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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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 16

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of January 12

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of January 12
    Office Depot has agreed to pay more than 1,000 government entities in California $68.5 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged that Office Depot overcharged them for office supplies. The whistleblower, David Sherwin,…
  • Jan 9

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of January 5

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of January 5
    Daiichi Sankyo Inc. has agreed to pay the government $39 million to settle allegations raised in several whistleblower (“qui tam”) lawsuits that the international pharmaceutical company paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to…
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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
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Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.federalwhistleblowerlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    OSHA Orders Pilot be Reinstated after Alleged Whistleblower Retaliation

    OSHA Orders Pilot be Reinstated after Alleged Whistleblower Retaliation
    Whistleblowers take personal and professional risks when they draw attention to improper or illegal activity. Whistleblower protection laws are designed to protect these individuals against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. A…
  • Jan 17

    Arbitration Clause Cannot Give One Party Sole Discretion to Pick Arbitrator

    Arbitration Clause Cannot Give One Party Sole Discretion to Pick Arbitrator
    Plaintiffs, including whistleblowers, can be subject to arbitration clauses contained in agreements. An arbitration clause is a portion of a contract that requires parties to resolve any disputes through an arbitration process rather than…
  • Jan 12

    Whistleblowers in Intelligence Fields Like the CIA

    Whistleblowers in Intelligence Fields Like the CIA
    Whistleblower laws are put into place to provide protection and, in some cases, rewards to individuals who bring information concerning illegal activity to the attention of authorities who can curb or end such activity. The law forbids a…
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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: 1521

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: 3550

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…
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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…
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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,…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 24

    Your Professional Nursing License May Be Your Most Valuable Asset; Insure It!

    Your Professional Nursing License May Be Your Most Valuable Asset; Insure It!
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Suppose you had an item that you really wanted but was very expensive.  Suppose this item cost you $80,000.  Perhaps you took out…
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Qui Tam 101

Qui Tam 101

Covers qui tam lawsuits. By Nolan Law Firm.

http://false-claims-act.net
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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…
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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.
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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/
  • Jan 27

    The Continuing Fall-Out from the Second Circuit’s Insider Trading Decision in Newman

    The Continuing Fall-Out from the Second Circuit’s Insider Trading Decision in Newman
    Last week, a New York federal judge struck another blow to prosecutorial efforts to secure insider trading convictions in tipper-tippee cases. As discussed in detail here, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York…
  • Jan 21

    New House Bill Aims to Reduce Some Dodd-Frank Regulatory Burden

    New House Bill Aims to Reduce Some Dodd-Frank Regulatory Burden
    On January 24, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that loosens certain Dodd-Frank requirements and reduces the scope of the SEC’s regulatory authority over certain private equity firms, small businesses, and emerging…
  • Jan 13

    Corporate Whistleblowing: Key Issues In Responding to Possible Violation

    Corporate Whistleblowing: Key Issues In Responding to Possible Violation
    The need to detect and investigate reported allegations of wrongdoing within a corporation has long been a fact of corporate life. In the last 15 years, however, a combination of circumstances has contributed to an explosion of activity in…
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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/
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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…
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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: 5013

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: 543

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2146

Whistleblower Claims News

Whistleblower Claims News

By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC.

http://whistleblower-claims.com/blog/
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court Enhances Whistleblower Protection

    Supreme Court Enhances Whistleblower Protection
    The Supreme Court voted on Wednesday in favor of enhancing protections for government whistleblowers. The 7-2 decision involved a federal air marshal who had been terminated in 2005 for disclosing planned cutbacks to air marshals on…
  • Jan 15

    South Florida Medical Supply Company Accused of Medicare Fraud Has Ties to ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Movie

    South Florida Medical Supply Company Accused of Medicare Fraud Has Ties to ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Movie
    The South Florida medical supply company raided by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents this week has ties to the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ movie, according to an FBI spokesman. Investigators raided Med-Care Diabetic and Medical…
  • Jan 12

    Daiichi Sankyo Settles Whistleblower Claims For $39 Million

    Daiichi Sankyo Settles Whistleblower Claims For $39 Million
    The Justice Department announced last week that Daiichi Sankyo Inc., a Japanese-based pharmaceutical company with U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, has agreed to pay $39 million to settle fraud allegations initially filed by a whistleblower. A…
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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/
  • Jan 14

    68.5 Million Reasons Why West Virginia Should Have Enacted a False Claims Act

    68.5 Million Reasons Why West Virginia Should Have Enacted a False Claims Act
    Last summer a heavy lobby from business groups halted a bill that would have created a False Claims Act in West Virginia. Critics claimed the Act would "encourage 'sue-and-settle' litigation that benefitted only plaintiff's lawyers and the…
  • Nov 20

    Whistleblower of the Year Stands Up to Fraud at Florida Hospital

    Whistleblower of the Year Stands Up to Fraud at Florida Hospital
    This past fall I was honored to sit at the same table as Elin Baklid-Kunz, as she received the Whistleblower of the Year Award. Each year the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund holds an awards banquet, and recognizes a man or woman who…
  • Oct 10

    Like I Said Yesterday! Settlement Today Shows Government Serious About Stopping "Failure of Care"

    Like I Said Yesterday! Settlement Today Shows Government Serious About Stopping "Failure of Care"
    I'm not crowing. Much! Just yesterday on this blog I wrote about the Top 4 Surprises About 2014's False Claims Act Cases, and I said I thought we were seeing a surprising new trend. It seemed to me that the Government was taking a lot of…
Rank this Week: 1510

Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • 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'…
  • Apr 6

    What the Just-Released 2013 IRS Whistleblower Office Annual Report Means for Future Tax Whistleblower

    What the Just-Released 2013 IRS Whistleblower Office Annual Report Means for Future Tax Whistleblower
    The just-released FY 2013 IRS Whistleblower Office Annual Report reveals clues to what the future holds for tax whistleblowers. Steve Whitlock, Director of the IRS Whistleblower Office, gave a preview last Fall. Listening to an audience…
Rank this Week: 2722

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Jan 30

    Hospital executives given many year prison sentences for Medicare fraud

    Hospital executives given many year prison sentences for Medicare fraud
    Christopher Gabel, 62, the former chief operating officer of the Hollywood Pavilion  hospital was sentenced to 6 years in prison. He also must pay more than $39.3 million in restitution. The jail sentence was for his role resulting in…
  • Jan 29

    C-level execs whistleblowing on scofflaw competitor

    C-level execs whistleblowing on scofflaw competitor
    Some companies, even global conglomerates, simply flaunt the law to gain a competitive edge. Some know they will eventually pay for their wrongdoing monetarily but build it into their budgets. Their competition suffers. Now, however,…
  • Jan 28

    SEC says BNY Mellon bribed foreign investors by handing internships to their relative

    SEC says BNY Mellon bribed foreign investors by handing internships to their relative
    Larger text Smaller text Securities regulators are considering charges against Bank of New York Mellon, alleging that it violated federal bribery laws by giving internships to relatives of foreign officials to win business managing…
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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/
  • Jan 23

    The First-to-File Fight

    The First-to-File Fight
    David Stone, of Stone & Magnanini LLP, argued an important civil war fraud False Claims Act case on behalf of whistleblowers in the United States Supreme Court on January 13, 2015. The Solicitor General joined the argument with Stone…
  • Jan 20

    Better Know a Fraud: DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. Kickback

    Better Know a Fraud: DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. Kickback
    DaVita Kidney Care is known for two things: first, for it's "Core Values" which include aspirational terms such as "Service...Excellence...Integrity...[and] Accountability," and second, for engaging in a sophisticated kickback scheme…
  • Jan 15

    The False Claims Act in 2014: A Year in Review

    The False Claims Act in 2014: A Year in Review
    As a new year begins, it's worth taking a look back at 2014 to see how the False Claims Act (FCA) has performed. Thanks to the brave actions of whistleblowers, the Justice Department was able to recover nearly $6 billion this year from FCA…
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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 21

    Supreme Court Decision Strengthens Federal Whistleblower Protection

    Supreme Court Decision Strengthens Federal Whistleblower Protection
    Today the Supreme Court held in DHS v. MacLean that the a federal agency’s secrecy regulations do not override the protections of the Whistleblower Protection Act. In particular, the Court held that TSA Air Marshall Robert... The…
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court Decision Strengthens Federal Whistleblower Protection

    Supreme Court Decision Strengthens Federal Whistleblower Protection
    Today the Supreme Court held in DHS v. MacLean that the a federal agency’s secrecy regulations do not override the protections of the Whistleblower Protection Act. In particular, the Court held that TSA Air Marshall Robert... The…
  • Jan 8

    OSHA Orders Pilot Reinstated in Airline Whistleblower Case

    OSHA Orders Pilot Reinstated in Airline Whistleblower Case
    Today OSHA ordered Air Methods Corp., the largest U.S. provider of air medical transportation services, to reinstate a pilot that Air Methods terminated in retaliation for his refusal to fly a helicopter with a faulty... The post OSHA Orders…
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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: 3507

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 30

    Talking to Media Costs Whistleblowers $1.6 Million

    Talking to Media Costs Whistleblowers $1.6 Million
    U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg recently fined two whistleblowers $1.6 million for sending e-mails to two reporters in Atlanta about their pending False Claims Act case while it was under seal.  The case at issue was filed under the…
  • Jan 27

    Whistleblower’s Estate to Receive $23 Million

    Whistleblower’s Estate to Receive $23 Million
    According to the South Florida Business Journal, a California judge has approved the $68.5 million settlement of a whistleblower’s case against Office Depot alleging violations of the California False Claims Act. Office supply giant…
  • Jan 20

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud
    Three whistleblowers allege that Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. (“Med-Care”) committed Medicare fraud in violation of the False Claims Act.  Med-Care is a durable medical equipment supply company based in Boca…
Rank this Week: 1757

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/
Rank this Week: 1650

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…
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