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Author: Matthew Howell

Legal Writing

Fillmore Spencer Partner Matthew R. Howell will lead our June CLE discussion on “Legal Writing.” Matt is a litigator and former federal prosecutor with extensive experience writing legal documents protecting his clients and finding flaws in documents written and filed by opposing counsel.

Matt Howell Helps Settle a $7.5 Million Settlement of Qui Tam Whistleblower Case

Orbit Medical Inc. and Rehab Medical Inc. will pay $7.5 million to resolve allegations that Orbit submitted false claims to federal health care programs for power wheelchairs and accessories, the Justice Department announced today. Orbit Medical and Rehab Medical, a partial successor of Orbit, are durable medical equipment suppliers based in Salt Lake City, Utah and Indianapolis, Indiana, respectively.

“I’m Getting Divorced But Hiring an Attorney Is Just Too Expensive”

While I understand that sentiment, I also know that it is just wrong. The costs of handling a divorce without an attorney can far outweigh the costs of hiring an attorney to make sure your rights are protected. I have sat in court on many occasions waiting for one of my cases to be called and have observed the judge or commissioner tell the two ex-spouses that they would have saved a lot of aggravation, frustration, and money if they had only hired attorneys when they were first getting divorced. Because they did not do that the first time around, they were doomed to spend multiple rounds of litigation trying to fix problems that a lawyer could have and probably would have helped them avoid right up front.

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