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After false Hawaii missile notice, FCC launches investigation

On Saturday, January 13, Hawaiians received a terrifying message on their phones, repeated on television and radio stations, which had received a similar alert: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” But actually, … Continue reading

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"I'm your lawyer" might be false advertising when lawyer's firm won't do the work

Rosenbaum & Assoc., P.C. v. Morgan & Morgan, 2018 WL 327167, No. 17-4250 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 8, 2018)A Philadelphia personal injury law firm that advertises extensively on TV and billboards alleged that a national personal injury law firm’s expansion into … Continue reading

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Highlights of U.S. Department of Justice 2017 False Claims Act Satistics

Dear Readers:Happy New Year. As we come to the close of 2017, the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") recently issued its 2017 annual statistics for False Claims Act ("FCA") cases filed and settled in fiscal year 2017 … Continue reading

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False Claims Act Whistleblowers Paid $392 Million in Fiscal Year 2017

The Department of Justice recovered more then $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments in Fiscal Year 2017 from the False Claims Act according to the press release issued last week. The majority of the funds recovered were in lawsuits initiated … Continue reading

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When Does Being Portrayed in a False Light Invade One's Privacy?

The legal concept of invasion of privacy by false light could end up leaving the music network MTV in the dark. InSavely v. MTV Music Television, the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey denied MTV's motion to … Continue reading

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