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Halunen Law recognized as “Minnesota’s Best” Employment Lawyer and Law Firm for second consecutive year

Firm wins Gold Award honors in Star Tribune statewide “Minnesota’s Best” Campaign  MINNEAPOLIS, MN (September 25, 2022): Minneapolis-based Halunen Law received the distinct honor of being selected for the second consecutive year as a Gold Award Winner for its outstanding work in the legal field. In the 2022 Star Tribune “Minnesota’s Best” campaign, voters from …

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Halunen Law Represents Starr Suggs in Lawsuit Challenging Racial Discrimination at POST

KSTP TV aired a lengthy investigative report on Monday evening about a lawsuit brought by Starr Suggs against the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) board. Suggs is represented by Halunen Law employment attorneys Colin Pasterski and Maria Shatanova. The lawsuit challenges racial discrimination and retaliation that Suggs alleges she experienced while working at …

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Whistleblower Settles FCA Lawsuit Alleging Fraudulent Healthcare Billing for Over $1 Million

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 28, 2022) — In March 2022, False Claims Act whistleblower William Denner, in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, reached a settlement of over $1 million with AZ-Tech Radiology & Open M.R.I., LLC (AZ-Tech), to resolve allegations of fraudulent billings to the Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE healthcare …

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FCA Attorney Susan Coler Presents at Government Contract Law CLE

Susan Coler, a partner in the Halunen Law False Claims Act/Whistleblower practice group provided private and government contract law attorneys her thoughts on “Navigating the False Claims Act: Protecting Your Client’s Business, Whistleblowers, and Tax Dollars” at a day-long CLE on January 20, 2022. Titled Government Contract Law: Fundamentals and Hot Topics, the CLE was …

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Veteran Employment Law Attorney Pamela Spera Joins Halunen Law

Halunen Law is pleased to announce that attorney Pamela Spera has joined its Employment Practice Group, bringing more than 25 years of experience and an impressive record of favorable judicial rulings and settlements on behalf of her clients. Her experience in state and federal district court and appeals to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and …

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Halunen Law’s Gerald Robinson Integrally involved in $36M MD Helicopters case

In a False Claims Act (FCA) case tried recently in Huntsville, Alabama, the jury found that MD Helicopters, historically run by financier Lynn Tilton, defrauded the U.S. government in the amount of $36 million. The case alleged executive level bribery of military personnel to secure government contracts for the purchase of helicopters destined for foreign allies. After closing arguments …

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Whistleblower Attorney Susan Coler Quoted in Bloomberg Law

Susan Coler, whistleblower attorney at Halunen Law, provides comments to Bloomberg Law regarding recent statutory amendments to the False Claims Act introduced by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). “Shifting the materiality burden from plaintiffs to defendants will allow whistleblowers to more easily establish that a bad actor’s conduct could influence a decision maker in deciding …

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Halunen Law Attorney Emma Denny Appointed as Chair of Minnesota State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Governing Council

  Halunen Law is pleased to announce employment attorney Emma Denny will serve as the Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Labor and Employment Section Governing Council for 2021-22. The MSBA Labor and Employment Law Section promotes the exchange of ideas between colleagues practicing in various employment and labor-areas of the law through …

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