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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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Susan Coler to Moderate National Panel Discussing Whistleblowers’ Critical Role During Covid-19

Halunen Law’s Susan Coler to Moderate Panel at Whistleblower Appreciation Day National Conference Group of experts to discuss whistleblowers’ critical role during Covid-19 crisis Partner and chair of Halunen Law’s False Claims Act/Whistleblower practice group, Susan Coler, will moderate a panel of legal, government, and healthcare leaders as part of the National Whistleblower Center’s annual …

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Halunen Law announces an outstanding group of attorneys selected to Minnesota 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

Halunen Law is pleased to announce an impressive group of attorneys from the firm has been selected to the 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. The lists are a recognition by legal peers of the attorneys’ outstanding work representing employees, whistleblowers, and consumers locally and across the country. For founder and managing partner …

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Minnesota Public Radio Talks with Halunen Laws Emma Denny about Covid 19 and Employees Right When Returning to Work

As the economy starts reopening, employees and businesses around the state are facing myriad concerns and questions about their safety at work. Could employees catch coronavirus at work? How can employers protect their workers and customers from getting sick? What happens if they do get sick? “We’ve heard from people who are concerned about their …

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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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Personal Injury Attorney Brian Stofferahn joins Halunen Law

Halunen Law, a nationally known plaintiffs’ law firm, is pleased to announce attorney Brian Stofferahn has joined the firm to lead Halunen Law’s personal injury practice group. Stofferahn brings over thirty years of experience trying personal injury cases to his new role. He has handled wrongful death matters, amputations, products liability, and other complex litigation, …

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Lon Leavitt Published in Law 360: New FCA Ruling Revives Tools to Establish Falsity

Lon Leavitt, a partner at Halunen Law and a former Assistant United States Attorney, recently shared his False Claims Act (FCA) expertise in an article published by Law360. Lon’s article addressed a significant decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that strengthened tools traditionally used by the government and whistleblower …

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Recent British Medical Journal details Halunen Law’s FCA case against Tamiflu manufacturer

Halunen Law is representing Tom Jefferson, a UK epidemiologist and researcher in a private False Claims Act whistleblower suit claiming the drug company Roche defrauded U.S. federal and state governments by falsely claiming that its antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) could be a powerful tool in mitigating a flu pandemic. The suit, for $1.5 billion, is …

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Halunen employment attorney Emma Denny to moderate panel featuring trial court judges

At an upcoming educational program, “Tips from the Trial Court on Winning Your Next Employment Trial,” a distinguished panel of trial court judges will discuss effective ways to persuasively conduct voir dire, motion practice, openings, objections, direct/cross exams, and closings in employment law cases. Moderated by Halunen Law employment attorney Emma Denny, the panel will …

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