$300,000 Whistleblower Settlement Added to U.S. Department of Justice’s $2.9 Billion in 2016

Another week brings with it a number of newly revealed Whistleblower Qui Tam lawsuit settlements.  This time, it is a dental company settling with the government for more than $300,000 over false Medicaid billing.   As the corporate practice of dentistry expands across California and the rest of the nation so too ar...

Just in time for the holidays, the U.S. Justice Department Reports that it Paid-Out $519 Million to Whistleblowers in 2016

As many of our clients know, reporting your company’s fraudulent activity or even seemingly fraudulent actions such as over-billing for lower level services, avoiding payments owed to the government, or billing for unnecessary procedures to extract money from government programs like Medicare and Medicaid can be very...

$5.3 Million Dollar Settlement after False Claims Act Whistleblower in Oncology Practice Reports Medicare Fraud

Anyone could, and should, report fraudulent activity by his or her employer. In this case, it was a medical coder at an oncology practice. As result, the oncology medical group will settle with the government for $5.3 million dollars to bring to close allegations that it systematically falsely billed Medicare and Medic...

Healthcare Whistleblower Litigation Case against Physician Medical Group Settles for $124,000

The case involves a whistleblower who received $124,000 for reporting health care fraud by three physicians and a health care facility under the False Claims Act (“FCA”). The amount received by the whistleblower was approximately 20% of the total settlement paid to the federal government which amounted to $700,000....

Supreme Court Decision is a Major Victory for Whistleblowers

This week, the highest court in the land sided with whistleblowers and ruled that breaches to the confidentiality (or seal) of a case brought under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) would not result in a dismissal of the case.  Cases brought under the FCA are initially filed under seal for 60 days.  During this time, ...

Weekly Recap: Google, Apple, HP and Other Silicon Valley Technology Companies Facing Multiple Age Discrimination Lawsuits And the Constitutionality of California’s new Age Protection Law

In the last several months, our attorneys report extremely busy filings of age discrimination lawsuits against technology companies in California. The most notorious company Hewlett Packard (“HP”) has been sued 28 times since mid-2013. Along with HP, Cisco (11), Apple (9) and Google (8) were reported as leading the...