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Entries in False Claims Act (77)

Friday
May262017

Whistleblowing doctor collects $5.4 million in false claims settlement

A doctor who worked for a hospital in Missouri will received $5.4 million from the settlement of a false claims lawsuit he filed against his employer and another hospital.

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Friday
Apr282017

Whistleblower collects $1.8 million from oxygen provider’s false claims settlement

Image courtesy of Pacific Pulmonary ServicesA former sales rep for a California company that provides oxygen tanks to people with breathing problems was awarded $1.8 million Tuesday when the company settled allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks.

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Monday
Mar132017

CA Inc. whistleblower who alleged overcharges awarded $10 million

Information technology firm CA Inc. will pay $45 million to resolve allegations that it made false statements and claims in connection with a U.S. government contract, the Justice Department said Friday.

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Wednesday
Feb082017

Doctor awarded $11 million for blowing whistle on hospital overbilling

A physician who alleged in a federal whistleblower lawsuit that his former employer encouraged employees to overbill federal programs for higher and more expensive levels of medical service than were actually performed will collect about $11.4 million.

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Tuesday
Dec202016

Forest Labs whistleblower collects $7.8 million for ‘speaker fees’ settlement

The DOJ Thursday settled a case with a pharma company accused of paying doctors illegal speaking fees.

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Friday
Dec092016

Two doctors split $2.7 million whistleblower award in false claims settlement with Miami hospital

Two doctors who alleged in a lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act that another doctor at a Florida not-for-profit hospital was performing unnecessary cardiac procedures and studies were awarded $2.7 million Wednesday as part of a $12 million settlement.

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Friday
Nov112016

Whistleblower awarded $5 million for medical device maker's false claims

Image courtesy of Biocompatibles Inc.A marketing executive who alleged in a whistleblower lawsuit that a medical device maker lied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was awarded $5.1 million this week.

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Monday
Oct312016

Brackett and Neale: Enforcement Innovations for the Post-Yates Environment

During a recent webinar sponsored by the Washington Legal Foundation, we explored the impacts intensive individual-focused criminal enforcement can have on an industry, using the recent history of criminal enforcement of food safety laws as a case study. 

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Thursday
Oct272016

Two whistleblowers split $29 million in nursing home false claims settlement

Two former employees of a company that operates a chain of skilled nursing facilities across the country were awarded $29 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement.

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Monday
Aug012016

Whistleblower collects $3.5 million from Johnson & Johnson unit

A former saleswoman for medical device maker Acclarent was awarded $3.5 million as her share of an $18 million settlement of a whistleblower suit alleging false marketing claims.

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Thursday
Jun092016

Genentech whistleblower awarded $10 million in FCA settlement

Image courtesy of GenentechA former Genentech product manager who alleged his company exaggerated the effectiveness of the drug Tarceva to treat lung cancer will collect more than $10 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement.

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Monday
Mar142016

Two whistleblowers split $3.5 million from defib implant settlement

A cardiac nurse and a healthcare reimbursement consultant are splitting $3.5 million as their share of a $23 million settlement by 51 hospitals that allegedly violated Medicare coverage rules about implanting heart defibrillation devices in patients.

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