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Medicare Seeks to Ensure Repayment in Toxic Tort and Personal Injury Settlements

Companies and their attorneys risk monetary penalties and DOJ enforcement if they fail to ensure that toxic tort and personal injury plaintiffs reimburse Medicare. By Christine Rolph, Taiga Takahashi, and Holly Bainbridge The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed numerous enforcement actions against defendant companies and law firms based on an alleged failure to … Continue Reading

Satisfying ‘Daubert’ in Environmental Toxic Tort Litigation

Recent decisions have excluded plaintiffs’ expert opinions that fail to estimate actual exposure and prove it was sufficient to cause injury. By Christine G. Rolph and Laura J. Glickman Recent federal court rulings in toxic tort litigations have stressed the importance of the dose-response relationship and the need to carefully evaluate the level of exposure … Continue Reading