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Refusing to Comply with Civil Investigative Demands Lawfully Issued by the Department of Justice: A Very Bad Idea

Judge Dillon’s ruling sheds light on several key issues that should concern any corporation under FCA investigation

Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Holbrook Case

Lawyers don’t usually post about cases they’ve lost, but our case against the Tennessee Valley Authority was so fascinating, and our loss so heart-rendering, that I thought it worth sharing with colleagues and friends.

Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects “Objective Reasonableness” Defense to Whistleblower Claims

The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision United States ex rel. Schutte v. SuperValu Inc., No. 21-111, 2023 WL 3742577 (U.S. June 1, 2023) has correctly been described as a boost for whistleblowers.

Supreme Court Unlikely to Tighten Scienter Requirements in FCA Case Argued Today

The United States Supreme Court heard argument today on the question of whether a defendant who acted with the intention of violating the law, and who did in fact violate the law, can nevertheless escape liability under the False Claims Act.

The HEAR Act: An Underutilised Tool for Recovering Holocaust-Looted Art is Scheduled Soon Partially to Expire

The HEAR Act extended the statute of limitations for legal actions in the US seeking the return of art lost to its owners as a result of Nazi persecution.

Bienstock PLLC Files Suit for Restitution of Historic “Bird’s Head Haggadah”

Bienstock PLLC is in a legal battle for restitution of the historic "Bird's Head Haggadah". The Israel Museum refuses to acknowledge legitimate ownership.

Bienstock PLLC Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Agudath Israel in Historic School Transportation Case

We emphasized the difference between the term "sufficient," which is used in the statute, and the term "adequate," which the State argued should replace it.

Health Officer’s Order Closing Schools Illegal and Unenforceable

On July 31, 2020, the Montgomery County Health Officer issued a “Directive and Orderregarding Private and Independent Schools” without legal authority.

Client Alert: Nursing Homes (and Others) May Need to Provide Immediate Notice of Covid-19 Deaths or Risk Losing Insurance Coverage

Nursing homes and other care facilities face a potential deluge of lawsuits for wrongful death and injury caused by Covid-19.

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Consumer Protection Blog

The Supreme Court is increasingly empowering unscrupulous companies to take advantage of customer and employees by using forced arbitration clauses. Explore recent efforts to fight back against the use of forced arbitration. If you have been stymied by a forced arbitration clause, please contact us to see if we can help.

Holocaust Art Repatriation Blog

The Nazis war crimes included the systematic looting of priceless art and artifacts. U.S. Courts have offered some relief. Explore recent events in the efforts to repatriate art looted by the Nazis. If you are an heir to artifacts looted during the Holocaust, please contact us to see if we can help.

Insurance Coverage Blog

From cybersecurity to business interruption to professional liability, follow the most recent events in the insurance coverage industry. If your insurer has denied your claim, please contact us to see if we can help.

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