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Rockaways Can Appeal Gambling Loss Case

SC Supreme Court Rules Rockaways Can Appeal Gambling Loss Lawsuit Last year, the South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a woman could move forward with her lawsuit against restaurant Rockaways for gambling losses she suffered while in the midst of a gambling addiction. The plaintiff is Lauren Proctor, represented by the Strom Law Firm. Pete … [Read more...]

Delays at Veterans’ Administration Hospitals Still Killing Patients

Delays at Veterans’ Administration Hospitals Across the Country Are Killing Patients On Thursday, April 24th, news broke that the Veterans Administration Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona had a secret waiting list to hide delays in months-long delays in treatment and diagnoses, so that the hospital would appear as though it made strides in shortening … [Read more...]

Not Enough Evidence to Convict Woman on South Carolina Criminal Charges

Alicia Johnson was arrested in September for fatally stabbing a man at her Rock Hill apartment, but a judge now says that there is not enough evidence to convict her of murder. 40-year-old Johnson alleges that she did not know 54-year-old Anthony Davis would die after she stabbed him. She said she stabbed him with a pair of scissors in … [Read more...]

State Farm to Pay $3 Million in Damages in Katrina Whistleblower Case

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Whistleblowers in State Farm Katrina Lawsuit State Farm Insurance will pay $3 million in legal fees and damages for defrauding the National Flood Insurance Program after Hurricane Katrina, according to a whistleblower lawsuit. A federal judge in Mississippi ruled against the insurance broker and in favor of the … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Safety Tips

DUI and Boating Under the Influence Tips for Memorial Day Weekend in South Carolina For most South Carolinians, this holiday weekend will be filled with parties, cookouts, and other celebrations with friends and family. However, it may likely be a weekend filled with DUI check points and DNR activity which may result in DUI or Boating Under the … [Read more...]

US Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Tenet Healthcare

Justice Department Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Tenet Healthcare The US Department of Justice announced that they would join the whistleblower lawsuit against Tenet Healthcare, which alleges that the company paid kickbacks for patient referrals in order to scam Medicaid. Reportedly, the parent company, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and … [Read more...]

Preventing Tragedy in the Summer Heat

Georgia Father Faces Murder Charges After Son Dies in the Summer Heat in a Hot Car On Thursday, June 19th, a Georgia father was charged with murder and denied bond after he left his son in the summer heat in a hot car and the child died. Justin Ross Harris, 34, a resident of Marietta, went to work around 9 AM with his 22-mont-old son in the … [Read more...]

Nationwide Patient Data Breach Leads to Identity Theft Concerns

Hackers Stole Patient Info in Data Breach, Leading to Identity Theft Concerns On Tuesday, August 19th, national hospital chain, Community Health Systems, reported that their database was breached, possibly by Chinese hackers, earlier this year.  An astounding  4.5 million patients had their personal data stolen, leading to identity theft … [Read more...]

Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleader Sues Team for Wage Discrimination

Cheerleader with Cincinnati Ben-Gals Squad Sues Bengals for Wage Discrimination A cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals, on a squad called the Ben-Gals, has filed a lawsuit against the team due to wage discrimination. On Tuesday, February 11th, Alexa Brenneman filed a wage discrimination lawsuit because the team violated federal and state … [Read more...]

Seven Convicted for $97 Million Medicare Fraud

Jury Convicts Seven in Houston for Multi-Million Dollar Medicare Fraud A federal jury in Houston, TX convicted seven defendants on Medicare fraud charges on Wednesday, March 12th. The defendants allegedly cost the Medicare program $97 million. The defendants were two owners of a now-defunct mental healthcare facility, Spectrum Care PA, as well as … [Read more...]

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