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Arizona Jury Awards $27.6 Million To Company Founder in Retaliation Suit

Arizona Jury Awards $27.6 Million To Company Founder in Retaliation Suit April 25, 2016. By LAS Staff Writer.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (April 25, 2016) (Press Release): An Arizona federal jury has awarded $27.6 million to a healthcare staffing company founder who claimed his allegation of internal medical billing fraud led to a retaliation plan with a highly unusual method to oust him.
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Healthcare CEO Files Whistleblower Lawsuit

Healthcare CEO Files Whistleblower Lawsuit February 5, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Roseburg, OR: As one healthcare fraud lawsuit is settled, another healthcare whistleblower lawsuit has been filed alleging a worker was fired for reporting improper payments. The lawsuit was filed by the former CEO of a healthcare provider, and alleges the plaintiff was fired for reporting fraudulent Medicare payments.
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Healthcare Fraud Cost Pharmaceutical Almost $150 Million in Settlements

Healthcare Fraud Cost Pharmaceutical Almost $150 Million in Settlements January 6, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: It was four days before Christmas when a major, multimillion-dollar settlement was announced in a California healthcare fraud whistleblower lawsuit involving alleged kickbacks and other incentives to doctors in exchange for additional business.
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Healthcare Whistleblower Wins $4.5 Million

Healthcare Whistleblower Wins $4.5 Million December 7, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Richmond, VA: A healthcare whistleblower has won $4.5 million after filing a complaint about Medicaid fraud. A federal judge in Virginia made the order against an in-home therapy company, finding the company and its owner submitted false Medicaid claims.
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Tax Fraud Attorney: “We’re Talking About Cheating”

Tax Fraud Attorney: “We’re Talking About Cheating” November 10, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Miami, FL: Individuals who are willing to act as tax fraud whistleblowers may be able to collect a percentage of the money recovered by the IRS. According to attorney Ben Stewart, of Stewart Law Group, tax fraud is a widespread problem that affects all law-abiding taxpayers and results in higher taxes.
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Healthcare Fraud Whistleblowers to Split $38 Million

Healthcare Fraud Whistleblowers to Split $38 Million November 2, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: On the surface, the payday for two healthcare fraud whistleblowers may seem excessive at a combined $38 million. But when the depth and breadth of the alleged healthcare fraud is factored in, it soon becomes clear the contributions of the two lead plaintiffs were integral in what has been described as one of the largest examples of alleged healthcare fraud, in terms of the number of defendants, in the history of the False Claims Act (FCA).
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Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Results in $115 Million

Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Results in $115 Million October 23, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Hendersonville, NC: The Department of Justice recently announced it reached a settlement with Adventist Health System to settle allegations of healthcare fraud linked to improper compensation agreements with referring physicians.
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Auditor Recommends Reauthorizing Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act

Auditor Recommends Reauthorizing Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act September 17, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Seattle, WA A Washington state law encouraging medical whistleblowers to report Medicaid fraud has been a success, according to a report by auditors. The program, which allows citizens to report Medicaid fraud by providers, took effect in 2012 but expires in 2016. The auditor has recommended reauthorizing the Act to encourage further recovery.
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First Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit under Obamacare Settles for $6.88 Million

First Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit under Obamacare Settles for $6.88 Million August 24, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Norcross, GA When the Affordable Care Act was upheld by the US Supreme Court earlier this summer, provisions that enhance the government’s capacity to recover overpayments also includes enhanced rights and freedoms for whistleblowers to bring healthcare fraud lawsuits. In the first healthcare fraud whistleblower lawsuit of its kind under the Affordable Care Act, a provider of home nursing services to medically fragile children has agreed to a settlement worth $6.88 million.
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Whistleblower Gets Fair Chance to Present Case in DuPont Gas Leak Case

Whistleblower Gets Fair Chance to Present Case in DuPont Gas Leak Case August 20, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Louisiana federal judge nullified a jury verdict in favor of DuPont Co., which had been accused by a whistleblower in a False Claims Act suit of not telling federal regulators about carcinogen leaks at one of its plants, saying the chemical giant withheld evidence.
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