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Small firms team up to win $29M in nursing home death

Two small firm lawyers joined forces to win a $29 million jury verdict against a nursing home for delaying treatment of a 79-year-old woman who suffered a fractured hip and bed sore that led to her death. Edward Dudensing, who runs a two-lawyer firm in Sacramento, Calif., and Jay Renneisen, founder of the two-lawyer Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same law school and both specialize in elder abuse cases.

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Justice Dept. joins Risperdal whistleblower suits

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston announced that the Justice Department has filed a False Claims Act complaint against Johnson & Johnson and two subsidiaries for allegedly paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to nursing homes to prescribe its anti-psychotic ...

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