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EPA settles lawsuit over hazardous waste near Franklin landfill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the garbage-disposal giant Waste Management of Wisconsin, Inc. over allegedly illegal hazardous-waste practices at a landfill in Franklin. The proposed settlement, announced on Thursday, calls for increased monitoring for hazardous waste near the Metro Recycling and Disposal Facility in Franklin and a $232,000 fine to resolve alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and ...

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TMJ centers settle false claims case for $1M

A company doing business as TMJ & Orofacial Pain Treatment Centers of Wisconsin will pay $1 million to resolve allegations that the centers submitted false claims to Medicare and TRICARE, a health-care provider for service members and their families.

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Motel 6 to pay $7.6M for reporting Latino guests’ private info to immigration

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The national budget chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay up to $7.6 million to Latino guests who say the company’s employees shared their private information with immigration officials, according to a proposed settlement filed in federal court. A federal judge must still approve the proposal filed last week in U.S. District Court ...

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County board votes to settle medical malpractice case over botched surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County’s board of commissioners have voted for a nearly $4 million settlement of a malpractice lawsuit filed after an alleged botched heart surgery at Chicago’s Stroger Hospital. Lawyers for Jaime Flores alleged Stroger physicians made a “very unfortunate and grossly improper decision” to perform a bedside pericardiocentesis on Flores in 2013. The lawyers argued removing fluid ...

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Health care company to pay $270M over improper billing practices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A health care company has agreed to pay $270 million to resolve allegations it provided inaccurate information to Medicare, federal prosecutors said Monday. DaVita Medical Holdings admitted to practices that caused incorrect diagnosis codes to be submitted in order to obtain inflated payments, according to the U.S. Justice Department. California-based HealthCare Partners, which DaVita acquired in ...

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Milwaukee to pay $3.4M over police stop-and-frisk policy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee officials have agreed to pay $3.4 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its police department had officers target black and Latino residents without probable cause tthrough a “stop-and-frisk” policy. The Milwaukee Common Council approved the settlement Tuesday, and Mayor Tom Barrett is expected to sign it immediately. The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin sued the ...

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