Massiel Pedreira is an associate in the Litigation Department.
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During discovery in an SEC administrative and cease-and-desist proceeding instituted in December 2012 (pursuant to Sections 9(b) and 9(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940) the SEC Division of Enforcement (DOE) inadvertently produced 11 privileged e-mails to the respondents. This is noteworthy because the production included an e-mail forwarding a whistleblower complaint from the SEC … Continue Reading
In yet another large recovery for the DOJ, on December 6, 2012, DFB Pharmaceuticals, and its subsidiary, Healthpoint Ltd., agreed as part of a settlement to pay up to $48 million to resolve allegations that Healthpoint caused false claims to be submitted to Medicare and Medicaid for an unapproved drug, Xenaderm. This settlement resulted from … Continue Reading
On December 4, the Justice Department announced a record-breaking recovery of $4.9 billion in settlements and judgments in civil cases brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) for the fiscal year ending September 20, 2012. This year’s recovery eclipses the prior record by more than $1.7 billion. The last fiscal year’s recovery comprises more than … Continue Reading