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Thanks to Whistleblower, Experienced Construction Contractor Caught Defrauding the Government

On October 1, 2012, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rendered an opinion which will no doubt serve as a warning to government contractors--that companies doing government work must play by the government’s rules and ...

“Who do you work for?”: When Independent Contractors become Employees

So many problems in the law arise out of the struggle to define words. Common words signifying simple ideas in the mind of a layperson often stir titanic semantic struggles in court. The meaning of ...

New Law Requires Establishment of Specialized “Business Dockets”

On October 16, 2012, Governor Snyder signed into law HB 5128, sponsored by Rep. John Walsh, as Public Act 333 of 2012. The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, a group of ...

Bradley Birkenfeld Has Had His Ups and Downs: The Government Threw Him in Jail, and then Gave Him a Hundred Million Bucks

As April 15th approaches each year, most Americans turn to the serious work of preparing their tax returns. Some of us have at least briefly entertained the idea of fudging a number, hoping that the ...

“Qualified Mortgage” Regulation Debate Continues

In early July, Congress continued to scrutinize the ongoing struggle to reform lending practices in the wake of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. That legislation created the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was ...

ACA’S Medicaid Expansion Upheld by the Supreme Court

On June 28, 2012, public attention to the United States Supreme Court swelled, as that eminent body handed down its landmark decision in Natl. Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 U. S. ____ (2012). ...

Seventh Circuit Victory for Qui Tam Relators

Keen and watchful citizens who become aware of possible Medicare billing fraud face a difficult road if they wish to bring a qui tam action on behalf of the government.  A quick scan of many ...

Protecting your Copyright: Issues Surrounding the Copyright Act’s Statute of Limitations

The United States Copyright Act sets a relatively brief window of time for copyright owners to file infringement complaints, namely three years. But when does the clock start running? If you are a copyright owner ...

Personal Injury Claims & Medicare Mandatory Reporting Requirements

If you are a Medicare beneficiary, or represent someone in that position, it is important to be knowledgeable about federal legislation that requires the reporting of any personal injury settlement, judgment, or award to the ...

U.S. Government Joins Michigan Medical Whistleblowers in Qui Tam Action

In January 2012, The United States government filed a suit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, seeking $150 million in damages under the Federal False Claims Act, alleging that ...