May 14, 2020
Attorney General Ken Paxton: Court Awards Millions for Texans in Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit
AUSTIN – The Hon. Catherine Mauzy of the 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County has ruled Dr. Richard Malouf of ASDC Holdings, LLC, responsible for 1,842 unlawful acts under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. Dr. Malouf operated orthodontics clinics for many...
May 1, 2020
Law360: Now Is Not the Time To Roll Back Anti-Fraud Laws
The False Claims Act is the government’s number one civil enforcement tool for fighting fraud and recovering the billions of dollars lost each year to unscrupulous actors looking to bilk the taxpayers.
At a time when the government is infusing the health care industry with billions in new...
April 16, 2020
Whistleblowers allege Saber® Healthcare Group encouraged the submission of false Medicare claims at its skilled nursing assisted living facilities.
Saber Healthcare Group LLC, and its related entities, (Saber) have agreed to pay $10 million, resolving allegations that Saber violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing its facilities to submit false...
April 10, 2020
Law360: Wells Fargo Can’t Shake Derivative Claims in Lifetrade Suits
Wells Fargo escaped foreign law claims but must face derivative claims in five related suits brought by offshore investors accusing it of aiding Lifetrade Fund BV officers in squandering hundreds of millions of dollars, a New York federal judge ruled Monday.
Lifetrade mutual fund...
March 9, 2020
In the United States, ordinary people can file lawsuits when it comes to fraud committed at federal taxpayers expense. It’s a centuries-old American tradition, dating to 1778. Today’s whistleblowers operate under the provisions of the False Claims Act, enacted in 1863 and considered to be one of the most effective tools of the federal government to combat fraud.
From 1986 to 2019,...
March 3, 2020
Victim testifies she was “livid” Anchorage dentist pulled her tooth while on hoverboard.
Update: Seth Lookhart has been convicted on 46 counts, including medical assistance fraud and reckless endangerment, according to state prosecutors. The judge also found Lookhart Dental LLC guilty of 40 criminal counts. Lookhart is scheduled to be sentenced on April 30.
September 17, 2019
Whistleblowers fight fraud and protect taxpayers by exposing fraudulent crimes committed against the government. A party commits fraud by conducting a scheme that defrauds the government or steals money from public programs, ultimately at taxpayers’ expense. Whistleblower attorneys, like us, work with relators and the government to uncover and prosecute fraud.
July 30, 2019
National Whistleblower Appreciation Day was established to acknowledge and celebrate the courageous people who expose misconduct and speak up against fraud.
Last year, the U.S. Senate recognized July 30th as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” to honor the anniversary of the day the Founding Fathers unanimously passed the first U.S. whistleblower law. As that day approaches...
July 2, 2019
In 2018, whistleblowers led the way to $2.1B in False Claims Act recoveries, continuing a long legacy of ordinary citizens fighting for what’s right since the United States’ first qui tam whistleblower law was passed in 1778.
What’s Behind Whistleblower Qui Tam Cases?
Today’s whistleblowers operate under the provisions of the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §§...
June 27, 2019
Our nation’s primary whistleblower law, the False Claims Act allows individuals to file qui tam lawsuits on behalf of the government — and it recovers billions of taxpayer dollars every year. But how much do you really know about this powerful Act?
7 Fast False Claims Act Facts
Our Whistleblower Law is Over 150 Years Old. The United States’ first qui tam whistleblower law...