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Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Feb 5

    HSBC pays Uncle Sam $470 million settling mortgage origination abuses case

    HSBC pays Uncle Sam $470 million settling mortgage origination abuses case
    The Justice Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, along with 49 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia’s attorney general, have reached a $470…
  • Feb 3

    Registered nurse gets 10 years in prison for Medicare Fraud

    Registered nurse gets 10 years in prison for Medicare Fraud
    A federal judge has sentenced a registered nurse in Texas to jail for ten years for her role in a $25 million Medicare scam. Pat Akamnonu of Cedar Hill and her husband Cyprian Akamnonu owned Ultimate Home Health Services Inc. Both plead…
  • Feb 2

    First Zika Virus sexual transmission reported in Texa

    First Zika Virus sexual transmission reported in Texa
    The first known case of sexual transmission of the Zika virus in the U.S. was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials. Those officials   said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite. Two days ago the…
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Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 602

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Covers qui tam and employment law. By The Whistleblower Law Firm.

http://www.federalwhistleblowerlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    SEC Whistleblower Program Includes Company Outsider

    SEC Whistleblower Program Includes Company Outsider
    Last month, the SEC announced a whistleblower award to a company outsider who provided independent analysis that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. The whistleblower received an award of more than $700,000, which is likely the…
  • Jan 27

    Pilot Wins in AIR21 Whistleblower Retaliation Case

    Pilot Wins in AIR21 Whistleblower Retaliation Case
    The law provides protection from retaliation for airline industry employees who report information related to problems with air carrier safety. Specifically, employees of air carriers, their contractors, and their subcontractors are…
  • Jan 20

    The IRS Whistleblower Program

    The IRS Whistleblower Program
    The IRS Whistleblower Program was created to reward persons who expose tax fraud to the IRS. Tax fraud can consist of underreporting or underpayment of tax by a taxpayer. IRS whistleblowers take immense personal and professional risks when…
Rank this Week: 903

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Feb 3

    The Freedom of Little Joe Cartwright: Tax Crime, Edgar Allan Poe, Noir Film and Lacrosse

    The Freedom of Little Joe Cartwright: Tax Crime, Edgar Allan Poe, Noir Film and Lacrosse
    Notes for the week. Prosecuting Individuals Federal criminal tax lawyer Jack Townsend blogs at Federal Tax Crimes.  Here is his note on Prosecuting Corporate Employees, particularly in the tax context: I have previously blogged on…
  • Dec 24

    White (Collar) Christmas: Gin, Crime, Theology and the Rat Pack

    White (Collar) Christmas: Gin, Crime, Theology and the Rat Pack
      The hour is upon us, so herewith a few Christmas items. Cocktails Here from the archives is a recipe (via Garden & Gun magazine) for Milk Punch for Christmas Morning and a new recipe for An Old Old-Fashioned   . From…
  • Dec 12

    Why You Need More Email

    Why You Need More Email
    Actually, that’s not true.  You don’t need more email; rather, you need better email. Other than a missive alerting you to a sale on gin at your local booze-provider, what constitutes “better” email”?…
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False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 109

New York Injury Attorneys Blog

New York Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury law, medical malpractice, products liability and qui tam. By Caesar and Napoli, P.C.

http://blog.caesarnapoli.com/
  • Feb 2

    Alleged Rapist and Bikram Yoga Founder Finally Taken Down by Civil Lawsuit

    Alleged Rapist and Bikram Yoga Founder Finally Taken Down by Civil Lawsuit
    Bill Cosby. Bryan Singer. Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Now we can add Bikram Choudhury, founder of Bikram Yoga, to the growing list of powerful men thrust into the spotlight in recent years for allegations of sexual abuse. The 69-year-old hot yoga…
  • Jan 25

    Complaints of Rashes, Lead Exposure by Residents Went Ignored for Month

    Complaints of Rashes, Lead Exposure by Residents Went Ignored for Month
    “Government failed you — federal, state and local leaders — by breaking the trust you place in us,” Michigan Governor Rick Snyder conceded in his State of the State address last week after months of ignoring Flint…
  • Jan 21

    When Will Chipotle Be Safe Again?

    When Will Chipotle Be Safe Again?
    It started last July in Seattle, when 5 Chipotle customers reported symptoms of the bacterial infection E. coli. The following month, 234 people contracted norovirus after eating Chipotle in Simi Valley, California. Then it was salmonella in…
Rank this Week: 720

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 3224

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly
    You work for a company that is committing a major fraud against the Government. Maybe it’s Medicare fraud, government contracting fraud, or education fraud.   Most of the people in your workplace know the fraud is happening,…
  • Jan 25

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar
    In an opinion by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit recently had an opportunity to revisit the pre-2010 version of the public disclosure bar found in 31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4).  In United States ex rel. Bogina v. Medline…
  • Jan 13

    Ambulance Fraud in Florida

    Ambulance Fraud in Florida
    Ambulance fraud is on the rise in Florida, and taxpayers are paying the bill.   In September 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a report titled Inappropriate…
Rank this Week: 1946

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

Covers health law and nursing law. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
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Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 1902

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 483

Qui Tam 101

Qui Tam 101

Covers qui tam lawsuits. By Nolan Law Firm.

http://false-claims-act.net
  • Jan 26

    False Claims Act Reaches Alleged Genetic Testing Kickback Scheme

    False Claims Act Reaches Alleged Genetic Testing Kickback Scheme
    With the government healthcare dollars flowing into genetic testing, it was only a matter of time before False Claims Act settlements popped up in this emerging area of healthcare. The first case resolved in late 2015, when a medical…
  • Dec 7

    Supreme Court to Assess the Viability of the FCA Implied Certification Theory of Liability

    Supreme Court to Assess the Viability of the FCA Implied Certification Theory of Liability
    In early December 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided to wade into the False Claims Act (“FCA”) waters for the seventh time in fifteen years, when it granted certiorari in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States…
  • Nov 19

    The Connection Between Khloe Kardashian and the False Claims Act

    The Connection Between Khloe Kardashian and the False Claims Act
    Khloe Kardashian reportedly contracted a staph infection while she was visiting her husband Lamar Odom, who has been hospitalized for a month. She reportedly has a painful lesion on her leg, swollen glands, high fever, sweating and chills.…
Rank this Week: 750

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2894

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Provides news and commentary on developments in whistleblower protection law. By Jason Zuckerman.

http://whistleblower-protection-law.com/
  • Jan 19

    SEC Whistleblower Program Not Limited to Corporate Insider

    SEC Whistleblower Program Not Limited to Corporate Insider
      On January 15, 2016, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of $700,000 to a company outsider who conducted a detailed analysis that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. This is likely the largest award... The post SEC…
  • Jan 18

    Pilot Prevails in AIR21 Whistleblower Retaliation Claim

    Pilot Prevails in AIR21 Whistleblower Retaliation Claim
                  In an unpublished decision, the Fifth Circuit affirmed pilot Roger Luder’s win in his AIR21 whistleblower claim against Continental Airlines. The decision in Cont’l Airlines,…
  • Jan 18

    Jason Zuckerman Named a Top Washington DC Whistleblower Lawyer

    Jason Zuckerman Named a Top Washington DC Whistleblower Lawyer
          Jason Zuckerman, founding partner of whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law, was named a top whistleblower lawyer in Washingtonian Magazine’s 2015 list of top whistleblower lawyers.  Washingtonian compiles its…
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Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Covers qui tam litigation, compliance measures and contractor fraud. By Finch McCranie, LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
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Whistleblower Claims News

Whistleblower Claims News

By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC.

http://whistleblower-claims.com/blog/
  • Jan 4

    2015 False Claims Act Recoveries Total $3.5 Billion

    2015 False Claims Act Recoveries Total $3.5 Billion
    The U.S. Justice Department recovered more than $3.5 billion in settlements and judgments stemming from civil fraud cases against the government in fiscal year 2015. This marks the fourth year in a row that Justice Department recoveries met…
  • Dec 22

    New Study: Corporations Allowed to Write Off Billions in Court Settlements as Tax Deduction

    New Study: Corporations Allowed to Write Off Billions in Court Settlements as Tax Deduction
    ‘The cost of doing business’ is a phrase we have used a number of times on this blog to describe the prevailing attitude that corporations appear to take when they pay millions (or even billions) to settle allegations of…
  • Dec 8

    Government Contractors That Commit the Most Fraud Also Spend the Most on Lobbying

    Government Contractors That Commit the Most Fraud Also Spend the Most on Lobbying
    A handful of government contractors are responsible for paying the lion’s share of many billions in fines, settlements and court judgements stemming from misconduct dating back to 1995, according to a new database published by the…
Rank this Week: 1605

New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer…

New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Covers fraud and False Claims Act cases. By Michael D. Fitzgerald.

http://www.newjerseywhistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GETS A PRICING EDUCATION

    EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GETS A PRICING EDUCATION
    A couple of months ago, the Department of Justice announced a settlement with VMware, Inc. and Carahsoft Technology. The two companies specialize in providing virtualization software and information technology products to federal, state and…
  • Nov 15

    YOU BETTER BE WHO AND WHAT YOU SAY YOU ARE

    YOU BETTER BE WHO AND WHAT YOU SAY YOU ARE
    The federal government provides many programs to aid socially or economically disadvantaged individuals or groups in obtaining business opportunities or projects. Some of those are well known and others are somewhat more obscure.
  • Nov 1

    THIS IS NO WAY TO CHANGE YOUR HEART RATE

    THIS IS NO WAY TO CHANGE YOUR HEART RATE
    The Department of Justice announced a settlement with nearly 500 hospitals related to the implantation of cardioverter defibrillators (ICD's). The surgeries did not meet the appropriate medical conditions for Medicare coverage established in…
Rank this Week: 2622

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 19

    Greene LLP False Claims Act Suit Resolved with Millennium Health, LLC Settlement of $227 Million

    Greene LLP False Claims Act Suit Resolved with Millennium Health, LLC Settlement of $227 Million
    On October 19, 2015, Greene LLP announced the resolution of False Claims Act claims against Millennium Health, LLC in a settlement reached with the United States. The settlement, likely to exceed $231 million once interest is calculated,…
  • Oct 6

    PharMerica Whistleblower Collects $1 Million from Drug Kickback Settlement

    PharMerica Whistleblower Collects $1 Million from Drug Kickback Settlement
    PharMerica Corporation has settled False Claims Act (FCA) allegations agreeing to pay the United States $9.25 million. The allegations had accused PharMerica of taking kickbacks from Abbott Laboratories Inc. in order to increase the use of…
  • Sep 29

    New York District Court Closes the Door on Decade Long Schindler FCA Litigation

    New York District Court Closes the Door on Decade Long Schindler FCA Litigation
    Earlier this month, the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York decided for Schindler Elevator Corporation after more than a decade of prolonged litigation. The ten years of back and forth litigation included both a trip to…
Rank this Week: 2531

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

Features current developments in whistleblower lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act. By Phillips & Cohen LLP.

http://quitam.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 577

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

A forum for thoughts, analysis, and ideas on the pressing issues facing whistleblowers today. By Stone & Magnanini, L.L.P.

http://www.whistleblowerlegalupdate.com/
  • Mar 4

    How Specific Must a Whistleblower Be in Pleading an FCA Claim?

    How Specific Must a Whistleblower Be in Pleading an FCA Claim?
    The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) require any party claiming fraud to provide specific allegations in their complaint. This includes lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act (FCA), which by definition include allegations of…
  • Feb 18

    Court Considers Public Policy Implications of Qui Tam Defendant's Counterclaim Against Whistleblower

    Court Considers Public Policy Implications of Qui Tam Defendant's Counterclaim Against Whistleblower
    In order to bring a whistleblower claim under the False Claims Act (FCA), someone has to take the risk of reporting information they have obtained from their employer regarding fraud. The law protects people from various forms of retaliation…
  • Feb 9

    Where is the Line?: When the Whistleblower Works for the Government

    Where is the Line?: When the Whistleblower Works for the Government
    As anyone who has ever seen an episode of Law & Order knows, prosecutors must often rely upon information and testimony provided by informants, whistleblowers, and even accomplices to help prosecute the most dangerous criminals. After…
Rank this Week: 1666

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Dec 2

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act
    Office Depot will reportedly pay $43 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California False Claims Act by “systematically” violating the terms of its contracts with various California governmental…
  • Oct 20

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie
    Pharmaceutical companies have been a part of some of the largest settlements in the history of the FCA.  Below is a list of the ten largest FCA settlements by members of the pharmaceutucal industry: 1. GlaxoSmithKline – $2 billion…
  • Aug 6

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 1609

The Qui Tam Team Blog

The Qui Tam Team Blog

Covers qui tam fraud.

http://www.quitamteam.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Straight to the SEC: Trouble for the Future?

    Straight to the SEC: Trouble for the Future?
    by Edward Kang and Michael Chiumento, Clerk In a startling settlement that has businesses nationwide scratching their heads and trembling in fear, the SEC’s recent $14 million award to a whistleblowing employee has been found to have…
  • Dec 6

    Educating the Potential Whistleblower

    Educating the Potential Whistleblower
    by Edward Kang and Michael Chiumento, Clerk This past September marked the third year of the Government Accountability Project’s “American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability,” a traveling tour aimed at…
  • Dec 6

    Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Doing their Job

    Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Doing their Job
    The goals of two pieces of legislation passed within the past decade that included new whistleblower protection standards seem to be accomplishing their goals in sending a message to companies nationwide.  No longer does it seem that…
Rank this Week: 4712

Quitam Help

Quitam Help

Cover qui tam law and the process of bringing a case. By Getnick & Getnick.

http://www.quitamhelp.com/
  • Oct 30

    SEC Pays Sixth Whistleblower under Dodd-Frank Program

    SEC Pays Sixth Whistleblower under Dodd-Frank Program
    The SEC announced that it will pay a whistleblower over $150,000 as a reward for bringing information to the Commission that resulted in a successful enforcement action.  Although the dollar amount may pale in comparison to the $14…
  • Oct 23

    Omnicare to Pay $120 Million

    Omnicare to Pay $120 Million
    Just days before trial was set to begin in the Northern District of Ohio, Omnicare has agreed to pay $120 million to settle allegations that the pharmacy offered kickbacks to nursing homes.  According to the allegations, Omnicare…
  • Oct 22

    Return on False Claims Act is Over 20-to-1

    Return on False Claims Act is Over 20-to-1
    Those who read this blog have long been aware of the effectiveness of the False Claims Act in returning money to the public fisc.  Previous reports had stated that the government recovered $15 for every dollar it spent on FCA…
Rank this Week: 594

GovtFraudLawyer

GovtFraudLawyer

Addresses issues related to the False Claims Act, with a focus on health care fraud. By Dan Hargrove.

http://www.govtfraudlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3057

Whistleblower Qui Tam Law Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Law Blog

Covers cGMP violations, anti-kickback laws and public disclosure. By Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlaw.com/
  • Aug 14

    Investigations Question the Medical Necessity of Some Cardiac Procedures Performed at HCA Hospital

    Investigations Question the Medical Necessity of Some Cardiac Procedures Performed at HCA Hospital
    Recently, the New York Times reported that HCA, the largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States with 163 facilities, knew as far back as 2002 and as recently as late 2010 that some of its cardiologists at multiple hospitals in…
  • Jul 18

    Department of Justice Officials Comment on the GSK Settlement

    Department of Justice Officials Comment on the GSK Settlement
    On July 2, 2012, a number of top officials from various government agencies gathered to announce the largest False Claims Act case in history. Deputy Attorney General James M.
  • Jul 17

    DaVita Settles Lawsuit Over Epogen Use

    DaVita Settles Lawsuit Over Epogen Use
    Recently, DaVita, Inc., a healthcare company that provides dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease, agreed to pay $55 million to resolve a decade long lawsuit filed by a whistleblower under the…
Rank this Week: 3125

SEC Whistleblower Blog

SEC Whistleblower Blog

Covers corporate whistleblower programs and whistleblower protection issues.

http://www.secwhistleblowerprogram.org/SEC-Whistleblower-Blog/
  • Jan 10

    Whistleblower Protection under the SEC Whistleblower Program

    Whistleblower Protection under the SEC Whistleblower Program
    In our web site, we established the types of anti-retaliatory protections offered employees under the SEC Whistleblower Program.
  • Dec 10

    SEC Whistleblowers can Help Uncover "Soft Dollar" Practice

    SEC Whistleblowers can Help Uncover "Soft Dollar" Practice
    Hedge fund operators (politely called “Investment Managers” on Wall Street) can make the plaintiffs’ bar look like expensively dressed social workers. The hedge fund industry is estimated to be a $2.5 trillion industry.
  • Dec 6

    Five travel expense related FCPA violation

    Five travel expense related FCPA violation
    Here’s a tip for potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act whistleblowers: travel expenses clearly fall within FCPA guidelines.
Rank this Week: 4663

Whitney on Health Care Fraud

Whitney on Health Care Fraud

Features analysis of recent legislation and case law impacting the successful pursuit of False Claims Act qui tam actions involving Medicare and Medicaid fraud. By Daniel W. Whitney.

http://whitneyonhealthcarefraud.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Pleading Medicare Fraud

    Pleading Medicare Fraud
    Depending on where suit is filed may determine whether the complaint is subject to dismissal for failure to comply with Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b). Circuit courts are divided in their interpretation of the specificity requirement of Rule 9(b). See…
  • May 6

    Relief From Retaliation Against False Claims Act Whistleblower

    Relief From Retaliation Against False Claims Act Whistleblower
    People may witness Medicare or Medicaid fraud but choose to look the other way. That may be entirely understandable, but is that the most we should expect from our fellow citizens? If health care fraud becomes ever more rampant, should any…
  • Apr 19

    The Diminished Public Disclosure Defense

    The Diminished Public Disclosure Defense
    Courts have dismissed countless False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. § 3729-33, lawsuits based on the “public disclosure bar.” This defense jurisdictionally barred claims that had been “publicly disclosed” under certain…
Rank this Week: 4904