Whistleblower Helps DOJ Settle Biopharmaceutical Company False Claims Act Charges of False Commercial Billing Practices for $6.5 Million

The US District of Justice announced on April 6, 2020, that MiMedx Group Inc. (MiMedx) is based in Georgia made and sold human tissue grafts. The payment settles a claim brough by a whistleblower under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims act. The whistleblower was a sales representative. The False Claims Act per...

Justice Department Announces False Claims Act Lawsuit Settlement of Case for Kickbacks to Executives Through Sham Counseling

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on March 5, 2020 that it has intervened in two whistleblower cases against Spine Frontier, Inc. (SpineFrontier) and related companies and individuals. The case was brought pursuant to the False Claims Act which allows whistleblowers to receive a percentage of any successful ...

Reasons the DOJ May Decide to Intervene in a False Claims Act Case

Whistleblowers are encouraged to file False Claims Act cases to disclose fraud involving payments by the government. The whistleblower claims are called qui tam actions. The qui tam actions often involve Medicare and Medicaid fraud. They can involve the Department of Defense or any agency that makes payments in good fa...

Whistleblower Claims for Form 8300 Cash Reporting Failures

The Internal Revenue Service offers rewards to individuals who disclose tax fraud that leads to significant recoveries by the IRS. The IRS whistleblower law provides for two kinds of awards: If the taxes, penalties, and interest are more than $2 million, the whistleblower may be entitled to between 15 and 20% of t...

Federal False Claims Act Video 

We’ve helped whistleblowers earn multiple millions of dollars over the past 30 years. Our whistleblower complaint was the first selected by John Boese for his treatise on Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Actions (now in its fourth edition). That complaint, based on healthcare fraud, resulted in a multi-million ...

Three Whistleblowers Awarded Payments Through the False Claim Act for Disclosing Medicare Fraud

WBOC reported on November 8, 2109, that one of the New York’s largest healthcare providers, Northwell Health, Inc. (which includes Lenox Hill Hospital) agreed to pay $12.3 million to settle claims it submitted false bills to Medicare. The settlement was based on a lawsuit brought by three whistleblowers. The claim...

What is Involved in a Financial Whistleblower Claim

As we discuss in our video, we first work to determine what type of fraud does the whistleblower wish to reveal. In Fortune 500 companies, fraud often involves financial irregularities. David Connlly of Freeman and Mills discussed fraud in more detail. David is a forensic accountant – a lawyer and a CPA. Some of ...

Employers Shouldn’t Be Able to Use Severance Agreements to Bypass Employee Rights to Whistleblower Awards

Employers Shouldn’t Be Able to Use Severance Agreements to Bypass Employee Rights to Whistleblower Awards and the Right to File Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Employees who file whistleblower claims need to be extra-careful about signing a severance agreement with their employer. As a general rule, employees who d...

Whistleblower Claim Filed Against the US President.

How the Intelligence Whistleblower Law Works. Whistleblower Confidentiality and Protection from Retaliation Requirements In September 2019, the news media and Congress reported that an unknown whistleblower had filed a complaint which involved conversations President Trump had with the President of Ukraine. The com...