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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/
  • Mar 4

    Goodyear Rolls Out $16 M Settlement With SEC, Putting Brakes on FCPA Charge

    Goodyear Rolls Out $16 M Settlement With SEC, Putting Brakes on FCPA Charge
    On February 24, 2015, the SEC announced that it had reached an agreement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (“Goodyear”) for Goodyear to disgorge more than $16 million to settle FCPA charges stemming from its Kenyan and Angolan…
  • Feb 24

    Highlights From SEC Speaks 2015

    Highlights From SEC Speaks 2015
    Securities and Exchange Commission leadership and staff members addressed the public on February 20-21 at the annual “SEC Speaks” conference in Washington, D.C.  Common themes among the numerous presentations included the…
  • Feb 24

    To Whom Must The Whistle Blow? SEC Asks Second Circuit for Deference on Scope of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection

    To Whom Must The Whistle Blow? SEC Asks Second Circuit for Deference on Scope of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection
    In an amicus brief filed earlier this month in Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LCC, the SEC asked the Second Circuit to defer to the Commission and hold that individuals who report misconduct internally are covered by the anti-retaliation protections of…
Rank this Week: 3336

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: 4433

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: 2458

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Mar 3

    Commonly prescribed antibiotic causes nerve damage

    Commonly prescribed antibiotic causes nerve damage
    Fluoroquinolones are some of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in the United States and are used to treat a variety of illnesses caused by bacterial infections  and new research suggests that people who use fluoroquinolone…
  • Mar 2

    Class action against Walgreen’s says herbal supplements bogu

    Class action against Walgreen’s says herbal supplements bogu
    A class action suit against the Walgreen’s Drug Store chain, claims the stores sell herbal supplements that actually contain such substances as rice, tropical houseplant and material originating in the daisy family.The suit claims the…
  • Mar 1

    S.E.C. charges international pyramid scheme including Marlborough Mass residents, targeting Latino

    S.E.C. charges international pyramid scheme including Marlborough Mass residents, targeting Latino
    The Securities and Exchange Commission(S.E.C.) has filed charges against a number of Portugese companies operating as Winds Network for running a multi-level marketing company offering digital and mobile solutions to customers.However, Wings…
Rank this Week: 1611

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Mar 3

    CFPB Proposal Seeks Suspension of Credit Card Agreement Submission

    CFPB Proposal Seeks Suspension of Credit Card Agreement Submission
    On February 24, 2015, the CFPB proposed an amendment to Regulation Z which would suspend, for one year, credit card issuers’ obligations to submit credit card agreements to the CFPB. In submitting the proposed rule, the CFPB seeks to…
  • Mar 2

    Mind the Red Flags – FinCEN Issues Penalty for Failure to File SARs on Director’s Suspicious Activity

    Mind the Red Flags – FinCEN Issues Penalty for Failure to File SARs on Director’s Suspicious Activity
    The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently penalized First National Community Bank (FNCB) $1.5 million for failing to file suspicious activity reports (SARs) despite the existence of…
  • Feb 26

    SEC Speaks 2015: Enforcement Highlight

    SEC Speaks 2015: Enforcement Highlight
    On February 20, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held its annual SEC Speaks conference, which updated the public regarding the staff’s work over the last year and its plans for 2015. The conference covered several…
Rank this Week: 2114

Whistleblower Lawyer Blawg

Whistleblower Lawyer Blawg

Covers Georgia car accidents and personal injury law. By the Wallace Law Firm, L.L.C.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyerblawg.com/
  • Mar 2

    Doctors Who Sell Out Their Patients, and the Hospitals That Love Them

    Doctors Who Sell Out Their Patients, and the Hospitals That Love Them
    The Stark Act addresses a problem that most of us assume could not conceivably actually be a threat. The Act makes it illegal to bribe a doctor to refer patients or prescribe certain medicines. Stark makes it clear that doctors are…
  • Feb 27

    The Stark Truth: Some Healthcare Providers are Paying and Taking Bribe

    The Stark Truth: Some Healthcare Providers are Paying and Taking Bribe
    Healthcare fraud has become so rampant that more than half of False Claims Act cases are filed against healthcare providers trying to rip off Medicare and Medicaid. To try to make sense of the more than one hundred FCA cases that settled or…
  • Feb 25

    Think Hospitals and Doctors are Clean? Some are Just Plain Dirty.

    Think Hospitals and Doctors are Clean? Some are Just Plain Dirty.
    According to a list published by Taxpayers Against Fraud, during fiscal year 2014 (which ended on September 30, 2014), the Government settled at least 136 cases under the False Claims Act. I am a lawyer who represent whistleblowers, and…
Rank this Week: 2736

Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Today's SEC Whistleblower Award to Former Officer of Company Shows Flexibility of SEC Whistleblower Rule

    Today's SEC Whistleblower Award to Former Officer of Company Shows Flexibility of SEC Whistleblower Rule
    The SEC announced today its first SEC Whistleblower award to a former company officer. The award of a half-million dollars was for "original, high-quality information about a securities fraud," which resulted in an SEC enforcement action…
  • Sep 23

    SEC Welcomes SEC Whistleblowers Who Are Foreign Citizens Living Abroad

    SEC Welcomes SEC Whistleblowers Who Are Foreign Citizens Living Abroad
    Yesterday's record award to an SEC whistleblower has far-reaching consequences because the SEC made clear it will reward foreign citizens living abroad who meet its criteria for a whistleblower award. This decision rejects any suggestion…
  • Sep 22

    SEC Whistleblower Receives Record Award of $30 Million

    SEC Whistleblower Receives Record Award of $30 Million
    Today the SEC Office of the Whistleblower announced the largest-ever award to an SEC whistleblower: $30 million to a whistleblower living abroad. The size of the award reflects the SEC's seriousness about utilizing whistleblowers'…
Rank this Week: 2346

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: 2863

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/
Rank this Week: 1624

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 27

    Read Our White Collar Magazine on Flipboard. Seriously.

    Read Our White Collar Magazine on Flipboard. Seriously.
    This weekend, flip through White Collar magazine (by Jack Sharman) http://flip.it/rkxEc and follow it for white-collar news and notes. If you don’t use Flipboard, it is very handy as a personalized news aggregator.  …
  • Feb 21

    White Collar Wire Now on Facebook and Tumblr

    White Collar Wire Now on Facebook and Tumblr
      With some trepidation, we finally took the plunge and established a White Collar Wire page on Facebook. Please go over there and “like” it, “friend” it an otherwise approve us.  I promise it will…
  • Feb 20

    When Your Lawyer Dimes You In A Wireless World: Undercover Techniques and White-Collar Investigation

    When Your Lawyer Dimes You In A Wireless World: Undercover Techniques and White-Collar Investigation
    It has become commonplace to note the ascendancy in white-collar investigations of techniques previously reserved for investigations of organized crime and violent, life-and-death offenses. Three recent articles bring the issue around again.…
Rank this Week: 1996

Qui Tam 101

Qui Tam 101

Covers qui tam lawsuits. By Nolan Law Firm.

http://false-claims-act.net
Rank this Week: 2340

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://www.newyorkinjuryattorneys-blog.com/
  • Feb 25

    The Danger of Supplement

    The Danger of Supplement
    Public health officials have long been skeptical of the advertised health benefits of herbal supplements, a class of products largely unregulated by the FDA. These suspicions were confirmed in a recent investigation by the New York attorney…
  • Feb 6

    Melissa Rivers Launches Lawsuit Against New York Endoscopy Clinic

    Melissa Rivers Launches Lawsuit Against New York Endoscopy Clinic
    We wrote about the Joan Rivers tragedy shortly after the 81-year-old comedienne’s death during an endoscopy in September of last year. The Manhattan clinic that treated comedian Joan Rivers before her death allegedly made a number of…
  • Nov 5

    Milwaukee Judge Strikes a Blow to State’s Pain and Suffering Cap

    Milwaukee Judge Strikes a Blow to State’s Pain and Suffering Cap
    Over the last few years, tort reform advocates across the country have successfully achieved statewide legislative "caps" on pain and suffering awards. The idea of pain and suffering caps sprang from business and medical organizations that…
Rank this Week: 1940

Whistleblower Claims News

Whistleblower Claims News

By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC.

http://whistleblower-claims.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Morgan Stanley Settles Mortgage Claims with the Government for $2.6 Billion

    Morgan Stanley Settles Mortgage Claims with the Government for $2.6 Billion
    Make room JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and CitiGroup; Morgan Stanley is the latest Wall Street firm to reach a settlement with the government to “resolve certain claims” related to the mortgage bubble and subsequent financial…
  • Feb 11

    AstraZeneca Agrees to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $7.9 Million

    AstraZeneca Agrees to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $7.9 Million
    Pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca LP has agreed to pay $7.9 million to resolve allegations that the company paid kickbacks in the form of price concessions to a pharmacy benefit manager. AstraZeneca, a Delaware company, markets and…
  • Feb 9

    Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $2.8 Million

    Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $2.8 Million
    The Justice Department announced last Friday that medical device maker Medtronic Inc. has agreed to pay $2.8 million to resolve whistleblower claims that the company submitted false claims to government health care agencies for services that…
Rank this Week: 1598

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.federalwhistleblowerlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1917

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/
  • Feb 20

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of February 16

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of February 16
    Compassionate Care Hospice of New York will pay the government $6 million to settle allegations that the for-profit hospice submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid programs for services that were never provided. (A.G. Schneiderman…
  • Feb 6

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of February 2

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of February 2
    Community Health Systems has agreed to pay the government $75 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit brought by Phillips & Cohen client Robert Baker. CHS allegedly donated funds to counties in New Mexico as a way to improperly…
  • Jan 30

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of January 26

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of January 26
    Teachers and students in the Fresno Unified school district in California are seeing the benefits of a whistleblower lawsuit brought by Phillips & Cohen LLP against Office Depot for overcharging on school supplies. The school district…
Rank this Week: 1264

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/
  • Feb 19

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, ev3, Inc., formerly known as Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc., has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.    The Justice Department announced that ev3 will…
  • Feb 17

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    According to the Justice Department, the drug company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (“Daiichi”) has agreed to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to physicians in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback…
  • Feb 12

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case
    The Justice Department announced that AstraZeneca has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers concerning the gastrointestinal drug Nexium.  The lawsuit alleged that AstraZeneca caused the submission of false…
Rank this Week: 1618

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 17

    Crack Down on Unlicensed Practice of Nursing by Florida Department of Health

    Crack Down on Unlicensed Practice of Nursing by Florida Department of Health
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida in Health Law The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recently made a presentation regarding its increased investigation and prosecution of the unlicensed practice of…
  • Oct 9

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement
    Join Joanne Kenna nurse attorney with The Health Law Firm and the Greater Orlando Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants for: FLORIDA LAWS AND THE NURSE – NEW LICENSURE REQUIREMENT:  Keep Your Patients Safe…
  • Oct 9

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement
    Join Joanne Kenna nurse attorney with The Health Law Firm and the Greater Orlando Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants for: FLORIDA LAWS AND THE NURSE – NEW LICENSURE REQUIREMENT:  Keep Your Patients Safe…
Rank this Week: 567

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Feb 13

    AstraZeneca Partially Settles Nexium Kickback Allegations for $7.9 Million

    AstraZeneca Partially Settles Nexium Kickback Allegations for $7.9 Million
    On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that AstraZeneca LP, a Delaware-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, has agreed to pay the federal government $7.9 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a kickback scheme in…
  • Feb 11

    Relator’s False Claims Act Case Against Armet Armored Vehicles Revived in Fourth Circuit

    Relator’s False Claims Act Case Against Armet Armored Vehicles Revived in Fourth Circuit
    A recent ruling by the Fourth Circuit has put the False Claims Act allegations made by Frank Skinner, a former executive of Armet Armored Vehicles Inc. (“Armet”), back in play. According to a federal district court in Virginia,…
  • Feb 6

    Medtronic Settles Two Different False Claims Act Cases in the Same Week

    Medtronic Settles Two Different False Claims Act Cases in the Same Week
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that medical device manufacturer Medtronic Inc. has agreed to pay the federal government $2.8 million to settle a relator’s allegations of fraud brought under the False Claims Act against…
Rank this Week: 1872

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: 2961

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 3964

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 5

    WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL

    WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL
    The Law Office of Michael D. Fitzgerald is a proud member of the TAF Education Fund.
  • Jul 25

    IS THE SAYING "YOU ARE WHAT YOU BILL"?

    IS THE SAYING "YOU ARE WHAT YOU BILL"?
    We had always been of the opinion that the correct saying is "you are what you eat", however, a recent False Claims Act case seems to infer that a food supply company has changed that old saying to "you are what you bill". A federal trial…
  • Apr 10

    DRESS PRODUCERS FLEECE AMERICA FOR MILLIONS

    DRESS PRODUCERS FLEECE AMERICA FOR MILLIONS
    The names are as American as apple pie -- J.C. Penney’s, Belk’s, Nordstrom’s and Lord & Taylor. The clothes sold in these stores that were manufactured by Dana Kay and Danny & Nicole and its affiliate companies,…
Rank this Week: 2752

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: 1691

Kansas City Whistleblower Lawyer…

Kansas City Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Covers the False Claims Act and whistleblower protection.By Brady & Associates.

http://www.kansascitywhistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    SEC Steps In To Protect Whistleblowers From Retaliation

    SEC Steps In To Protect Whistleblowers From Retaliation
    A common worry among those who may be considering coming forward with reports of fraudulent or illegal actions of their employers is what will happen as a result. Whistleblowers understandably are concerned that they will be retaliated…
  • Aug 28

    Lobbyists Seek To Change False Claims Act

    Lobbyists Seek To Change False Claims Act
    Iowa Senator Charles Grassley is at it again, this time coming out swinging in a full-throated defense of the False Claims Act (FCA). The Iowa Republican says that recent attempts by corporate lobbyists to alter the measure represent a…
  • Aug 7

    Whistleblower Claims Increase In 2014

    Whistleblower Claims Increase In 2014
    New data released by a prominent anti-fraud group in Washington, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, revealed that payments by companies accused of violating the False Claims Act rose in fiscal year 2014, hitting a record $5 billion. The…
Rank this Week: 3109

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: 4924

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: 273

The Corporate Observer

The Corporate Observer

Offers a trial lawyer's perspective on corporate misconduct. By Steve Berk.

http://www.thecorporateobserver.com/
  • Jun 20

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer
    Today’s 5 to 4 decision by the United States Supreme Court perhaps puts the final nail in the coffin of consumers’ and now small businesses’ abilities to assert their statutory rights  and maintain a “level…
  • Jun 6

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right
    Until this past May, I hadn’t run for anything since the 8th grade.  Then it was president of the class, no less, but, it was 8th grade.  We’re talking about the tail end of the Nixon administration and a Cubs team that…
  • Apr 4

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading
    T-Mobile made a splash last week when it announced it would begin carrying the iPhone without a contract. The company has also made headlines with a new advertisement campaign claiming We’re cancelling our membership in the…
Rank this Week: 3646

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: 3095

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: 3189

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: 4770

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: 4940