Tag Archives: False Claims Act

Physician Receives $11.4 Million Whistleblower Reward for Reporting Up-Coding Scheme

Healthcare Service Provider to Pay $60 Million to Settle Medicare and Medicaid False Claims Act AllegationsTeamHealth Holdings, a major U.S. hospital service provider and successor in interest to IPC Healthcare Inc., (IPC), has agreed to pay $60 million to resolve allegations that IPC violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, the Defense Health Agency and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for higher and more expensive levels of … Continue Reading

Whistleblowers to Share Reward for Reporting Illegal Kickback Scheme

False Claims Act, Medical Fraud“Dermagraft” manufacturer, Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC (Shire) agreed to pay $350 million to settle False Claims Act allegations. The federal government alleged that Shire employed kickbacks and other unlawful methods to induce clinics and physicians to use or overuse its product. Shire entered into a $350 million settlement agreement to settle both federal and state False … Continue Reading

Grassley Reminds Supreme Court Nominee of the Importance of False Claims Act

Sen. Grassley said he wanted to bring up the False Claims Act so Judge Gorsuch would understand how important it is to him.Washington, D.C. March 24, 2017. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court began on Monday.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Committee and long-time advocate of whistleblower rights, brought the issue of the False Claims Act (FCA) to Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s attention.… Continue Reading

Physician Awarded $11.4 Million for Reporting Illegal Billing Scheme

False Claims Act SettlementsTeamHealth Holdings, a U.S. hospital service agreed to resolve allegations that its violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, the Defense Health Agency and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for more expensive levels of medical service than were performed (a practice known as “up-coding”).  TeamHealth agreed to pay $60 million, plus interest … Continue Reading

Whistleblower Paid $7.8 Million for Reporting Pharmaceutical Kickback Scheme

SECURITIES AND COMMODITIES FRAUD , SEC WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS LISTOn December 15, 2016, the Department of Justice announced that Forest Laboratories LLC (Forest), located in New York, New York, and its subsidiary, Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc., have agreed to pay $38 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce physicians to prescribe the drugs Bystolic®, Savella®, and … Continue Reading

Whistleblowers Responsible for More Than Sixty Percent of FCA Recoveries in 2016

The Department of Justice announced yesterday that it obtained more than $4.7 Billion in settlements and judgments from cases involving fraud against the government. This amount marks the third highest annual recovery in the history of the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA brings in a yearly average of $4 billion with a total of … Continue Reading

Qui Tam Whistleblower Rewards Paid October 2016

In October the Department of Justice announced settlements of  cases that were brought under the qui tam or whistleblower provision of the False Claims Act (FCA). The “qui tam” provision allows private citizens to file lawsuits alleging false claims on behalf of the government.  If the government prevails in the action, the whistleblower is eligible … Continue Reading

Recent False Claims Act Settlements

The Department of Justice recently announced the settlements, listed below, in False Claims Act cases. The False Claims Act permits private parties to sue on behalf of the government those who falsely claim federal funds or avoid paying funds owed to the government.  The United States may intervene in and take over the lawsuit.  The … Continue Reading

The FCA Promotes Free and Fair Market Competition

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

The FCA Does Not Permit Recovery for Violations of “Any Fine-Print Regulatory Requirement”

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

The Chamber’s Proposal to Limit Recoveries to “ Net Actual Damages ” is Not Needed

SECURITIES AND COMMODITIES FRAUD , SEC WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS LISTThe Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

The FCA’s Penalties Are Not Excessive

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

The Chamber Mischaracterized the SEC Rules for Whistleblowers

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

The Chamber’s Proposal to Make it Harder to Prove Fraud Was Refuted Years Ago by the Reagan Administration

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

The Chamber’s Justification for Barring FCA Cases after Defendants Make a Disclosure to the Government Is a Green Light for Fraud

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

Barring Federal Employees from Using the FCA Will Promote Fraud

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

The FCA Saves the Government Costs and Does Not Encourage Frivolous Complaints

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

Mandating That Whistleblowers Report Violations of Law Internally Constitutes an Obstruction of Justice

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

Mandating Internal Disclosures Would Undermine the Effectiveness of Internal Compliance Programs

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

Chamber-Endorsed Compliance Programs Can Use Information Obtained by the Whistleblower to Investigate and Fire the Whistleblower

WhistleblowerThe Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading

The Chamber’s True Position is that Corporate Compliance Programs are a Tool for Corporate Attorneys to Collect Information in Order to Protect the Company – Not the Public

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s … Continue Reading
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