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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
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 737

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: 831

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/
  • May 4

    Boot Scootin' Bounty: Medicaid Fraud Victimizes Homeless, May Be Worst of 2015

    Boot Scootin' Bounty: Medicaid Fraud Victimizes Homeless, May Be Worst of 2015
    If allegations against them prove true, a group of New York doctors, medical staff members and billing specialists may have taken an early lead in the bid for worst Medicaid fraud of the year. These guys promised homeless people free shoes,…
  • May 1

    Whistleblower Stops Company Paying Doctors to Use Product In Way Not Approved by FDA

    Whistleblower Stops Company Paying Doctors to Use Product In Way Not Approved by FDA
    So what's your "mad" threshhold? Let's try this. What if you went to your doctor with a health problem, and he told you he knew about a machine that could help you. You dutifully went through treatments with this medical device that your…
  • Mar 26

    Crafty Hospitals Try to Outsmart the Government -- and Lose

    Crafty Hospitals Try to Outsmart the Government -- and Lose
    Medical care kickbacks are illegal, but some hospitals are trying to make an end-run around the law by coming up with creative and sneaky ways to cut doctors and nursing homes in for a piece of the action. Creative and sneaky, yes -- but…
Rank this Week: 948

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: 1110

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/
  • May 4

    Family Dermatology, P.C. Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Family Dermatology, P.C. Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
      According the U.S. Department of Justice, Family Dermatology, P.C. (“Family Dermatology”), based in Lilburn, Georgia, has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Stark Law and False Claims Act.  The…
  • Apr 30

    Texas Hospital Settles False Claims Act and Stark Law Case

    Texas Hospital Settles False Claims Act and Stark Law Case
    According to the Department of Justice, Citizens Medical Center (“Citizens”) located in Victoria, Texas has agreed to pay $21.75 million to settle a qui tam case brought by three whistleblowers alleging violations of the False…
  • Apr 29

    Government Intervenes in HCR ManorCare Qui Tam Suit

    Government Intervenes in HCR ManorCare Qui Tam Suit
    According to the Department of Justice, the federal government has filed a consolidated complaint intervening in three whistleblowers’ qui tam lawsuits alleging that HCR ManorCare and its affiliates violated the False Claims Act.…
Rank this Week: 1585

Qui Tam 101

Qui Tam 101

Covers qui tam lawsuits. By Nolan Law Firm.

http://false-claims-act.net
Rank this Week: 1790

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: 1727

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: 1601

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • May 5

    DaVita HealthCare to pay $495 million settling whistleblower case for Medicare Fraud

    DaVita HealthCare to pay $495 million settling whistleblower case for Medicare Fraud
    DaVita HealthCare Partners will pay $495 million settling a whistleblower action against the kidney care company in which  a physician and nurse who brought the case observed DaVita was throwing out medicine so that it could bill…
  • May 4

    Hospitals sending patients home in ambulances pay $7.5 million for Medicare fraud

    Hospitals sending patients home in ambulances pay $7.5 million for Medicare fraud
    Hospitals in Jacksonville Florida that have been sending patients home from the hospital by ambulance have agreed to pay $6.25 million to Uncle Sam and the ambulance company another $1.25 as the Government determined that ambulances were not…
  • May 1

    Express Scripts pays $60 million to resolve Novartis kickback arrangement

    Express Scripts pays $60 million to resolve Novartis kickback arrangement
    Express Scripts will pay $60 million to end allegations by The Department of Justice that it participated in a kickback scheme with Novartis that caused federal health care programs to pay for a medicine based on false claims. The U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2015

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: 1872

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: 1892

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/
  • May 5

    The SEC Criticizes One of Its Own

    The SEC Criticizes One of Its Own
    Even with the SEC’s home-court advantage in bringing enforcement actions in its administrative court rather than in federal court, the SEC will still criticize its own administrative law judges (“ALJ”) when an ALJ’s…
  • May 5

    The Importance of Merger Price and Process In Delaware Appraisal Action

    The Importance of Merger Price and Process In Delaware Appraisal Action
    On April 30, 2015, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a post-trial opinion in which it rejected an attempt by dissenting shareholders to extract extra consideration for their shares above the merger price through appraisal rights. …
  • Apr 28

    Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Compliance Officer Whistles His Way to a Million Dollar Pay Day

    Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Compliance Officer Whistles His Way to a Million Dollar Pay Day
    Last week the SEC announced an award of between $1.4 to $1.6 million to a whistleblower who provided information that assisted the SEC in an enforcement action. The enforcement action against the whistleblower’s company resulting…
Rank this Week: 2246

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: 2380

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/
  • May 6

    SEC Chair White strongly endorses whistleblower program

    SEC Chair White strongly endorses whistleblower program
    Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White gave an important speech about whistleblowers last week, saying the SEC whistleblower program has “proven to be a game changer.”The SEC whistleblower program has brought more…
  • Apr 22

    Texas hospital's $21M settlement shows government's commitment to anti-kickback enforcement

    Texas hospital's $21M settlement shows government's commitment to anti-kickback enforcement
    Citizens Medical Center's $21.75 million settlement with the government this week provides further evidence that the government’s stepped-up enforcement of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute is producing results with the help of…
  • Apr 3

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of March 30

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of March 30
    The Securities and Exchange Commission took enforcement action against KBR Inc. for requiring employees to sign a confidentiality agreement that threatened termination if an employee disclosed company wrongdoing to outside officials. This is…
Rank this Week: 2439

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.federalwhistleblowerlawyersblog.com/
  • May 5

    Playboy Sues Law Firm over Faulty Defense Tactics in Whistleblower Case

    Playboy Sues Law Firm over Faulty Defense Tactics in Whistleblower Case
    Whistleblower compensation is often a significant amount of money. It is well known that whistleblowers take both personal and professional risks when they expose fraud or misconduct. Many times, when a private individual files a…
  • Apr 22

    Whistleblowers and the Tech Industry

    Whistleblowers and the Tech Industry
    The tech industry in Silicon Valley may be a place where whistleblowers are now looking to expose fraud. Not only are there new and old laws pertaining to fraud in the tech industry, but these companies also have a lot of money, which…
  • Apr 15

    Government has Final Word in False Claims Act Settlement

    Government has Final Word in False Claims Act Settlement
    A recent ruling from the United States District Court for DC shows that the government has authority to stop False Claims Act settlements between relators and defendants. The False Claims Act allows private citizens to bring lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 2455

Whistleblower Claims News

Whistleblower Claims News

By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC.

http://whistleblower-claims.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Compliance Officers Blowing the Whistle Could Become New Trend

    Compliance Officers Blowing the Whistle Could Become New Trend
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced last week that a compliance officer received one of the largest SEC whistleblower rewards to date. In a press release issued last Wednesday, the SEC said the anonymous compliance…
  • Apr 27

    Georgia Hospital to Settle Medicare Fraud Charges for $20 Million

    Georgia Hospital to Settle Medicare Fraud Charges for $20 Million
    The second largest hospital in the state of Georgia has agreed to pay $20 million to resolve claims that it submitted false claims to Medicare, which caused the government to pay significantly more than it should have for the hospital’s…
  • Apr 22

    HCR ManorCare Accused of Submitting False Claims to Medicare Worth Million

    HCR ManorCare Accused of Submitting False Claims to Medicare Worth Million
    The Justice Department announced today that it has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit claiming that HCR ManorCare engaged in a nationwide scheme designed to bilk millions of dollars from Medicare. Kansas-based HCR ManorCare, which operates…
Rank this Week: 2624

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Apr 29

    CFPB Remains Noncommittal Regarding Restrained Enforcement Period for TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule

    CFPB Remains Noncommittal Regarding Restrained Enforcement Period for TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule
    The TILA/RESPA integrated disclosures (TRID) rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act takes effect on August 1, 2015. Once effective, the TRID will…
  • Apr 27

    CFPB Fines Military Allotment Processor $3.1 Million

    CFPB Fines Military Allotment Processor $3.1 Million
    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a consent order with Fort Knox National Co. and its subsidiary Military Assistance Co. (MAC), alleging that the companies duped U.S. military service members into paying…
  • Apr 27

    AML Compliance Developments in the Gaming Industry

    AML Compliance Developments in the Gaming Industry
    Executives of regulated entities often lament that fulfilling compliance obligations interferes with their ability to operate their business. However, an extensive (and extended) regulator investigation with the potential for civil and / or…
Rank this Week: 2587

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: 2553

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
  • May 6

    The American Nurses Association Breathes New Life Into The Nursing Code of Ethics For 2015

    The American Nurses Association Breathes New Life Into The Nursing Code of Ethics For 2015
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On a daily basis, the average nurse uses knowledge, training and ethical standards to make vital decisions regarding patient health. Nurses are…
  • Feb 17

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

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

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

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement
    Join Joanne Kenna nurse attorney with The Health Law Firm and the Greater Orlando Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants for: FLORIDA LAWS AND THE NURSE – NEW LICENSURE REQUIREMENT:  Keep Your Patients Safe…
Rank this Week: 3409

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 23

    Barry Bonds, Ramblin’ Man

    Barry Bonds, Ramblin’ Man
      The federal appeals court in San Francisco recently reversed baseball player Barry Bonds’s conviction for obstruction of justice.  The criminal charge and conviction arose out of testimony that Bonds gave to a grand…
  • Apr 15

    The Old College Try, and The New College Tribunal

    The Old College Try, and The New College Tribunal
    In disciplinary proceedings involving claims of sexual assault, universities continue to find themselves in an intolerable situation, caught in a lawyer-triangle of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights,…
  • Mar 28

    White-Collar Felon Registries, Hester Prynne and The Drive-By Trucker

    White-Collar Felon Registries, Hester Prynne and The Drive-By Trucker
    Although one must admire the historicist sensibilities of a state legislature that just reinstated the firing squad  as a methodology for execution, the Utah legislature’s passage of a bill to create a white-collar crime…
Rank this Week: 2931

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: 3337

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: 3417

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Wells Fargo Accused of Defrauding Veterans by Charging Excessive Loan Fee

    Wells Fargo Accused of Defrauding Veterans by Charging Excessive Loan Fee
    On Thursday, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied Wells Fargo Bank N.A.’s (“Wells Fargo”) attempt to dismiss a complaint filed by two relators alleging that the company defrauded veterans with excessive fees on loans…
  • Apr 13

    AIG Allegedly Undervalued its Subsidiaries in its Bailout Agreement

    AIG Allegedly Undervalued its Subsidiaries in its Bailout Agreement
    A former human resources director of American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”) has asked a New York federal judge for permission to amend his False Claims Act complaint against the multinational insurance company, alleging that…
  • Apr 7

    AIDS Foundation Allegedly Used Generous Kickbacks to Achieve Referral

    AIDS Foundation Allegedly Used Generous Kickbacks to Achieve Referral
    Three relators are alleging that AIDS Healthcare Foundation Inc. (“AHF”) violated the federal False Claims Act, the Florida False Claims Act, and the Anti-Kickback Statute through a fraudulent scheme to generate consumer demand…
Rank this Week: 3949

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

A forum for thoughts, analysis, and ideas on the pressing issues facing whistleblowers today. By Stone & Magnanini, L.L.P.

http://www.whistleblowerlegalupdate.com/
  • Mar 4

    How Specific Must a Whistleblower Be in Pleading an FCA Claim?

    How Specific Must a Whistleblower Be in Pleading an FCA Claim?
    The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) require any party claiming fraud to provide specific allegations in their complaint. This includes lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act (FCA), which by definition include allegations of…
  • Feb 18

    Court Considers Public Policy Implications of Qui Tam Defendant's Counterclaim Against Whistleblower

    Court Considers Public Policy Implications of Qui Tam Defendant's Counterclaim Against Whistleblower
    In order to bring a whistleblower claim under the False Claims Act (FCA), someone has to take the risk of reporting information they have obtained from their employer regarding fraud. The law protects people from various forms of retaliation…
  • Feb 9

    Where is the Line?: When the Whistleblower Works for the Government

    Where is the Line?: When the Whistleblower Works for the Government
    As anyone who has ever seen an episode of Law & Order knows, prosecutors must often rely upon information and testimony provided by informants, whistleblowers, and even accomplices to help prosecute the most dangerous criminals. After…
Rank this Week: 5091

New York Injury Attorneys Blog

New York Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury law, medical malpractice, products liability and qui tam. By Caesar and Napoli, P.C.

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

    The Danger of Supplement

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

    Melissa Rivers Launches Lawsuit Against New York Endoscopy Clinic

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

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

    Milwaukee Judge Strikes a Blow to State’s Pain and Suffering Cap
    Over the last few years, tort reform advocates across the country have successfully achieved statewide legislative "caps" on pain and suffering awards. The idea of pain and suffering caps sprang from business and medical organizations that…
Rank this Week: 4096

New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer…

New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseywhistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL

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

    IS THE SAYING "YOU ARE WHAT YOU BILL"?

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

    DRESS PRODUCERS FLEECE AMERICA FOR MILLIONS

    DRESS PRODUCERS FLEECE AMERICA FOR MILLIONS
    The names are as American as apple pie -- J.C. Penney’s, Belk’s, Nordstrom’s and Lord & Taylor. The clothes sold in these stores that were manufactured by Dana Kay and Danny & Nicole and its affiliate companies,…
Rank this Week: 5047

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: 3694

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: 4978

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: 4440

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: 4518