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Halunen Law Attorney Lon Leavitt Speaks on Cutting-Edge Issues at National False Claims Act Conferences

In mid-November and again last week, Halunen Law attorney Lon Leavitt, partner and chair of the False Claims Act/Whistleblower Practice Group, provided his expertise in presentations at national conferences on important and developing issues in False Claims Act law. The first was a panel at a national conference series that looks at real-life FCA practice …

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NY Waterway Ferries: Years of Dumping Raw Sewage, Other Pollutants into Hudson River, Whistleblowers Allege

Newark, NJ, December 4, 2020. A lawsuit filed by former employees of NY Waterway, which operates ferry vessels between New York and New Jersey, claims the company illegally dumped raw sewage, oil, fuel, coolant and other pollutants into New York harbor and surrounding waters for years while operating a fleet of 30 vessels that carry …

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Halunen Law’s False Claims Act Case Discussed in Forbes Magazine

Rapid Covid-19 vaccine development shines light on pharma whistleblower cases. In a recent Forbes article Halunen Law’s False Claims Act suit against Tamiflu manufacturer Roche is highlighted and outlines the critical role Whistleblowers play in policing industry misconduct. As the federal government continues to fund vaccine development and anticipates purchasing hundreds of millions, if not …

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Halunen Law attorneys share their experience of litigating in the time of a pandemic

Recent success of lawsuit against Morrie’s 394 Hyundai serves as the backdrop for presentation. Halunen Law Attorneys Amy Boyle and Colin Pasterski recently shared valuable first-hand experience of successfully litigating an unlawful termination lawsuit during a global pandemic that resulted in a $200,000 trial verdict. The presentation was to the Minnesota Chapter of the National …

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Halunen Law False Claims Act Attorneys on the National Stage

This past month, attorneys in the Halunen Law False Claims Act/Whistleblower Practice Group provided their expertise in presentations at conferences with national outreach on cutting-edge issues in False Claims Act law. The annual national conference for attorneys who represent relators in False Claims Act lawsuits (Taxpayers Against Fraud – www.taf.org) took place October 28-30. Halunen …

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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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Halunen Law’s Clayton Halunen and Amy Boyle share insights and expertise at the 2020 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

The Covid-19 pandemic did not stop Minnesota Continuing Legal Education from holding its annual Employment Law Institute. This year it conducted an online two-day session on September 15-16. Halunen Law was pleased to be an event sponsor. The nearly 1,000 participants engaged in informative breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and interactive activities. Halunen attorneys Clayton Halunen, …

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Attorney Maria Shatonova Joins Halunen Law Employment Practice Group

Halunen Law, a Minneapolis-based nationally recognized plaintiffs’ law firm, is pleased to announce attorney Maria Shatonova has joined the firm’s Employment Law practice group. A graduate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Maria brings a deep-seated commitment to her representation of individuals who have suffered wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual assault or harassment, or other illegal …

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Halunen Law attorneys share insight on recent Supreme Court LGBT ruling

Halunen Law employment law attorneys Amanda Crain and Colin Pasterski presented to the Minnesota Paralegal Association this week on LGBT discrimination in the workplace.  Their presentation took a deep dive into the US Supreme Court’s decision on June 15, 2020 which determined that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the …

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