations. Kickback programs are prohibited under the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and... Read More


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