Record $280 Million Settlement in False Claims Act Case

Sat 25th Aug 2018, Blogs

Through a negotiated settlement and a court order, whistleblower Beverly Brown has received a total relator share award of more than $78 million for her efforts in obtaining a $280 million False Claims Act settlement against Celgene Corporation.  The $280 million settlement was the second largest recovery ever recorded in a non-intervened case brought under the federal False Claims Act and the relator share award to Brown is also among the largest in history. The …

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Bienert | Katzman Wins Big in Case Against Alta Dena Family

Fri 24th Aug 2018, Blogs

Bienert | Katzman recently settled all claims asserted against its client, J. Wayne Allen, in a long-running legal malpractice, fraud, and RICO case pending in the Orange County Superior Court.  The settlement came after the completion of jury selection and with opening statements set to begin.  The settlement amount, $1,250,000, represented less than one percent of the plaintiffs’ damages claim. In 2001, the plaintiffs – members of the Stueve family that founded Alta Dena Dairy …

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Five Bienert | Katzman Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

Tue 21st Aug 2018, Blogs

Bienert | Katzman is proud to announce that five of its attorneys – Thomas H. Bienert, Jr., Steven J. Katzman, James D. Riddet, David Guess, and John Littrell – have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America© 2019.   Mr. Bienert has been selected to the Best Lawyers® list every year since 2009, and was named as Orange County’s “White Collar Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in 2011.  Mr. Katzman has been selected …

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Three New Additions to Bienert | Katzman’s Roster of Veteran Trial Lawyers

Mon 20th Aug 2018, Blogs

David M. Guess joins Bienert | Katzman as a partner with over a decade of experience in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring and bankruptcy litigation.  He previously was a partner at Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP.  David has been on virtually every side of a bankruptcy case, giving him unique insights into the players and the process.  He represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, asset purchasers, trustees, creditors’ committees, litigation trusts, fraudulent transfer and preference defendants, …

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