US Supreme Court Wont’ Hear Post-Escobar FCA Materiality Case

The US Supreme Court allowed a False Claims Act case to continue when it declined, according to a Law 360 article, to consider an appeal of the Sixth Circuit decision. That decision allowed the claim of a relator against the Brookwood Senior Living Communities Inc. to continue. The relator claimed that the company “...

Laws that Authorize Rewards to Whistleblowers

The federal government has enacted numerous laws to help disclose government fraud. Since the government can’t be everywhere every hour of the day, it relies on employees, contractors, and every-day citizens to report fraudulent acts that cost the government money. Samples of fraud include overbilling, billing for se...

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...

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...

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...

Large Academic Medical Center Paying $6.5 Million and Medical Supply Company Paying $2.7 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations

In another multi-million dollar settlement, a health care system is paying millions to the government to settle allegations that it defrauded the Medicare program.  In the Vandebilt Hospital settlement, three formerly employed physicians claimed that the surgery center implemented fraudulent scheduling practices that ...

Hospice and Rehab Company Settlements Totaling $20 Million Dollars in Whistleblower Cases

For our weekly recap of False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower settlement, we have a $19.5 million dollar settlement between management, therapy and hospice companies and the government for alleged Medicare billing fraud.  This is an interesting web of collusion between companies that should care for the elderly a...

Two Nurse Whistleblowers Receive $350,000 for Reporting False Claims Act Violations in form of Medically Unnecessary Services by Hospice Providers

Our Los Angeles Whistleblower Attorneys report another multi-million dollar settlement for alleged violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  Between 2005 to 2011, several nursing homes and hospice care facilities admitted patients who did not actually need hospice care.  In turn, the facilities billed Medicare...