‘Qui Tam Whistleblower’ Category

Financial CHOICE Act 2.0 May Change Whistleblowers’ Tune

Financial CHOICE Act 2.0 Acts to Scare Off Potential Whistleblowers by Withholding Whistleblower Relator Rewards from Anyone Involved in the Fraud

The Financial CHOICE Act 2.0 could severely reduce the amount of tips the government receives about misuse of government programs and contracts. While the False Claims Act (“FCA”), under the qui tam provision, creates financial incentives...

Whistleblower Case Against Walgreens Results in $9.9 Million Settlement

False Claims Act lawsuit revealed that Walgreens ignored California’s diagnosis restrictions and billed the California Medicaid program for diagnosis-restricted drugs without verifying that the drugs were prescribed for permitted uses.

DALLAS – Retail pharmacy chain Walgreens has agreed with the California Department of Justice, the United States Department of...

Dismissal Ruled Not Automatic if False Claims Act Seal Breached

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When a person learns of possible fraud going on within the company they work for (or otherwise), it is imperative that they take action to pursue justice. Thanks to the False Claims Act, there is an easy route an individual may take, often with the help of a qui tam attorney – but there are a few rules. After evidence supporting a possible claim is brought to the government the whistleblower...

SEC Reports Another Historic Year for Whistleblowers

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Thanks to the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower program, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a historic fiscal year in 2016, reportedly awarding $57 million to whistleblowers who provided key information about misuse of government programs and contracts. The Dodd-Frank program was started in August 2011. It has since awarded over $136 million to honest individuals, often represented...

2016 Third Highest Year for False Claims Act Recoveries

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It is no surprise that government programs can be taken advantage of by people and companies who are supported by them. Sadly, this happens far too often – a well-respected company or person decides to take advantage of taxpayer money for their own benefit. Due to this, it is as important as ever for those who learn of these injustices to report what they know to the government so that qui...

Texas “Frack Master” Charged in Alleged Securities Fraud Scheme

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Chris Faulkner — the self-styled “Frack Master” of Dallas — has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an alleged $80 million oil and gas securities fraud scheme. According to the SEC, Faulkner was the ringleader of a scam that circulated phony offering materials, siphoned off investor funds and tried to manipulate the stock price of Faulkner’s oil and gas...

Psychologists Admit Role in Nursing Home Medicare Fraud

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Two psychologists who participated in a nursing home Medicare fraud scam involving the purported psychological evaluation of residents have pleaded guilty. John Teal, Ph.D., of Jackson, Mississippi, and Beverly Stubblefield, Ph.D., of Slidell, Louisiana, admitted to participation in a conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Between 2010 and 2015, Teal and Stubblefield’s actions led to the...

Whistleblower Case Against British Medical Device Company BTG Results in $36 Million Civil and Criminal Settlement with U.S. Department of Justice

False Claims Act lawsuit revealed BTG subsidiary, Biocompatibles, marketed its LC Bead device exclusively for uses that had been denied approval by the FDA.

DALLAS – Medical device manufacturer BTG plc., and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) have agreed to settle civil allegations of false claims fraud for $25 Million and criminal charges of marketing...

Whistleblower Claims Lead to $30M Settlement for CDI

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Whistleblower lawsuit claiming drug marketing fraud results in $30 million settlement agreement – a first of its kind – between Bristol-Myers Squibb and the California Department of Insurance.

LOS ANGELES — The California Department of Insurance (CDI) has announced that Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) will pay $30 million to settle fraud and bribery...

Government Recovers $8.86M Settlement in Assisted Living Fraud

Waters Kraus & Paul Clients and Former Manager Team Blows the Whistle on Holiday Retirement’s False Claims Act Violations Against the VA and Medicare.

On Friday, May 6th, it was announced that Holiday Acquisition Corp. and Fortress Investment Group, LLC (collectively Holiday) agreed to pay $8.86 million to settle alleged False Claims Act violations. The lawsuit...

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