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  • March 03, 2014

    Halifax Hospital agreed on Monday to pay a record-setting settlement in a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged more than a decade of illegal kickbacks to physicians and Medicare fraud. Halifax and the U.S. Department of Justice reached the tentative agreement just as the jury trial was set to begin in Orlando federal court.

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  • February 04, 2014

    Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street was one of those movies that really divided people. It was super-long, it was full of super-disgusting things, and it never fully showed its hand in regards to how you were supposed to be feeling about all of the repetitive debauchery it put up on the screen. Some…

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  • February 03, 2014

    The ESPN “30 for 30″ short “Judging Jewell” is an absolute must-watch for anyone even remotely involved with media. If you do nothing else this week to further your career in sports media, sit down and spend 21 minutes with this devastating documentary. You want to see the real-life consequences of simply failing to properly…

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  • January 20, 2014

    A once-dismissed libel lawsuit filed by former U.S. Senate candidate and billionaire Jeff Greene against The Miami Herald and The Tampa Bay Times was revived this week.

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  • January 15, 2014

    A Florida appeals court on Wednesday revived a libel suit against the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald over articles linking Palm Beach billionaire and former U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene to a mortgage fraudster and alleged illegal drug activities. Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal reversed the dismissal of Greene’s suit against the…

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  • October 07, 2013

    Dallas lawyer Marc R. Stanley won a motion to dismiss a libel lawsuit filed against him and two co-defendants by Sheldon G. Adelson, the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp.  

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  • July 15, 2013

    The National Enquirer has asked a federal magistrate judge in Birmingham to dismiss alawsuit filed last year against the tabloid by the mother of Natalee Holloway, the Mountain Brook teen whose disappearance on a 2005 trip to Aruba triggered international headlines. Attorneys for the National Enquirer declined comment regarding the lawsuit, or their quest to…

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  • July 08, 2013

    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County’s largest health care provider is facing an uncertain future Monday. The government is doubling the amount of damages it’s asking for in a whistle-blower lawsuit. The lawsuit claims that Halifax Health ripped off taxpayers and may have put profits over patients’ medical needs.

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  • May 13, 2013

    A federal judge on May 8 ordered Halifax Hospital Medical Center to turn over a legal memo on physician compensation to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its whistleblower, saying it was not protected by attorney-client privilege because of the crime-fraud exception. The exception voids privilege when a client is engaged in or is about…

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  • May 07, 2013

    The relators in a False Claims Act suit accusing DaVita Inc. of creating waste to overbill Medicare told a Georgia federal court Monday that the dialysis service provider was abusing attorney-client privilege by labeling an excessive amount of communications as confidential. Alon J. Vainer and and Daniel D. Barbir asked the court to compel a…

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  • March 11, 2013

    A student at Florida A & M University has sued two Florida media outlets — Florida A & M University’s The Famuan and ABC-affiliate WFTV — for wrongly reporting that he was disciplined because of fellow student Robert Champion’s 2011 hazing death. And even though The Famuan, the university’s student newspaper, corrected the error made…

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  • February 20, 2013

    A New York federal judge on Wednesday killed a malpractice and fraud suit accusing Troutman Sanders LLP of helping a real estate mogul bilk $40 million from former client Mariner Health Care Inc.’s $1.3 billion merger, saying her court lacks jurisdiction. In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams dismissed the suit without prejudice after…

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  • January 31, 2013

    Eight women and four men convened regularly over 13 months. They heard from dozens of witnesses, considered 30,000 pieces of evidence. All of it with one question in mind: Who killed 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey? On October 13, 1999 — nearly three years after the diminutive Colorado pageant queen’s body was found in her home —…

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  • December 07, 2012

    A case brought by two Georgia whistle-blowers asserts that one of the country’s top dialysis providers bilked Medicare of hundreds of millions of dollars by billing for medicine the company’s clinics often threw away. The lawsuit contends DaVita Inc. fraudulently boosted profits by intentionally using over-sized vials of the vitamin D supplement Zemplar and the…

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  • November 30, 2012

    It started with a chance conversation between a doctor and a nurse several years ago. But that brief encounter may end up exposing what could be one of the largest Medicare frauds in U.S. history. Dr. Alon Vainer, a medical director at dialysis clinics in Georgia, was discussing clinic procedures with one of the nurses,…

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  • September 24, 2012

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  • June 22, 2012

    The mother of Natalee Holloway is suing The National Enquirer, alleging the tabloid knowingly published false stories to profit from her daughter’s 2005 disappearance in Aruba. Pictures: Joran van der Sloot, Natalee Holloway and Stephany Flores Beth Holloway said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the Enquirer and its publisher, American Media Inc., published “false…

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  • April 09, 2012

    The packed audience on the Dr. Phil show is hungry for advice. It is four days after Thanksgiving 2010, not long before the next holiday season of heavy feasting is to begin. Phil McGraw, the folksy host, is dressed in a light gray double-breasted suit, impeccably tailored to fit his brawny 6-foot-4 frame. He stands behind…

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  • December 15, 2011

    The Huffington Post dispatched a reporter to Texas this summer to investigate rumors about Rick Perry’s personal life, hoping for an irresistible story about hypocrisy. Enter Lin Wood. Retained by Perry’s gubernatorial campaign committee, the acclaimed libel lawyer fired off a letter to the website in August, threatening to sue if the story ran –…

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  • November 11, 2011

    Herman Cain has hired a high-profile defamation lawyer to keep an eye on the sexual harassment accusations made public by two women this week. Atlanta attorney Lin Wood told Reuters on Thursday he was not hired to scare, intimidate or threaten anyone from making statements, but to monitor the accusations against Cain and respond accordingly….

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  • November 09, 2011

    Among numerous high profile cases, Lin Wood represented Richard Jewell. Jewell is the security guard who was falsely accused in the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Park pipe bomb incident. Jewell was later thoroughly exonerated. In fact, he was praised as a hero for assisting in finding the real perpetrator, Eric Rudolph. Jewell experienced horrid treatment at…

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  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/politics/herman-cains-lawyer-blasts-media-at-news-conference/2011/11/09/gIQAhHNT5M_video.html

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  • Herman Cain appears at a news conference alongside his lawyer, Atlanta-based L. Lin Wood, who has represented Richard Jewell and Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.), both falsely accused of wrongdoing.

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  • November 08, 2011

    The attorney who introduced embattled Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain at his press conference on Tuesday to deny sexual harassment allegations has a long history in legal media circuses.

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  • When Herman Cain held the long-awaited news conference late Tuesday afternoon to tackle allegations that he sexually harassed four women, a smooth-talking Southern attorney was the first person to step to the microphone. Cain’s lawyer is L. Lin Wood, a well-known Atlanta-based trial attorney who has carved out a successful career representing the high-profile and…

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