08-cv-3096 (BMC).

640 F.Supp.3d 244 (2022)

UNITED STATES of America, EX REL. Don HANKS, Plaintiff, v. AMGEN, INC., et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, E.D. New York.

Signed November 9, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Deborah B. Zwany , United States Attorneys Office, Brooklyn, NY, Boris Kukso , United States DOJ, Tax Division, Washington, DC, Hays Gorey , Pro Hac Vice, GeyerGorey LLP, Washington, DC, Robert Hennig , Pro Hac Vice, Hennig Ruiz & Singh, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiff.

Lawrence M. Kraus , Pro Hac Vice, Foley & Lardner LLP, Boston, MA, Michael Matthews , Foley & Lardner LLP, Tampa, FL, Rachel Esther Kramer , Robert Allen Scher , Foley & Lardner LLP, New York, NY, for Defendants Gulfcoast Oncology Associates, Florida Cancer Specialists, Pasco Hernando Oncology Associates, P.A., Coastal Oncology PL, Ayub, Sokoi, Matzkowitz and Sennabaum.

Michael Darren Traub , Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, New York, NY, Steven Mark Cordero , Akerman LLP, New York, NY, Cindy Laquidara , Akerman, LLP, Jacksonville, FL, for Defendant Integrated Community Oncology Network, LLC.

Carl H. Loewenson, Jr. , Jr., Joseph Alexander Lawrence , Morrison & Foerster LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant United States Oncology Speciality, LLP.

Daniel Stabile , Shutts & Bowen, Miami, FL, Joseph M. Goldstein , Pro Hac Vice, Fort Lauderdale , FL, for Defendants Hematology and Oncology Associates of the Treasure Coast, Mid Florida Hematology and Oncology Centers.

Mark D. Shifton , Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP, Princeton, NJ, for Defendant Stuart Oncology.

Adam P. Schwartz , Stefanie Lincoln , Pro Hac Vice, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A., Tampa, FL, Natalie Napierala , Carlton Fields, P.A., New York, NY, for Defendant David Dresdner, M.D.

Jeremy P. Burnette , Pro Hac Vice, Akerman LLP, Atlanta, GA, for Defendants Georgia Cancer Specialists, Central Georgia Cancer Care.

James W. Boswell , Pro Hac Vice, Michael E. Paulhus , Pro Hac Vice, Jennifer S. Lewin , Pro Hac Vice, King & Spalding, Atlanta, GA, Robert Warren Gray, Jr. , King & Spalding LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers.

Anthony Cochran , Pro Hac Vice, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Atlanta, GA, John D. Dalbey , Pro Hac Vice, Brittany Cambre , Pro Hac Vice, Andrew Mason , Pro Hac Vice, Chilivis, Grubman, Dalbey & Warner, LLP, Atlanta, GA, for Defendant Augusta Oncology Associates.

Joseph R. Odachowski , Pro Hac Vice, Taylor Odachowski Schmidt & Crossland LLC, Saint Simons Island, GA, Jeremy P. Burnette , Pro Hac Vice, Akerman LLP, Atlanta, GA, for Defendant Southeast Georgia Hematology Oncology.

Georgia Cancer Specialists Administrative Annex, Pro Se.


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