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A hospital chain based in Northern California agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.
Law-related employment for grads from American law schools isn't exactly robust. In 2013, the ABA Journal said, only 57 percent of the that year's JDs had full-time bar-passage-required jobs. At the same time, the world seems to have an insatiable appetite for compliance officers. That sounds like an opportunity.
More than 3,100 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- at least half of them athletes -- took phony courses with automatic high grades offered by a department called African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM).
The DOJ is enhancing whistleblower protections for employees who expose problems at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where reports of retaliation have been criticized by the White House and lawmakers.
A Texas jury Monday awarded a whistleblower $175 million in his False Claims Act suit against Trinity Industries for faulty guardrails. Under federal law, the award will be trebled to $525 million.
Discipline authorities at Jingbian County of northwestern China’s Shaanxi province have launched investigations into more than 40 local government officials who have been implicated in an alleged “bribery list” scandal.
David McIntosh was awarded $990,00 as part of a $5.5 million settlement with the companies that produced backup batteries for the Humvee’s turret.
Leslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ's criminal division, said her office will be increasing its review of False Claims Act qui tam complaints for potential criminal prosecution.