The federal False Claims Act (FCA) and related qui tam legal actions, as you can see from the size of the settlement, is a powerful tool that can be used to discourage healthcare providers from defrauding government health programs. A successful case can also hold accountable those who engage in fraud and other illegal acts. Legal claims involving alleged billing for unnecessary hospital claims and illegal kickbacks to refe...
You probably haven’t heard of the whistleblower case Landis v. Tailwind Sports Corporation. But it might make a difference to you if we referred to it as “the Lance Armstrong case.” Armstrong, who was considered the best bicycle athlete in the world, was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in 2012. Banned for life from competing ever again, Armstrong confessed to taking illegal perf...
Two whistleblower awards totaling $54 million were issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 6, 2018. Both the awards, $39 million and $15 million, are on the list of the Top Ten awards that have been given by the SEC to whistleblowers since 2012. This joint award is exceeded only by another composite award for a single enforcement action totaling $83 million, issued to three whistleblowers, on March ...
Those in the military whose careers involve protecting us deserve the very best tools and supplies we can give them so they can perform their jobs safely. We previously told you about alleged False Claims Act (FCA) violations by the Boeing Company that endangered military personnel flying Air Force planes. Now, a whistleblower has come forward with FCA allegations that Pratt & Whitney sold the U.S. government defective fig...

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