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New Jersey Physician and Medical Practice Agree to Pay $106,255 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives 20%.

Ohio Treatment Facilities and Corporate Parent Agree to Pay $10.25 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations of Kickbacks to Patients and Unnecessary Admissions.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Provider of Federally-Funded Tutoring Services to Underprivileged New York City Public School Students Agrees to Settle Civil Fraud Allegations.  Innovative Educational Programs, LLC to Pay $1.185 Million to Resolve Claims Under the False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Senator Grassley’s Keynote Remarks at 2021 Federal Bar Association Qui Tam Conference re False Claims Act Successes, Enforcement and Improvements

Senior Care Company Agrees to Pay $714,996 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $143,000.

Health Management Whistleblower Wins Nearly $1 Million in Attorneys’ Fees Under Lodestar Analysis

Roche Diagnostics and Humana settle $12.5 million Medicare fraud lawsuit under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives 29% of the settlement, totaling $3.6 million.

Akumin Corporation To Pay U.S. Over $700,000 To Resolve Health Care Fraud Allegations Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Electronic Health Records Technology Vendor to Pay $18.25 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegations Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers’ awards TBD.

Estate Agrees To Pay More Than $1.7 Million To Settle False Claims Act Liability.  Whistleblower receives $385,000.

DOJ and Florida company settle allegations it imported roofing materials without required country of origin markings under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives 20% of $160,933 settlement. 

Justice Department Recovers Over $2.2 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2020

Boeing owned drone maker to pay $25 million to settle False Claims Act allegations it used recycled parts on military projects.  Whistleblower receives $4,625,000.

2020

SDNY Announces $40.5M Settlement With Durable Medical Equipment Provider Apria Healthcare For Fraudulent Billing Practices Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower awards undisclosed.

Drug clinic admits phony billing scheme, agrees to pay NYS $6M under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Texas Heart Hospital and Wholly-Owned Subsidiary THHBP Management Company LLC to Pay $48M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Alleged Kickbacks.  Whistleblower doctors receive $13,920,000.

Biogen Agrees To Pay $22M To Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability For Paying Kickbacks.  Whistleblower receives $3,960,000.

Eranga Cardiology To Pay $500,000 To Resolve Health Care Fraud Allegations Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Former Owners of Therakos, Inc. Pay $11.5M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations of Promotion of Drug-Device System for Unapproved Uses to Pediatric Patients.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Medicare Advantage Provider To Pay $6.3M To Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $1,500,000.

Home Health Agency and Former Owner to Pay $5.8M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Two Whistleblowers receive $145,000 collectively.

Jacksonville Radiology Practice Agrees To Pay $1.4M To Resolve Health Care Fraud Allegations Under  False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives 19%.

Workrite Companies to Pay $7.1M to Settle Alleged Furniture Overcharges Under False Clams Act.  Whistleblower receives approximately $1.27M.

Memphis Physicians Agree To Pay More Than $340,000 for Alleged Overbilling Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $58,087.

Guild Mortgage Co. to Pay $24.9M to Resolve Allegations it Knowingly Caused False Claims for Federal Mortgage insurance under False Claims Act. Whistleblower receives $4,980,000.

California University To Pay $225,000 For Allegedly Violating Ban On Incentive Compensation Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $33,750.

Medical Device Maker Merit Medical To Pay $18M To Settle Allegations Of Improper Payments To Physicians Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower doctor receives $2.65M.

NY AG Letitia James Secures $4M from Companies Involved in Alleged Fraudulent Physical Therapy Scheme Under  False Claims Act.  Whistlebowers’ awards undisclosed.

San Diego Laboratory Phamatech Agrees to Pay $3M to Settle Fraudulent Medicare Billing Case Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $517,392.

Wisconsin Pain Management Companies To Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $885,452.  Whistleblower receives $142,152.

Wisconsin-Based Nonprofit To Pay $1.9M To Settle Allegations Of False Claims And Kickbacks On Federal Contracts For Blind Workers Under #FalseClaimsAct. #Whistleblower award TBD.

Former Lakeway hospital to pay over $16M to settle False Claims Act allegations.  Whistleblowers’ awards undisclosed.

Verizon, AT&T to pay $116M to settle whistleblower lawsuit under CA False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $47.7M.

Multinational Industrial Engineering Company To Pay $22M To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Evaded Customs Duties.  Whistleblower receives $3.7M.

Bechtel & Aecom, DOE Contractors, Agree to Pay $57.75M to Resolve Claims of Time Charging Fraud at DOE’s Hanford Waste Treatment Plant under False Claims Act. Four Whistleblowers receive $13,750,000 collectively.

Florida AG Moody Secures $9.88M After Whistleblower Reported LexisNexis Kept FLHSMV Fees for Profit under Florida False Claims Act. Whistleblower receives Relator’s Share.

The Scripps Research Institute To Pay $10M To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related To Mischarging NIH-Sponsored Research Grants. Whistleblower receives $1.750,000.

William M. Kelly, M.D., Inc & Omega Imaging, Inc. To Pay $5M re Alleged Claims For Unsupervised & Unaccredited Radiology Services Under False Claims Act. Whistleblower receives approximately $925,000.

West Virginia Hospital Agrees To Pay $50M To Settle Allegations re Compensation To Referring Physicians under FalseClaimsAct. Whistleblower receives $10,000,000.

Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage Plan Provider Agrees to Pay $2.25M to Resolve Allegations of Inflated Plan Bids under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $499,438.05.

CDM Smith and CDM Federal Programs Agrees to $5.6M Settlement under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Phoenixville Hospital and Firstsource Solutions Agree to Pay $325,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations of Submitting Altered Government Forms.  Whistleblower receives $60,000.

Former Queens Cardiologist to Pay $2M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

DUSA Pharmaceuticals To Pay U.S. $20.75M To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating To Promotion Of Unsupported Drug Administration Process.  Whistleblower receives approximately $3.5M.

MJHS Hospice Settles Whistleblower Action for $5.225M under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

S.D.N.Y. Announces $2.775M Settlement Of Medicaid Billing Fraud Case Against NYC And Computer Sciences Corp under False Claims Act. Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Pharmaceutical Company Agrees to Pay $3.5M to Resolve Allegations of Violating False Claims Act.  Whistleblower pharmacist receives approx $638,000.

DOJ settles False Claims Act allegations against drug testing lab with operations in Tacoma and Denver for nearly $12M.  Whistleblower receives approximately $2.4M.

CWD Holdings To Pay $8M To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating To Unpaid Import Duties.  Two Whistleblowers receive $1.48M collectively.

Wire-wearing Whistleblower in Novartis $678M False Claims Act kickback case receives $109M – “one of the largest ever in a whistleblower case” “exorbitant fees., fishing trips, dinners … Hooters”

27 Skilled Nursing Facilities Controlled By Longwood Mgmt Corp To Pay $16.7M To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblowers collectively receive $3,006,000.

Universal Health Services, Inc. et al. Pays $122M re False Claims Act Allegations re Medically Unnecessary Services.  Whistleblowers receive $15,862,457.03 and $861,853.64.

Hope Hospice Agrees To Pay $3.2M To Settle False Claims Act Liability.  Whistleblower receives 19%.

OK City Hospital, Mgmt Co, Physician Group To Pay $72.3M To Settle Federal & State False Claims Act Allegations re Improper Payments To Physicians.  Whistleblower award TBD.

Novartis Pays Over $642M to Settle Allegations of Improper Payments to Patients and Physicians Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award TBD.

Atlanta hospital system to pay $16M to resolve false claims allegations under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $2,967,400.

$425,000 Settlement with Allentown Beauty School for Allegedly Falsifying Federal Student Financial Aid Claims under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Oklahoma Contractors to Pay $2.8M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Concerning Fraudulently Obtained Small Business Contracts.  Whistleblower receives $520,000.

University of San Francisco to Pay > $2.5M for Alleged False Claims re Administration of #AmeriCorps Grants, “falsely certified … education awards” “falsified … timesheets.”  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Central New York Construction Companies and Others to Pay Nearly $4.5M to Resolve Allegations of Fraud Involving Contracting Opportunities Meant for Disabled Veterans Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $1,000,000.

Biodiesel Fraud Suit Nets $70M for Whistleblower, Feds, Under #FalseClaimsAct.  Whistleblower award TBD.

Guaranteed Rate to Pay $15M to Resolve Allegations It Knowingly Caused False Claims to Government Mortgage Loan Programs.  Whistleblower receives $2,443,000.

Testing Laboratory Agrees to Pay Up to $43M to Resolve Allegations of Medically Unnecessary Tests Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives approximately $6M.

Centra Health Inc. and Blue Ridge Ear, Nose, Throat, and Plastic Surgery, Inc. Agree to Pay Nearly $10M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

British Court Awards $11M to EY Whistleblower Who Exposed Money Laundering

Maryland Cardiologist and Related Practices to Pay the United States $750,000 for Alleged Kickbacks under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

Reference Laboratory, Pain Clinic, and Two Individuals Agree to Pay $41M to Resolve Allegations of Unnecessary Urine Drug Testing Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $7.79M.

Nursing Home Chain Saber Healthcare Agrees to Pay $10M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblowers receive $1,750,000.

Contract Rehab Provider to Pay $4M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to the Provision of Medically Unnecessary Rehabilitation Therapy Services.  Whistleblowers awards undisclosed.

DOJ Settles False Claims Act case with Additional Firm Involved in Bid Rigging and Fraud Targeting Defense Department Fuel Supply Contracts for U.S. Military Bases in South Korea.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

MiMedx Group, Inc. Agrees To Pay $6.5M To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations For False Commercial Pricing Disclosures – “false statements and disclosures to the VA.”  Whistleblowers receive $1,625,000.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement Of Fraudulent Billing And Kickback Lawsuit Against Compounding Pharmacies And Owners Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives 21%.

Federal Jury finds Defendants Guilty of Submitting >$10M False Claims to Medicare under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Hospice to pay $1.75M to resolve False Claims Act allegations. Two Whistleblowers’ Awards undisclosed.

Diversicare Health Services Inc. Agrees to Pay $9.5M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations re Medically Unnecessary Rehabilitation Therapy Services. Two  Whistleblowers receive $1.4M and $145,350, respectively.

Baron & Budd Obtains > $11,.8M Settlement in False Claims Act Case Against Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

Cookeville Hospital Settles False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $779,000.

Colorado Neurosurgeon And Related Companies Pay $2.35M To Resolve Allegations of Illegal Kickbacks Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

Guardian Elder Care Holdings et al. Agree to Pay $15.4M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations for Billing for Medically Unnecessary Rehabilitation Therapy Services.  Whistleblowers receive $2.8M.

Tenet Healthcare and Desert Regional Medical Center Settle False Claims Act Suit with Federal Government for $1.4M.  Whistleblower receives $240,789.

CRA/LA Agrees to Pay $3.1M to Resolve Alleged Misuse of Federal Funds for Inaccessible Housing under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

Purchaser of Department of Energy Loan to Pay $29M to Settle Alleged Bidding Fraud Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $5,220,000.

DOJ eyes requirement that False Claims Act whistleblowers disclose litigation funding

San Diego’s Arch Health Pays $2.9M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $183,830.

AGNESIAN HEALTHCARE PAYS $10M TO SETTLE WHISTLEBLOWER CASE UNDER FALSE CLAIMS ACT

How whistleblowers expose frauds made possible by new technologies–FinTech, crypto-currencies, and other hot areas of enforcement–

Justice Department Recovers over $3 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2019

What Medical Residents need to know about fraud-and-abuse laws

Resmed Corp. to Pay $37.5M for Allegedly Causing False Claims Related to the Sale of Equipment for Sleep Apnea and Other Sleep-Related Disorders under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $6.2M.

Senator Grassley:  My False Claims Act clawed back another $3BILLION in tax$$ from fraudsters in 2019 

Teva Pharmaceuticals Agrees To Pay $54M To Settle FalseClaimsAct Qui Tam Case

NASA Contractor Agrees To Pay $375,000 To Settle False Claims Act Liability.  Whistleblower receives $75,000.

AL Compounding Pharmacy and Owners Agree to Pay Over $1.9M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

CT dentist to pay $1.7M in Medicaid fraud case under Connecticut False Claims Act

San Diego Eye Doctors Pay $950,000 to Settle Medicare Billing Fraud Allegations under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $170,778.27.

Largest Independent Provider Of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Services To Hospitals Agrees To Pay $1.9M To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Texas Orthopedic Surgeon to Pay $300,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Caldwell University Agrees To Pay More Than $4.8M To Resolve Allegations Of Violating False Claims Act.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

2019

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Agrees to Pay Over $15M to Resolve False Claims Act Liability for Deficient SNAP Quality Control

New York-Based Company Nagan Construction Settles False Claims Act Suit With Federal and New York State Governments.  Whistleblower receives 20%.

NC Court rules Bandy owes US, state $35M under False Claims Act

$6.5M Self-Litigated False Claims Act Settlement Recovery Involving Eight Former Executives and Employees.  Whistleblowers receive $1,787,500.

$800,000 Settlement Against Infosys for Misclassification of Foreign Workers and Tax Fraud under CA False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives 15%.

CA Cancer Doctor and His Medical Office Agree to Pay > $3M to Settle Claims They Defrauded Medicare and Medi-Cal under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives > $475,000.

Department Of Justice Reaches $5.5M Settlement With Van Andel Research Institute To Resolve Allegations Of Undisclosed Chinese Grants To Two Researchers under False Claims Act

Grand Junction Weapons Manufacturer CAPCO To Pay Over $1M To Resolve Allegations Of Fraud As To Grenade Launchers It Supplied To The U.S. Army under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $235,000.

Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $45M to Resolve Criminal Obstruction Charges and Civil False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistlebowers’ Awards undisclosed.

MD Internist Pays > $176,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations that He Administered Medically Unnecessary Procedures

Boston Heart Laboratory to Pay $26.67M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations of Illegal Inducements to Referring Physicians.  Whistleblowers receive $4.36M.

Kentucky Hospital to Pay over $10M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $1.85M.

Government Contractor Eagle Alliance Pays $110,000 To Resolve Allegations Of Improper Billing For Computer Hardware under False Claims Act.   Whistleblower receives $18,700.

Compound Ingredient Supplier Fagron Holding USA Pays $22M re Allegations of False and Inflated Average Prices for Ingredients Used in Compounded Prescriptions under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $3,749,000 plus interest.

HHS OIG Imposes $65,000 fine Against Kalispell Regional Healthcare for ‘False Certification’ of Federal Compliance re False Claims Act  Settlement

Home Health Companies to Pay $2.5M to Settle Federal False Claims Act Lawsuit.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

U.S. Senator Steve Daines: the federal government has wasted $36B on #Medicaid in FY 2018 due to “waste, fraud, and abuse.”

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development Sign Interagency Memorandum on the Application of the False Claims Act.  Agreement Fulfills Key Component of HUD Housing Finance Reform Plan

Sanford Health Entities to Pay $20.25M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Kickbacks and Unnecessary Spinal Surgeries.  Whistleblowers receive $3.4M.

Foundations Resolve Allegations of Enabling Pharmaceutical Companies to Pay Kickbacks to Medicare Patients under False Claims Act for $6M

Reckitt Benckiser Group, Distributors of Suboxone, reaches $10.67M Settlement under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $902,982.67.

Former Osteo Relief Institutes and Their Owners to Pay Over $7.1M to Resolve Allegations of Unnecessary Knee Injections and Braces under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $857,550.

Traverse City Practice Pays Over $600,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Anesthesia Billing.  Whistleblowers receive $120,000.

Drexel University to Pay $189,062 to Resolve Potential False Claims Act Liability for Professor’s Use of Grant Funds Towards “Gentlemen’s Clubs,” Sports Bars and iTunes

Genetic Testing Company and Three Principals Agree to Pay $42.6M to Resolve Kickback and Medical Necessity Claims under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower Awards undisclosed.

Eye Doctor Group, Physicians Pay $6.65M to Settle Allegations They Submitted Fraudulent Bills to Medicare and Medicaid under False Claims Act.  WhistleblowerAwards TBD.

AG Bill Barr: “I think we have to start thinking about being more disciplined about the matters we take on and where we put our resources and our tolerance for taking a long time to complete cases.”

Lancaster Surgeon to Pay $4.25 M to Resolve False Billing and Kickback Claims under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $1,054,000.

Trident USA Health Services LLC to Pay $8.5M to Resolve False Claims Act Liability for Alleged Kickback Scheme.  Whistleblowers receive $2,018,750.00 and $106,250.00.

Qui Tam Lawsuit and Federal Investigation Results in $531,241.74 Settlement to Resolve False Claims Act Liabilities.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

Southern District of Florida Charges 30 Individuals Responsible for $86 Million in Fraudulent Billing as Part of Healthcare Fraud Takedown

Pharmaceutical Company Targeting Elderly Victims Admits to Paying #Kickbacks, Resolves Related False Claims Act Violations.  Whistleblowers receive $12,389,823 and $5,365,000.

Indian management consulting firm agrees to $2.5M global settlement in North Texas for visa fraud, inducing aliens to enter US.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

Compounding Pharmacy, Two of Its Executives, and Private Equity Firm Agree to Pay $21.36M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistlebower Award TBD.

Qui Tam False Claims Act Lawsuit Results in $1.45M Settlement by Vaughan Regional Medical Center, Integrity Emergency Care, Inc. & Selma, Alabama Physicians Phillip Alan Hicks & Sai S. Namburu.  Whistleblower receives $275,000.00.

Senator Grassley Questions Use of DOJ Memo to Limit Recovery of Tax Dollars Lost to Fraud

Sesolinc Group agrees to $2.4M settlement in False Claims Act case.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

Former CEO of Virginia-Based Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $20M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations re Fraudulent Procurement of Small Business Contracts.  Whistleblower receives $3,600,000.

QuiTam Lawsuit and Federal Investigation Results in Settlement and $1.2M Payment by Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C.  Whistleblower receives $200,000.

Medicare Advantage Provider and Physician to Pay $5M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $850,000.

Telemarketer & Companies To Pay $2.5M re Telemedicine Schemes Involving Illegal Kickbacks And Unnecessary Prescriptions under the False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $287,500.  

Cisco whistleblower gets first False Claims Act payout over #cybersecurity in $8.6M settlement. Whistleblower receives > $1M.

Sen. Chuck Grassley: We need Whistleblowers for good government

Eagleville Hospital Pays $2.85M re Allegations of Improper Billing for Detox Treatment under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives > $500,000.

ITT Cannon to Pay $11M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Untested Electrical Connectors.  Whistleblower receives $2,090,000.

DOJ Obtains $1.4 Billion from Reckitt Benckiser Group in Largest Recovery in an Opioid Drug Case in United States History.  Six Whistleblowers receive awards under False Claims Act.

IL Attorney General Announces $5.8M Settlement With LexisNexis under Illinois False Claims Act.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

Former Vance Air Force Base contractor, PAE, settles $4.2M suit for over-billing under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives 20%.

Encompass Health Agrees to Pay $48M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to its Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities.  Whistleblowers receive $12.4M.

Anne Arundel Medical Center To Pay More Than $3M To Settle Federal False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $473,100.

Hart to Heart Ambulance Services to Pay $1.25M to Settle Federal False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $251,000.

Medical Device Maker ACell Inc. Pleads Guilty and Will Pay $15M to Resolve Criminal Charges and Civil False Claims Act ($12M) Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $2,366,004.

Chicago-Area Physical Therapy Center and 4 Nursing Facilities to Pay $9.7M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

DC sues 6 more Md. parents, accusing them of school residency fraud under DC False Claims Act

Opioid Mfr Insys Therapeutics to Enter $225M Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations.  Whistleblower Awards TBD.

Oral Roberts University to Pay Over $300,000 for Allegedly Violating Ban on Incentive Compensation.  Whistleblower receives $45,000.

Rialto Capital Mgmt and Indiana Hospital to Pay $3.6M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations re Kickbacks to Referring Physicians.  Whistleblower doctor receives $612,000.

Oklahoma City Hospitals Agree to Pay $2.8M to Settle Allegations of Submitting False Claims to Medicaid under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

Kansas Hospital Agrees to Pay $250,000 To Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblowers receive $50,000.

Pharmaceutical Co. Pays $3.5M to Resolve Allegations re Kickbacks to Doctors under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower sales rep receives $735,000.

Kansas Cardiologist & GMED Pay $5.8M to Resolve Alleged False Billings under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower doctor receives $1.16M.

Informatica Agrees to Pay $21.57M for Alleged False Claims Caused by Its Commercial Pricing Disclosures under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower, a former employee, receives $4,314,000.

Sephora Settles Serial Whistleblower’s Tax Suit under Indiana False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $225,651.

Department of Justice Issues Guidance on False Claims Act Matters and Updates Justice Manual

Pharmaceutical Company Agrees to Pay $17.5M re Allegations of Kickbacks to Medicare Patients and Physicians under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $3,150,000.

Former CEO of Hospital Chain to Pay $3.46M to Resolve False Billing and Kickback Allegations.  Whistleblowers receive $725,000.

CareWell Urgent Care Center Agrees to Pay $2M to Resolve Allegations of False Billing under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives 17%.

Acacia Mental Health Clinic and Owner Agree to Pay > $4M in Cash and Other Compensation to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Health Care Industry Dominates False Claims Act Recoveries

Duke University Pays $112.5M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Scientific Research Misconduct (false data in 30 grants).  Whistleblower receives $33,750,000.

MedStar Health to Pay U.S. $35M re Allegations that it Paid #Kickbacks to a Cardiology Group in Exchange for Referrals under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower Awards undisclosed.

Hyundai Oilbank and S-Oil to pay approximately $52M under False Claims Act re Fuel Supply Contracts for U.S. Military Bases in SKorea bid-rigging conspiracy.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

Covidien Pays > $17M under False Claims Act re Alleged Remuneration re Market Development Support to Physicians.  Whistleblowers receive $3,146,030.

Skyline Urology to Pay $1.85M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations of #Medicare Overbilling.  Whistleblower receives $323,750.

FL Compounding Pharmacy and Owners to Pay at Least $775K to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives at least $139,500.

GeneticTesting Company Agrees to Pay $1.99M to Resolve False Claims Act Case re Medicare Used for Medically Unnecessary Tests.  Whistleblowers receive $348,316.50.

SC University to Pay $2.5M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Arising From Violation of Ban on Incentive Compensation.  Whistleblower receives $375,000.

Pentec Health, Inc. to Pay $17M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower Award undisclosed.

Walgreens agrees to pay $269M to U.S. under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower Awards undisclosed.

Orlando Nursing Facility, Physician, & Related Providers Agree To Pay $1.5M To Resolve Allegations Of Illegal Kickbacks under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $267,000.

Pathology Lab to Pay $63.5M for Providing Illegal Inducements to Referring Physicians under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower Awards TBD.

Walgreens to Pay $3.5M to Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act.  Whistleblower Awards undisclosed.

AG Nominee Barr Reverses Position on Key Whistleblower Law

Montana Hospital paid $10M to settle False Claims Act lawsuit over radiology services.  Whistleblowers receive 28%.

2018

Justice Department Recovers Over $2.8B from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2018

Record $330M Settlement With Sprint In Groundbreaking NY False Claims Act Litigation Involving Unpaid Sales Tax.  Whistleblower receives $62.7M.

Florida Vascular Surgeon To Pay $2.23M To Settle False Claims Act Case re Vein Ablation Services.  Whistleblower receives $446,000.

Hospice Care Provider Pays Nearly $6M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblowers receive $1.17M.

$2.7M AWARDED IN FIRST-EVER WASHINGTON MEDICAID FALSE CLAIMS ACT TRIAL.  Whistleblower receives 25%.

Aurora Health Care Agrees to Pay $12M to Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act and the Stark Law.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Target to Pay $3M in False Claims Act Case re Violations of Medicaid Refill Rules.  Whistleblower Ex-Target Pharmacist receives $570,000.

Western Medical Group To Pay $1.6M To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

NYC U.S. Attorney Settles False Claims Act Case Against Law Firm Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates & Two Affiliates For Inflating Foreclosure- And Eviction-Related Expenses.  WhistleblowerAward undisclosed.

LivaNova agrees to pay $1.87M to resolve False Claims Act allegations arising from improper kickback payments.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Covidien Pays $13M to Resolve Allegations of Medical Device Kickbacks under False Claims Act. Whistleblower receives $2,015,000.

Duke University Close to Settling Research Fraud False Claims Act Lawsuit Tied to $200M in Federal Research Grants

> $3.2M in Criminal Restitution and Civil Damages in NY False Claims Act Bottini Fuel Case For Diverting Customers’ Credit Balances For Their Own Benefit.  Whistleblower receives $491,358.

SC Therapy Practice to Pay $200,000 re Allegations That It Submitted False Claims to Medicare and Medicaid Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $36,000.

$7M Result in non-intervened False Claims Act case alleging Medicare fraud, overbilling and upcoding by medical providers

Duke University to settle False Claims Act case alleging researchers used fraudulent data to win millions in grants.  Whistleblower award TBD.

$5.1M Settlement Reached With Indiana Dental Firm To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Vascular Access Centers to Pay at Least $3.825M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblowers receive at least $612,000.

Mortgage Company Agrees to Pay $13.2M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Related to Loan Guarantees.  Whistleblower receives $1,980,000.

AmerisourceBergen Pays $625M re Repackaged Cancer–Supportive Drugs to Profit From Overfill Allegations under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $93,089,441.

Medicare Advantage Provider to Pay $270M to Settle False Claims Act Liabilities.  Whistleblower receives $10,199,100.

Hospital Chain Pays > $260M to Resolve False Billing and Kickback Allegations under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $15M, $12M and TBD.

East Alabama Medical Center to Pay More Than $6.6M under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Kalispell Regional Healthcare System to Pay $24M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $5,411,521.

Government Settles $1.2M Lawsuit Against Florida Compounding Pharmacy And Its Owner For Excessive Charges To TRICARE under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $264K.

Harbinger Hedge Fund Manager to Pay $30M in Tax Accord under New York False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $15.4M.

$1.3M Judgment Against Toxicology Laboratory for Committing Healthcare Fraud under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Texas A&M Research Foundation Pays $750,000 to Settle False Claims Act Claims Alleging Improper Charges to Federal Grants.  Whistleblowers receive $142,500.

Dermatology Healthcare Agrees To Pay $4M In False Claims Act Settlement.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Ambulance Co. & Municipal Clients to Pay > $21M to Settle Allegations re False Claims Act Violations.  Whistleblower receives $4,900,000.

Reliant to Pay $6.1M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations re Kickbacks to Nursing Homes for Rehabilitation Therapy Business.  Whistleblower receives $915,000.

Durable Medical Equipment Provider Lincare Pays $5.25M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $918,750.

Post Acute Med to Pay > $13M to Settle False Claims Act Case re Kickbacks and Improper Physician Relationships.  Whistleblower receives $2,345,670.

Texas AG Recovers $110M in Medicaid Fraud Settlements.  Whistleblowers & attorneys receive $20M (Seroquel), $7.5M (Crestor).

Grenada Lake Medical Center to Pay More Than $1.1M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations re Medically Unnecessary Psychotherapy Services.  Whistleblower receives $195,000.

Prime Healthcare Services and CEO to Pay $65M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $17,225,000.

SC’s Early Autism Project, Inc. Pays $8.8M to Settle Allegations of Fraud under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $435,000.

Detroit Area Hospital System to Pay $84.5M to Settle False Claims Act Cases re Improper Payments to Referring Physicians.  Whistleblower awards TBD.

3M Company to Pay $9.1M to Resolve Allegations Under False Claims Act re Defective Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs.  Whistleblower receives $1,911,000.

2 Consulting Companies, 9 Nursing Facilities to Pay $10M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations re Medically Unnecessary Rehabilitation Services.  Whistleblowers receive $2M.

Palm Beach, FL Home Health Care Company and Owner Agree to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations for $1.5M.  Whistleblower receives $300,000.

Medical Device Maker AngioDynamics Agrees to Pay $12.5M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $2.3M.

Former Second Chance Body Armor President Settles False Claims Act Case re Defective Bullet Proof Vests.  Whistleblower receives $28,750 plus %.

Health Quest and Putnam Hospital Center to Pay $14.7M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblowers receive $1,893,092, $56,266, and $875,546.

Caris to Pay $8.5M to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit Alleging That it Billed for Ineligible Hospice Patients.  Whistleblower receives $1,402,500.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Fine Jewelry Designer For Evading Customs Duties.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

FWC Urogynecology To Pay $1.7M To Settle False Claims Act Liability For Misuse Of Medicare Billing Codes.  Whistleblower receives $306,000.

Healogics Agrees to Pay Up to $22.51M to Settle False Claims Act Liability for Improper Billing of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.  Whistleblowers receive $4,276,900.

Livingston Regional Hospital, LLC Agrees To Settle False Claims Act Allegations For $784,000.  Whistleblowers receive $156,800.

Signature HealthCARE to Pay > $30M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Related to Rehabilitation Therapy.  Whistleblower awards TBD.

Allegiance Health Management to Pay > $1.7M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $300,000.

U.S. Settles 20M False Claims Act Lawsuit Alleging Contractor Falsely Overcharged the U.S. Navy for Ship Husbanding Services.  Whistleblowers receive $4.4M.

U.S. Obtains $114M Judgment Against Individuals for Paying Kickbacks & Claims for Medically Unnecessary Tests under  FalseClaimsAct.  Whistleblowers’ Awards TBD.

United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Riverside Spine & Pain Physicians For More Than $1.2M.  Whistleblower receives $240,000.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $6.6M Settlement Against CityMD in False Claims Act case.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

NJ Construction Firm To Pay $1.5M To Resolve Joint State And Federal False Claims Act Action.  Whistleblower receives > $150,000.

$9.8M Settlement of False Claims Act suit against K-Mart.  Whistleblower receives $2,476,208.26.

Lance Armstrong to Pay $5M to Settle False Claims Act Case re Allegations re Anti-Doping Provisions of Postal Service Sponsorship Agreement.  Whistleblower receives $1,100,000.

Allergan To Pay $3.5M To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating To LAP-BAND Bariatric Medical Device.  Whistleblower receives $594,064.

Banner Health Agrees to Pay Over $18M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives “roughly $3.3 million.”

Rotech to Pay $9.68M to Settle False Claims Act Liability Related to Improper Billing for Portable Oxygen.  Whistleblower receives $1,645,600.

Radiation Therapy Company Pays Up to $11.5M to Settle False Claims Act and Kickbacks Case.  Whistleblower receives $1.725M.

Two Utah construction companies to pay $1.2M to settle False Claims Act case.  Whistleblower award amount undisclosed.

Georgia Orthopaedic and Anesthesia providers to pay $3.2M to settle False Claim Act allegations.  Whistleblower receives award.

$10M Settlement Under False Claims Act Against Centerlight Healthcare For Collecting Medicaid Payments For Services Often Not Provided.  Whistleblower award unclear.

Alere to Pay $33.2M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations re Unreliable Diagnostic Testing Devices.  Whistleblower receives $5.6M.

Intra-Operative Monitoring Company To Pay $550,000 To Settle False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $93,500.

Fiber Manufacturer to Pay $66M re Defective Bullet Proof Vests in False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $5,775,000.

CA service to pay $11M in False Claims Act case.  Whistleblower awards TBD.

PA Hospital and Cardiology Group to Pay $20.75M to Settle False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $6,017,500.

Vermont Hospital Pays $1,655,000 To Resolve Allegations Of False Claims Act Violations.  Whisteblower award TBD.

British Retailer & CEO Pay $908,100 to Settle False Claims Act Case re Avoidance of Customs Duties.  Whistleblower receives 18%.

Interpreting the False Claims Act, News Release, Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, February 13, 2018

Interpreting the False Claims Act, Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, February 13, 2018

Home Furnishings Resource Group Inc. Agrees to Pay $500,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations re Evaded Customs Duties.  Whistleblower receives $75,000.

Kentucky Otolaryngologist Pays $2.79M To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $474,598.86.

Florida-Based School Chain To Pay $600,000 re False Claims For Federal Student Financial Aid Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award unclear.

Tampa Ambulance Providers Pay $5.5M To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations re Medically Unnecessary Transports.  Whistleblower receives $1.15M.

United States Obtains $16.2M Judgment Against MRI Provider Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives 18%.

Tennessee Chiropractor Pays > $1.45M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives > $246,500.

Scripps Health to Pay $1.5M to Settle False Claims Act Claims for Services Rendered by Unauthorized Physical Therapists.  Whistleblower receives $225,000.

Lockheed Martin Agrees To Pay $4.4M To Resolve False Claims Act Claims It Provided Faulty Equipment To The Coast Guard.  Whistleblower receives $990,000.

Bassett Mirror Pays $10.5M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations re Evaded Customs Duties.  Whistleblower receives approximately $1.9M.

Textile Importer Pays $2,338,879 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations – “intentionally misclassified” imported goods.  Whistleblower receives approximately $397,609.

Benevis & Kool Smiles Dental Clinics Pay $23.9M to Settle False Claims Act Cases re Medically Unnecessary Dental Services.  Whistleblowers receive $2.4M.

2017

Kmart to Pay U.S. $32.3M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations for Overbilling.  Whistleblower receives $9.3M.

DOJ Recovers > $3.7 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in FY 2017 – whistleblowers are often “essential to uncovering the truth”

Two Physician Groups Pay Over $33M to Resolve Claims Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $6,222,907.

Celgene whistleblower receives $73M whistleblower award

Region 8 mental health center pays back $7M to DOJ under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives > $1M.

DaVita Rx Agrees to Pay $63.7M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblowers receive $2.1M.

21st Century Oncology to Pay $26M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $2M re Stark Law violations.

IBERIABANK Agrees to Pay Over $11.6M to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability for Submitting False Claims for  Loan Guarantees.  Whistleblowers receive >$2.2M.

Florida Physician To Pay $1.95 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations re Unnecessary Ultrasounds.  Whistleblower receives $350,000.

Minnesota Dermatologist Pays $850,000 To Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower award undisclosed.

Dallas-Based Physician-Owned Hospital Pays $7.5M re Kickbacks to Physicians in Exchange for Surgical Referrals in False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblowers receive $1,125,000.

MS Nursing Facility Pays $1.25M to Settle False Claims Act Case re Grossly Substandard Care.  Whistleblower award TBD.

Two Insurance Companies Agree To Pay More Than $2 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives more than $600,000.

Mercer Transportation Company Agrees To Pay $4.4 Million To Resolve Alleged Violations Of The False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $814,000.

Catholic Health Pays $6M re False Claims Act Medicare Case.  Whistleblower award TBD.

Hospice Cos. Pay $75M to Resolve False Claims Act Medicare Cases.  Whistleblowers awards TBD.

HSBC Bank Pays $2.1M To Settle False Claims Act SBA Loan Fraud Case.  Whistleblower award TBD.

DOD Contractor Triple Canopy Pays $2.6M re False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $500K.

$7M Settlement in AnMed Health False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $1.2M.

DOE Sub Pays $2.0M re False Claims Act SBA Fraud Case.  Whistleblowers receive $470K.

$296M Judgment Against Allied Home Mortgage Entities Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower award TBD.

Dental Chain Pays $1.3M to Resolve False Claims Act Medicaid Fraud Case.  Whistleblower award TBD.

NY MediSys Pays $4M to Settle False Claims Act Anti-Kickback Physicians Case.  Whistleblower receives $600K.

PAE Architects Pays $5M To Resolve False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $875K.

SC Family Practice Chain Settles False Claims Act Medicare Fraud Case for $2M.  Whistleblower receives $340K.

Galena Biopharma Pays >$7.5M re False Claims Act Anti-Kickback Opioid Case.  Whistleblower receives $1.2M.

Provider Pays $627K to Settle False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblowers receive $113K.

CHRISTUS Pays $12.24M re False Claims Act Medicaid Fraud Case.  Whistleblower receives $2.2M.

$12M Settlement in False Claims Act Medicare Fraud Anti-Kickback Case.  Whistleblower receives $2.3M.

Mylan Pays $465M re False Claims Act EpiPen Case.  Whistleblower Sanofi receives $39M.

DOD Contractor Pays $9.2M to Resolve False Claims Act False Billing Case.  Whistleblower receives $1.6M.

DOD Contractor Pays $16M to Settle False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $2.9M.

PHH Pays >$74M re False Claims Act Mortgage Lending Case.  Whistleblower receives >$9M.

Navicent Settles False Claims Act Ambulance Fraud Case For >$2.5M.  Whistleblower award TBD.

Wells Fargo pays $108M to settle False Claims Act fraud case.  Whistleblowers award TBD.

Celgene Pays $280M To Settle False Claims Act Fraud Case.  Whistleblower award TBD.

Tampa Doctor Pays $4M To Settle False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblowers receive $600K.

VNS Choice settles False Claims Act Medicaid Fraud case for $4.4M.  Whistleblower award TBD.

3 Cos. Pay $19.5M re False Claims Act Medicare Fraud Cases.  Whistleblowers receive $3.6M.

Wal-Mart Pays $1.65M re False Claims Act Medi Cal Case.  Whistleblower receives $264K.

Hospice Co. Settles False Claims Act Case For $2M.  Whistleblowers receive > $350K.

Carolina Healthcare Pays $6.5M To Settle False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $1.4M.

Allergan settles False Claims Act case for $13M.  Whistleblower awards TBD.

Medical Equip Co. Pays $2.7M To Resolve False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $489K.

CA Hospital Pays $42M re False Claims Act Anti-Kickback case.  Whistleblower receives $9.2M.

Medical Supply Settles False Claims Act Case For $898,523.  Whistleblower receives $224,631.

Cardiac Monitoring Cos. Pay $13.5M re False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $2.4M

Genesis Health Pays $53.6M to Resolve False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblowers receive $9.6M.

Health Records Vendor Settles False Claims Act Case for $155M.  Whistleblower receives $30M.

Medicare Advantage Org Pays $32.5M re False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower award TBD.

DOD Contractor Pays $95M, Drops $249M Claim, re False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $38.8M.

$54M Settlement in False Claims Act Case v CareCore National.  Whistleblower receives $10.5M.

MO Hospitals Pay $34M to Settle False Claims Act Claims.  Whistleblower receives $5,440,000.

Omnicare Pays $8M To Settle False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblowers receive > $2M.

CA Oncology Center Pays $3M re False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $555K.

AL Co. Settles NY False Claims Act Tax Whistleblower Case For $40M.  Whistleblower receives $8.8M.

NC Pathology Lab Settles False Claims Act Case For $601,000.  Whistleblower receives $120K.

Quest pays $6M re False Claims Act Anti-Kickback case.  Whistleblower receives 26%.

Poplar Pays Nearly $900,000 re False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $205,841.

IN provider pays $18M re False Claims Act Anti-Kickback case.  Whistleblower receives $2.8M.

Oxygen co pays $11.4M re False Claims Act Medicare Fraud case.  Whistleblower receives $1.8M.

CA Doctor Pays $2.7M re Medicare Fraud Case.  Whistleblower receives $482,652.

CA Inc. Pays $45M re False Claims Act IT Contract Case.  Whistleblower receives $10.2M.

Walgreens Pays $9.86M re CA False Claims Act Medicaid Fraud Case.  Whistleblowers receive $2.3M.

Hedge Fund Pays $40M under NY False Claims Act.  Tax Whistleblower receives $8.8M.

Healthcare Co. Pays $60M re Medicare and Medicaid False Claims Act Claims.  Whistleblower receives $11.4M.

Ambulance Co. Pays $12.7M re False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $3.5M.

Hospital Co. Pays $60M re False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $11.4M.

2016

CA Clinic et al To Pay $2.6M re False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $545K.

Forest Pays $38M re False Claims Act Kickback Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $7.8M.

IA Dental Co Pays >$300K re Medicaid Fraud Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive >$90K.

Justice Department Recovers Over $4.7 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2016

East Texas Laboratory Company and Owners Agree to $3.75 Million Payment for False Medicare Claims

CA Landlord pays $75K re Section 8 False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $13.5K.

FL Hospital to Pay $12M re False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblowers receive >$2.7M.

Landlord Pays $75K re Section 8 False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $13.5K.

Garden Grove, CA aerospace firm settles Whistleblower case for $2.7M.  Whistleblower receives $621K.

PA Device Co. Pays $36M re Criminal & False Claims Act Cases.  Whistleblower receives 5.1M.

PA Doctors Settle False Claims Act Case for $690K.  Whistleblower receives $124K.

FL Pharmacies Pay $750K To Settle False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $143K.

Home Health/Owner Pay $1.8M re False Claims Act Kickback Case.  Whistleblower receives $43K.

Life Care Centers to Pay $145M in False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblowers receive $29M.

Medical Center Pays $5.85M to Resolve False Claims Act Case.  Whistleblower receives $1.2M.

Nation’s Largest Nursing Home Pharmacy to Pay Over $28 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $3M.

Hospital Chain Will Pay over $513 Million for Defrauding the United States and Making Illegal Payments in Exchange for Patient Referrals Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $84.43 Million.

Hospital Chain settles Medicare False Claims Act case for $33M.  Whistleblower receives $4M.

Defunct Cosmetology School’s Insurer Pays $8.6 Million to Resolve Claims that School Improperly Obtained Federal Student Loan Funds Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $2.4 Million.

New York City hospitals settle Medicaid fraud charges for $2.95 Million under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $590 Thousand.

NY Hospital Pays $3.2M re NY and US False Claims Act case.  Whistleblower receives $560K.

Jacintoport International LLC and Seaboard Marine Ltd. Agree to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Delivery of Humanitarian Food Aid for $1.075 Million.  Whistleblower receives $215 Thousand.

South Carolina Hospital to Pay $17 Million to Resolve False Claims Act and Stark Law Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $4.5 Million.

Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Acclarent Inc. Pays Government $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $3.5 Million.

Florida Cardiologist and His Practice Pay Millions and Agree to Three Years of Exclusion to Resolve Alleged False Billings for Unnecessary Procedures and Illegal Kickbacks Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $1.3 Million.

Information Technology Companies to Pay $5.8 Million for Misrepresentations Relating to Small Business Status and Contract Fee Payments Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $1.4 Million.

Pharmaceutical Companies To Pay $67 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating To Tarceva.  Whistleblower receives $10 Million.

San Diego Construction Company Pays $5.4M Over Fraud Claims Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $1.485M.

Former CEO-Physician and Drug Testing Laboratory Pay $9.35 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $1.683 Million.

Senator Grassley: False Claims Act is Our Most Important Tool to Fight Fraud against Taxpayers

Z Gallerie pays $15 million to settle allegations that it misled customs officials under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $2.4 Million.

Wyeth and Pfizer Agree to Pay $784.6 Million to Resolve Lawsuit Alleging That Wyeth Underpaid Drug Rebates to Medicaid Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $98 Million.

Bon Secours Health System and Doctor Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $108K.

Company pays $2.5 million to resolve false claims lawsuit under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $361K & $56K. 

The Hayner Hoyt Corporation To Pay $5 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Liability.  Whistleblower receives $875 Thousand.

Florida Home Health Care Company Agrees to Pay $1.1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblower receives $198 Thousand.

United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against 21st Century Oncology for $34.7 Million.  Whistleblower receives $7 Million.

Defense Contractor Armorsource LLC Agrees to Pay $3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations. Whistleblowers receive $450 Thousand.

Medical Equipment Company Will Pay $646 Million for Making Illegal Payments to Doctors and Hospitals in United States and Latin America Under False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Whistleblower receives $50 Million.

Four Pennsylvania-Based Companies and Two Individuals Agree to Pay $3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit Alleging Evaded Customs Duties.  Whistleblowers receive $480 Thousand.

Fifty-One Hospitals Pay United States More Than $23 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Related to Implantation of Cardiac Devices.  Whistleblowers receive $3.5 Million.

Lockheed Martin Agrees to Pay $5 Million to Settle Alleged Violations of the False Claims Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.  Whistleblowers receive $920 Thousand.

Dignity Health Pays $5.9M To Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  Whistleblowers receive >$3.5M.

Pharma whistleblower takes total payouts close to $100m under False Claims Act.  Pfizer agreement to pay $785m to settle claims over Medicaid rebate adds to William LaCorte total.

Fort Myers urologist agrees to pay more than $1M.  Whistleblower receives $200K.

Stericycle agrees to $29m settlement in False Claims Act case.  Whistleblower receives $5.7m.

Medical Firm Reaches $600,000 Settlement Over Use of Unlicensed Technicians Under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $102,000.

Nashville company to pay $7.8M after charging for dead patients under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $1.4M.

2015

HCA pays $2 million to settle whistle-blower case over heart procedures under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $560 thousand.

Health care tops lists of False Claims Act violations

Whistleblower in PVC pipe case stands to get $6.3 million

Phoenix hospice settles false Medicare billing claims for $2.2 million under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $440,000.

Walter Investment fined $29.6 million for False Claims Act violations.  Whistleblower receives $5.15 million.

Allied Dental pays whistleblower $420,000 under False Claims Act

Pediatric Services of America, units to pay $6.88 million False Claims Act settlement.  Whistleblowers receive $1.1 million.

Senator Grassley:  Grassley Floor Statement on the False Claims Act

Contractor pays $7.8M for falsely claiming 8(a) status.  Whistleblowers receive $1.5M.

N.J. medical practice to pay $3.6M to settle false-billing claims under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $648,000.

Salt Lake City medical company pays $7.5M to settle health care fraud case under False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers receive $1.5M.

UPS to pay $25M for false delivery claims under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $3.75M.

PharMerica to Pay $31.5 Million to Settle Lawsuit Alleging Violations of Controlled Substances Act And False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $4.3 Million.

Westchester, NY hospital pays $18.8 million to settle U.S. kickback case under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower’s widow receives $3.71 million.

DaVita will pay $495 million to settle Atlanta whistle-blower False Claims Act case.  Whistleblowers to receive up to $135 million.

Family Dermatology to pay $3.2M to settle alleged False Claims Act violations.  Whistleblowers receive $584,000.

Miami lender settles Ex-Im Bank False Claims Act suit for $3.8M.  Whistleblowers receive $608K.

Florida health care company settles federal fraud claims under False Claims Act.  Whistleblower receives $198,000.

Insurance Coverage for False Claims Acts Lawsuits

Patel whistleblower gets $1.26M plus attorneys’ fees

Hospice With Missouri And Kansas Offices Settles Fraud Allegations For $4 Million.  Whistleblowers receive $680,000.

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