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Hospital Chain Agrees to Pay More Than $260 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Lawsuits

Hospital Chain Pays to Resolve FCA Lawsuits

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. … Continue reading “Hospital Chain Agrees to Pay More Than $260 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Lawsuits”

Defective Fighter Jet Engines Place U.S. Pilots in Jeopardy

Defective Fighter Jet Engines Place U.S. Pilots in Jeopardy

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 … Continue reading “Defective Fighter Jet Engines Place U.S. Pilots in Jeopardy”

Possible Rule Changes Impact SEC Whistleblowers

Possible Rule Changes Impact SEC Whistleblowers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed some new rule amendments that impact whistleblowers. The changes were announced in late June, 2018, and the public is invited to comment on them until mid-September. Among the amendments are the following changes: Changing current rules regarding the amounts of whistleblower awards Creating a uniform definition of … Continue reading “Possible Rule Changes Impact SEC Whistleblowers”

First SEC Award Paid Under the “Safe Harbor” Rule

First SEC Award Paid Under the “Safe Harbor” Rule

A former company insider will be awarded more than $2.2 million by the SEC for providing crucial information that led to a substantial Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action. The whistleblower reported their information to the SEC after telling another federal agency first, but because they conveyed the information within a 120-day grace period, … Continue reading “First SEC Award Paid Under the “Safe Harbor” Rule”

SC Man Liable in $51 Million Whistleblower Case

Blowing The Whistle

Three separate qui tam cases that ended up being litigated as one concluded on January 31, 2018, when a federal jury handed down a unanimous verdict of fraud against the three defendants, one of whom is from Lexington, South Carolina. Floyd Calhoun “Cal” Dent, III, a Midlands-area man, and his partner, Robert Bradford “Brad” Johnson … Continue reading “SC Man Liable in $51 Million Whistleblower Case”

Brave New World: Cryptocurrencies and Whistleblowers

Two New Top Ten SEC Whistleblower Awards

Cryptocurrencies—of which the best-known is Bitcoin—have appeared in financial news stories with increasing frequency during 2017 and early 2018. Perhaps you’ve read about daily swings of $1,000 or more in the prices of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other “cryptos.” It may seem as if a lot of people are scoring quick profits. But fast profits can … Continue reading “Brave New World: Cryptocurrencies and Whistleblowers”

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