In a recent Legal Intelligencer article, Phila. Attorneys Reach $9M Settlement for Whistleblower Claims the US Declined, Philadelphia-based litigation reporter Aleeza Furman detailed how Kang Haggerty attorneys secured a $9 million settlement with defendants in a False Claims Act qui tam lawsuit over the distribution of illegitimate fentanyl prescriptions. Continue reading ›
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Legal Intelligencer: Sophisticated Schemers Beware: Civil RICO Expands Creditors’ Arsenal
Those plaintiffs counsel practicing in the Third Circuit should rejoice in knowing that RICO provides a powerful tool for creditors against debtors using fraudulent means to avoid paying.
In the January 5, 2023 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang wrote “Sophisticated Schemers Beware: Civil RICO Expands Creditors’ Arsenal” Continue reading ›
Garabedian joins The Legal Intelligencer Young Lawyer Editorial Board
On November 7, 2022, The Legal Intelligencer announced its 2023 Young Lawyer Editorial Board, which includes Kang Haggerty Associate Kyle Garabedian. The Young Lawyer Editorial Board is comprised of 21 attorneys from across Pennsylvania tasked with writing articles on the most consequential issues facing young lawyers today. Member Kandis L. Kovalsky previously served on the Young Lawyer Editorial Board.
The Legal Intelligencer is the oldest daily law journal published in the United States and serves the legal community of Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Legal Intelligencer: ‘Depp v. Heard’: Public Trials and the Social Media Era
Beyond the substantive legal matters at issue, one procedural aspect of the trial has also generated significant attention; namely, that the entire proceeding was livestreamed for the public. We discuss below the pros and cons of such coverage, the history of recording devices in courtrooms, as well as provide recommendations for balancing the countervailing concerns at issue.
In the June 16, 2022 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang co-authored, “‘Depp v. Heard’: Public Trials and the Social Media Era.” Continue reading ›
Legal Intelligencer: Enterprise Liability and When to Seek Piercing the Corporate Veil, Part II
Because veil piercing is a highly fact-intensive inquiry, it can be difficult to predict in advance when a court will grant such a remedy. This is because, in addition to the multi-factor analysis that often goes into the decision of whether to pierce, there are also a variety of different forms that veil piercing can take.
In the May 12, 2022 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Enterprise Liability and When to Seek Piercing the Corporate Veil, Part II.” Continue reading ›
Legal Intelligencer: Anticipation and Preparation: The Scope of the Pa. Work-Product Doctrine
In the April 14, 2022 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Anticipation and Preparation: The Scope of the Pa. Work-Product Doctrine.”
The Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure are modeled after their federal counterparts and share much of the same language. Both contain provisions codifying the attorney work-product doctrine, and both use the phrase “prepared in anticipation of litigation” in defining the scope of this privilege. Despite this seemingly similar language, however, a stark distinction has emerged between the two. Continue reading ›
Legal Intelligencer: What Makes a Market, a Market, Anyway? A Look at Social Media
Whether you bring a suit over a complicated product like a social media network or a simple tangible product, like an apple, a relevant product and geographic market must be defined properly to succeed.
In the March 17, 2022 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang wrote “What Makes a Market, a Market, Anyway? A Look at Social Media.”
Picture an antitrust action against an apple farmer who supplies almost all the apples in America. If you were bringing the suit for antitrust violation, how would you define the market for an apple? Is it the market for a snack? For healthy snacks? For healthy handheld snacks? For fruits? The list could go on and on. Defining the market for an antitrust analysis becomes far more complicated for products or services that are newer, such as the market for social media networks. When it comes to the Sherman Act one may think that because it has been combatting monopolies for over a century, there can be no room for interpretation about what constitutes a monopoly, much less a market for one. In the past 100 years, however, new markets and questions about those markets have risen. Social media networks probably did not come across the minds of the Sherman Act’s drafters in 1890. Continue reading ›
Legal Intelligencer: Internal Investigations in the NFL: Lessons for Organizations Large and Small
For practitioners, these Daniel Snyder events provide helpful tips relating to how organizations both large and small should conduct internal investigations.
In the January 20, 2022 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Internal Investigations in the NFL: Lessons for Organizations Large and Small.”
Daniel Snyder, the embattled owner of the Washington Football Team, has been in the news again recently for all the wrong reasons. No stranger to scandal, Snyder has now been accused of interfering with the 2021 investigation into the workplace environment of his organization. This is just another in a long list of controversies Snyder has found himself embroiled in, which include suing financially distressed season ticket holders during the Great Recession, banning fans from bringing signs to FedEx Field, and rebranding his franchise after its former namesake was retired. This, coupled with Washington’s lack of success during his tenure, has led some to label him the worst owner in all of professional sports. Continue reading ›
Legal Intelligencer: Self-Funded Employer Health Plans: Benefits, Pitfalls and Strategies
This column will focus primarily on self-funded plans, the types of disputes that often arise relating to these plans, and suggestions for avoiding or resolving these disputes.
In the December 2, 2021 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Self-Funded Employer Health Plans: Benefits, Pitfalls and Strategies.”
The majority of Americans receive their health coverage through some type of employer-based insurance, and there are two main types of plans: fully insured and self-funded. Fully insured plans offer health insurance in the more conventional sense, where an employer and its employees pay monthly premiums to an insurer, who then covers the cost of medical treatment provided by its network of professionals. Continue reading ›
Legal Intelligencer: Qui Tam Suits and Veil Piercing: A Powerful Combo for Combating Health Care Fraud
This article will discuss briefly the history of qui tam litigation, its interplay with piercing theories and the particular utility of these types of suits in the health care context.
In the November 4, 2021 edition of of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Qui Tam Suits and Veil Piercing: A Powerful Combo for Combating Health Care Fraud.”
In 2019, the United States federal government spent $1.1 trillion, or approximately 25% of the overall federal budget, on just four government health care programs; Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition to these well-known programs, the Department of Defense spends tens of billions of dollars every year providing health care to service members, veterans and their families through programs like TRICARE. Likewise, all states administer their own Medicaid programs and typically match the funding provided by the federal government, pumping even more public money into this sector. Continue reading ›