Military Freight Shippers to Pay $5 Million to Settle Whistleblower Claims of Fraudulently Inflating Weights

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The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it settled fraud claims against several moving companies that allegedly defrauded military families and government employees. The False Claims Act lawsuit alleged that the companies deceptively increased the weight of shipments and then submitted bills to the government for these fraudulently inflated weights. Coleman American Moving Services,… Read more »

Federal lawmakers renew call for Metro safety

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Maryland and Virginia Senators introduce legislation to add federal oversight This week, Senators Barbara  Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin of Maryland along with Senators Mark Warner and Timothy Kaine of Virginia introduced legislation for new safety regulations for the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The legislation addresses evacuation plans, radio networks, ventilation systems, and train controls…. Read more »

2 dead, 4 injured after truck hits motorcyclists on I-85

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Bikers from Maryland and Richmond, Virginia Two motorcyclists are dead and four injured after a semi-truck driver veered off I-85 and struck six motorcyclists who had stopped to take a break. Police believe the truck driver who struck the motorcyclists may have been asleep behind the wheel. The truck driver, Daniel S. Serna, has been charged with felony hit… Read more »

Coumadin medication errors linked with thousands of nursing home injuries and deaths

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Medical errors involving blood thinner Coumadin (warfarin) widespread Failure to adequately monitor the effects of the blood-thinning drug Coumadin can cause serious and even fatal injuries. The Washington Post recently highlighted problems with the blood thinner Coumadin on its front page. Coumadin, also known by its generic name warfarin, is commonly prescribed to nursing home… Read more »