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Fraudulent billing suit goes forward

Where the government’s complaint identified the mental health provider’s fraudulent conduct, claimed the provider acted with deliberate ignorance or reckless disregard of that conduct, plausibly alleged the government would not have paid the false invoices and provided examples of false ...

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Peanut farmers assert processors engaged in price fixing

Where a group of peanut farmers alleged that processors had a motive to depress the price of Runner peanuts, providing facts connecting issued price offers to the Runner peanut market and alleging efforts to coordinate price offers and conceal actual ...

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Tree-sitters held in contempt must pay attorneys’ fees

Two people who intentionally squatted in trees in order to protest the construction of a pipeline were held in contempt, fined and ordered to pay all of the pipeline’s attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in obtaining the contempt order. Background ...

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Nature Conservancy gets most of permanent easement payout

Nature Conservancy, the holder of a conservation easement on property that has been taken as part of a permanent easement for construction of a natural gas pipeline, will receive the majority of the payout, based on its majority ownership of ...

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Compensation determined for pipeline easement

The landowners’ bid to delay a trial over compensation for a natural gas pipeline easement failed, as did their untimely effort to supplement discovery. Moreover, because the landowners failed to provide admissible evidence that the amount of just compensation exceeds ...

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