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  • Feb 16- The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc that claims the country's largest health insurer and its units and affiliates overcharged Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars, a law firm representing the whistleblower said on Thursday. The lawsuit, filed in 2011 and unsealed on Thursday, alleges...

  • Feb 16- The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc that claims the country's largest health insurer and its units and affiliates overcharged Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars, a law firm representing the whistleblower said on Thursday. The lawsuit alleges UnitedHealth Group overcharged Medicare...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- Some good money news rolled in with the New Year: Life insurance could be cheaper in 2017.. For example, USAA says a healthy 40- year-old with a $500,000 policy for 20 years would pay $36.65 per month now for a typical policy, down 1.1 percent from last year's pricing. It usually takes three to four months companies to file required paperwork to make...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23- year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court. Ethan Dettmer, a partner in the law firm Gibson Dunn& Crutcher and one of the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23- year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child but later given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court. The program was established in 2012 by Democratic President Barack Obama...

  • PANAMA CITY, Feb 11- The two founders of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca were arrested on Saturday, the attorney general's office said, after both were indicted on charges of money-laundering in a case allegedly tied to a wide-ranging corruption scandal in Brazil. Porcell said the one-year investigation that led to the arrests has been aided by...

  • PANAMA CITY— Prosecutors in Panama say they've formally arrested the partners of a law firm involved in last year's "Panama Papers" scandal, in which thousands of pages of documents related to offshore accounts were leaked. Ramon Fonseca Mora and Jurgen Mossack are partners at the Mossack-Fonseca firm. Odebrecht has acknowledged paying $800 million in bribes...

  • PANAMA CITY— Panamanian anti-corruption prosecutors have searched the homes of the partners of a law firm accused of setting up offshore accounts that allowed a Brazilian construction company to funnel bribes to multiple countries. Public Ministry agents arrived Friday at the homes of Ramon Fonseca Mora and Jurgen Mossack of the Mossack-Fonseca firm.

  • District Judge James "Jeb" Boasberg is overseeing a lawsuit filed by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux that could be their last hope of stopping the $3.8 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota oil to Illinois. That doesn't surprise Michael Kellogg, a law firm colleague of Boesberg's in the mid-1990s, or Virginia attorney Tim Heaphy, who once worked with...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 10- The mysterious disappearance from Hong Kong of Xiao Jianhua, a China- born billionaire, has sent a chill through mainland business circles linked to the city, and some are looking to move their assets, say financiers, lawyers and Chinese businessmen. Hong Kong, a global financial centre, has served as a major hub for Chinese capital since the former...

  • PANAMA CITY— Panama's Attorney General's Office on Thursday ordered a search of offices belong to a law firm it accuses of setting up offshore accounts that allowed a Brazilian construction company to funnel bribes to various countries. Ramon Fonseca Mora, a partner at Mossack-Fonseca, responded that the firm was being used as a "scapegoat" to avoid...

  • Feb 8- A Washington lawyer from a major law firm was wearing a wig as a disguise when he was arrested last week trying to sell a copy of a secret lawsuit against a California technology security company for $310,000, according to a criminal complaint. Justice Department trial attorney who joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer& Feld LLP as a partner last year, was charged in...

  • The IRS estimates that 26 million people received about $65.6 billion under this tax credit last year. The average amount received was more than $2,400 but it can be worth more than $6,000. It can help people out of poverty, "said Lisa Greene-Lewis, a CPA at TurboTax.

  • Chicago, Feb 8- As Illinois House speaker for more than three decades, Michael Madigan has often worked to raise people's taxes. Madigan& Getzendanner is one of Illinois' leading law firms for clients filing appeals to contest their property appraisals in an effort to reduce their real-estate taxes. Between 2004 and 2015, the speaker's firm won $63.3 million in...

  • Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, exits after his meeting with president-elect Donald Trump at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey.

    Puzder has argued that labor regulations stifle growth, and indicated a preference for machines as workers, The New York Times reports.

  • IBM's Watson computing system.

    IBM’s supercomputer will assist H&R Block’s 70,000 tax professionals at 10,000 branch offices, where 11 million people file taxes.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- As a lawyer in private practice for a decade, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch often fought on behalf of business interests, including efforts to curb securities class action lawsuits, experience that could mould his thinking if he is confirmed as a justice. Gorsuch, a conservative federal appeals court judge...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 24- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday that an internal email sent to staff at its Agricultural Research Service unit this week calling for a suspension of public-facing documents, including news releases and photos, was flawed and that new guidance has been sent out to replace it. "This internal email was released without...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 24- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday that an internal email sent to staff at its Agricultural Research Service unit this week calling for a suspension of public-facing documents, including news releases and photos, was flawed and that new guidance would be issued to replace it. President Donald Trump has cast doubt on whether...

  • USDA DISAVOWS INTERNAL EMAIL TO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE.