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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: 101

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 230

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 332

Whistleblower News

Whistleblower News

Cover qui tam law and the process of bringing a case. By Getnick & Getnick.

http://getnicklaw.com/category/whistleblower-news/
Rank this Week: 436

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: 370

Whistleblower Insider

Whistleblower Insider

Provides the whistleblower and fraud news and developments. By Constantine Cannon.

https://constantinecannon.com/whistleblower/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Today’s Whistleblower FAQ – Whistleblower Reward

    Today’s Whistleblower FAQ – Whistleblower Reward
    By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Frequently Asked Question: Am I entitled to a whistleblower award if I report fraud or misconduct to the government? Answer: You might be, depending on the nature of the fraud or misconduct you are…
  • Jun 22

    Catch of the Week — Healogic

    Catch of the Week — Healogic
    By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week’s Department of Justice “Catch of the Week” goes to Healogics, Inc. On Wednesday, the Florida-based operator of hundreds of wound care centers agreed to pay up to $22.5 million…
  • Jun 21

    The Big Business of Detaining Families Creates a Serious Fraud Risk

    The Big Business of Detaining Families Creates a Serious Fraud Risk
    By Poppy Alexander The massive public outcry about family separations at the border has spotlighted an area of federal spending that often gets ignored-the massive business that is immigration detention for children and families. The Office…
Rank this Week: 796

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law and qui tam. By Willoughby Brod, LLP.

https://www.healthcare-fraud-lawyer.com/
  • Jun 20

    Violations of the Stark Law can Form the Basis of FCA Lawsuit

    Violations of the Stark Law can Form the Basis of FCA Lawsuit
    The False Claims Act (FCA), which prohibits entities that conduct business with the government from defrauding the government, goes all the way back to the time of the Civil War. It is sometimes called the Lincoln Law because of the president…
  • Jun 12

    Department of Justice Intervenes in California FCA Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Company

    Department of Justice Intervenes in California FCA Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Company
    Ever since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, all violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) have been actionable under the False Claims Act (FCA). In plain language, this means that, if you are aware that people in your…
  • Jun 7

    Healthcare Fraud is Widespread, but Whistleblowers can Help Stop it

    Healthcare Fraud is Widespread, but Whistleblowers can Help Stop it
    Medicare and Medicaid are taxpayer-funded healthcare programs instituted for the purpose of ensuring that all Americans have access to basic health services. Fraud on the part of health care providers is a major threat to these programs and…
Rank this Week: 961

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Cascade of Errors Led to Fatal Fire at Pennsylvania Nursing Home

    Cascade of Errors Led to Fatal Fire at Pennsylvania Nursing Home
    West Chester, PA – A woman whose parents burned to death in a nursing home fire claims in court that a series of blunders by multiple parties resulted in a preventable catastrophe. The suit seeks to hold responsible the…
  • May 18

    5 Steps to Take if Your Child was in a School Bus Accident

    5 Steps to Take if Your Child was in a School Bus Accident
    As parents, we like to think sending our children to school on the bus is safe. In reality, school bus accidents occur every year, often resulting in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. In these moments it is…
  • May 15

    Behind the Opioid Epidemic

    Behind the Opioid Epidemic
    The United States Department of Justice and numerous state governments have intervened in numerous qui tam whistleblower suits, including one brought by Philadelphia based law firm McEldrew Young against INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. [1]. The suit…
Rank this Week: 927

Baum Headlund Law Blog

Baum Headlund Law Blog

Covers personal injury. By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman.

https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    First Monsanto Roundup Trial Starts in June 2018 in San Francisco

    First Monsanto Roundup Trial Starts in June 2018 in San Francisco
    June 18, 2018 – San Francisco, California - - The trial of DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company should begin sometime this month in the Superior Court for the County of San Francisco, California. Plaintiff DeWayne “Lee”…
  • May 17

    Monsanto Loses Motions to Avoid June Roundup-Induced Cancer Trial

    Monsanto Loses Motions to Avoid June Roundup-Induced Cancer Trial
    May 17, 2018 – San Francisco, California - - A California State Court judge denied Monsanto’s bid to toss a lawsuit alleging exposure to Roundup causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma and ruled that the plaintiff will be permitted to seek…
  • May 7

    Law360 Names BHAG Attorney Brent Wisner Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar

    Law360 Names BHAG Attorney Brent Wisner Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar
    May 7, 2018 – Los Angeles, California - - Legal news media company Law360 named Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman attorney R. Brent Wisner a Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar. https://twitter.com/Law360/status/993524678777102336 Wisner was…
Rank this Week: 1729

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/
  • Jun 16

    A Meditation On Father’s Day

    A Meditation On Father’s Day
                            At age 57, I am now five years older than my father was when he died. …
  • Apr 23

    Video Guidance, Agency Guidance and White-Collar Trial

    Video Guidance, Agency Guidance and White-Collar Trial
    The Lord noted that the poor will always be with us, but He may as well have been speaking of federal agency guidance documents that are sometimes used against members of the regulatory community. Here is a short video about the…
  • Feb 26

    Brand’s Memo and Dan’s Desk

    Brand’s Memo and Dan’s Desk
    Last month, then-Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand issued a memorandum to Department of Justice civil lawyers concerning the circumstances under which they may and may not use federal agencies’ “guidance documents” in…
Rank this Week: 2193

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

By Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP. Explores current issues and the latest developments in whistleblower law.

http://www.kmblegal.com/blogs
Rank this Week: 1706

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

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

    State Regulators Announce Cryptocurrency Crackdown

    State Regulators Announce Cryptocurrency Crackdown
    On May 21, the North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) announced a massive and coordinated series of enforcement actions by U.S. state and Canadian provincial regulators to combat fraudulent practices…
  • May 25

    Series of DOJ Enforcement Policy Announcements Provides Promising Guidance

    Series of DOJ Enforcement Policy Announcements Provides Promising Guidance
    In a series of key policy announcements between November 2017 and May 2018, the Department of Justice has demonstrated an increasingly coherent perspective on how it will handle key aspects of white collar criminal enforcement. The policies…
  • May 2

    No Changes to CFPB This Year

    No Changes to CFPB This Year
    In a statement on Thursday, April 26, a key House Republican on CFPB issues effectively admitted that despite his own efforts and those of the Trump Administration including Acting CFPB Director, Mick Mulvaney, Congress will almost certainly…
Rank this Week: 2139

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/
  • Apr 29

    Deducting False Claims Act Damage

    Deducting False Claims Act Damage
    Dear Readers:Among the nuggets contained in the recent Tax Bill passed by Congress is a provision that will have a tremendous impact on how damages in False Claims Act ("FCA") settlements must be characterized in the settlement documents…
  • Jan 29

    Discerning the True Meaning of Escobar: the remarkable case of US ex rel Ruckh v. Salus Rehabilitation

    Discerning the True Meaning of Escobar: the remarkable case of US ex rel Ruckh v. Salus Rehabilitation
    Dear Readers:I strongly commend to you the recent case, US and State of Florida ex re Ruckh v. Salus Rehabilitation, LLC, et al, 2018 WL 375720 (1/11/2018, M.D. Fla). Applying the Supreme Court’s decision in Universal Health Services,…
  • Jan 1

    Highlights of U.S. Department of Justice 2017 False Claims Act Satistic

    Highlights of U.S. Department of Justice 2017 False Claims Act Satistic
    Dear Readers:Happy New Year. As we come to the close of 2017, the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") recently issued its 2017 annual statistics for False Claims Act ("FCA") cases filed and settled in fiscal year…
Rank this Week: 3461

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/
  • Apr 20

    SEC Proposes a “Best Interest” Standard for Broker-Dealer

    SEC Proposes a “Best Interest” Standard for Broker-Dealer
    On April 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a set of rules and interpretations regarding the standard of conduct that broker-dealers owe to their investing customers, and reaffirming and clarifying the standard of…
  • Mar 29

    D.C. Circuit Holds PCAOB Improperly Denied Target of Investigation Access to Expert Assistance

    D.C. Circuit Holds PCAOB Improperly Denied Target of Investigation Access to Expert Assistance
    A D.C. Circuit panel unanimously ruled that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) acted unlawfully by denying former Ernst & Young partner Marc Laccetti his right to bring an accounting expert to an…
  • Mar 23

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule
    Last week, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck down the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) “Fiduciary Rule,” a controversial measure that redefined exemptions to Employee…
Rank this Week: 3169

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: 3278

Health Care Fraud Focus

Health Care Fraud Focus

Covers False Claims Act (FCA) and other civil and criminal health care fraud, regulatory compliance, and litigation and investigations. By Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

http://www.healthcarefraudfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 2032

Government Contracts Legal Blog

Government Contracts Legal Blog

By Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe PC.

https://www.whitcomblawpc.com/government-contracts-law-firm/
  • Mar 27

    Forest fires and Task orders exceeding the scope of the original IDIQ

    Forest fires and Task orders exceeding the scope of the original IDIQ
    When Task Orders Exceed Your Contract This bid protest, filed by Western Pilot Service (WPS) and three other contractors, protested the BLM’s issuance of a task order, which in the view of the protester exceeded the scope of the…
  • Mar 19

    Decision Two: Sovereign Acts, Agency Deference and Contract Dispute

    Decision Two: Sovereign Acts, Agency Deference and Contract Dispute
    A second key government contract case decided in 2017 involved court agency deference to an agency’s interpretation of its own regulations. The case decided a subcontractor’s Request for an Equitable Adjustment (REA) springing…
  • Feb 21

    Six Important 2017 Government Contracting Decision

    Six Important 2017 Government Contracting Decision
    The next six newsletters will contain articles regarding important government contracting decisions from 2017. The articles will include a review of the following:  Technology Systems, Inc., ASBCA No. 59577, 17-1 BCA ¶ 36,631 (the…
Rank this Week: 2004

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.

https://blog.caesarnapoli.com/
  • Oct 30

    Trump Administration Seeks to Strip the Elderly of Their Right to Sue Nursing Home

    Trump Administration Seeks to Strip the Elderly of Their Right to Sue Nursing Home
    The rights of the elderly, particularly those who have suffered abuse, neglect, or assault in a nursing home, may be seriously impacted in the near future. Last year, as President Obama’s final term was winding down, his administration…
  • Oct 30

    Sexual Abuse Victims Can Hold Their Abusers Accountable Outside Of Criminal Court

    Sexual Abuse Victims Can Hold Their Abusers Accountable Outside Of Criminal Court
    In the wake of the many allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, victims of such misconduct are coming forward in unprecedented numbers. With the “#MeToo” movement trending on social…
  • Oct 16

    As Days Grow Shorter, Bike Accidents On The Rise

    As Days Grow Shorter, Bike Accidents On The Rise
    Since Labor Day, the city has experienced an uptick in bicycle-related accidents. In mid-September, a female cyclist was fatally struck by a box truck in Tribeca. Several days prior, a Citibike rider was run over in Midtown and suffered…
Rank this Week: 2397

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: 1070

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2516

Qui Tam 101

Qui Tam 101

Covers qui tam lawsuits. By Nolan Law Firm.

http://false-claims-act.net
  • May 30

    The Success of the Rewards Program of the False Claims Act

    The Success of the Rewards Program of the False Claims Act
    According to a Department of Justice announcement in December 2016, the Government has recovered over $4.7 billion from False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2016. The total amount recovered under the False Claims Act since 1987 is…
  • Apr 4

    Does the False Claims Act Help Fight Fraud?

    Does the False Claims Act Help Fight Fraud?
    In her abstract dated December 4, 2016, Elissa Phillip Gentry, a lawyer-economist says, “yes.”  She claims successful False Claims Act settlements against pharmaceutical companies have helped relinquish inappropriate…
  • Mar 16

    Department of Justice Increases Civil Penalties for False Claim Act Violation

    Department of Justice Increases Civil Penalties for False Claim Act Violation
    Recently, the Department of Justice announced that it was increasing the civil monetary penalties for penalties assessed after February 3, 2017 for violations occurring after November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 budget bill which requires…
Rank this Week: 1455

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2769

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: 2337

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: 2333

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: 2839

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: 4316