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April 25, 2016

In the News Today — April 25, 2016

  • Some Call Class Action Settlement a “Win” for Uber: Uber last week agreed to a $100 million class action settlement filed by drivers claiming they should be classified as employees instead of independent contractors. Some are calling at least part of the settlement a “win” for the ride-sharing company because drivers will still remain independent contractors instead of employees.  (Wall Street Journal and Geekwire)

  • U.S. Court Decision a “Win for FCA Defendants”: The U.S. Court for the Northern District of Alabama’s opinion in United States v. AseraCare Inc. could be “of great help” to healthcare companies facing False Claims Act suits, writes Ryley Carlock & Applewhite’s Jason Cassidy in the National Law Review. The opinion holds that “one medical opinion can’t prove that another medical opinion is false unless it is backed up by more evidence. In the end, this case is a win for FCA defendants because it requires the government to produce more evidence to prove its case. (National Law Review)
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