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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/
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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/
  • Jun 30

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 23

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 23
    “Kudos to the SEC for its very public efforts to protect whistleblowers’ jobs and confidentiality,” says Phillips & Cohen partner Erika Kelton in her most recent Forbes.com article. The SEC has “put teeth” in…
  • Jun 20

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 16

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 16
    The whistleblower case involving Lance Armstrong will continue, ruled a U.S. federal judge this week. Armstrong was attempting to have the $100 million fraud case, based on violations involving doping, dismissed. (Lance Armstrong Must Face…
  • Jun 13

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 9

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of June 9
    BNP Paribas’ Chief Operating Officer Georges Chodron de Courcel has resigned amid $10 billion settlement talks with the United States over alleged violations of sanctions against Iran, Sudan and other countries. (BNP Executive Leaving…
Rank this Week: 1084

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 336

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/
  • Jul 18

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More
    Epstein Becker Green and The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) have released a new issue of the Benefits Litigation Update. Featured articles include: Recent Supreme Court Decisions Revise Rules for Stock Drop Cases By: Debra Davis, The ERISA…
  • Jun 30

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision
    Our colleague Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker Green has a new post on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions: “Divided Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Harris and Hobby Lobby.” Following is an excerpt: As expected, the last…
  • Jun 26

    California Supreme Court Opens the Door to Class Action Waivers, Shuts Door to Waiver of Representative Action

    California Supreme Court Opens the Door to Class Action Waivers, Shuts Door to Waiver of Representative Action
    By Marisa S. Ratinoff and Amy B. Messigian One of the main battlegrounds between employers and employees relates to the ability of employers to preclude class actions by way of arbitration agreements containing class action waivers. In…
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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: 2258

Kansas City Whistleblower Lawyer…

Kansas City Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.kansascitywhistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • May 29

    New Whistleblower Program Leads To Big Payout

    New Whistleblower Program Leads To Big Payout
    It's been sadly too often the case that government whistleblower programs find themselves in the news for all the wrong reasons. The SEC has been taken to task for failing to follow up on the thousands of tips it has received while the IRS…
  • May 15

    Senator Grassley Wants Whistleblower Caucu

    Senator Grassley Wants Whistleblower Caucu
    Whistleblowers are a group of people who seldom get the respect they deserve. Think about it, most whistleblowers are ordinary Americans with ordinary jobs and ordinary concerns. Despite their seeming ordinariness, these people decide to take…
  • May 8

    Senators Ask Tough Questions About OSHA's Whistleblower Program

    Senators Ask Tough Questions About OSHA's Whistleblower Program
    A lot of attention has recently been focused on the performance (or lack thereof) of the IRS whistleblower program. The IRS's program, as well as a similar program in place at the SEC, typically garners the bulk of attention surrounding…
Rank this Week: 4719

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/
  • Jul 17

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case
    In U.S. ex rel. Tran v. Computer Sciences Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90757 (D.D.C. June 3, 2014), the District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion to dismiss in a case alleging violations of the False Claims … Continue…
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court to Review Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Case

    Supreme Court to Review Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in U.S. ex rel. Carter v. Haliburton Co., 710 F.3d 171 (4th Cir. 2013). Carter, a False Claims Act (FCA) case, involves the application of the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act…
  • Jun 26

    Omnicare Pays Over $124 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegation

    Omnicare Pays Over $124 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegation
    Omnicare Inc., the largest nursing home pharmacy company in the country, has agreed to pay $124.24 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations initially brought by two whistleblowers, the Department of Justice announced.   The…
Rank this Week: 1761

New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer…

New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseywhistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • 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,…
  • Feb 26

    A 10-STEP GUIDE TO WHISTLEBLOWING

    A 10-STEP GUIDE TO WHISTLEBLOWING
    1. Shut up and get a good lawyer, fast. You can complain about the fraud internally, but we all know how that usually ends. Once you identify a fraud, immediately contact a lawyer to ask for guidance, including what documents and…
  • Feb 26

    A 10-Step Guide to Whistleblowing

    A 10-Step Guide to Whistleblowing
    1. Shut up and get a good lawyer, fast. You can complain about the fraud internally, but we all know how that usually ends. Once you identify a fraud, immediately contact a lawyer to ask for guidance, including what documents and…
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Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
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Qui Tam 101

Qui Tam 101

Covers qui tam lawsuits. By Nolan Law Firm.

http://false-claims-act.net
Rank this Week: 1319

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: 225

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: 3848

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: 2655

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: 3152

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: 2490

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…
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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: 824

Whistleblower Claims News

Whistleblower Claims News

By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC.

http://whistleblower-claims.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Whistleblower Protections Expanded Under New Amendment

    Whistleblower Protections Expanded Under New Amendment
    The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station sits on the heavily populated shores of Southern California. Any nuclear disaster at the station would affect over 8 million people within 50 miles. Up until it was decommissioned a few years ago,…
  • Jun 26

    Oncology Clinic Charged with Using Unapproved Cancer Drug

    Oncology Clinic Charged with Using Unapproved Cancer Drug
    A Kentucky cancer clinic pleaded guilty to charges of knowingly receiving and distributing non-FDA approved foreign source cancer drugs. The Hematology and Oncology Center in Somerset, Kentucky pleaded guilty to knowingly receiving a…
  • Jun 25

    Omnicare to Pay $124 Million to Settle False Claims Allegation

    Omnicare to Pay $124 Million to Settle False Claims Allegation
    The Justice Department announced today that Omnicare Inc. will pay $124 million to resolve allegations that the pharmacy company provided skilled nursing homes with illegal discounts in return for the opportunity to continue to provide drugs…
Rank this Week: 1760

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/
  • Jul 21

    Here's a Bad Idea: Injecting People with Damaged Stem Cell

    Here's a Bad Idea: Injecting People with Damaged Stem Cell
    A California man is suing a stem cell research company, saying they fired him when he complained that the company was cranking out damaged stem cells -- and planning to inject them into patients. In a retaliation lawsuit filed in Alameda…
  • Jul 17

    Quick! Call My Great-Grandchildren! I'm About to Give Birth!

    Quick! Call My Great-Grandchildren! I'm About to Give Birth!
    Is the Government being short-sighted on this one? Medicare and Medicaid are skeptical about claims that ob/gyns are giving group counseling to nursing home residents. But surely if a group of you in your nursing home are 80 and pregnant,…
  • Jul 14

    The Fine Art of Being in Two Places at Once, Part 2

    The Fine Art of Being in Two Places at Once, Part 2
    Have you ever wished you could be two places at once -- say at work, helping with the school play, and at the gym - all at the same time? That would be great! But wait - what if you could talk your employer into paying you for doing one job…
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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/
Rank this Week: 1317

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Jul 22

    Whistleblower in Omnicare case to receive over $17.2 million

    Whistleblower in Omnicare case to receive over $17.2 million
    A former Omnicare pharmacist who revealed information to Uncle Same about Omnicare Inc.’s alleged kickbacks to nursing homes, will receive over $17.2 million as her share of the $124 million which Omnicare has agreed to pay to the…
  • Jul 21

    On-line pharmacies outside U.S. spawn prosecutions and FedEx is latest target

    On-line pharmacies outside U.S. spawn prosecutions and FedEx is latest target
     Federal authorities charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering painkillers and dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions. The indictment filed in federal court in San Francisco alleges that FedEx…
  • Jul 19

    Omnicare nursing home pharmacy pays $124 million to settle Medicare fraud allegation

    Omnicare nursing home pharmacy pays $124 million to settle Medicare fraud allegation
    The nursing home pharmacy company Omnicare, will pay $124 million to settle allegations in a federal whistleblower suit that it offered improper discounts to skilled nursing facilities and made false billings to federal health programs…
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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 15

    The False Claims Act: Off-Label Marketing and the First Amendment

    The False Claims Act: Off-Label Marketing and the First Amendment
    Off-label marketing cases under the False Claims Act have always been complex and difficult to bring. Unlike more straight forward cases involving $10,000 hammers or non-existent medical procedures, off-label marketing cases involve a…
  • Mar 8

    Missouri Relators May Pursue their Fraud and Retaliation Claims Against a College

    Missouri Relators May Pursue their Fraud and Retaliation Claims Against a College
    In another blow to qui tam defendants on a motion to dismiss, a Missouri federal court recently held in favor of the relators' fraud and retaliation claims. United States ex rel. Miller v. Weston Educ. Inc., No. 4:11-CV-00112-NKL, 2012 U.S.…
  • Mar 6

    SEC Whistleblower Program Off to a Strong Start

    SEC Whistleblower Program Off to a Strong Start
    In November, the Securities & Exchange Commission ("SEC") released its second "Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program" ("Whistleblower Report"), the first full-year report of its kind, announcing the achievements of the SEC…
Rank this Week: 3606

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/
  • Jul 21

    NDAA Contractor Whistleblower Protection Law Highly Effective in Rooting Out Fraud

    NDAA Contractor Whistleblower Protection Law Highly Effective in Rooting Out Fraud
    In an article titled “New law drove whistleblower complaints against DOD contractors up,” Jill Aitoro reports that the NDAA whistleblower protection provisions, which became effective one year ago, have generated a substantial…
  • Jul 19

    VA Using Patient Privacy to Stifle Whistleblower

    VA Using Patient Privacy to Stifle Whistleblower
    An article in The Washington Post titled VA uses patient privacy to go after whistleblowers, critics say reports that the VA has routinely used HIPPA to stifle whistleblowers.  And a letter from AFGE to the VA’s General Counsel…
  • Jul 7

    DC Whistleblower Lawyer Chairing CLE About Qui Tam, SEC, and IRS Whistleblower Rewards Claim

    DC Whistleblower Lawyer Chairing CLE About Qui Tam, SEC, and IRS Whistleblower Rewards Claim
    DC whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will be chairing a DC Bar CLE titled “Recent Developments in Qui Tam, IRS, and SEC Whistleblower Rewards Claims” on July 22, 2014.   The speakers are leading experts from the…
Rank this Week: 1799

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: 2266

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/
Rank this Week: 546

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/
  • Jul 11

    It’s Okay To Smell A Rat: Internal Investigations, Attorney-Client Privilege and the KBR Decision

    It’s Okay To Smell A Rat: Internal Investigations, Attorney-Client Privilege and the KBR Decision
    Post-recession, we are living through an era of regulators’ grimaces and prosecutors’ giddiness. Editorialists and bloggers want business scalps, especially scalps of individuals (as opposed to simple monetary fines for…
  • Jul 3

    A Meditation On Independence Day

    A Meditation On Independence Day
    We all like the Fourth of July; most of us want it to mean something beyond cookouts and fireworks.  When my children were little, I would read aloud to them the entire Declaration of Independence, an oration they found both alarming and…
  • Jun 22

    How To Avoid Being GM’ed: The Wrongs and Rights of Clients and Lawyer

    How To Avoid Being GM’ed: The Wrongs and Rights of Clients and Lawyer
    The GM internal-investigation report  about ignition-switch problems raises a host of issues, one of which is its unusually sharp criticism of GM internal lawyers.  Criticism of lawyers is nothing new, of course.  Lawyer-jokes…
Rank this Week: 1780

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: 2078