Are Students Overpaying For Devalued Online Degrees?

By JTB Press Center on February 20, 2018 11:04 am

Technology certainly has created many advancements, with the internet at the forefront of everyday life. With the proliferation of almost anything at one’s fingertips, it was a logical progression where academia now could be done remotely rather than shoulder the

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Memphis Operator of Spring Gate nursing home settles FCA allegations with half a million dollars, integrity deal

By JTB Press Center on February 16, 2018 5:03 pm

A concerned nephew turned whistleblower succeeded at helping the residents of a large nursing home in Tennessee address complaints of substandard, unhealthy services. His whistleblower lawsuit also helped the United States and the State of Tennessee investigate and address allegations

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US Obtains a $16.2 Million Judgment for MRI provider’s False Claims Act Violations

By JTB Press Center on February 16, 2018 4:05 pm

Richard Pfarr and the Orthopedic and Neuro Imaging LLC (ONI) he owns were held liable in the U.S. District Court in Delaware for having submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare. The Court granted the United States’ request for a default judgment

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Temple’s MBA Online Program Accused of False and Deceptive Representation

By JTB Press Center on February 14, 2018 10:10 am

A student enrolled at Temple’s Fox School of Business and Management’s online MBA Programalleges Temple’s Online MBA program of deceptive acts by representing to U.S. News and other educational ranking services that its Online MBA program possessed certain characteristics, qualifications,

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Overtime for Production-Based Workers – Common Labor Violations

By JTB Press Center on February 13, 2018 2:45 pm

Federal law mandates a minimum hourly wage plus 1.5 of the wage for hours over 40 in a 7-day workweek. But many workers are not paid by the hour, but based on how quickly they complete tasks and assignments. For

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Temple’s MBA Online Program Accused of False and Deceptive Representation

By JTB Press Center on February 12, 2018 4:52 pm

A student enrolled at Temple’s Fox School of Business and Management’s online MBA Program alleges Temple’s Online MBA program of deceptive acts by representing to U.S. News and other educational ranking services that its Online MBA program possessed certain characteristics,

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Verde Energy Sued for Allegedly Charging Customers Deceptively Exorbitant Rates

By JTB Press Center on February 7, 2018 1:48 pm

Verde Energy touts on its website about how “wiser energy consumption can positively impact both the environment and your wallet.” According to a lawsuit that has been filed it apparently has not come clean about how it charges “variable” rates

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Tampa’s biggest ambulance provider to pay $5.5 million to settle False Claims Act claims

By JTB Press Center on February 1, 2018 10:28 am

The biggest provider of ambulance services in Tampa, Florida entered an agreement with the US government this week to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA). In a statement on January 30, the Department of Justice said

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Pain clinic operator pays more than $1.45-million to settle False Claims Act violations

By JTB Press Center on January 30, 2018 9:07 am

A whistleblower helped the government save lives and protect taxpayers’ money in Tennessee last week. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee announced that a chiropractor operating pain clinics from Lenior

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Non-Cash Benefits Should be Included in the Regular Rate of Pay

By JTB Press Center on January 26, 2018 3:15 pm

Most employees understand that overtime, or hours worked over forty (40) in a workweek, must be paid at a higher rate of pay than non-overtime hours.  Many employees even know that the proper overtime rate is supposed to one and

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