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May 8, 2012

Deepwater Horizon Settlements: Court initiates Notice Program

Judge Barbier granted preliminary approval of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlements, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has now issued a press release announcing the start of the court-ordered Notice Program to inform people, businesses and other entities about the settlements.

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May 4, 2012

Preliminary Approval Granted: BP Class Action Settlements

U.S. District Judge Barbier has granted preliminary approval of two class action settlements that were reached between BP and the BP MDL Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC). One of the settlements deals with economic and property damages claims, and the other deals with medical claims.

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May 2, 2012

One Year Later: Death of Osama bin Laden

For the past ten years, it has been my great privilege to represent the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism, more than 6,600 survivors and family members of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, in the MDL In re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001 (S.D.N.Y.).

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May 1, 2012

McKesson Reaches Settlement: False Claims Act suit involving inflated drug prices resolved

According to an article featured in Los Angeles Daily Journal, the U.S. Justice Department recently announced that San Francisco-based pharmaceutical company McKesson Corp., agreed to a more than $190 million settlement to resolve federal allegations that the company violated the False Claim Act (FCA) by giving inflated pricing reports of prescription drugs to First DataBank, whose published drug prices many state Medicaid programs use to set payment rates.

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