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Michael Boyle v. ASAP Energy, Inc., Fast Lane Stores, Inc. d/b/a Fast Lane 3 Oklahoma Supreme Court Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

¶1 Plaintiffs brought an action in the District Court for Custer County and claimed a convenience store negligently and recklessly sold low-point beer to a noticeably intoxicated person who injured plaintiffs in a vehicle collision several hours later. Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment which was granted by the trial court.1 We reverse the judgment of the District Court.

¶2 Two... More...
   $0 (10-24-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. John Mac Sells Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Former CEO of Benchmark Healthcare Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Charges

John Mac Sells, 53, of St. Peters, Missouri, was sentenced to 41months in prison and ordered to pay $667,201.85 in restitution.

According to court documents, between 2013 and 2016, John Sells was the chief executive officer (CEO) of Benchmark Healthcare of Festus, Inc. (Benchmark), and a nu... More...
   $0 (10-06-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. Christopher Grant Watson Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - Perryville Pharmacist Sent to Prison for 10 Years, to Pay $850,00 for Role in Pill Scheme

Christopher Grant Watson, 44, of Perryville, a former pharmacist and owner of Perry County Food and Drug Store, will be spending the next 10 years in federal prison.

United States District Court Judge James M. Moody sentenced Watson to a statutory maximum 120 months’ impris... More...
   $0 (09-28-2017 - AR)

State of Oklahoma v. David Blackstock Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Judge Sentenced Pharmacy Drug Robber To Prison

The State of Oklahoma charged David Blackstock with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: OROB, ROBBERY - 1ST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 798
Date of Offense: 05/16/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
BLACKSTOCK, DAVID AARON Disposed: CONVICTION, 09/25/2017. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: ROBBERY - 1ST ... More...
   $0 (09-25-2017 - OK)

Estate of Jeffrey H. Ware v. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, et al. Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Barbara Boyer, the widow of a cancer researcher who developed a fatal tumor allegedly as a result of inadequate safety precautions taken to protect him from radiation in his lab, sued the University of Pennsylvania together with affiliated persons and entities.1 Before us is the reach of the Price-Anderson Act, see 42 U.S.C. § 2011, et seq., and its remedy-limiting provisions. The Act gives federa... More...   $0 (09-25-2017 - PA)

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed and Southeast Texas Institute of Pain Management, P.A. v. Phu Huu Nguyen, Pharm. D. PLLC d/b/a Wellness Pharmacy and Phu "Paul" Huu Nguyen Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

In this interlocutory appeal,1 appellants, Ghyasuddin Syed, M.D. and Southeast Texas Institute of Pain Management, P.A. (“STIPM”), challenge the trial court’s order denying their motion to dismiss2 the claims brought against them by appellees, Phu Huu Nguyen, Pharm. D., PLLC, doing business as Wellness Pharmacy (“Wellness Pharmacy”), and Phu “Paul” Huu Nguyen, for slander, tortious interference wi... More...   $0 (09-23-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Serge Francois and Patrick Tonge Federal Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Pharmacist And His Employee Convicted Of Over $30 Million Health Care Fraud Against Military Insurance Program

Serge Francois and Patrick Tonge were convicted for their involvement in a conspiracy to commit health care fraud and pay kickbacks in connection with federal health care programs. The fraudulent scheme caused over $30 million in losses to the federal TRICARE program.... More...
   $0 (09-19-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Mark Johnson Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, WI - Former Janesville Pharmacy Owner Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

Mark Johnson, 55, Janesville, Wis., was sentenced on September 1, 2017 by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 24 months in federal prison for health care fraud. Johnson will begin serving his sentence in October.

On August 4, 2016, Johnson’s arrest was announced in conjunction with the unsealing o... More...
   $0 (09-07-2017 - WI)

United States of America v. US Bioservices Corp. Federal Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $13.4 Million Settlement Of Civil Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Against US Bioservices Corp.

The United States settled a civil fraud case against US BIOSERVICES CORP. (“US BIO”) pursuant to which US BIO will pay a total of $13.4 million. The settlement resolves claims that US BIO violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act... More...
   $13400000 (09-06-2017 - NY)

Tommy Ernest Swate, M.D. v. Texas Medical Board

Tommy Ernest Swate, M.D., appeals the district court’s judgment affirming the final
order issued by appellee, Texas Medical Board2 (the Board), revoking his license to practice
medicine in Texas. The Board revoked Dr. Swate’s license after determining that he violated the
Texas Medical Practice Act, see Tex. Occ. Code §§ 151.001-169.005 (the Act) and certain Board
rules, see 22 Tex... More...
   $0 (08-31-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Larry Burstein Federal Courthouse - Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, FL - Alachua County Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Operating Illegal Internet Pharmacy

Larry Burstein, 69, of Alachua, Florida, was sentenced yesterday to 48 months in prison after pleading guilty in November 2016, to involvement in a drug conspiracy arising from his operation of a multi-million dollar internet pharmacy.

Co-conspirator Edward Leonforte, 5... More...
   $0 (08-29-2017 - FL)

Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. of Georgia v. City of Sandy Springs, Georgia Eleventh Circuit - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

We granted rehearing en banc to review the constitutionality of a municipal
ordinance prohibiting the sale of sexual devices in light of several recent Supreme
Court decisions which, it was argued, call into question the continued vitality of
this Court’s decision in Williams v. Attorney General (Williams IV), 378 F.3d
1232 (11th Cir. 2004). After we agreed to take the case en ba... More...
   $0 (08-23-2017 - GA)

United States of America v. Orono Pharmacy, Inc. and Ali Aghamoosa Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Portland, ME - Orono Pharmacy and Owner Agree to Pay $60,000 to Settle Controlled Substances Act Case

Orono Pharmacy, Inc. and its owner, Ali Aghamoosa, of Orono, entered into a civil settlement agreement with the United States pursuant to which they will pay $60,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”).

Controlled substances are strictl... More...
   $0 (08-15-2017 - ME)

United States of America v. Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions, L.L.C. (Isomeric), William O. Richardson, Rachael S. Cruz, and Jeffery D. Brown Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Utah Pharmacy and Its Executives to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated, Misbranded and Unapproved New Drugs

The U.S. District Court for the District of Utah entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against defendants Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions LLC (Isomeric), William O. Richardson, who serves as its Chief Ex... More...
   $0 (08-07-2017 - UT)

The People of the State of Illinois v. Richard D. Lewis

¶ 1 Defendant, Richard D. Lewis, appeals his September 2014 conviction for unlawful
possession of methamphetamine precursors in violation of section 120(a) of the
Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act (Community Protection Act) (720
ILCS 646/120(a) (West 2012)). On appeal, defendant argues (1) the State failed to prove he
knowingly purchased, owned, or otherwise poss... More...
   $0 (08-02-2017 - IL)

Alwin Carl Lewis v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Medical Board of California, Real Party in Interest

The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System
(CURES) is California‟s prescription drug monitoring program. By statute, every
prescription of a Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance must be logged in
CURES, along with the patient‟s name, address, telephone number, gender, date of
birth, drug name, quantity, number of refills, and information a... More...
   $0 (07-25-2017 - CA)

Patricia Esch v. County of Kent, et al.

Plaintiff Patricia T. Esch (“Plaintiff”), the personal representative
of the Estate of Stephen Stiles, appeals from the judgment entered by the district court on
September 27, 2016, granting summary judgment to Defendants Jim McFadden, R.N., Esther
West, R.N., Minerva Booker, R.N., and David Sova, D.O. (collectively, “Defendants”). Stephen
Stiles (“Stiles”) died of a seizure shortl... More...
   $0 (07-19-2017 - MI)

United States of America v. Roberto A. Fernandez, M.D. Federal Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Miami-Based Physician Pleads Guilty for Role in Pain Pill Diversion and Medicare Fraud Scheme

A licensed physician in Miami pleaded guilty in federal court July 11, 2017 for his role in a multi-faceted $4.8 million health care fraud scheme that ran from April 2011 to February 2017, involving the submission of false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and the illegal prescribing ... More...
   $0 (07-13-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Mallinckrodt, L.L.C. Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Mallinckrodt Agrees to Pay Record $35 Million Settlement for Failure to Report Suspicious Orders of Pharmaceutical Drugs and for Recordkeeping Violations

Mallinckrodt LLC, a pharmaceutical manufacturer and one of the largest manufacturers of generic oxycodone, agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations that it violated certain provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) that ar... More...
   $35000000 (07-11-2017 - MI)

United States of America v. Medistat RX, L.L.C., et al. Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Alabama Pharmacy and Individuals to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated and Misbranded Drugs and Unapproved New Drugs

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against defendants Medistat RX LLC (Medistat), Mark D. Acker who served as its Chief Executive Off... More...
   $0 (07-06-2017 - AL)

United St7ates of America v. Stephen Edward Corrick Federal Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Man Admits Robbing 2 Western Pennsylvania Pharmacies

A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of conspiracy to commit robbery of a pharmacy, robbery of a pharmacy, brandishment of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, and possession with the intent to distribute Schedule II controlled substances.

Stepha... More...
   $0 (07-05-2017 - PA)

United States of America v. Godfrey Ilonzo, Gona Ilonzo, Dr. Nevorn Askari and Dr. William Richardson Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Two Doctors and Clinic Owners sentenced for operating Pill Mills in Metro Atlanta

A pain clinic owner, an office manager who was also the wife of the owner, and two doctors have been sentenced for illegally prescribing painkillers to known addicts and drug dealers at three pain clinics in metropolitan Atlanta. Godfrey and Bona Ilonzo, as well as Dr. Nevorn Askari and Dr. Wil... More...
   $0 (06-28-2017 - GA)

United States of America v. Barry Cadden Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Owner of New England Compounding Center Sentenced for Racketeering Leading to Nationwide Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Outbreak was the largest public health crisis ever caused by a pharmaceutical product

Barry Cadden, the owner and head pharmacist of New England Compounding Center (NECC), was sentenced in connection with the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak.<... More...
   $0 (06-27-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Anthony Ballenger Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Leader of Oxycodone Distribution Ring Sentenced to 6+ Years in Prison

Forged Prescriptions and Manipulated Various Online Pharmacy Networks and Government Databases to Commit Fraud

Anthony Ballenger, age 29, pleaded guilty in March 2017 to unauthorized access to a protected computer, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. At the sentencin... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - OK)

Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc. v. Board of County Commissioners of Oklahoma County

¶1 Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc., sued the Board of County Commissioners of Oklahoma County (County) for payment of medical services provided to prisoners and detainees in the Oklahoma County Jail. County admitted that Armor provided the medical services in question pursuant to a contract for the period January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014, and an extension of this contract for the period J... More...   $0 (06-15-2017 - OK)

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