Tag: Whistleblower Lawsuit

PHARMACEUTICAL WHISTLEBLOWER BLOG: Pharmaceutical Company Daiichi to Pay $39 Million to Settle Fraud Allegations Involving Improper Kickbacks

On January 9, 2015, the Department of Justice announced that Daiichi Sankyo Inc., a global pharmaceutical company with its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, agreed to pay the federal government and state Medicaid programs $39 million to ...

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FALSE CLAIMS ACT WHISTLEBLOWER BLOG: Optometry Practice to Pay U.S. Government $800,000 in Whistleblower Lawsuit

An optometry practice as agreed to pay the U.S. Government $800,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the federal False Claims Act. The whistleblower suit alleges that the optometry practice employed a optometrist who ...

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ANTI-KICKBACK STATUTE WHISTLEBLOWER BLOG: DaVita To Pay $350 Million to Resolve Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Illegal Kickback Arrangements With Referring Physicians

DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., recently agree to pay $350 million to the federal government to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that it violated the civil False Claims Act. The settlement resolves allegations originally ...

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HOME HEALTH WHISTLEBLOWER BLOG: Florida HHA to Pay $1.65 Million to Settle FCA Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Home Health Fraud

The Department of Justice recently announced that A Plus Home Health Care, Inc., and its owners, have agreed to pay $1.65 million to the federal government to settle allegations of Home Health Fraud set forth in a whistleblower lawsuit ...

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PHARMACEUTICAL WHISTLEBLOWER BLOG: Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Novartis Survives Motion to Dismiss

Recently, a federal district judge in the Southern District of New York denied, in part, Novartis’ motion to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the civil False Claims Act. The pharmaceutical whistleblower alleged that Novartis ...

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FALSE CLAIMS ACT WHISTLEBLOWER BLOG: Boeing Pays $23 Million to Settle an FCA Government Contract Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit

The Boeing Company recently paid $23 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought under the civil False Claims Act alleging government contract fraud. Specifically, the whistleblower lawsuit alleged that Boeing submitted false ...

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FALSE CLAIMS ACT WHISTLEBLOWER BLOG: Conditions of Payment VS Conditions of Participation in Whistleblower Lawsuits

One of the major areas discussion for whistleblower attorneys is conditions of payment vs conditions of participation. There are two categories of false claims under the federal False Claims Act: a factually false claim and a legally ...

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HOME HEALTH WHISTLEBLOWER BLOG: Amedisys to Pay $150 Million to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

A whistleblower lawsuit brought under the federal False Claims Act has resulted in a government recovery from one of the largest home health agencies. In April 2014, the Department of Justice announced that the home health agency ...

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FEDERAL GRANT WHISTLEBLOWER BLOG: Fifth Circuit Dismisses Whistleblower Lawsuits Against Public University Finding It Is An “Arm of the State”

Entities that are considered an “arm of the state” are exempt from liability under the federal False Claims Act. There is a split among the Circuit courts as to whether public universities are an arm of the state for the purposes of ...

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