Ottman v Great Lakes Gaming: Court of Appeals Denies Plaintiff Jury Trial

ice on the roadAs a result of a recent unpublished decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals, Ottman v Great Lakes Gaming of Michigan (unpublished opinion issued December 11, 2012), plaintiff Leetta Ottman will not have an opportunity to present her case to a jury of her peers.

In Ottman, the court rejected the plaintiff’s claim, which stemmed from a slip and fall ...

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Mid-Michigan Physician Found Not Guilty of Violating Federal “Anti-Kickback” Statute

On November 30, 2012, a jury in the Federal Court for the Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids found a mid-Michigan physician not guilty in a criminal case involving alleged kickbacks for referrals of medical treatments.  The federal prosecutor had originally charged nine (9) defendants in Western Michigan with Conspiracy to Receive Kickbacks and Soliciting and Receiving Kickbacks in violation of the federal “Anti-Kickback” statute.  The Defendants were doctors, and other providers of medical services such as physician assistants, ...

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