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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • September 28, 2011

    Sarah Palin may have threatened to sue the publisher and author of a scathing book about her life, but her rise to fame and public prominence since her failed 2008 vice presidential bid could make her case difficult to prove, according to attorneys who deal with similar cases. Palin’s attorney sent a letter to Crown…

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  • July 19, 2011

    Next week marks the 15th anniversary of the bomb explosion at Centennial Olympic Park, and lawyers for Richard Jewell, who died four years ago, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution are still fighting. A Georgia Court of Appeals ruling last week, which affirmed the dismissal of the libel case against the newspaper, could finally put the matter…

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  • July 01, 2007

    Sometimes you just have to dig your heels in and fight. Such was the case in 2005 when two heirs of a prominent Atlanta family sued SunTrust Banks, Inc. for a staggering $165 million, claiming the bank lost them millions of dollars by mismanaging trust funds established by their late grandfather.

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  • August 20, 2006

    The woman who accused Kobe Bryant of rape. Olympic security guard Richard Jewell. John and Patsy Ramsey. Their common thread? Lin Wood, the attorney who specializes in defending people who say they were scorned by the media.  The Ramseys’ attorney is in the spotlight again after John Mark Karr was arrested in Thailand last week…

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  • March 17, 2006

    On March 14, 2005, Gary A. Condit settled a high-profile, $11 million defamation1 lawsuit2 against celebrity author Dominick Dunne based upon accusations by Dunne that the former U.S. Congressman from California was responsible for the death of intern Chandra Levy in Washington, D.C. Dunne, a Vanity Fair correspondent who is, as Professor Jonathan Turley of George…

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  • November 06, 2004

    Fourteen months after she accused Kobe Bryant of raping her, a young Colorado woman sat on the witness stand testifying about the encounter, answering probing personal questions and trying to explain sketchy details. But the scene did not play out in this tiny mountain community, where the national media already were gathering to cover the…

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  • September 29, 2004

    DENVER — The Kobe Bryant defense team that saw rape charges against the NBA star thrown out three weeks ago faces a tough new challenge in civil court: L. Lin Wood, a fearless, media-savvy Atlanta lawyer once called the “attorney for the damned.” Wood is representing Bryant’s 20-year-old accuser in a lawsuit in which the…

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  • September 03, 2004

    Just after 3 p.m., as reporters began streaming back into the Eagle County Justice Center on Wednesday, he appeared at the back entrance to the courthouse. There was L. Lin Wood, big-time attorney of notorious clients, dressed down in a navy jacket, crisp white shirt, pleated jeans and glossy deep-brown cowboy boots.

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  • April 07, 2003

    Through the prism of a defamation suit, a federal judge in Atlanta has examined the 1996 murder case of 6-year-old Colorado beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey and determined there is “virtually no evidence” to support theories that her parents killed her. U.S. District Judge Julie E. Carnes, a former federal prosecutor, ruled that there is “abundant…

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