Legal News Articles - Whistleblower
December 15, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
TBAThe US government doesn’t like to be cheated. In fact, the government dislikes being cheated so much that it will pay people to tell on fraudsters that submit false or inflated bills for government services or try to avoid paying money they owe to the government.Read [ Cash for Whistleblowers in the Health Care Industry ]
September 18, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Last month Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $18 million because it caused health care providers to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal health care programs. The device in question is a sinus spacer product, but it’s almost a repeat performance of J&J’s Risperdal claims and subsequent settlement.Read [ Johnson & Johnson’s Tale of Two Profit Makers: Risperdal and Relieva ]
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.Read [ Arizona Jury Awards $27.6 Million To Company Founder in Retaliation Suit ]
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.Read [ Healthcare CEO Files Whistleblower Lawsuit ]
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.Read [ Healthcare Fraud Cost Pharmaceutical Almost $150 Million in Settlements ]
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.Read [ Healthcare Whistleblower Wins $4.5 Million ]
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.Read [ Tax Fraud Attorney: “We’re Talking About Cheating” ]
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).Read [ Healthcare Fraud Whistleblowers to Split $38 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.Read [ Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Results in $115 Million ]
September 17, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Auditor Recommends Reauthorizing Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act ]