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July 17, 2013

7th Circuit Revival: Rules FCA case against ITT should proceed to trial

In a unanimous decision and strongly-issued opinion, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a recruiter-fraud lawsuit against ITT Education Services, Inc. last week, decisively overturning the prior Indianapolis District Court opinion on all grounds. The qui tam case brought by whistleblower Debra Leveski alleges that ITT unlawfully procured hundreds of millions of dollars in funds paid for by taxpayers based on a complex recruiter-fraud scheme.

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July 8, 2013

BP Appeals Hearing: Joe Rice comments on 5th Circuit hearing

Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice comments on BP's paid advertising publicity and direct letter campaign to attorneys and claimants in response to its ongoing dispute with the Court over the interpretation of the Business Economic Loss calculation procedures included in the Economic and Property Damages Class Action Settlement.

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June 28, 2013

Bard allegedly knew dangers of TVM device material

A recent, alarming article by Bloomberg suggests that C.R. Bard’s (BCR) Davol unit knew that the plastic it used in its Avaulta line of transvaginal (pelvic) mesh devices was unsafe to be permanently implanted in humans.

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