Walgreens Agrees to Pay $269 Million for Allegations It Overbilled for Different Drugs

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, according to a report by the federal Justice Department agreed, in January 2019, to the huge payout in response to charges it violated the Federal False Claims Act. The settlement, according to Law360, was one of the largest False Claims Act (FCA) settlements by a retail pharmacy in FCA hi...

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...

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 ...

Allergan Settles for $13 Million after Whistleblowers Sue On Behalf of Government for Fraudulent Kickbacks to Eye Care Providers

A former Orange County, California headquartered company (now they are in Dublin, Ireland to avoid U.S. taxes) by the name of Allergan settled a False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower lawsuit this week for $13 million dollars.  The main Whistleblower allegation was that Allergan engaged in kickback scheme with eye...

Software Vendor for Healthcare Providers Settles with Government for $155 Million FCA and Anti-Kickback Violations

In this issue, our False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower attorneys report one of the largest FCA settlements in history.  This special type of settlement involved an Electronic Health Record (“EHR”) company by the name of eClinicalWorks.  This E.H.R. company provided software to health care providers.  The ...

Lab Company Quest Diagnostics Settles False Claims Act Lawsuits for $6 Million Dollars

In what has been a pattern in recent years, another diagnostics lab company settled for millions of dollars in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegation.  The main allegations here involved labs paying doctors kickbacks so that the doctors refer to the labs for certain services that were not necessary.  This was not ...

Medi-Cal Fraudulent Billing Leads to Whistleblowers and Walgreens $9.9 Million False Claims Act Settlement

Our Los Angeles based Whistleblower Attorneys report another multi-million dollar Medi-Cal False Claims Act (“FCA”) settlement.  The claims were brought to light by a pharmacist and technician at a Walgreens pharmacy.  The two alleged that the drugstore pharmacy chain which operates over 600 stores throughout Cal...

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 ...

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...

Bilking Money from Medicare Does Not Pay – Walgreens and Bay Sleep Clinic Settle FCA Whistleblower Lawsuits for Over $50 Million Dollars

Our Los Angeles based False Claims Act (“FCA”) focused attorneys report that after a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit was filed against Walgreens, Walgreens recently paid $50 million to settle allegations of kickback and violations of the FCA.  In the settlement agreement, Walgreens settled allegations that it violat...