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National Whistleblower Awareness Day 2020

National Whistleblower Awareness Day 2020

Transparency has long been seen as an essential virtue in democracies like our own. Where there is openness, there is accountability and trust. But in the instances when companies and various entities have failed to operate lawfully, honest individuals have bravely stepped up to guarantee justice. That is why two years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution marking July 30th as a...

Texas Orthodontist Found Responsible for Medicaid Fraud

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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...

How Industry Seeks to Weaken Anti-Fraud Laws Under the Pandemic

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...

Nursing Home Chain Settles Medicare Fraud Allegations for $10M

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...

Investors’ Claims Against Wells Fargo Cleared to Move Forward

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.

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What Are Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws?

Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws

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,...

Alaska Public Media News: Hoverboard Dentist and Medicaid Fraud

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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.

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Fighting Fraud Against the Government on Behalf of Tax Payers

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.

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Celebrating Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Attorneys

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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...

How Do Whistleblower Laws Work?

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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. §§...

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