6th Circuit Joins Majority of Circuits by Taking Narrow View of FCA Public Disclosure Bar

During February of this year, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals joined the majority of circuits and held that the disclosure of information to the government during an audit or investigation does not constitute a “public disclosure” and subsequently does not create a jurisdictional bar to a qui tam action under the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”).

by Ozair M. Shariff April 15, 2015

A brief look at the EEOC's updated Guidance regarding criminal records use by employers

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its Enforcement Guidance (Guidance) regarding employer use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions. The Guidance highlights the EEOC's approach to the use of...
by M. Clark Spoden November 05, 2012

A Horse is a Horse (of Course)

Each year, millions of dollars worth of thoroughbred horses bolt from the starting gate, flash by the finish line, pose for the cameras, parade past the bidders, and do their best to propogate the species...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2008

A new era in the coal industry under Clean Water Act Section 404

Preface Forty years after passage of the Clean Water Act, interpretation of the act's applicability to the surface coal mining industry continues to evolve. Due to the very nature of surface mining, where enormous...
by William T. Gorton III May 24, 2012