Judge announces $100M settlement in Florida federal tobacco cases

Local office of Lieff Cabraser played key role in first major settlements by companies since '90s
Feb 25, 2015 9:05 AM

HCA suit over ER bills continues in Florida

Suit alleges patients with injury protection coverage were overcharged
Feb 24, 2015 7:07 AM

Legal headaches for LifePoint over cardiology procedures

LifePoint Hospitals is facing more than a dozen lawsuits — including two putative class actions — over claims that two doctors at facilities in Alabama and West Virginia performed medically unnecessary cardiology practices. The cases in Alabama involve LifePoint's Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma and stem from an internal investigation that the company reported to the Department of Justice. Neither doctor named in the investigation is still with LifePoint. In its recently filed annual report LifePoint executives say they cannot at this point estimate the scale of any fines and penalties it may have to pay.

Lisa Schencker at Modern Healthcare has the story. LifePoint's annual report is available here.

Feb 17, 2015 7:34 AM

HCA paying $15M to settle KC foundation fight

HCA Holdings officials have agreed to pay $15 million to a Kansas City foundation set up more than a decade ago when the company acquired a network of nonprofit hospitals. The settlement between HCA and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City ends a dispute over how much charitable care the Nashville-based hospital company provided in the decade following its acquisition.

HCA Midwest did not say what its exact charity care spending has been, but a court-ordered accounting audit helped arrive at the $15 million settlement.

The charity settlement doesn’t affect litigation in which the foundation has charged that HCA also failed to spend contractually promised amounts on capital improvements at the former Health Midwest properties, including Research Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Read the full story from the Kansas City Star here.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article9729083.html#storylink=cpy
Feb 13, 2015 7:17 AM

Healthways to pay $7M settlement in breach of contract dispute

Local company, Michigan plaintiff had waived right to jury trial
Feb 6, 2015 10:03 AM

CHS to pay $75M in federal settlement

False Claims suit alleged illegal donations in New Mexico
Feb 2, 2015 2:24 PM

Supreme Court makes statute of limitations decision in Barrett case

Court rules statute hasn't run in land-sale dispute
Jan 27, 2015 11:12 AM

PandoDaily sues LaunchTN

Silicon Valley news company alleges breach of contract related to planned event
Jan 23, 2015 1:46 PM

Imogene + Willie owners sued over breach of contract

Former investor alleges false representation, fraud over $200K loan
Jan 20, 2015 7:19 AM

Healthways amends debt deal pending lawsuit settlement

Changes exclude $5M from EBITDA calculations, reduce new debt capacity
Jan 12, 2015 2:00 PM