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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/
Rank this Week: 3401

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/
  • Nov 26

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of November 24

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of November 24
    A New York-based doctor has agreed to pay the government $2.35 million to resolve claims that he falsely billed Medicare. Dr. Gilbert Lederman allegedly miscoded experimental cancer treatments to receive reimbursements from Medicare even…
  • Nov 21

    SEC whistleblower program continues to grow

    SEC whistleblower program continues to grow
    The Securities and Exchange Commission received a record number of tips under its whistleblower-reward program in fiscal year 2014, with more than 3,600 tips from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and 60 foreign countries.The SEC…
  • Nov 21

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of November 17

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of November 17
    Sevenson Environmental Services, based in Niagara Falls, New York, agreed to pay the government $2.72 million to resolve allegations that the environmental remediation company violated the False Claims Act by accepting kickbacks in return for…
Rank this Week: 1945

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Nov 25

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ case against Florida doctor

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ case against Florida doctor
    On November 21, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida announced that the government had intervened in two qui tam relators’ case against a south Florida doctor and his practices for submitting false claims to government…
  • Nov 24

    Washington Gas subsidiary pays $2.5 million in fines and monetary penalties for SBA fraud

    Washington Gas subsidiary pays $2.5 million in fines and monetary penalties for SBA fraud
    On November 19, the Department of Justice announced that Washington Gas Energy Systems, a subsidiary of the Washington, D.C.-area gas company, Washington Gas, has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement for defrauding the federal…
  • Nov 23

    California pain management physician pays $1.2 million to settle whistleblower’s case

    California pain management physician pays $1.2 million to settle whistleblower’s case
    On November 19, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California announced a settlement in a qui tam case against a pain management doctor for submitting false claims. According to the U.S. Attorney’s press release: A doctor who…
Rank this Week: 741

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: 792

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: 1576

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: 2142

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 28

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit, filed in 2010 by a freight consultant,…
Rank this Week: 2844

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 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,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3445

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3936

Qui Tam 101

Qui Tam 101

Covers qui tam lawsuits. By Nolan Law Firm.

http://false-claims-act.net
  • Nov 5

    Recent Organon Settlement Provides Valuable Lesson about Perseverance for Potential Whistleblower

    Recent Organon Settlement Provides Valuable Lesson about Perseverance for Potential Whistleblower
    In June 2012, a Massachusetts district court judge dismissed most of the relators’ claims against pharmaceutical manufacturer Organon and two long-term care pharmacies, Pharmerica and Omnicare, concerning the antidepressant drug…
  • Oct 27

    Whistleblowers Strike at the Root of Healthcare Fraud

    Whistleblowers Strike at the Root of Healthcare Fraud
    The great American author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau noted, “For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.” This quote rings particularly true when it comes to those who stand up…
  • Oct 13

    Corporate Entity Sometimes Provides Benefits to Whistleblower

    Corporate Entity Sometimes Provides Benefits to Whistleblower
    In late September 2014, the Justice Department announced that Enzo Biochem, Inc. and its subsidiary Enzo Clinical Laboratories had agreed to pay over $3.5 million to settle a False Claims Act qui tam action, alleging that they had unlawfully…
Rank this Week: 1897

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: 3180

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: 4767

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: 1843

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

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

    CFPB Supervision Exposes Violations by Service Provider

    CFPB Supervision Exposes Violations by Service Provider
    Last month, the CFPB released the fifth edition of its Supervisory Highlights report describing findings from recent examinations of consumer financial products and services providers. The report highlighted regulatory violations − or…
  • Nov 21

    DOJ Wields Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act Against Financial Institution

    DOJ Wields Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act Against Financial Institution
    In 2012 and 2013, the Department of Justice brought a slew of actions against several financial institutions under a rarely used and little-known statute from the late 1980s for conduct related to the mortgage crisis. Outcomes in these cases…
  • Nov 7

    Update on Brazil: Embraer SA and Anti-Corruption Progre

    Update on Brazil: Embraer SA and Anti-Corruption Progre
    Imagine you are a compliance officer for a multinational company with securities listed on a U.S. stock market. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) falls squarely within your purview, but other anti-corruption regimes seem less relevant…
Rank this Week: 2601

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: 762

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: 2526

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/
  • Nov 26

    Justice Department Obtains Record $5.69 Billion in False Claims Act Recoverie

    Justice Department Obtains Record $5.69 Billion in False Claims Act Recoverie
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that it had obtained a record $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments from civil fraud cases brought under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) in fiscal year 2014.  This brings…
  • Nov 19

    SEC Publishes Its 2014 Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Annual Report

    SEC Publishes Its 2014 Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Annual Report
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published its annual report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program yesterday.  The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program was created with the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 and aims to…
  • Nov 17

    Supreme Court To Decide Two Key False Claims Act Question

    Supreme Court To Decide Two Key False Claims Act Question
    The Supreme Court is stepping into the fray to decide two important procedural issues related to the False Claims Act (FCA).  The Supreme Court is currently accepting briefing in Kellogg Brown & Root v. United States ex rel. Carter,…
Rank this Week: 695

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1469

Whistleblower Claims News

Whistleblower Claims News

By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC.

http://whistleblower-claims.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Sevenson Settles Bid-Rigging and Kickback Charge

    Sevenson Settles Bid-Rigging and Kickback Charge
    Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. has agreed to pay $2.72 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that it violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute by rigging contract bids, accepting kickbacks and inflating charges to the…
  • Nov 10

    Biotronik Agrees to Pay $4.9 Million to Resolve Whistleblower Lawsuit

    Biotronik Agrees to Pay $4.9 Million to Resolve Whistleblower Lawsuit
    The Justice Department announced late last week that an Oregon-based biotech company will pay nearly $5 million to settle whistleblower claims filed by a former employee. Biotronik allegedly made improper payments to doctors in an effort to…
  • Nov 9

    New York Nursing Service Agrees to Pay $35 Million to Settle Fraud Claim

    New York Nursing Service Agrees to Pay $35 Million to Settle Fraud Claim
    A New York nursing service accused of sending improper reimbursement claims to the state’s Medicaid program will pay $35 million to settle civil fraud charges. Visiting Nursing Service of New York, VNS Choice and VNS Choice Community…
Rank this Week: 2807

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 9

    Top 4 Surprises About 2014's False Claims Act Case

    Top 4 Surprises About 2014's False Claims Act Case
    Each year the Government gets ripped off to the tune of billions of dollars, and healthcare fraud sits first chair. This past year has been no exception; the Government closes out its fiscal year on September 30, so we can now see that in…
Rank this Week: 798

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: 1893

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Nov 26

    Fraud charges against many healthcare execs increase

    Fraud charges against many healthcare execs increase
    Revelations concerning healthcare executives involved in healthcare fraud and kickbacks has been increasing in recent months. The wrongdoings includes sales frauds to upcoding to kickbacks some concerning Medicare FRaud.  Daniel K. Lane…
  • Nov 25

    Massachusetts owner of Solid Gold Inc. pleads guilty to tax evasion

    Massachusetts owner of Solid Gold Inc. pleads guilty to tax evasion
    A Massachusetts businessman pleaded guilty to tax evasion for using nominee entities to hide ownership and control over his businesses and assets from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General…
  • Nov 24

    Top choice to replace Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel is Michele Flournoy but confirmation risky

    Top choice to replace Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel is Michele Flournoy but confirmation risky
    The front runner to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is Michele Flournoy, 53, presently chief executive officer of the Center for New American Security, a think tank she co-founded in Washington. Her work history at…
Rank this Week: 2314

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/
  • Nov 24

    To Go to Trial, or Not Go to Trial, That is the Question

    To Go to Trial, or Not Go to Trial, That is the Question
    While not always as drastic as deciding between life and death, as in Hamlet, False Claims Act cases are no different from other civil actions where the parties proceed to trial while strategically weighing the probabilities of a favorable…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2780

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: 1765

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: 2054

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/
  • Nov 18

    Tennessee Home Health Company Settles False Claims Suit

    Tennessee Home Health Company Settles False Claims Suit
    A home health agency, CareAll Management LLC, has agreed to settle a whistleblower’s qui tam lawsuit alleging it upcoded patient billings submitted to Medicare and Medicaid in violation of the False Claims Act.   According to…
  • Oct 31

    Hospital System Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Hospital System Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    Dignity Health (“Dignity”), formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West, has agreed to settle allegations by a whistleblower in a qui tam lawsuit that 13 of its hospitals submitted false claims to Medicare and TRICARE in violation…
  • Oct 24

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (“DaVita”) has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute for $350 million, plus the civil forfeiture…
Rank this Week: 3346

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/
  • Nov 25

    Title IX, University Discipline, Sexual Assault and Parallel Proceeding

    Title IX, University Discipline, Sexual Assault and Parallel Proceeding
    A short — 140 seconds — note on the thickets of Title IX, sexual assault, university discipline and parallel procedures: University Discipline, Sexual Assault and Parallel Proceedings from LFW on Vimeo. Here’s a longer…
  • Nov 14

    Get Out of Jail Free? Not Without The Attorney-Client Privilege

    Get Out of Jail Free? Not Without The Attorney-Client Privilege
    We have talked about attorney-client privilege, internal investigations and the GM ignition recall: Privilege, Corporate Silence and Saul Goodman,  How To Avoid Being GM’ed: The Wrongs and Rights of Clients and Lawyers and…
  • Sep 4

    Of Snitches and Privilege

    Of Snitches and Privilege
    White-collar writer Walt Pavlo of @Forbes and 500 Pearl Street quotes us this morning in his insightful @Forbes article about the attorney-client privilege.  In particular: Federal prosecutors want to know who knew what, and when…
Rank this Week: 3150

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: 4676