Pharmacy Law
 
United States of America v. William Earley, D.O.; Brian Gullett, D.O.; Roswell Tempest Lowry, M.D.; and Vernon Stanley, M.D.

Charleston, West Virginia criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with aiding and abetting obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

Four of the physicians each pleaded guilty to a felony count of aiding and abetting obtaining a controlled substance by fraud: William Earley, D.O, 66, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Brian Gullett, D.O., 45, of Clarksville, Pennsylvania; Rosw... More...
   $0 (09-13-2022 - WV)

United States of America v. Benjamin Robert Laubbacher

San Diego, California criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with armed robbery.

Laubbacher admitted to robbing a CVS pharmacy, a Bath & Body Works and numerous grocery stores between January 22, 2021, and February 5, 2021. All the robberies were committed in a similar manner: He entered the store, selected items for purchase, approached the register and demanded money from the cas... More...
   $0 (08-26-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. David Powell, a/k/a Dawud Powell

Nashville, Tennessee criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with armed robbery and felony use of a firearm to commit a crime.

David Powell, aka Dawud Powell, 31, was initially arrested on a criminal complaint on August 25, 2020, and charged with the August 19th robbery of the Walgreens Pharmacy on Nolensville Pike, in which he brandished a handgun and demanded that the pharmacist g... More...
   $0 (08-20-2022 - TN)

William Salier and Karen Salier v. Walmart, Inc., et al.

Minneapolis, Minnesota civil litigation lawyers represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendants on breach of contract theories.



Plaintiffs William and Karla Salier brought this action against defendants Walmart, Inc. (“Walmart”), and Hy-Vee, Inc. (“Hy-Vee”). The Saliers have asserted various tort claims related to Walmart's and Hy-Vee's refusals to fill the Saliers' prescrip... More...
   $0 (08-19-2022 - MN)

United States of America v. Matthew Smith

Miami, Florida criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraud.

Matthew Smith, 58, of Boca Raton, Florida, pleaded guilty on January 24, 2022, to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. His executive assistant, Alisa Catoggio, 41, also of Boca Raton, Florida, pleaded guilty on May 17, 2022, to one count of conspiring to pay healthcare kickbacks. In connection with ... More...
   $0 (08-19-2022 - FL)

United States of America v. Thomas Romano

Columbus, Ohio criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with distributing opioids.

Thomas Romano, 72, of Wheeling, West Virginia, owned and operated a self-named pain management clinic where his clients traveled hundreds of miles to obtain prescriptions for opioids and other controlled substances. For his opioid and other controlled substance prescriptions, Romano only accepted cash... More...
   $0 (08-15-2022 - OH)

United States of America v. Mitchell Spivack

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with illegally dispensing controlled drugs.

Philadelphia-based Spivack, Inc., previously operating under the name Verree Pharmacy, and owner-pharmacist Mitchell Spivack, to resolve allegations that they engaged in a years-long practice of illegally dispensing opioids and other controlled substances, and systemati... More...
   $0 (08-14-2022 - PA)

United States of America v. Spivack, Inc.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania civil litigation lawyers represented party accused of illegally dispensing opioids.

Philadelphia-based Spivack, Inc., previously operating under the name Verree Pharmacy, and owner-pharmacist Mitchell Spivack, agreed to pay over $4 million to resolve allegations that they engaged in a years-long practice of illegally dispensing opioids and other controlled subst... More...
   $4000000 (08-11-2022 - PA)

City and County of San Francisco et al v. Purdue Pharma L.P., et al.


The opioid epidemic has plagued San Francisco for over twenty years. The number of individuals who die annually from opioid overdoses continues to climb. Thousands of city residents, from all walks of life, struggle with addiction. Widespread opioid use has strained the city's hospitals. It has forced streets, parks, and public spaces to close. It has exacerbated crime and homelessness. Every... More...
   $0 (08-10-2022 - CA)

Andrea Anderson v. Aitkin Pharmacy Services, LLC dba Thrifty White Pharmacy; George Badeaux

Atkin, Minnesota civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant for refusing to fill an emergency contraception prescription because of beliefs that women should not be given such medicines.

Plaintiff was forced to drive nearly 100 miles to another pharmacy to obtain the morning after pill after having several pharmacies reject her requests that they fill the script.
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   $25000 (08-05-2022 - MN)

United States of America v. Martin Escobar

Youngstown, Ohio criminal law lawyer represented defendant charged with distribution of controlled substances resulting in death.

Martin Escobar, 58, a former Mahoning County physician, pleaded guilty to 54 counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances—including two counts of distributing controlled substances that caused the deaths of two patients and one count of distributing ... More...
   $0 (08-04-2022 - OH)

United States of America v. Martin Escobar

Cleveland, Ohio criminal law lawyer represented defendant charged with prescribing controlled substances—including two counts of distributing controlled substances that caused the deaths of two patients and one count of distributing a controlled substance to a person under the age of 21—and 31 counts of health care fraud.

Martin Escobar, age 58, a former Mahoning County physician, rep... More...
   $0 (08-04-2022 - OH)

United States of America v. Solera Specialty Pharmacy, LLC

Boston, Massachusetts civil litigation lawyers represented Defendant accused of submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare for Evzio, a high-priced drug used in rapid reversal of opioid overdoses.

According to Solera’s admissions in the criminal and civil agreements, the pharmacy dispensed Evzio from January 2017 to May 2018. During that time, Evzio was the highest-priced version of nalo... More...
   $0 (07-13-2022 - MA)

United States of America v. Asheboro Drug Company, Inc., et al.

Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendants charged with with health care fraud.

Asheboro, North Carolina based Asheboro Drug Company, Isaac F. Brady, III and Isaac F. Brady, IV were accused of dispensing controlled substances, including opioids, without taking specific steps to help ensure the drugs will not be abused or diverted.

The parties entered i... More...
   $0 (07-13-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Eric Hill

San Francisco, California criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with robbery affecting interstate commerce.


On November 21, 2018, two armed men wearing masks and hoods absconded with over 1,000 prescription pills, including oxycodone and hydrocodone, from a Walgreens pharmacy in San Francisco. Dkt. No. 93-1 ¶ 22-23 (cell phone warrant affidavit). On December 6, 2018,... More...
   $0 (07-08-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Hassan Barnes

Houston, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with unlawfully dispensing opioids and other controlled substances.

Hassan Barnes, 56, a pharmacist formerly of Missouri City, was indicted for unlawfully dispensing opioids and other controlled substances. Clint Carr, 33, a pharmacy owner formerly of Cypress, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on June 24 and ordered to... More...
   $0 (07-08-2022 - TX)

TIFFANY J. SOUDERS vs. STEPHEN T. SOUDERS

Cincinnati, Ohio - Divorce lawyer represented defendant with appealing the denial to modify parental rights and denial to modify parenting-time.



In 2014, the trial court issued a decree of dissolution of the marriage of
Stephen and plaintiff-appellee Tiffany J. Souders, which incorpora... More...
   $0 (07-03-2022 - OH)

United States of America v. Brett Sabado

Atlanta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.

Brett Sabado has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to defraud Tricare and Medicare by submitting fraudulent claims for compound medications and durable medical equipment (DME). Sabado also agreed to pay $950,000 as part of an “ability to pay” civil settlement in order to resol... More...
   $0 (06-29-2022 - GA)

United States of America v. Joe David "Jay" May

Little Rock, Arkansas criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with engaging in a multi-million-dollar kickback conspiracy.

Dr. Joe David "Jay" May, age 41, got involved in a multi-million-dollar kickback conspiracy.

“Dr. May used his signature as a rubber stamp to help his friends rake in millions of dollars in kickbacks from fraudulent prescriptions,” said Jona... More...
   $0 (06-10-2022 - AR)

United States of America v. Jason Metz

New Haven, Connecticut criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with distributing heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and crack.

In May 2020, the DEA New Haven Task Force and Waterbury Police Department began an investigation into a drug trafficking organization that was distributing large amounts of heroin, cocaine and crack in the Waterbury area, and was believed to be headed by Zach... More...
   $0 (06-08-2022 - CT)

United States of America v. Peter Bolos, Michael Palso, Andrew Assad, Scott Roix, Larry Smith, Mihir Taneja, Arun Kapoor and Maikel Bolos

Greenville, Tennessee criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme.

Peter Bolos and his co-conspirators, Michael Palso, Andrew Assad, Scott Roix, Larry Smith, Mihir Taneja, Arun Kapoor and Maikel Bolos, as well as various companies owned or controlled by some of these individuals, deceived pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), suc... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - FN)

Kari Nicole Quebe Hawk v. Pamela Louise Wallace

Fort Worth, Texas - Divorce lawyer represented Appellant with petitioning for a bill of review to challenge the annulment of the marriage.



As alleged in Hawk’s petition for bill of review, Wallace and King were married
in Harris County, Texas, in 1985. At some point later, Wallace began res... More...   $0 (05-17-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Brad Duke

Little Rock, Arkansas criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to pay illegal healthcare kickbacks.

Brad Duke, age 47, of Little Rock, defraud the United States of America out of $1.055 million.

Duke promoted prescription pain creams, scar creams, and supplements for a Mississippi-based compounding pharmacy, earning a share of whatever the pharmacy wa... More...
   $0 (05-09-2022 - AR)

United States of America v. Carmita Coleman

Chicago, Illinois criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire fraud.

While serving as the volunteer Executive Director of the student association, CARMITA COLEMAN withdrew cash and issued checks from the group’s bank accounts for her personal benefit. She ultimately stole $650,000. Coleman used debit cards linked to the organization’s accounts to make various perso... More...
   $0 (05-08-2022 - IL)

MARY ANN CHOINA VERSUS ARCHBALD MELCHER, M.D. AND EAST JEFFERSON NEUROLOGICAL ASSOCIATES

Gretna, LA- Medical Malpractice lawyer represented plaintiff with a malpractice suit concerning medical care.



On June 20, 2016, Mary Ann Choina filed a medical malpractice complaint
with the Louisiana Division of Administration, alleging malpractice by Jefferson
Parish Hospital Distric... More...   $0 (05-04-2022 - LA)

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