False Claim Allegations against Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation to Cost $27.45 Million

The US Justice Department (DOJ) announced on November 2, 2018 that a settlement had been reached with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC). The terms of the settlement are that NGSC will pay $25.8 million to settle charges that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting bills it knew were false. When the set...

False Claim Act Cases Result in Lucrative Awards for Whistleblowers

False Claims Act cases filed by whistleblowers are an important way to keep companies accountable when they defraud the government and consumers, and also compensate the whistleblower for their efforts in bringing the company to justice.  Below are some recent whistleblower cases of note, and the awards paid by the co...

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...

New Developments in Federal False Claims in the 9th Circuit

Federal false claims settlements this year in our 9th circuit have included, by subject matter: False invoices to avoid customs duties: $500,000. Off-label prescription drug charges by a single doctor: $550,00. Hospitals "donated" funds to county governments to fund the sate share of Medicaid payments: $75 mil...

Whistleblower Protection: One Employee Gets Two Big Wins!

As a Los Angeles employment law firm we represent whistle blowers in many industries, such as pharma, aerospace and health care. Rarely if ever does one whistle blower win two federal false claims suit, and never until now has it happened in two unrelated industries. "Real Housewives of New Jersey" start Jim Marches...