3M Agrees to Settle False Claims Complaint for Defective Earplugs for $9.1 Million

The Department of Justice announced on July 26, 2018, that 3M Company had agreed to pay $9.1 million pursuant to a False Claims Act initiated through the Acts' qui tam, whistleblower, provisions. The False Claims Act was enacted during the administration of Abraham Lincoln. It authorizes claims against any person or co...

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...

False Claim Allegations against Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation to Cost $27.45 Million

The US Justice Department (DOJ) announced on November 2, 2018 that a settlement had been reached with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC). The terms of the settlement are that NGSC will pay $25.8 million to settle charges that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting bills it knew were false. When the set...

Hospital System Settles Medicare Overbilling Case for $65 Million

AP News reported on August 4, 2018, that Prime Healthcare Services, one of the biggest hospital systems in the country and the company CEO agreed to pay $65 million to resolve claims the California based company overbilled Medicare. The lawsuit that forced the settlement was a whistleblower lawsuit. Prime will pay $61....