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...

San Diego Hospice Company Defrauds Government and Pays $3.5 Million Dollar Settlement to Medicare/Med-Cal and Whistleblower

Our Southern California Whistleblower and False Claims Act attorneys reported another multi-million dollar settlement reached against San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care Corporation (“SDHPC”).  Of note, not all palliative care falls within hospice care.  Rather, palliative care is meant to relieve symptoms of a...

Norman Regional Health System Settles Medicare Whistleblowing Case Totaling $1.6 Million

Our Los Angeles and Orange County False Claims Act (“FCA”) attorneys reported another remarkable settlement in the health care industry.  This time it was Norman Regional Health System and the settlement was just announced with the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in a false billing of radiology services case. In this ...

Justice Department Reaches $60 Million Dollar Settlement with TeamHealth/IPC

Our Los Angeles attorneys report that TeamHealth, the parent of a local physician management and staffing company by the name of IPC Healthcare (located in North Hollywood, CA), agreed to settle with the Department of Justice after allegations arose that it violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  The Complaint all...

Trump’s Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Pasadena-based OneWest Embroiled in False Claims Act Allegations Owing Government Approx. $100 Million Dollars

An interesting case surfaced last week against Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the bank he ran called OneWest, headquartered in Pasadena, California. Mr. Mnuchin led a group that ran OneWest before selling it for $3.4 Billion. In the interim, a former employee of OneWest, Andrew Mitchell, alleged that h...

2017 Starts Off with Multi-Million Dollar False Claims Fraudulent Billing Claim & DOJ’s 2016 Year End Report Review

For 40 years, our attorneys have been helping California employees who have been wronged or witnessed wrongdoing against their coworkers or the government.  We ensure that every measure is taken to protect our clients so that they may continue to safeguard our rights and call-out companies with the knowledge that they...

Do You Have A Whistleblower Claim? Part 2

In our last blog post we discussed who is a whistleblower and how one can file a lawsuit to recover damages from a wrongdoer on behalf of the U.S. government. This post will focus on common obstacles to filing a qui tam lawsuits: the "public disclosure bar," the "first-to-file rule," and observing the statute of limita...

Do you have a whistleblower claim?

Let's suppose you are a good employee. Then you complain to your manager that you discovered that your company has been fraudulently billing the government millions of dollars for services it has never delivered. Suddenly you receive a negative performance review after years of good, positive reviews and raises, or, y...