By: F|G Marketing / Date: 06, June 2019
The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently updated its Manual to include formal guidance on False Claim Act matters. The DOJ may apply cooperation credit to companies for voluntarily disclosing misconduct unknown to the government, cooperating in an ongoing investigation, or undertaking remedial measures in response to a violation. The credit will take the form of a reduction in the damages multiplier and civil penalties. To read more about the policy click here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr...
By: F|G Marketing / Date: 24, May 2019
The Department of Justice recently published an updated version of the Criminal Division’s 2017 guidance publication “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.” The update is intended to harmonize the former Fraud Section publication with other Department legal standards. The updated guidance primarily focuses on three sections: 1. Is the corporation’s compliance program well designed? 2. Is the program being applied earnestly and in good faith? 3. Does the corporation’s compliance program work in practice? The publication provides additional support in answering… Read more
By: F|G Marketing / Date: 17, May 2019
Flannery Georgalis is pleased to welcome six summer law clerks studying at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law to the firm: Bomi Boehnlein, Vincent Hynes, George Kennett, Liza Langdon, Ryan Palko and Oliver Thomas. They are a bright and talented group of students and we are excited to have them as part of the team. We look forward to their contributions to the firm’s efforts this summer.
By: F|G Marketing / Date: 30, April 2019
Congratulations to the Cleveland Opera Theater for their successful opening night performance of La Traviata at the Maltz Performing Arts Center this past weekend! We are honored to sponsor the Cleveland Opera Theater and support their artistic endeavors.
By: F|G Marketing / Date: 24, April 2019
A federal court of appeals (the Sixth Circuit) recently considered a very common parking-enforcement practice: chalking vehicle tires to determine how long the vehicle has been parked. The appeals court held that a city’s chalking of tires is a “search” within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, and is unconstitutional without a warrant absent some applicable exception to the warrant requirement. The case is Taylor v. City of Saginaw, --- F.3d ---, 2019 WL 1757953 (6th Cir. Apr. 22, 2019).… Read more
By: F|G Marketing / Date: 09, April 2019
The Federal Government released its Medicaid Fraud Control Units Fiscal Report for 2018. In 2018, Units operated in 49 States and the District of Columbia. Last year there were 1,503 convictions. 1,109 were fraud cases and 394 were patient abuse or neglect cases which combined for a total of $314 million collected in criminal recoveries. There were 810 civil settlements and judgments totaling $545 Million in civil recoveries. https://oig.hhs.gov/oei/report... Read more
By: F|G Marketing / Date: 02, April 2019
The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Board of Directors recently approved the appointment of attorney Kevin Vogel to the CMBA Ethics & Professionalism Committee. The Committee was established to promote and improve the ethics and professionalism of lawyers and judges in the Greater Cleveland community. Kevin is grateful to the Board for the honor of its consideration and appointment, and he looks forward to working with the Committee to be a resource for the legal community and to promote the ethical… Read more
By: F|G Marketing / Date: 27, January 2019
Congratulations to the Mayfield High School Mock Trial team and their coach, Flannery | Georgalis attorney Ed Fadel, for an outstanding district round in the Ohio High School Mock Trial Competition. The competitors captured six out of eight possible individual awards: three best attorneys and three best witnesses. In addition to the individual successes, one of the teams advanced to the Regional Competition on February 15. This year’s case challenges the competitors to consider privacy rights in the ever-growing technological… Read more