Workrite Companies Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Charges for $7.1 Million

Workrite Companies to Pay $7.1 Million to Settle Alleged Furniture Overcharges | OPA | Department of Justice On December 3, 2020, the US DOJ announced that a Delaware ergonomic furniture maker, Workrite Ergonomics LLC and its parent, Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co. (collectively, Workrite), agreed to pay $7.1 mil...

HHS Announces False Claims Act Working Group to Enhance Efforts to Combat Fraud and Focus Resources on Bad Actors

The US Department of Health and Human Services announced on December 4, 2020, that a working group was being created to help “enhance the relationship between the HHS Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in combating fraud and abuse by identifying and focusing resources on those w...

Several Recent False Claims Act (FCA) Settlements

California University agrees to Pay $225,000 for allegedly violating ban on Incentive compensation Lakeway Regional Medical Center LLC and Co-Defendants agree to pay mor than $15.3 million to settle allegations they fraudulently obtained government-insured loans and misused loan funds FCA – Illegal college ...

Pharmaceutical Company Agrees To Pay $97 Million To Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability For Paying Kickbacks

The US DOJ announced on September 23, 2020 that the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Gilead), located in Foster City, California agreed to pay $97 million to settle claims made pursuant to the federal False Act. The claims alleged that the company illegally used a foundation to funnel copays of “thousand...

False Claims Act Summary for 2019 – Individual Accountability

The US Justice Department announced on January 9, 2020 that nearly $ 3 billion was recovered by the Department of Justice in False Claims Act cases. While many of the settlements were made by corporations, individuals were also required to settle claims against them for large amounts. In addition to some of the sett...

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...