Littler's Southern California attorneys invite you to The Legal Update, our annual exploration of the most significant developments in labor and employment law, as well as emerging trends and challenges of the future.
Daniel H. Black, vice chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s global Entertainment & Media Practice and chairman of the west coast Entertainment & Media Practice, has been recognized for the third consecutive year by Variety in its Variety500, an annual list of the 500 global leaders shaping the entertainment industry.
Mark D. Smith and Fane Robinson, two San Diego-area physicians, have paid the United States $948,768.18 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false claims to Medicare.
The Southern District of California collected $15,280,216.07 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2019. Of this amount, $11,247,702.88 was collected in criminal actions and $4,032,513.19 was collected in civil actions.
After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has sentenced Nick Nikbakht – an operator of sleep study facilities in Sherman Oaks and San Pedro, California – to 27 months in prison for defrauding healthcare plans. The court also ordered that Nikbakht pay $2,970,817 in restitution.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro co-led a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a comment letter blasting the Trump Administration’s latest effort to undermine the healthcare rights of LGBTQ individuals and families.
After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), C&W Trucking Inc. – a contractor for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) based in Orange, California – will pay $199,010 to 56 employees for violations of federal contract requirements of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Shareholders Daniel H. Black, Joel A. Katz, and Bobby Rosenbloum of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Entertainment & Media Practice, have been recognized in Variety magazine's 2019 "Dealmakers Impact Report."
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has elected its new Management Committee, which will provide leadership to the firm in 2019 and 2020. Management Committee officers are Robert T. Grand as firm managing partner and chair, Mark E. Rust as vice chair and Connie A. Lahn as secretary.