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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 20

    Lance Armstrong settles Floyd Landis’ Postal cycling contract case for $5 million

    Lance Armstrong settles Floyd Landis’ Postal cycling contract case for $5 million
    On April 19, the Department of Justice announced that former cyclist Lance Armstrong, accused by his former teammate Floyd Landis of doping in violation of a team sponsorship contract with the U.S. Postal Service, had agreed to pay $5 million…
  • Apr 20

    Biotheranostics pays $2 million to settle

    Biotheranostics pays $2 million to settle
    On April 19, the Department of Justice announced that San Diego, California-based Biotheranostics, Inc., had agreed to pay $2 million to resolve civil False Claims Act charges over the company’s breast cancer tests. Biotheranostics Inc.…
  • Apr 16

    Hospital corporation Banner Health pays $18 million in fraud settlement

    Hospital corporation Banner Health pays $18 million in fraud settlement
    On April 12, the Department of Justice announced that Banner Health had agreed to pay $18 million to settle civil allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, that the company’s Arizona and Colorado hospitals submitted false…
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Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 911

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law and qui tam. By The Brod Law Firm.

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

    Physicians Plead Guilty to TRICARE Fraud

    Physicians Plead Guilty to TRICARE Fraud
    In April 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California announced that two physicians pled guilty to participating in a health care fraud scheme against TRICARE, the health care program for U.S. service members…
  • Apr 13

    Executives of California Counseling Facility Arrested for Fraud

    Executives of California Counseling Facility Arrested for Fraud
    In early April, two executives for a business offering alcohol and drug abuse treatment services were arrested for healthcare fraud. Mesbel Mohamoud, 45, and Erlinda Abella, 63, both of Inglewood, are accused of submitting bills to Medi-Cal…
  • Apr 6

    California Lawmakers Attempt to Limit Third-Party Insurance Premium Payment

    California Lawmakers Attempt to Limit Third-Party Insurance Premium Payment
    California lawmakers are concerned with health care providers who may be taking advantage of patients by unnecessarily enrolling them into commercial health care plans in order to maximize the provider’s reimbursement rates. Lawmakers…
Rank this Week: 798

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/
  • Apr 11

    New Record for Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers – Employment Law This Week

    New Record for Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers – Employment Law This Week
    Featured on Employment Law This Week:  The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently issued the largest whistleblower awards under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act…
  • Mar 22

    Washington State Kicks Off “Ban-the-Box” Legislation for 2018

    Washington State Kicks Off “Ban-the-Box” Legislation for 2018
    On March 13, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed bill HB 1298, the Washington Fair Chance Act (“Act”), which prohibits employers from asking job applicants about arrests or convictions until after the employer has…
  • Mar 21

    SEC Issues Largest Dodd-Frank Whistleblower “Bounty” Awards Ever

    SEC Issues Largest Dodd-Frank Whistleblower “Bounty” Awards Ever
    On March 19, 2018, the SEC issued an Order jointly awarding two whistleblowers more than $49 million, and awarding a third whistleblower more than $33 million, for reporting information to the SEC that led to its successful prosecution of an…
Rank this Week: 705

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: 706

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: 1011

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Key Whistleblower Changes in Bipartisan Budget Act

    Key Whistleblower Changes in Bipartisan Budget Act
    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, passed overnight and signed this morning by President Trump to end the second federal government shutdown of this year, includes two key provisions for whistleblowers previously introduced by Senator Charles…
  • Feb 9

    CFTC Issues Record $30 Million Fine for Spoofing to Deutsche Bank

    CFTC Issues Record $30 Million Fine for Spoofing to Deutsche Bank
    The CFTC announced enforcement actions against three banks and six individuals for spoofing at the end of January. The three banks, Deutsche Bank, UBS, and HSBC, were charged with spoofing in precious metals futures contracts trading on the…
  • Jan 4

    Study Confirms Breast Implants Increase Rare Cancer Risk

    Study Confirms Breast Implants Increase Rare Cancer Risk
    The largest study of the link between breast implants and lymphoma to date found that there is a greatly increased risk of a rare cancer, according to the report published this month in JAMA Oncology. The study found breast implants are…
Rank this Week: 724

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…
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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…
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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: 748

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

    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…
  • Feb 21

    More Mueller, and A Question About Hearsay

    More Mueller, and A Question About Hearsay
    On “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams” to discuss the Rick Gates plea: Jack Sharman – MSNBC – The 11th Hour with Brian Williams (Feb. 19, 2018) from LFW on Vimeo. Thankfully, they gave me a head’s up about the…
Rank this Week: 2510

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…
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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/
Rank this Week: 2714

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: 1449

Baum Headlund Law Blog

Baum Headlund Law Blog

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

https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Bloomberg’s Southwest Flight 1380 Interview Features Ronald Goldman

    Bloomberg’s Southwest Flight 1380 Interview Features Ronald Goldman
    April 19, 2018 – Los Angeles, California – Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman’s head aviation attorney Ronald L.M. Goldman sat down today with June Grasso of Bloomberg Radio’s “Politics, Policy, Power and…
  • Apr 6

    Scientists Return to Court to Explain Roundup Cancer Link

    Scientists Return to Court to Explain Roundup Cancer Link
    April 6, 2018 – San Francisco, California – Dr. Beate Ritz and Dr. Christopher Portier, two experts testifying on behalf of the plaintiffs in the Monsanto Roundup litigation, were called back to court this week to defend…
  • Apr 3

    Glyphosate Pregnancy Study: Herbicide Detected in Majority of Subject

    Glyphosate Pregnancy Study: Herbicide Detected in Majority of Subject
    Indianapolis, Indiana – April 3, 2018 – Nearly all of the pregnant women who participated in a recent study in Indiana had detectable levels of glyphosate in their system. The study also found that higher glyphosate levels were…
Rank this Week: 1713

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: 2181

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: 1880

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: 2012

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: 3253

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: 2511

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: 1589

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2754

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: 1381

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: 3003

SEC Whistleblower Blog

SEC Whistleblower Blog

Covers corporate whistleblower programs and whistleblower protection issues.

http://www.secwhistleblowerprogram.org/SEC-Whistleblower-Blog/
  • Dec 2

    Department of Justice and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Settlement

    Department of Justice and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Settlement
    For years a battle cry for United States-based companies went something like this:  Bribery is wrong. But if you enforce anti-bribery laws against U.S. companies then those companies simply cannot effectively compete with foreign…
  • Dec 2

    Clarifying the Whistleblower Program's Anti-Retaliatory Provision

    Clarifying the Whistleblower Program's Anti-Retaliatory Provision
    This fall, the SEC submitted for public comment its first draft of rules for the interpretation and enforcement of the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act.  The SEC took great pains to clarify the full scope…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 3062

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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