Hospital System Pays $65M to Settle Medicare Billing Claims

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Prime Healthcare Services, one of the nation’s largest hospital systems, agreed Friday to pay $65 million to settle allegations of Medicare overbilling in California. The company and CEO Prem Reddy agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that 14 of its hospitals unnecessarily … Read More

Jury finds Rose Bowl Aquatic Center at fault in molestation case, awards family millions

By HAYLEY MUNGUIA | June 25, 2018 FILE PHOTO. Swim class students hold water woggle over their heads during exercise during Deep Water Fitness class at Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena Monday, October 23, 2017. (Photo by Walt Mancini/Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) A jury decided Monday to award $10 million in … Read More

California assisted death law overturned in court

By ALEXEI KOSEFF | May 15, 2018  Battling colon cancer, Elizabeth Wallner said she considers California’s new aid-in-dying law, which takes effect June 9, 2016, a tool to help her and others live their challenged lives on more of their own terms. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee A judge … Read More

Volkswagen settles Arizona fraud charges for $40M; consumers to get payments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services | May 2, 2018 Updated 2 hrs ago PHOENIX — Volkswagen will shell out $40 million to settle charges that it defrauded Arizona residents by selling them vehicles billed as clean-burning diesel that were not. The deal, being announced today, provides payments up to $1,000 to each … Read More

Colonies Partners files federal lawsuit against San Bernardino County, top state officials over corruption case

By JOE NELSON | and RICHARD K. DE ATLEY | | The San Bernardino Sun PUBLISHED: March 1, 2018 at 12:51 pm | UPDATED: March 1, 2018 at 6:53 pm   Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum. Rancho Cucamonga investor group Colonies Partners LP on Thursday, March 1, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against San Bernardino County … Read More

10 North Bay fire victims sue USAA insurance for fraud

Robin Bivin stands beside the burned wreckage of two of his family’s vehicles that were destroyed along with his Stony Oak Court home during the Tubbs Fire, in the Fountaingrove neighborhood of Santa Rosa, CA on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Bivin is one of 10 USAA Insurance customers who are … Read More

Judge denies motion to dismiss Prime whistle-blower suit

January 17, 2017 By Maria Castellucci, Modern Healthcare A federal judge denied a motion by Prime Healthcare Services to dismiss a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging the hospital chain fraudulently billed Medicare. U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Walsh ordered that the lawsuit, which the U.S. Justice Department joined in May, contains “sufficient facts” … Read More

Larson O’Brien LLP Promotes Paul Rigali to Partner

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Larson O’Brien LLP is pleased to announce that associate Paul Rigali has been promoted to partner, effective January 1, 2017. “Stephen and I are extremely pleased with the growth that Larson O’Brien LLP has enjoyed and the results that we have achieved for our clients since we … Read More

The Heroin-Addict Actress, The Interventionist and a Grieving Mother’s Court Fight: “She Didn’t Want to Die”

December 08, 2016 – 6:15am PST By Scott Johnson, The Hollywood Reporter magazine Eight months after Warren Boyd, who helped the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Courtney Love get clean, took on aspiring Beverly Hills actress Amy Breliant as a client, the young woman was dead. Now Boyd — along … Read More

Carrie Fisher Faces Trial in Heroin-Related Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Oct. 28, 2016 – 2:26PM PDT By Peter Kiefer, The actress’ attempt to be removed from a complicated suit over the death of a 21-year-old woman who lived in Fisher’s guesthouse is denied, as a judge rules she did not “meet her burden to establish that she cannot be … Read More

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