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Criminal Law: Fraud – Witness Outburst – Sentencing

U.S. v. Branch (MLW No. 60024/Case No. 08-3683 – 16 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Smith, J.) (1) Where a witness testifying in a fraud case suddenly turned to the defendant and said “how dare you,” the district ...

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Supreme Court allows fraud suit against Clayton law firm

In a 5-2 decision, the Missouri Supreme Court paved the way for a car company to pursue fraud claims against a St. Louis County law firm – and changed state garnishment law in the process. Moore Automotive Group contends Sandy ...

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Couple sues developer for fraud

A St. Louis woman says her home is making her and her dogs sick. About five years ago, Richard and Shirley Sanders paid $204,000 for a new home built on 17th Street without knowing that the land used to be an auto wrecking yard in the 1970s, they say in a lawsuit against the developer, Choate Construction & Development Inc. of Maryland Heights. Within a year of buying the property, the couple began to find auto parts in the soil. Within three years, Shirley Sanders, who landscaped the yard, developed tumors on her legs.

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Insurance: LTC Policy – Class Action – Fraud

Rakes v. Life Investors Insurance Company of America (MLW No. 59684/Case No. 08-2626 – 17 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Wollman, J.) Where plaintiffs who bought long-term care insurance policies filed a class action complaint against the insurer ...

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Pfizer agrees to $2.3B payment

Missouri gets $22M, breaking fraud recovery record

The state of Missouri will receive $22 million from Pfizer Inc. as part of a $2.3 billion nationwide Medicaid fraud settlement. The $22 million award marks a record-breaking year for the state in Medicaid fraud recovery. The Attorney General's Office said so far in 2009 it has collected more than $75 million in Medicaid fraud recovery.

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Pfizer to pay state $22M Medicaid fraud settlement

The state of Missouri will receive $22 million from Pfizer as part of a $2.3 billion nationwide Medicaid fraud settlement. The $22 million award marks a record-breaking year for the state in Medicaid fraud recovery. So far in 2009, the ...

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