WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.
BENTON – Six men who formed corporations to sue drug companies on behalf of the government wasted the government’s time, according to the government.
TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.
In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice has stepped into Kaiser Gypsum's Chapter 11 bankruptcy pending in the Western District of North Carolina over concerns that its reorganization plan lacks sufficient safeguards to prevent fraud.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: North Suburban Businessman Sentenced to 24 months for Evading More Than $800,000 in State and Federal Income Taxes
A north suburban businessman who operated a cellular telephone distributorship throughout Illinois and other Midwestern states was sentenced last Friday to 24 months imprisonment for willfully failing to pay more than $800,000 in personal and corporate income taxes.
BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband's colon cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos during his career.
District court judge denies part of DOJ motion for summary judgment in white supremacist's FOIA case
BENTON – A district court judge recently denied in part a U.S. Department of Justice motion for partial summary judgment in the Freedom of Information Act request of imprisoned white supremacist William A. White.
BENTON — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit between a Missouri truck driver and a Mississippi trucking company that stemmed from a tractor-trailer accident in Cumberland County.
DOJ denies request to identify former U.S. attorney in misconduct investigation, but releases redacted report on affair
WASHINGTON – Justice Department lawyers denied media requests to identify a former U.S. attorney who committed adultery with a supervisor in his office, but they released a report with dozens of details about the affair.
DUI arrest report on Wigginton indicates former federal prosecutor not able to complete field sobriety tests
A Troy police report detailing the DUI arrest of former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton, indicates he had almost made it home when he was stopped at around 10 p.m. on May 23.
WASHINGTON – A recent misconduct report prepared by the Office of the Inspector General indicates that a U.S. Attorney carried on an affair with a subordinate and quit the job when Washington found out.
Asbestos attorneys are feeling the earth move under their feet, they're feeling the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down, and they can't get that Carole King tune out of their heads.
ST. LOUIS – Former East St. Louis detective Orlando Ward, whose sentence for cocaine smuggling mysteriously shrank by half, will gain freedom on Oct. 26.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Attorney David Cates of Swansea has chosen not to litigate nurse Keith Werner’s suit claiming a California company cheated taxpayers on medical bills.
EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman is suing over injuries that allegedly occurred when she was involved in an incident with a drunk driver.
A St. Clair County woman has filed a class action lawsuit to recover money allegedly lost to an offshore gambling website.
Wood Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. announced that it will receive a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.