Yosif Bakhit Recognized as Courageous Plaintiff at National Employment Lawyers Conference

Be The Change National Employment Lawyers Association 2017 Annual Convention June 21–24, 2017 Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas Yosif Bakhit was a black Muslim Sudanese immigrant who was granted political asylum in the United States after he fled his native country, Sudan. Bakhit was a high school student who had been arrested and…

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Connecticut Medical Equipment Company Pays $600,000 To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that J&L MEDICAL SERVICES, LLC (“J&L MEDICAL”) has entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal and state governments in which it will pay $600,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the federal and state False Claims Acts.

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Ex-Stamford language leader sues schools claiming retaliation

The former head of the public schools’ English Language Learners program says the district retaliated against her for uncovering problems that led to a Department of Justice investigation, a suit she filed against the city’s school system alleges.

Kristina Lawson alleges that Hamilton and others in the district punished and ultimately demoted her after she raised concerns that the district was over-reporting the number of ELL-eligible students and misallocating program funds. She oversaw the program from July 2010 until January 2013.

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City fleet manager files civil complaint against former BOF chairman and attorney

City Fleet Maintenence Manager Michael Scacco has filed a civil complaint against former Board of Fiance chairman Joe Tarzia for the second time, stating he suffered “humiliation, injury to his reputation and emotional distress.” On July 22, Scacco filed a civil complaint against Tarzia and his attorney Joe Sargent at Stamford Superior Court for the federal complaint Oct. 7, 2010, they filed against him. According to Scacco’s complaint, there was no legal basis and no factual basis for the claim against him.

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