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May 10, 2016

In the News Today – May 10, 2016

  • Federal Agency Doubles False Claims Act Penalty Amount: The Railroad Retirement Board last week was the first federal agency to publish its interim final rule adjusting False Claims Act penalties for inflation. Under this rule, minimum penalties under the FCA could double from $5,500 to $10,781. Other federal agencies could make similar adjustments prior to July 1. (National Law Review)
  • J&J to Appeal $55 Million St. Louis ‘Talc’ Verdict: A St. Louis jury’s $55 million verdict in a lawsuit claiming Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder causes cancer “goes against 30 years of studies by medical experts around the world that continue to support the safety of cosmetic talc,” said J&J spokeswoman Carol Goodrich. The company plans to appeal.  Last week, the company argued that heavy plaintiff attorney advertising in the market “prejudiced the regional jury pool” against the company. (Madison Record
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