SC Whistleblower Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Settles

SC Whistleblower Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Reaches Settlement A whistleblower healthcare fraud lawsuit, based in South Carolina, was filed against a Richmond, VA-based company called Healthcare Diagnostic Laboratory. The company recently proposed a settlement in the whistleblower case. Healthcare Diagnostic Laboratory will pay $47 million to the … [Read more...]

AstraZeneca Settles False Claims Act Allegations with DOJ

AstraZeneca Agrees to Pay $7.9 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Delaware-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has agreed to settle False Claims Act allegations with the federal government to the tune of $7.9 million. On Wednesday, February 11th, AstraZeneca agreed to the False Claims Act allegation settlement with the Department … [Read more...]

Med Supply Company CEO with “Wolf of Wall Street” Ties Faces Medicare Fraud Charges

“Wolf of Wall Street” Inspired Character, CEO of Medical Supply Company, Raided by FBI, Faces Medicare Fraud Charges On Wednesday, January 14th, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided and shut down a medical supply company in South Florida as part of a larger Medicare fraud investigation when the CEO was arrested on Medicare Fraud charges. … [Read more...]

FTC Files Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against Supplement Maker for False Claims

FTC Files Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against Supplement Manufacturer For False Claims Regarding Speech Therapy Drug The FTC has filed a lawsuit in Chicago, Illinois against a dietary supplement manufacturer that claimed its drugs can help children with serious speech disabilities learn to talk. NourishLife, LLC and its president Mark Nottoli are … [Read more...]

State Farm Appeals Katrina Whistleblower Lawsuit

Hurricane Katrina Whistleblower Lawsuit Goes Back to Court with State Farm’s Appeal Insurance company State Farm was ordered earlier this year to pay $3 million in legal fees and damages for defrauding the federal government after a judge ruled in favor of two sisters who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the company. Now, State Farm will … [Read more...]

Two Co-Defendants in Armstrong Whistleblower Lawsuit Settle

Two of Lance Armstrong’s Co-Defendants in Whistleblower Lawsuit Agree to Settlement In 2010, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong’s filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the team, alleging that Armstrong defrauded the federal government by accepting funding through the United States Postal Service, and claiming that there was no doping occurring … [Read more...]

Whistleblower Lawsuit Unsealed for Derco Aerospace

Derco Aerospace, Other Tech Companies, Face Whistleblower Lawsuit for Overbilling A new whistleblower lawsuit has been unsealed by the Department of Justice involving United Technologies Corp, and three of their units – one of which is Derco Aerospace – for overbilling the United States government for a Navy contract in 2006. The whistleblower, … [Read more...]

Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed Against Art Institute Parent Company

Department of Justice Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Art Institute’s Parent Company On Monday, June 9th, the federal Department of Justice, along with four states, filed a multibillion-dollar whistleblower lawsuit against the Education Management Corporation, the US’s second-largest for-profit college company that manages the Art Institute in … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Expands Whistleblower Protections

Supreme Court Rules That Contractors Are Protected by Whistleblower Laws The US Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, March 4th, that employees who work at private firms that contract with publically traded companies are subject to whistleblower protections, just like other employees. The justices voted 6-3 in favor of the ruling, along non-ideological … [Read more...]

Tuomey Healthcare to Pay False Claims Act Penalties

Judge Revises Decision, Lowers Amount in False Claims Act Case Against Tuomey Hospital On Tuesday, October 1st, a federal judge ruled that Tuomey Healthcare Systems would pay for False Claims Act violations and Medicare fraud. The total penalties in her ruling were $276 million. However, on Wednesday, October 2nd, the judge ruled to lower that … [Read more...]

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