ADH resolved a motor vehicle collision case, in which our client was struck by a car as she rode her motorcycle to work, in Bethesda, Maryland. The client, who suffered broken bones in her pelvis, received the maximum cap permitted by the driver’s insurance policy. Les Alderman served as lead counsel.
Through pre-trial settlement negotiations, ADH successfully obtained reinstatement for its client, a developmental air traffic controller, to his former position with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Sundeep Hora served as lead counsel.
ADH’s client received a favorable verdict against the Department of Transportation. After a three day hearing, the Administrative Judge found that the Agency had discriminated, retaliated and subjected the firm’s client to a hostile work environment based on her age and race (Asian) by reassigning her to another department within her sub-agency. Significantly, the AJ drew an adverse inference against the Agency for its failure to preserve the hard drives of three supervisors who were involved in the decision to reassign her. The AJ awarded the complainant compensatory damages and the award of attorney’s fees and sanctions against the Agency is pending. Sundeep Hora served as lead counsel.
ADH’s client prevailed over Prince George’s County Hospital Center (PGHC) in a civil action over whether the client, a Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO), was liable to PGHC for care that PGHC provided to certain persons who claimed to be members of the MCO. PGHC failed to timely notify the MCO that the patients were potentially covered by the MCO, in many cases waiting until after the treatment had concluded. Because of PGHC’s failure to identify the patients as members in a timely manner, the MCO was precluded from managing the patients’ care and ensuring that the patients could be safely transferred to in-network medical care providers.
The primary questions in the case were: whether a hospital had the right to sue a Medicaid MCO directly and whether the hospital was an intended third party beneficiary of the MCO’s contract with the District of Columbia. The District Court initially permitted the claim to proceed on a third party beneficiary theory, but ADH sought reconsideration based on intervening Supreme Court precedent. The client prevailed because ADH was able to demonstrate that there was no private cause of action under the Statute and no intention to extend third party beneficiary status to medical providers in the Medicaid MCO contract.
Les Alderman was lead counsel.
After a two day hearing before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the EEOC ruled that the Smithsonian had unlawfully retaliated against ADH’s client for serving as a witness during an investigation into another employee’s claims of discrimination and retaliation. Sundeep Hora served as lead counsel.
ADH brings claim on behalf of St. Vincent’s Hospital, claiming that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services breached a settlement agreement that was reached in 2002. For more information, please contact Les Alderman.
ADH settles Parker v. Isaacson for $400,000, a lawsuit in which the employee claimed she was subjected to a hostile work environment based on her gender, race and religion, then terminated and later passed over for a selection to a different position because she complained about the hostile work environment to her supervisors. Les Alderman served as lead counsel.
ADH settles Waterbury Hospital v. Sebelius for over $100,000 over allegations that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, underpaid the hospital for its Medicare Cross-Over Bad Debt Claim and then the Provider Reimbursement Review Board incorrectly denied jurisdiction over the hospital’s appeal. For more information, please contact Les Alderman.
ADH settles lawsuit against private employer for $300,000 over allegations that the employer discriminated against the employee because of her gender and pregnancy. Les Alderman served as lead counsel.
ADH settles Dixon v. Architect of the Capitol for $140,000, over allegations including that the employee was subjected to a hostile work environment based on his race and retaliation.