Press Coverage from Recent Healthcare Fraud Trial Win

July 7, 2022

Laurence H. Margolis of Margolis & Cross is incredibly proud to have successfully worked on U.S. v. Bothra, et. al., in which we defended Dr. Christopher R. Russo against wrongful Healthcare Fraud and unlawful prescribing charges. Below, you can find links to read more about our monumental landslide win, and how it impacts other medical […]

A Statement on the Highland Park Shooting from Margolis & Cross

July 6, 2022

We support Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s statement following the tragic shooting in Highland Park, IL: “Our founders carried muskets, not assault weapons,” Gov. Pritzker said. “And I don’t think a single one of them would have said you have a constitutional right to an assault weapon with a high-capacity magazine — or that that is […]

Margolis & Cross Attorneys Successfully Defend Pain Doctors Against Wrongful Healthcare Fraud Charges

July 1, 2022

After a six and a half week trial, on June 29, 2022, a federal jury acquitted our client, Dr. Christopher Russo, of all eight charges against him in United States v. Rajendra Bothra et al. In 2018, federal prosecutors brought a 54 count indictment alleging the defendant-doctors billed for medically unnecessary procedures in exchange for […]

Margolis & Cross Litigate NGRI Case to a $1 Million Settlement

June 9, 2022

In May 2022, our firm settled a case where we represented four individuals whose rights were violated after being committed to a psychiatric hospital after they pled Not Guilty Reason of Insanity (NGRI). Our clients’ substantive and procedural due process rights were repeatedly violated, as were their protections afforded mentally ill individuals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the […]

Protest Rights

April 13, 2022

From the ALCU: “The right to protest and express your opinions is one of the most basic and important rights in the United States. Protests play an important role in preserving democracy by raising awareness and bringing about change. Recognizing the historical and central importance of protests and demonstrations, the First Amendment of the U.S. […]

Michigan and Detroit lost one of its finest daughters.

August 19, 2021

  Judge Karen Fort Hood, a Detroit native, former school teacher and legal trailblazer who twice broke racial barriers as the first Black woman to be elected to the Michigan Court of Appeals and chair the Judicial Tenure Commission, died Sunday.  She was 68. Read the Full Article Judge Hood dedicated her life to her community and then the […]

Justice Served, Ypsilanti township must now stop its abusive nuisance enforcement actions

August 2, 2021

The decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals is an important victory for the rights of low income individuals and others who do not understand and cannot afford to fight local governments in these frivolous nuisance actions, brought to seize private property and unlawfully evict families from their homes. I was proud to fight for […]

Small Modicum of Justice for the Mentally Ill

July 28, 2021

STIPULATED ORDER APPROVING FINAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN MPAS AND MDHHS AND DISMISSING MPAS’ CLAIMS AGAINST MDHHS AND ELIZABETH HERTEL WITH PREJUDICE On July 20, 2021, Plaintiff Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) and Defendant Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) entered into a Final Settlement Agreement. (Final Agreement, attached as Exhibit 1.) […]

Helpful Resource for Changes to Michigan Expungement Law

June 23, 2021

Michigan’s new expungement law (set aside conviction) went into effect on April 11, 2021.  For information regarding the process, see below resources: Michigan Legal Help (Adult Conviction) Michigan Legal Help (Juvenile Adjudication) Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office – Conviction Integrity & Expungement Unit Michigan Department of Attorney General