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TweetA manufacturer of the bone-growth stimulators Spinal-Stim and Cervical-Stim, Orthofix, recently pleaded guilty in Massachusetts federal court to a felony count of obstructing a federal audit, and it agreed to pay approximately $42 million in criminal fines and civil penalties for illegally promoting the stimulators.  See United States of America v. Orthofix, Inc., No. 1:12-cr-10169 and United States of […]

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TweetRecently, the Court of Appeals issued a controversial decision in which it held that an at-will employee cannot sustain a claim for wrongful termination.  The Court based its decision on the controlling case Murphy v. American Home Products Corp., 58 N.Y.2d 293 (1983) which held that absent a violation of a constitutional requirement, statute or […]

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