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    Dick is the Chair of the White Collar Practice Group, and he concentrates his practice in complex criminal and civil litigation, with a focus on white collar criminal defense and long-term care. He has more than 30 years of experience ...

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Jan. 30 that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched a new criminal investigation and prosecution effort targeting physicians who prescribe or dispense opioids in amounts disproportionate to their peers, along with pharmacies that distribute disproportionate amounts of opioids. Sessions also announced that he has assigned experienced federal prosecutors in “opioid hot spot districts” to focus solely on investigating and prosecuting opioid-related health care fraud.

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On July 21, 2016, the American College of Trial Lawyers filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims seeking an order requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to eliminate unconstitutional delays in the VA appeals system. The Petitioner has asked the Court to hold that the VA’s delay in processing appeals violates the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and is contrary to the Secretary’s statutory duties.

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You are busy seeing patients when your receptionist interrupts you to tell you there are two U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in the lobby to see you. They show their badges and credentials and tell you they’ve come to inspect your controlled substance prescriptions and ask some questions.

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As the federal government expands its pursuit of health care fraud cases, even good providers are at risk of becoming targets. Consider, for example, these federal health care fraud cases in 2013:

Government authorities in the U.S. and around the world are increasingly investigating corrupt practices and enforcing anti-bribery rules. In the U.S., the principal standard is the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which prohibits payments to officials of a foreign government, or its instrumentality, for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. As can be seen from the summaries below, some of the efforts have been successful, while others have not. In any case, this is an area of the law that is receiving increased attention from governments around the world.

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll partner J. Richard Kiefer and attorney Casey Kannenberg were recently honored with the second place prize in the Harrison Legal Writing Awards, presented by the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) at their annual awards luncheon on Oct. 20. Dick and Casey won for their work “Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Corporate Investigations: Parts 1 & 2” which appeared in Res Gestae.

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The Street Law program continued on November 18 with the half day workshop hosted by Bingham Greenebaum Doll and WellPoint.



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