Safe Harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute

The Anti-Kickback Statute can be used as the basis for a False Claims Act if the kickback is meant to induce someone to refer patients or business to the person making the payment. If the payment/inducement involves Medicare or Medicaid, then the kickbacks can be considered fraud which justifies a False Claims Act clai...

Financial Laws that Authorize Rewards to Whistleblowers

Financial Laws that Authorize Rewards to Whistleblowers In addition to the False Claims Act and the Internal Revenue Code, these addition laws authorize whistleblowers a percentage of any recovery provided the disclosure requirements and other formalities are met. Our experienced California whistleblower lawyers und...

Severance Agreements – What Does the Employer Want

Employers don’t give severance pay through the kindness of their hearts. They want something in return. They may offer severance to encourage older workers to leave so they can replace them with younger cheaper workers. Employers may offer severance because a company needs to downsize. Often employers want to buy off...

Walgreens Agrees to Pay $269 Million for Allegations It Overbilled for Different Drugs

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, according to a report by the federal Justice Department agreed, in January 2019, to the huge payout in response to charges it violated the Federal False Claims Act. The settlement, according to Law360, was one of the largest False Claims Act (FCA) settlements by a retail pharmacy in FCA hi...