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Recent Case Shows the Risk of Companies Taking Overtime Claims to Trial

A recent case in federal court in Connecticut demonstrates how expensive it can be for a defendant to fight an overtime case all the way to trial. Several class representatives filed an…

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Another court rejects abusive litigation tactics by Postmates

Companies have long sought to use arbitration to try to limit their liability on unpaid overtime claims. However, a recent court decision involving Postmates illustrates that arbitration may be a classic case…

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Lawsuit filed against CMR for unpaid commissions

A lawsuit has been filed in state court in Tarrant County, Texas by a former salesman against CMR Construction and Roofing of Texas, LLC. CMR is a nation-wide “multi-million dollar” roofing company…

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DOJ files FCA suit against neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon in South Dakota has been served with a false claims act (“FCA”) complaint alleging violations of the anti-kickback laws. It was alleged that the doctor violated the FCA from the…

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Medical center settles with DOJ for FCA allegations

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) was enacted by Congress in 1863 which provides that any person who knowingly submits false claims to the government is liable for the damages. There is a…

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Pharmacy and Private Equity Firm resolve FCA allegations for $21.36 million

Pharmacy Diabetic Care Rx LLC, also known as Patient Care America (“PCA”), its CEO and former VP, and Private Equity firm, Riordan, Lewis & Haden, Inc., (“RLH”) have settled False Claims Act…

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Osteoarthritis institute settles FCA allegations under the whistleblower provision for $7 million

Former Osteo Relief Institutes (“ORI”) and their owners have agreed to settle False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations for $7.1 million. A lawsuit alleged that the ORI’s knowingly submitted and billed Medicare for…

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American Airlines settles FCA allegations for $22.1 million

American Airlines has agreed to pay $22.1 million to resolve False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations for falsely reporting times it transferred possession of mail to foreign postal administrations under contracts with the…

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Hospital entity agrees to settle FCA allegations for $20 million

The hospital entities of Sanford Health, Sanford Medical Center and the Sanford Clinic (collectively, “Sanford”) in South Dakota have agreed to resolve False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations by paying $20.25 million. Sanford…

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Overview of the False Claims Act and qui tam lawsuits

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) was enacted in 1863 as a tool to combat fraud against the government. The FCA provides that any person who knowingly submits a false claim or causes…

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Former CEO agrees to pay $20 Million to settle FCA allegations related to small business contracting fraud

Former CEO Luke Hillier of the Virginia-based defense contractor ADS, Inc., has agreed to pay the U.S. Government $20 million to settle alleged False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations. United States ex rel….

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Store managers seek class action against Russell Cellular for unpaid overtime violations

Verizon wirelines retailer, Russell Cellular, Inc., has been sued in federal court for violations of the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act (“NMMWA”). The lawsuit involves claims by two former store managers who…

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Electrical connector manufacturer agrees to pay $11 million to resolve FCA allegations

ITT Cannon has agreed to pay $11 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations that it supplied electrical connectors to the military that had not been properly tested. These untested…

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Medicare provider to pay over $5 million to resolve FCA allegations

Beaver Medical Group L.P. (“Beaver”) and its physician, Dr. Sherif Khalil, have agreed to pay over $5 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations. According to the Department of Justice,…

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Reckitt Benckiser Group to pay $1.4 billion in FCA case

Consumer foods company Reckitt Benckiser Group, PLC (“RB Group”) has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to resolve civil and criminal allegations under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) regarding alleged false marketing of…

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Healthcare provider to pay $48 million to resolve whistleblower allegations

Encompass Health Corporation (“Encompass”), one of the nation’s largest operator of inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) has agreed to settle False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations for $48 million.  The Department of Justice (“DOJ”)…

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Government intervenes in two whistleblower lawsuits

Two recent lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida under the qui tam or whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act (“FCA”) have prompted the United…

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DOJ intervenes in whistleblower complaint against Drug Maker for FCA allegations

Under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), individuals are allowed to sue for fraud on behalf of the United States and share in the recovery, if any. The act gives the government the…

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IBM settles FCA allegations for $14.8 million

Last week, IBM and Curam Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged False Claims Act (“FCA”) violations. The settlement was reached after IBM was accused of material misrepresentations to…

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Kansas Cardiologist agrees to pay $5.8 million to settle FCA allegations

A Wichita, Kansas Cardiologist has agreed to settle alleged False Claims Act (“FCA”) violations for $5.8 million. Dr. Galichia was alleged to have knowingly submitted false billings for surgical procedures in violation…

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