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Plaintiffs Lawyer Calls ‘Gotcha’ On Uber

June 2, 2015 – SAN FRANCISCO — Uber Technologies Inc. is having trouble keeping its story straight. Or so suggests a “gotcha!” court filing by a plaintiffs attorney suing the company for alleged textmessage spamming. [Read more]  

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JPML Centralizes Contact Lens Antitrust Actions In Florida

Law360, New York (June 9, 2015, 6:11 PM ET) — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation centralized to the Middle District of Florida seven class actions accusing Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., Alcon Laboratories Inc. and other contact lens manufacturers of using unilateral pricing policies to artificially inflate prices.Law360, New York (June 9, 2015, 6:11 […]

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Partner Jonathan Tycko Publishes Article On Using Qui Tam Cases Under The False Claims Act To Fight Customs Fraud

The United States collects more than $30 billion in customs duties each year, making duties the second largest source of revenue for the federal government after income taxes.  But the agency charged with collecting customs duties, Customs and Border Patrol (“CBP”), estimates that between fiscal years 2007 and 2012, approximately $2.2 billion in customs duties […]

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Tycko & Zavareei LLP Announces $7.5 Million Settlement Of Qui Tam Whistleblower Case Alleging That Company Forged Medical Records As Part Of Scheme To Unlawfully Bill Medicare For Sale Of Electric Wheelchairs

May 28, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has entered into a settlement with Orbit Medical Inc. and Rehab Medical Inc. to resolve a lawsuit that began more than five years ago with the filing of a whistleblower lawsuit by two former employees of Orbit.  The whistleblowers alleged that Orbit sales representatives, under […]

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The False Claims Act as a Tool for Enforcement of the Customs Laws

May 20, 2015 — Tycko & Zavareei LLP partner Jonathan Tycko was one of the featured panel members today on a webcast titled “The False Claims Act as a Tool for Enforcement of the Customs Laws.”  Mr. Tycko spoke about how whistleblowers with information about importers evading customs duties can help the government enforce the […]

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The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and Tycko & Zavareei LLP File Class Action Against USA Discounters for Unconscionable Sales Practices and Usury

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A patron of the retail chain USA Discounters, now known as USA Living, filed a class action lawsuit this week in District of Columbia Superior Court alleging that the company’s high-interest loans on high-cost furniture and electronics violate usury laws and laws prohibiting unfair and deceptive sales practices. USA […]

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Target Can’t Kick Wet Wipe Class Action Over Clogged Pipes

Law360, New York (February 11, 2015, 1:45 PM ET) — An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday trimmed but refused to gut a class action accusing Target Corp. of marketing and selling flushable wet wipes that clog septic systems, finding that although three of the suit’s common law claims fail, a slew of other product liability-related […]

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Tycko & Zavareei LLP Scores Victory on Behalf of Olive Oil Consumers

February 4, 2015- Washington, DC – Tycko & Zavareei LLP has scored a significant victory on behalf of nationwide and California classes of purchasers of Filippo Berio brand olive oils. On February 3, 2015, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion to dismiss in Kumar […]

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Agreement Ends APAPO Practice Assessment Dispute

January 28, 2015- Washington, DC – The American Psychological Association (APA) and four plaintiffs represented by the law firms of Tycko and Zavareei LLP and Wexler Wallace LLP have reached an agreement to settle their dispute about the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) practice assessment.  The settlement establishes a $9.02 million settlement fund to […]

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