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Drugmaker Settles Qui Tam Suit for $7.3 Million

P.J. D'Annunzio | April 17, 2014

The maker of the intravenous antifungal medication Mycamine has settled a whistleblower action against it with the U.S. government and several states for $7.3 million.

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Pa. Law Weekly

  • With Fina in Spotlight, Kane in 'Sticky Situation'

    By Max Mitchell

    While state Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been locked in high-profile litigation with the lawyers for ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier for more than a year, it now appears that both sides have at least one thing in common: They have both recently called into question the work of former Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina.

  • Lawyers Say Court Didn't Tip Its Hand on Act 13 Ruling

    By Zack Needles

    The Commonwealth Court has yet to decide whether the remaining Act 13 amendments of 2009 to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act can stand following the state Supreme Court's ruling invalidating several provisions as unconstitutional, but that hasn't stopped it from issuing a separate ruling interpreting its original jurisdiction under Act 13 in the meantime.

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  • Former Lackawanna GAL Sentenced to One Year in Prison

    By Zack Needles

    Danielle Ross, once Lackawanna County's sole guardian ad litem, was sentenced Wednesday to one year in prison after pleading guilty to a single count of attempted tax evasion, according to her attorney and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

  • The Controversial Google Copyright Case: Who Has It Right?

    By Ashley Kenney Shea

    In Garcia v. Google, a recently decided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit case that has divided copyright scholars, plaintiff Cindy Garcia agreed to play a small part in what she was told would be an adventure film called "Desert Warriors." She was given four pages of the script, which pertained to her performance, but did not see the rest of the script. Sometime later, "The Innocence of Muslims," an anti-Islamic film, was released, featuring Garcia's performance with a voiceover in which she appeared to grossly denigrate the name of the prophet Muhammad. The video received substantial play on YouTube, inciting violent protests worldwide. Garcia began to receive death threats so serious she was forced to move.

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Women in the Profession-A Paradigm Shift

The Legal Intelligencer
A panel of 11 members of the legal community put together by The Legal Intelligencer and led by moderator Kimberly Alford Rice recently held a free-wheeling discussion on the opportunities and impediments to women in the legal profession. The discussion will be the centerpiece of the annual Women in the Profession supplement to be published April 29.
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