‘Qui Tam Whistleblower’ Category

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...

Dallas Home Health Fraud Ring Target of Medicare Fraud Strike Force

Two Dallas-area doctors and four medical professionals have been charged for their roles in a $13.4 million Medicare fraud scheme involving home health services.

According to the indictment, from 2007 to 2015, the ring conspired to defraud Medicare by submitting and hiding false claims. Beneficiaries who were not patients and did not qualify for services were allegedly certified for...

Dallas Men Marketing Compounded Pain Creams Busted for Healthcare Fraud

Owners of a Dallas marketing and research company are accused of defrauding TRICARE, the military healthcare system, out of millions of dollars for compounded products made by pharmacies.

Richard Cesario and John Cooper are the owners of CMGRx LLC. The company marketed compounded pain and scar creams to current and former U.S. military members and their families on behalf of various...

10 Fun Facts About the False Claims Act

1. The False Claims Act (“Act”) is over 150 years old. The Act, originally known as the Lincoln Law, after its original proponent, President Abraham Lincoln, was implemented during the Civil War. The Act was a response to war profiteering by federal contractors who attempted to defraud the government by selling inadequate firearms and horses.

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Can a Relator Amend or Supplement Her Complaint

December 28, 2015 – Filing a complaint expeditiously for a whistleblower and her lawyer is a top priority for experienced qui tam attorneys.  As we previously discussed in the article titled, Reporting Fraud by Filing a Qui Tam Case, timeliness is of the essence to meet the first to file rule. And if the whistleblower’s case has jurisdictional defects, it has to be dismissed and...

False Claims Act Recoveries 2015 Year in Review

DOJ Reports $3.583 Billion in False Claims Act Recoveries for 2015

December 11, 2015 – The results are in. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has released its statistics on the False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries for fiscal year 2015 in a recent announcement. Though total recoveries for qui tam cases are down from 2014’s record high, 2015 stands out as a winning year for...

The False Claims Act Takes Over Canada? Maybe

The United States’ neighbor to the north, Canada, has commenced steps to adopt a law similar to the False Claims Act to protect government contracts and promulgate a culture of protections for those individuals willing to come forward and report fraud. A commission comprised of individuals from the Quebec government recommends reform against companies and individuals who commit fraud and...

Newly Interpreted Whistleblower Protections Explained

On August 4th, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued an interpretive rule to clarify that the Commission’s whistleblower rules protect whistleblowers who report potential securities violations within the company, as well as those who report directly to the Commission, from retaliation.

The SEC’s whistleblower rules incentivize whistleblowers to bring original information...

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