Stark Law versus the Anti-Kickback Statute

Violations of either Stark Law or the Anti-Kickback Statute are usually grounds for filing a claim under the False Claims Act. Whistleblowers who know of instances where a physician has made referrals based on having a financial interest in the entity which is receiving the referral or know of instances where a doctor ...

Exceptions to Stark Law Violations

While Stark Law violations usually lead to allegations a medical practice, hospital, or health entity also violated the False Claims Act; whistleblowers do need to understand that Stark Law does provide for a number of exceptions. These exceptions are meant to cover situations where a physician or health practice is ac...

Federal False Claims Act Video 

We’ve helped whistleblowers earn multiple millions of dollars over the past 30 years. Our whistleblower complaint was the first selected by John Boese for his treatise on Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Actions (now in its fourth edition). That complaint, based on healthcare fraud, resulted in a multi-million ...

Whistleblower Claim Filed Against the US President.

How the Intelligence Whistleblower Law Works. Whistleblower Confidentiality and Protection from Retaliation Requirements In September 2019, the news media and Congress reported that an unknown whistleblower had filed a complaint which involved conversations President Trump had with the President of Ukraine. The com...

Flawed Security Gap Costs Cisco 8.6 millions to settle Federal False Claims Act Case

When selling security systems to governmental agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Homeland Security, Secret Service, the Army,. Marine, Navy and Air Force, it's always a good idea to make sure there are no security flaws that would allow hackers to gain unauthorized access to the video system. O...

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 ...