False Claims Act/Whistleblower

Supreme Court issues opinion on statute of limitations for qui tam lawsuits

When a current or former employee wants to file suit against their employer for fraudulent activity, what is the applicable time period in which to do so? Earlier this week, the U.S....

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1st Circuit switches big false claims award from one whistleblower to another

The First Circuit has issued an opinion on a significant False Claims Act whistleblower case and one of the claimants had a good day.  Millennium Health, a medical device company, reached a...

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Hospital CEO settles False Claims Act whistleblower case

Former CEO of Health Management Associates, LLC (HMA), Gary Newsome, agreed to pay the United States government $3.46 million to settle allegations that he caused HMA to knowingly submit false claims to...

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Pharmaceutical company settles alleged violations of FCA and Anti-kickback statute

US WorldMeds, LLC (“USWM”), a pharmaceutical company, has agreed to pay out $17.5 million to settle allegations of kickbacks to physicians and Medicare patients under the False Claims Act (“FCA”). The Department...

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What whistleblowers should know about the False Claims Act

What is the False Claims Act? Under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), a whistleblower brings a qui tam complaint alleging fraud against the government. The FCA incentivizes these individuals, also known as...

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Court allows whistleblower’s retaliation claim to move forward

A federal judge has denied a company’s request to dismiss a retaliation claim filed by a former employee under the False Claims Act.  In Forsythe v. National Health Corporation, a former physical...

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Walgreens pays $269 million to settle False Claims Act Whistleblower Claims

National pharmacy chain Walgreens agreed to pay $269.2 million to the federal and state governments to settle claims that the drugstore chain improperly billed Medicare, Medicaid and other federal healthcare programs over...

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How Does the False Claims Act Protect Whistleblowers?

What is the federal whistleblower statute?   Many people do not know that there is a federal statute that provides job protection as well as a potential substantial monetary reward for whistleblowers...

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