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Hospital System and Doctors Pay Over $37 Million to Resolve State and Federal False Claims Allegations

California AG Rob Bonta and the U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with hospital system Prime Healthcare Services System, Prime Healthcare’s founder and chief executive officer, Dr. Prem Reddy, and related entities (collectively “Prime Healthcare”), and a Prime Healthcare interventional cardiologist, Dr. Siva Arunasalam, to resolve allegations of kickbacks and improper billing of state…

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Medical Device Company Settles with Seven States Over Alleged Kickbacks and False Claims

Medical device company Medicrea USA, Inc. and its corporate parent Medicrea International (collectively, “Medicrea”) settled with California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, and Texas, and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), over allegations that it paid kickbacks to physicians in violation of the federal Open Payment Program, Anti-Kickback Statute, and state false claims…

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12 Democrat AGs Urge SEC to Require Companies Disclose Financial Risk from Climate Change

12 Democrat AGs, led by California AG Rob Bonta, submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) urging it to require U.S. companies to disclose financial risks faced by climate change, in response to the SEC’s request for public input.

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California Attorney General Weighs In on Coverage for Mental Health

California AG Rob Bonta filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of plaintiffs-appellees in Wit v. United Behavioral Health (“UBH”), where the district court found that plaintiffs-appellees were improperly denied coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment by mental health administrator UBH. The district…

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California Ramps Up Its Environmental Justice Enforcement Efforts

California AG Rob Bonta announced an expansion of the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Environmental Justice (“Bureau”), which is focused on fighting environmental injustices and protecting communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution and public health hazards.

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