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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/
Rank this Week: 1098

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Aug 10

    Former BATF agent pays $40,000 for false sick-leave claim

    Former BATF agent pays $40,000 for false sick-leave claim
    On August 10, the Department of Justice announced that a former agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has agreed to pay $40,000 to resolve claims that he submitted false claims for sick pay. According to DOJ’s press…
  • Aug 1

    Shipping firms settle whistleblower’s case for nearly $1.1 million

    Shipping firms settle whistleblower’s case for nearly $1.1 million
    On August 1, the Department of Justice announced that two shipping firms had agreed to pay nearly $1.1 million to settle civil charges, initially brought by a whistleblower, that the firms charged ocean carriers – and then passed on to…
  • Jun 23

    On June 22, the Departments of Justice and…

    On June 22, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announced nationwide operations involving charges against a record 301 persons for federal health care program fraud. The takedown, the ninth announced by the Obama…
Rank this Week: 169

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: 307

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: 3148

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: 1619

New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer…

New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseywhistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    “DRESS FRAUD APPEARS TO BE INDUSTRY STANDARD”

    “DRESS FRAUD APPEARS TO BE INDUSTRY STANDARD”
    It is difficult to imagine looking for a woman’s dress and NOT shopping at JC Penney’s, Belk’s, Sears, Nordstrom’s, Lord and Taylor or online at “overstock.com”. Yet, to avoid purchasing clothes that were…
  • Jun 23

    BOTOX “MATH”

    BOTOX “MATH”
    You may have heard of an event called a “Botox party”. The basic concept is that a group of people get together and “share” a vial of Botox to address signs of age which may appear on a person’s face. These…
  • Mar 9

    HOW LOW CAN YOU GO

    HOW LOW CAN YOU GO
    “HOW LOW CAN YOU GO” Just when you think fraudsters can’t reach a new low, you read about Michael Mann, the owner of Seattle-based Wheelchairs Plus. Mr. Mann has been ordered to pay $2.7 million for fraudulently billing the…
Rank this Week: 2607

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/
  • Aug 21

    NY Engineering Firm Charged With Ripping Off Hurricane Sandy Victim

    NY Engineering Firm Charged With Ripping Off Hurricane Sandy Victim
    It takes special kind of criminal to take advantage of another person’s tragedy for profit. According to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, many of those criminals live right here in New York. When Hurricane Sandy touched down…
  • Aug 3

    35 Patients Dead After A Medical Device Manufacturer Started Cutting Corner

    35 Patients Dead After A Medical Device Manufacturer Started Cutting Corner
    In the five years between January 2010 and October 2015, roughly 350 patients have undergone gastrointestinal procedures with contaminated scopes produced by the Tokyo-based company Olympus Corp. Dozens have died as a result. The product,…
  • Jul 23

    The Fine Print You Don’t Read Could Rob You Of Your Rights. Just Ask Gretchen Carlson.

    The Fine Print You Don’t Read Could Rob You Of Your Rights. Just Ask Gretchen Carlson.
    “Everyone knew how powerful Roger Ailes was. I certainly felt intimidated by that.” That’s how former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson describes Fox CEO Roger Ailes, who she alleges sexually harassed her for years. Earlier…
Rank this Week: 1760

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3486

Qui Tam 101

Qui Tam 101

Covers qui tam lawsuits. By Nolan Law Firm.

http://false-claims-act.net
  • Aug 22

    Drayer Physical Therapy Settles False Claims Act Case for $7 Million

    Drayer Physical Therapy Settles False Claims Act Case for $7 Million
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina announced on July 5, 2016 that it settled health care fraud claims against Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, LLC (“Drayer”).  Drayer has more than 135…
  • Aug 10

    Home-Based Care Provider Liable for Millions After Admitting It Violated the Federal False Claims Act

    Home-Based Care Provider Liable for Millions After Admitting It Violated the Federal False Claims Act
    The Department of Justice announced on July 7, 2016 that MD2U Holding Company (including its related companies and owners) a Louisville based provider of home-based health operating in eight states, entered into a consent agreement admitting…
  • Jul 7

    Kickback Cases in Laboratory Settings: Still Alive and Well

    Kickback Cases in Laboratory Settings: Still Alive and Well
    A few short months ago, in the closing days of 2015, the Government announced that Pathway Genomics Corporation (“Pathway”) paid $4 million dollars to resolve kickback allegations against it.  In short, Pathway allegedly…
Rank this Week: 401

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: 792

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: 4570

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: 3196

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Aug 25

    SEC Takes Aim at Settlement Agreements that Waive Whistleblower Award

    SEC Takes Aim at Settlement Agreements that Waive Whistleblower Award
    Over the past two weeks, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) further elevated its already robust whistleblower protection efforts. Its most recent enforcement activity takes aim at employee severance agreements that purport to limit…
  • Aug 23

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment
    The comment period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s proposed arbitration rulemaking ended on Monday, and the Bureau received nearly 11,000 comments both strongly supporting and opposing the proposed rule.  As…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued 293 pages of proposed changes (the “Amendments”) to the federal mortgage disclosure requirements it propounded in October 2015 commonly known as the…
Rank this Week: 511

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

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: 437

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 403

Whistleblower Claims News

Whistleblower Claims News

By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC.

http://whistleblower-claims.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Why the Universal Health Services Whistleblower Case is Such a Big Deal

    Why the Universal Health Services Whistleblower Case is Such a Big Deal
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Universal Health Services whistleblower case, which has generated a fair amount of media attention. The implications of Universal Health Services vs. U.S. ex rel. Escobar cannot be…
  • Mar 31

    SEC: Vanguard Whistleblower Deserves Protection

    SEC: Vanguard Whistleblower Deserves Protection
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a brief in support of Vanguard whistleblower David Danon, who claims he was wrongfully fired after opposing the financial firm’s tax practices. The SEC filed its “friend of…
  • Mar 17

    Pfizer Whistleblower Has History of Exposing Big Pharma

    Pfizer Whistleblower Has History of Exposing Big Pharma
    After a lengthy government investigation, drug manufacturer Pfizer agreed to pay $784 million last month to settle claims that its Wyeth unit overcharged Medicaid for the heartburn drug Protonix. The settlement agreement resolved claims filed…
Rank this Week: 1618

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: 745

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 1557

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2557

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/
  • Apr 19

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal
    The Department of Labor Administrative Review Board’s decision in Dietz v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. establishes important precedent on the broad scope of protected whistleblowing under the whistleblower provision of the…
  • Apr 4

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin barring gag provisions in protective orders and settlement agreements that would prohibit information obtained in private litigation from being…
  • Apr 4

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing
    Richard Trusz, the former head of valuation at a subsidiary of UBS, has defeated a motion for summary judgment in Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS.  The decision underscores the broad scope of protected whistleblowing... The post Decision…
Rank this Week: 1455

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: 3098

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/
  • Aug 26

    That’s a Violation of the False Claims Act?

    That’s a Violation of the False Claims Act?
    Any fraud on a federal government agency could potentially be a violation of the federal False Claims Act.  Not every government fraud involves millions of dollars.  Take, for example, a recent settlement announced by the Department…
  • Aug 5

    U.S. Tax Court Expands the Scope of I.R.S. Whistleblower Award

    U.S. Tax Court Expands the Scope of I.R.S. Whistleblower Award
    The statute governing whistleblower claims, I.R.C. § 7623, grants awards to private citizens who provide information to the IRS that leads to the collection of at least $2 million in taxes, penalties, interest, and “additional…
  • Jul 18

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie
    If you are not part of a low-income family with small children, you may not have heard of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).  Similar to the Medicaid program, CCDF is a joint program between the federal government and the states…
Rank this Week: 1700

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/
  • Apr 22

    Handwriting On The Wall (And In The FBI’s Notes)

    Handwriting On The Wall (And In The FBI’s Notes)
    As the father of a college-bound high school senior and an eventually college-bound high school sophomore, I pass along to them helpful articles.  Whether, in the ancient words of Archbishop Cramner in the Anglican liturgy, they actually…
  • Mar 17

    “Fantastic Lies” and Corporate Criminal Prosecution

    “Fantastic Lies” and Corporate Criminal Prosecution
    When the past is dug up in documentaries (or docudramas), events are often sensationalized.  This practice is of long pedigree: Shakespeare was not above amping up an old story when it suited his needs.  Unfortunately, few…
  • Feb 12

    Where Did You Go, Batman? Martin Shkreli, Congress, the Fifth Amendment and You

    Where Did You Go, Batman? Martin Shkreli, Congress, the Fifth Amendment and You
    It does not help that the most recent symbol of the Fifth Amendment is The Joker:   There has been plenty of news coverage about Martin Shkreli, “pharma bro” and alleged securities fraudster, and his appearance before…
Rank this Week: 1432

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: 4886