News Year: 2021

Sanford Heisler Will Join ‘Hybrid’ Work Bandwagon In The Fall

June 11th, 2021

By Marco Poggio Law360 (June 11, 2021, 4:04 PM EDT) — Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP has joined other firms in offering a flexible work arrangement beginning in the fall, while allowing employees to work remotely full time through the summer, a firm spokesperson said Friday. Beginning this month, the midsize firm has allowed its employees, […]

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Q&A: David Sanford on going back to his law firm’s office

June 10th, 2021

By David Thomas (Reuters) – Even though on Monday he was working from the New York office of the law firm that bears his name, David Sanford said it felt like Sunday. The firm’s Midtown office is home to 30 employees, but the chairman of Sanford Heisler Sharp said only two other partners were working […]

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Robert De Niro’s Ex-Assistant Accuses Legendary Actor Of Trying To Smear Her Publicly, $12 Million Court Battle Rages On Over Alleged Toxic Workplace

June 10th, 2021

By Ryan Naumann Robert De Niro’s former assistant accuses the actor of concocting false accusations about her in an attempt to shut down her serious claims against him. According to court documents obtained by Radar, De Niro’s former assistant Chase Robinson is asking a federal court judge to shut down the actor’s recent motion in […]

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Gender Pay Equality Bill Fails In The US Senate

June 9th, 2021

By Daniela Porat Law360 (June 9, 2021, 9:46 AM EDT) — The Paycheck Fairness Act failed to overcome a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate, largely stopping the legislation in its tracks and striking a blow to the Democrats’ legislative goal to reduce the gender pay gap. In a key procedural vote, the Senate voted […]

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4 Tips To Help Employers Attack The Wage Gap

June 8th, 2021

By Amanda Ottaway Recent statistics show that the gender wage gap has held steady for at least a decade. But while it may seem like straightforward sexism, experts say a complex range of factors can trip up even well-intentioned employers and affect what male and female workers take to the bank. On average, women earned […]

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6 Books Wage And Hour Attorneys Should Read This Summer

June 3rd, 2021

By Mike LaSusa After more than a year of pandemic-related stress and upheaval, attorneys could be looking forward to this summer’s opportunities to unwind. Here, Law360 looks at six books wage and hour attorneys recommended for colleagues looking to kick back with a good read. “Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t […]

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Weber Gallagher Requiring Employee Vaccination for Those Returning to Office

June 3rd, 2021

By Justin Henry Mid-Atlantic business law firm Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby entered a category occupied by only a few others last week when it announced internally that employees will have to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to one of the firm’s nine offices after July 12. On Thursday, leaders at […]

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Navistar reaches two large settlements with U.S. government

June 1st, 2021

By Tyson Fisher Navistar has reached a settlement with the U.S. government in two separate cases: one involving diesel emissions and another dealing with a military contract. On May 25, the United States government, at the request of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Navistar signaled to a federal judge that they are closer to a […]

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Navistar pays $50M to settle military vehicle pricing fraud allegations

June 1st, 2021

Whistleblower gets $11 million for his role in bringing case to federal attention By Alan Adler Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) is paying $50 million to settle claims that it overcharged the U.S. Marines for suspension systems on armored military vehicles, clearing another issue ahead of its merger with Volkswagen AG’s TRATON Group. The allegations […]

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Law360 Names 2021’s Top Attorneys Under 40

May 31st, 2021

Danielle Fuschetti, San Francisco Partner at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, has been recognized by Law360 as one of 5 employment lawyers nationwide to its Top Attorneys Under 40 list.

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DOJ: Navistar, defense company that defrauded Marine Corps, must pay $50 million penalty

May 28th, 2021

By Abraham Mahshie The Justice Department said Thursday that Navistar Defense must pay $50 million in response to a claim that the company defrauded the Marine Corps in a contract modification that inflated prices for a suspension system for armored vehicles used in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan’s rough, mountainous terrain, where roadside bombs have killed and […]

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Armored vehicle maker to pay $50 Million to Marine Corps to settle fraud claim

May 28th, 2021

By Staff Writer An Illinois defense manufacturer is having to shell out $50 million to quell allegations of fraud over armored vehicle components, the Department of Justice confirmed Thursday. Navistar Defense LLC was outed for the alleged fraud, thanks to the False Claims Act and Duquoin Burgess, a former government contracts manager for the company. […]

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Fake invoices cost complicit contractor $50M

May 28th, 2021

By Peter Musurlian To listen to the Federal Newscast on your phone or mobile device, subscribe in PodcastOne or Apple Podcasts. The best listening experience on desktop can be found using Chrome, Firefox or Safari. One company is paying the price for deceiving the Pentagon on the price of vehicles. Navistar Defense and Navistar International […]

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Armored vehicle maker must pay $50 million to settle claim it defrauded Marine Corps

May 28th, 2021

By Wyatt Olson An Illinois-based maker of military vehicles agreed to pay $50 million to resolve allegations that it defrauded the Marine Corps with inflated prices during a contract modification for a suspension system on armored vehicles, the Department of Justice said Thursday. The claims were brought against Navistar Defense LLC under the whistleblower provisions […]

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Navistar Defense to pay $50 million in settlement of fraud case

May 28th, 2021

By Ben Miller Navistar International Corp.’s Defense unit will pay $50 million to settle a whistleblower case that alleged the company bilked the government out of nearly $1.3 billion by “wildly” inflating prices for military vehicles used in Afghanistan and Iraq. Lisle, Illinois-based Navistar (NYSE: NAV) and its Melrose Park, Illinois-based Navistar Defense unit settled […]

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