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For over thirty years, Bert Louthian has been practicing law in Columbia, South Carolina, alongside his father, Herb, providing clients with a collective 80 years of legal experience. Family has always been a top priority for Bert, who, along with his wife, is the proud parent of three lovely children.

The Louthian Law Firm is proud of the results our attorneys have achieved but prior results should not and cannot be relied on to create any expectation about what can be recovered for a client in a subsequent case. The value of each case is determined based on specific factual and legal circumstances.

Whistle-blower Suit: Military Moving Firm Accused of Bilking Government

“Since 2007, a major trucking company and an affiliate allegedly have bilked the U.S. government out of millions by making false claims about the weight of belongings of military personnel,” according to a civil lawsuit filed by the U.S. attorney’s office in Columbia, S.C.

Covan World-Wide Moving and its affiliate, Coleman-American Moving Services, are paid by the government based on the weight of items moved. Over the years, they “systematically falsified weight certificates, shipping records and invoices by increasing shipment weights,” the lawsuit said.”

“Columbia attorney Dick Harpootlian, who with attorney Bert Louthian represents both Figueroas, said the two will be entitled to up to 25 percent of any jury verdict or settlement in the case.”

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Feds Accuse Big Midlands Doctors Group of Fraud

“The U.S. Justice Department has filed a civil fraud suit against a major Midlands family doctors group practice, alleging that for years the practice illegally ramped up bills by adding unnecessary charges when patients came in for visits.

Many of the alleged extra charges involved blood and liver tests to older patients on Medicare, the lawsuit said.”

“The cornerstone of Medicare is that the government believes it can trust the doctor to not steal,” Nettles said. “We will continue to aggressively bring suit in cases of fraud against the government.”

Schaefer is represented by Columbia attorney Bert Louthian, who said, “We are all just looking forward to getting this case to trial and getting the facts in front of a jury.” Attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Chris Kenney are co-counsel.”

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