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COVID-19 – IS WORKING FROM HOME A “REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION” UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT?

For the better part of the last 15 months, employees across the country have been required to work remotely as the world has struggled with the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Now, though, restrictions are starting to lift, and employers are beginning to ask, or, in some instances, insist, that their workers come back …

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Morrie’s 394 Hyundai found liable for retaliation against employee; must pay $200,000

Jury finds company guilty of violating Minnesota Human Rights Act and Parenting Leave and Accommodations Act. MINNEAPOLIS (OCTOBER 13, 2020): On Friday, October 9th, a jury found Morrie’s 394 Hyundai, LLC, liable for retaliation against former employee Victoria McVey and awarded her $200,000 in damages. The jury found two kinds of retaliation: for reporting gender …

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Halunen Wins Big—Judge Rules Tamiflu-Maker Hoffman-La Roche Must Answer Whistleblower Fraud Claims

BALTIMORE – Tamiflu-maker Hoffman-La Roche (OTCMKTS – RHHBY) must answer to whistleblower charges that it falsified claims of Tamiflu’s effectiveness in fighting influenza and fraudulently induced the federal government to stockpile millions of doses for a feared flu pandemic, a federal judge in Maryland ruled Monday. In rejecting Roche’s request to dismiss the lawsuit filed …

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Whistleblower Lawsuit: Tamiflu Maker Won $1.4B Contract after Deceiving the CDC about Drug’s Pandemic Effectiveness

Drug company Hoffmann-La Roche (OTCMKTS – RHHBY) falsified scientific conclusions and mounted a high-powered marketing and lobbying campaign to deceive the government about the effectiveness of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for fighting a flu pandemic, according to new filings in a federal False Claims Act lawsuit. The case seeks to recover more than $1.4 billion of taxpayer dollars that …

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