Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Qui Tam Case Based On Attorney’s Use of Confidential Information

Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Qui Tam Case Based On Attorney’s Use of Confidential Information

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed the decision of the District Court for the Southern District of New York to disqualify Fair Laboratory Practices Associates (FLPA) from its qui tam suit against Quest Diagnostics (Quest) and Unilab Corporation (Unilab) because the FLPA used confidential information provided by Unilab’s former general counsel, Mark Bibi.

Tentative Settlement Reportedly Reached Big Supreme Court Fair Housing Case

By | CFPB Monitor | November 1, 2013
Tentative Settlement Reportedly Reached Big Supreme Court Fair Housing Case

It is looking like our prediction that Township of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc. would settle before the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument was accurate.  Late yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the parties have reached a tentative settlement. 

Illinois Supreme Court to Decide if FOIA Requires Equal Treatment of Citizens and Media

By | The Appellate Strategist | November 1, 2013
Illinois Supreme Court to Decide if FOIA Requires Equal Treatment of Citizens and Media

Our previews of the newest additions to the Illinois Supreme Court’s docket continue with Garlick v. Madigan, a unpublished decision from Division One of the First District which poses this interesting question: is a government entity required to treat a private citizen and a media outlet the same for purposes of requests under the state Freedom of Information Act?