Department of Justice Announces $13.2 Million Agreement by Universal American Mortgage Company LLC (UAMC) for False Claims Act Allegations

On October 19, 2019, the Department of Justice announced another large settlement of False Claim Act allegations. The essence of the allegations was that the mortgage company falsely certified that it had complied with the mortgage insurance requirements of the Federal Housing Authority – with regards to specific loa...

False Claim Act Cases Result in Lucrative Awards for Whistleblowers

False Claims Act cases filed by whistleblowers are an important way to keep companies accountable when they defraud the government and consumers, and also compensate the whistleblower for their efforts in bringing the company to justice.  Below are some recent whistleblower cases of note, and the awards paid by the co...

Whistleblowers Help the Government Collect $3.7 Billion in False Claims Act Cases in 2017

Whistleblowers Help the Government Collect $3.7 Billion in False Claims Act Cases in 2017 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they were able to collect $3.7 billion in judgments and settlements for fraud and false claims last year thanks to disclosures made by whistleblowers. Since 1986, the DOJ has no...

FCA Settlement Issues for Relators

Article for Immediate Release- Stephen Danz & Associates | FCA Settlement Issues for Relators Settlement of a Federal False Claims Act case (“FCA”) presents a number of interesting issues when it comes time to “signing off” on the deal.  Here are some points from Los Angeles Employment Attorneys at Step...

Pharmaceutical Company Mylan Settles False Claims Act Whistleblower Lawsuit for $465 Million

In one of the largest qui tam False Claims Act (“FCA”) settlements of 2017, pharmaceutical company Mylan Inc. entered into a $465 million dollar settlement.  Our Los Angeles based qui tam FCA whistleblower attorneys reported that the allegations stemmed from allegations that Mylan violated the FCA by misclassifyin...

Nation’s Leading Medical Eye Surgery Equipment Supplier Sightpath Settles with Government for $12 Million after Allegations of False Claims Act and Medicare Fraud

The largest monetary False Claims Act (“FCA”) case this week was by one of the nation’s leading provider of mobile equipment and services for eye surgery Sightpath.  The company admitted no wrongdoing yet settled with the government for $12 million dollars after allegations surfaced that it violated the FCA and ...

Mortgage Fraud Results in Several Cases Totaling Over $100 Million Dollars Against PHH, Prospect Mortgage and Quicken Loans

Our Los Angeles based False Claims Act (“FCA”) attorneys report several multi-million dollar settlements from mortgage companies over allegations that they abused the government programs (such as FHA). Amongst the companies entering into settlements with the government are Quicken Loans, Prospect Mortgage and PHH C...