Ten Worst Corporate Accounting Scandals of all time

As someone lost to history once said, “follow the money”. We’ve found that in our Los Angeles and California whistleblowing cases, along with our national Federal False Claim and Qui Tam matters, that axiom is generally good advice. Here are ten of the most incredible corporate accounting scandals of all ti...

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...

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...

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...