Federal Judge denies Volkswagen, Honeywell request for new trial in sudden unintended acceleration case

February 3, 2016 - U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land on Tuesday denied a request from Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and Honeywell International Inc. for a new trial in a case of sudden unintended... Read More

Largest therapy provider in the nation settles False Claims Act allegations for $125 million

February 3, 2016 - The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Jan. 12 that Kindred Healthcare Inc. and RehabCare Group Inc. (collectively RehabCare) have agreed to pay $125 million to resolve False Claims Act... Read More

Beasley Allen attorney Dee Miles appointed to Plaintiffs Steering Committee in VW emissions cheat MDL

February 1, 2016 - Beasley Allen Principal W. Daniel “Dee” Miles, III, has been appointed to the Plaintiffs Steering Committee (PSC) for multidistrict litigation (MDL) surrounding the Volkswagen emissions... Read More

Takata Airbags Blamed For 10th Death, Triggering Recall Expansion

January 27, 2016 - Japanese auto supplier Takata has added 5.1 million vehicles to its U.S. airbag-inflator recall, federal regulators said Tuesday. The manufacturer also disclosed the 10th death worldwide... Read More

Whistleblowers ferret out fraud, replenishing the tax pool

January 26, 2016 - Individuals and companies defrauding the government led to the False Claims Act being enacted more than 150 years ago. Read More

Beasley Allen principal Ted Meadows discusses the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer

January 25, 2016 - Talcum powder, a product heavily marketed by the American manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, has been sold for nearly a century as baby powder and can be found in a number of adult products... Read More

Occupational exposure: have you been exposed to toxic agents while on the job?

January 19, 2016 - Beasley Allen principal Parker Miller stops by the Beasley Allen Report to discuss occupational exposure and who is at risk. Read More

Importers agree to pay $15 million to settle Reverse False Claims allegations

January 19, 2016 - The suit, brought under the False Claims Act (FCA), alleged that University Furnishings was evading customs duties by making false statements concerning furniture imported from the... Read More

Merck to pay $830 million to settle investors’ Vioxx fraud claims

January 15, 2016 - Merck announced Friday it will pay $830 million to settle investor complaints accusing it of committing securities fraud by illegally promoting its anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx for... Read More

Architectural firm pays $3 million to resolve criminal and civil claims brought to light by whistleblower

January 12, 2016 - These allegations were brought by Brenda King, a whistleblower, under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. The False Claims act permits private individuals to sue on behalf of... Read More

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