Legal News Articles - Whistleblower
October 31, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: Not one, but two healthcare fraud lawsuits against the renowned Massachusetts General Hospital and its operator allege double-booking of surgeries that possibly put patients at risk. There are also allegations that patients are misled into assuming their procedures will be performed by experienced surgeons, when in fact residents and fellows often perform various aspects of a procedure while the primary surgeon is out of the room.Read [ Whistleblower Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Alleges Surgical Double-Booking ]
October 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: An Ohio-based chemicals and roofing company accused of gouging the federal government following an investigation resulted in an SEC whistleblower lawsuit that defendant RPM International attempted to have dismissed. On September 29, however a federal judge in Washington declined to dismiss, and the whistleblower lawsuit will move forward.Read [ Ohio Firm Loses Petition to Have SEC Lawsuit Dismissed ]
October 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Columbus, OH: The Department of Justice has announced that Olympia Therapy, Inc. (Olympia), an Ohio nursing home, and its management service provider, Provider Services, Inc. (Provider) have agreed to settle a healthcare fraud lawsuit brought by Vladimir Trakhter, a former Olympia employee. The case puts a uniquely human face on the damage done by Medicare fraud.Read [ Whistleblower Nets $2.9 Million in Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit ]
September 29, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A former executive with a real estate investment trust who brought an SEC whistleblower lawsuit against his former employer has seen his case mushroom into a debate over protections for whistleblowers couched in the Dodd-Frank Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Also debated within the lawsuit, which has since been elevated to the US Supreme Court, is the relationship between the various provisions within Dodd-Frank / Sarbanes-Oxley, and those within the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Read [ Is Fired Executive’s Case an SEC Whistleblower Lawsuit? Supreme Court to Decide ]
September 20, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC:. Insiders with information about securities fraud should know three important things before filing an SEC fraud whistleblower lawsuit:Read [ SEC Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits Fly under the Radar ]
September 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Camden, NJ: A former employee of Cooper Health System in New Jersey has filed a whistleblower healthcare fraud lawsuit after the paramedic claims he was fired for raising concerns about poor treatment of patients, potential billing fraud and other allegations related to regulatory violations.Read [ Whistleblower Alleges Healthcare Fraud in Lawsuit ]
August 28, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Atlanta, GA: The Medical Center, Navicent Health (“Navicent”) has agreed to pay $2,549,742 to the United States and the State of Georgia to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act (FCA) and the Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act by submitting inflated bills for ambulance transportation. The qui tam whistleblower lawsuit that brought about the settlement is significant because it targeted the common practice of “up coding.” Up coding occurs when providers inflate the claims submitted to Medicare or Medicaid by misrepresenting the complexity or emergency nature of services provided.Read [ Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit Goes After “Up Coding” ]
August 2, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY: The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been relentless in its pursuit of wrongdoers in the financial industry. Since 2011 it has recovered $975 million in enforcement actions ranging from elaborate investment schemes to financial advisors that work to benefit themselves rather than investors.Read [ Tipsters Play Huge Role in Rooting Out Financial Fraud ]
August 1, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: The noise from Washington D.C. these past months is such a wild, aggressive cacophony of loud voices, tweets, emails, conflicting opinion and unending TV gab that it is easy to overlook some very significant Trump inspired legislation making its way through the House of Representatives and the Senate.Read [ ‘Back the Blue Bill’ Will Crush Civil Rights/Wrongful Death Lawsuits ]
July 30, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC: Rooting out healthcare fraud is a top priority for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and on July 17, 2017 the DOJ announced a massive $1.3 billion crackdown on healthcare professionals involved in schemes to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare services for US veterans and their families.Read [ Healthcare Fraudsters Caught in Giant DOJ Sweep ]