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 ...

Weekly Update: Celgene Settles for $280 Million – False Claims Act Whistleblower Entitled to $84 Million

This week, our Los Angeles based False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower focused attorneys reported one of the largest qui tam whistleblower settlements in recent years.  This was the $280 million dollar settlement Celgene paid to make the case go away without admitting fault.  Most companies end up settling to av...

Prescription Drug Company Omnicare Settles Whistleblower Complaint for $8 Million

Our Los Angeles Whistleblower Attorneys reported that one of the largest prescription drug companies swiftly agreed to settle a False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower claim for false billing of Medicare and Medicaid.  The crux of the complaint was that in 28 states, including California, Omnicare billed the government f...

City Attorney False Claims Act Case Results in $2 million Verdict For San Francisco City Attorney

Our San Francisco and Sacramento employment attorneys report another multi-million dollar whistleblower verdict. This time the jury sided with a former San Francisco city attorney who was the whistleblower and received $2 million dollars for damages which included emotional damages and lost earnings. The Whistleblower,...

Home Health Service Providers in Oakland and Palm Springs Settle Multi-Million Dollar Whistleblower Action for Falsifying Med-Cal Billing

Our Sacramento and San Francisco based employment law attorneys reported that last week a multi-million dollar settlement in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower case.  The allegations in the whistleblower (or relator) complaint alleged that home based service providers Alternative Learning Center of Oakland a...

$5.3 Million Dollar Settlement after False Claims Act Whistleblower in Oncology Practice Reports Medicare Fraud

Anyone could, and should, report fraudulent activity by his or her employer. In this case, it was a medical coder at an oncology practice. As result, the oncology medical group will settle with the government for $5.3 million dollars to bring to close allegations that it systematically falsely billed Medicare and Medic...

Healthcare Whistleblower Litigation Case against Physician Medical Group Settles for $124,000

The case involves a whistleblower who received $124,000 for reporting health care fraud by three physicians and a health care facility under the False Claims Act (“FCA”). The amount received by the whistleblower was approximately 20% of the total settlement paid to the federal government which amounted to $700,000....