Comedian Tracy Morgan settles personal injury lawsuit with Wal-Mart over deadly limo auto accident

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Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for his roles on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” has settled his personal injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart arising from an auto accident that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike last summer. On July 10, 2014, a Wal-Mart truck struck the Mercedes Sprinter bus in which Morgan was a passenger…. Read more »

After Philadelphia derailment, Amtrak installs inward-facing video cameras

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Trains in Northeast Corridor will be first to be retrofitted In the wake of the Philadelphia derailment of Amtrak 188 that left eight dead and hundreds injured, Amtrak announced that, by the end of 2015, it will install inward-facing video cameras on its fleet of 38 ACS-64 trains operating in the northeast corridor.  The railroad operator also stated… Read more »

Whistleblowers secure $495 million settlement in False Claims Act whistleblower suit against DaVita Kidney Care

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Settlement believed to be largest without government help in history DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care, announced that it will pay up to $495 million to settle a False Claims Act whistleblower case arising from wastage billing fraud allegations. Dr. Alon Vainer and Daniel Barbir, the whistleblowers, alleged that DaVita routinely and… Read more »

Partner Karen Evans celebrates Law Day with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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The Washington Bar Association (WBA) and Karen E. Evans, president of the WBA and partner with The Cochran Firm, D.C., celebrated Law Day in 2015 by honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law with the Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit.  The award… Read more »