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August 2018 Archives

Ford Ordered to Pay $4.8 Million in Damages to Man Harmed in Ford Explorer Accident

On August 29, 2018, jurors in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas awarded damages of $4.8 million to Jose Leos-Ortiz ("Leos-Ortiz"), who had to have his arm amputated after his 1999 Ford Explorer ("Explorer") rolled over.

Class of Thai Restaurant Employees in New York City Win Certification

On August 29, 2018, federal Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron granted conditional collective certification to a class of former restaurant employees, all of whom worked at now-closed Thai restaurants in Manhattan and claim they were not paid minimum wage or overtime.

Hitachi Automotive and Mitsubishi Agree to $23 Million Settlement in Multi-District Price-Fixing Litigation

Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd. ("Hitachi") and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation ("Mitsubishi") have agreed to pay a combined sum of more than $23 million to settle claims filed in Michigan federal court alleging that they participated in an extensive, global price-fixing conspiracy involving ignition coils, alternators, and starters.

BostonCoach to Pay Class of California Chauffeurs More Than $1 Million

U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, Dana M. Sabraw, has granted preliminary approval of a $1.05 million settlement to end a lawsuit accusing limousine company, BostonCoach, of denying its chauffeurs rest breaks and overtime pay.

AstraZeneca Agrees to $110 Million Texas Medicaid Settlement

On August 7, 2018, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ("Paxton") announced that the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca LP ("AstraZeneca") has agreed to a $110 million settlement to satisfy claims it violated the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act by falsely marketing its Crestor and Seroquel drugs.

Detroit Hospital System to Settle FCA Kickback Allegations for $84.5 Million

The U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced on August 2, 2018, that Beaumont Health ("Beaumont"), a Detroit area hospital system, has agreed to an $84.5 million settlement to resolve a case setting forth False Claims Act ("FCA") allegations that it defrauded Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare by paying kickbacks to physicians in return for false billing claims and patient referrals.

Citigroup 401(k) Plan Committee to Settle Mismanagement Suit for $6.9 Million

Members of the class of participants in the Citigroup Inc. ("Citigroup") 401(k) retirement plan are finalizing a $6.9 million settlement to conclude an Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") suit alleging the committees charged with managing the plan selected funds associated with Citigroup over less expensive options.