Justice Department Issues Proposed Rule That Would Require Movie Theaters to Provide Captioning and Audio Description Listening Devices

Justice Department Issues Proposed Rule That Would Require Movie Theaters to Provide Captioning and Audio Description Listening Devices

On Friday of last week—the day before the ADA’s twenty-fourth anniversary—the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a proposed rule that would require movie theaters with digital screens (and possibly those with only analog screens) to show movies with closed captioning and audio descriptions (if available), and to purchase equipment that would allow the transmission of such information to moviegoers with hearing or sight disabilities. 

DOJ: Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 90 Individuals for Approximately $260 Million in False Billing

DOJ: Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 90 Individuals for Approximately $260 Million in False Billing

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release (the “press release”) covering today’s announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in six cities resulted in charges against 90 individuals, including 27 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, for their alleged participation in fraud schemes involving approximately $260 million in Medicare false claims.