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Court of Appeals of the State of Washington: bad faith damages may exceed the amount of a reasonable covenant judgment

June 16 2014 On August 23, 2000, Patrick Kenny was driving with three friends on a road trip when he rear-ended a cement truck. All three of the passengers, Ryan…

New Jersey Superior Court: privilege attaches in communication between law firm and independent claims adjuster in action against defendant insurer

March 11 2014 Friedman Route 10, LLC filed an insurance claim with Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London (Lloyd’s). Because Lloyd’s could not conduct business in…

New AAA construction rules offer certainty to arbitration of construction disputes

June 19 2014 The American Arbitration Association ("AAA") unveiled supplementary rules for construction proceedings that seek to remove some uncertainty from the…

New retirement income calculator from Department of Labor

February 18 2014 Many financial institutions sponsor retirement income calculators, as a way of telling us whether we will spend our retirement on that sailboat or…

Employee whistleblower tips help Medicare Fraud Strike force bring charges against Illinois hospice executive

February 28 2014 Hospitals, nursing homes and other medical businesses take note: the fraud case against the owner of Illinois-based Passages Hospice illustrates the…

What is Unretirement? How much do you need to retire?

September 1 2014 Two recent books discuss these questions. Apparently, the key to a successful retirement is to write a book about it. In a book called Unretirement…

Preying on senior citizens with scams and flim-flams

August 29 2014 A Pennsylvania lawyer was disbarred recently after a hearing that revealed a years-long practice of high pressure selling of estate planning or…

Second Circuit rules on question of whether Dodd-Frank protects whistleblowers outside U.S.

August 28 2014 Saul Ewing's White Collar and Government Enforcement attorneys have been following Meng-Lin Liu v. Siemens, A.G since a district court judge ruled…

First Circuit says False Claims Act defendant may deduct portion of civil settlement payment

August 28 2014 The First Circuit has upheld a district court decision which allowed Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. to deduct $50 mil- lion in taxes related…

IRS amends whistleblower regulations to expand eligible whistleblowers and potentially increase award amounts

August 28 2014 Whistleblower incentives and awards are not unique to the False Claims Act or Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. On…