Two compliance-related facts have emerged since the start of 2021, and they must be related. First, the DOJ’s enforcement priority has shifted to individuals who commit white-collar “corporate” crimes and away from the corporations themselves.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: False Claims Act
Five months after the U.S. Department of Justice announced its Cyber Fraud Initiative, the DOJ announced its first settlement. Pursuant to the terms of its agreement with the DOJ, Comprehensive Health Services LLC will pay $930,000 to resolve, among other things, its violation of the False Claims Act. … Continue Reading
Floyd Landis, a self-confessed drug cheat, collected $1.1 million Thursday for blowing the whistle on Lance Armstrong’s illegal drug use.
In 2010 Landis filed a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act alleging his former teammate took performance-enhancing drugs and lied about it to the sponsors of their team, the U.S.… Continue Reading
A registered nurse and lawyer who served in compliance roles for healthcare providers was awarded $3.3 million in a False Claims Act settlement. She has now collected more than $6 million in three separate qui tam actions against former employers.… Continue Reading
A senior quality control analyst at Alere filed a qui tam lawsuit alleging the company’s testing and diagnostic devices for heart patients and others were unreliable.
Whistleblower Amanda Wu was awarded $5.6 million when Alere settled the allegations.… Continue Reading
A doctor who worked for a private cardiology practice in Pennsylvania was awarded $6 million from the settlement of his False Claims Act lawsuit that alleged a hospital paid illegal referral fees for patients.… Continue Reading
Deloitte & Touche LLP agreed Wednesday to pay $149.5 million to settle potential False Claims Act liability for failing to stop a long-running fraud at a mortgage company that went bust during the financial crisis.… Continue Reading
A pharmacist at a Kmart in Ohio was awarded $9.3 million for his lawsuit that alleged Kmart was overcharging government-sponsored insurance programs.
James Garbe worked at a Kmart pharmacy in Defiance, Ohio.… Continue Reading
Two former employees of Louisiana-based IberiaBank were awarded more than $2.3 million when the bank settled allegations that its mortgage unit made false claims for federal loan guarantees.
Kelley R. Shackleford and Karen Mills worked for IberiaBank in Little Rock, Arkansas. … Continue Reading
Big Pharma Sanofi-Aventis was awarded $38.7 million Thursday as its share of a $465 million False Claims Act settlement by Mylan for knowingly misclassifying EpiPen as a generic drug to avoid paying rebates owed to Medicaid.… Continue Reading
A former employee of a New Jersey mortgage company was awarded $9 million Tuesday when the company settled allegations that it violated standards for home loans backed by federal agencies.
Mary Bozzelli brought a lawsuit against PHH Mortgage Corporation and a Minnesota subsidiary under the whistleblower or qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act.… Continue Reading
The former sales manager at a company that provides cardiac monitoring services earned $2.4 from a false claiims settlement by his ex-employer.
Eben Steele, formerly of AMI Monitoring Inc. (aka Spectocor), filed a federal lawsuit in Newark, New Jersey in March 2014 under the qui tam or whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act.… Continue Reading