Pennsylvania Federal Judge Rules That PharMerica Can’t Escape FCA Lawsuit

Authors: John Roberts (jroberts@sfmslaw.com) or Alec Berin (aberin@sfmslaw.com) On February 5th, U.S. District Judge Cynthia M. Rufe of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied PharMerica Corporation’s (“PharMerica”) motion to dismiss a complaint that alleges it violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”). The complaint, filed by four relators who were former employees of PharMerica, contends that […]

SFMS Attends 18th Annual Impact Fund Conference

Authors: John Roberts (jroberts@sfmslaw.com) or Alec Berin (aberin@sfmslaw.com) Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (“SFMS”) is a proud patron of the Impact Fund, which is a San Francisco-based organization that provides strategic leadership and support for litigation to achieve economic and social justice.  Among other things, the Impact Fund offers innovative technical support, training, and […]

PNC Agrees to Pay Millions to Settle Employment Litigation Involving Unpaid Work Performed “Off-the-Clock”

Authors: Michael Ols (mols@sfmslaw.com); Nicolas A. Lussier (nlussier@sfmslaw.com) In a recent filing in the Western District of Pennsylvania, PNC has agreed to terms which would settle two pending federal cases, Herbin v. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., No. 19 Civ. 696 (W.D. Pa.) and Minor v. PNC Bank, N.A., No. 19 Civ. 114 (W.D. […]

Delaware Supreme Court to Decide Whether Corporations Can Limit Investors’ Access to Courts in Securities Fraud Case

Blog Post Authors: Alec Berin (aberin@sfmslaw.com); Nicolas A. Lussier (nlussier@sfmslaw.com) In January, 2020, the Delaware Supreme Court heard arguments in Salzberg, et al. v. Sciabacucchi, Case No. 346, 2019, an appeal that will determine the degree to which corporations can limit investors’ access to judicial forums through language in their corporate bylaws. Specifically, the appeal […]

California Consumer Privacy Act

Blog Post Authors: John Roberts (jroberts@sfmslaw.com); Alec Berin (aberin@sfmslaw.com) As discussed in a prior entry, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) was set to go into effect beginning January 1, 2020 (https://www.sfmslaw.com/2019/11/19/ca-bill-protecting-consumers/).  California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, recently issued an advisory for California consumers highlighting their new rights.  The new advisory specifically identifies the following rights: Right […]

Growth of CBD Industry Leads to a Flood of Consumer Litigation

From vape shops to Sephora, to health and wellness stores like GNC, industries around the country are tapping into the new health and cosmetics trend that is cannabidiol (“CBD”).  CBD-branded products are so popular that sales are expected to exceed $5 billion this year.  But what is CBD, and why has it suddenly become the […]

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