Usually when we talk of whistleblowers in education, the fraud involves federal student loans and grants, and for-profit schools. But on September 1, 2016, a story broke involving a renowned bastion of higher education: Duke University and certain researchers have had a False Claims Act suit brought against them by a whistleblower. The former Duke researcher alleges in a qui tam suit that research data had been fabricated or f...
Sometimes it might seem as if whistleblower suits and multi-million dollar settlements happen only in other places. But we’ve got a case from late July, 2016, that occurred in the federal court right here in Columbia. Lexington Medical Center, located in West Columbia, SC, agreed to pay $17 million in a qui tam case brought by a whistleblower under the provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA). A qui tam suit initiated under...
A medical device manufacturer that has faced whistleblower suits in the past has yet another one on its hands. The whistleblower bringing the qui tam case alleges that false claims were submitted by the company to Medicare, Medicaid, and other government health care programs resulting from unapproved, off-label usages of their bone-growth implants. Medtronic is one of the world’s largest medical device companies, making sur...
Five Gardena, California, companies have agreed to settle allegations, to the tune of $5.8 million, that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA). En Pointe Gov. Inc., En Pointe Technologies Inc., En Pointe Technologies Sales Inc., Dominguez East Holdings LLC, and Din Global Corp. were charged with misrepresenting that they were small businesses in order to gain special contracts limited to small businesses from 2011 to 2014. ...

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