Legal Insights & Articles

Technology Integration Group Agrees to Pay $5.9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

TIG is alleged to have inflated prices for computer parts and consoles under a contract it held with the National Nuclear Security Administration.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Government contract work can be exceptionally lucrative for a small or medium-sized business, often comprising a large majority of its income and [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:48:19+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Lockheed Martin Sub-Division Sandia to Pay $4.7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Sandia National Laboratories, a division of Lockheed Martin, has agreed to pay $4.7 million amid allegations it defrauded the government. Image source: Wikimedia Commons Earlier this month, government contractor Sandia National Laboratories agreed to pay $4.7 million amid allegations that it improperly and intentionally misallocated federal funding in [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:46:33+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Military Contractor Fraud|

Medical Device Manufacturer NuVasive Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

NuVasive, a manufacturer of spinal surgery devices, has agreed to settle false claims allegations for $13 million. Image source: Wikimedia Commons The publicly-traded company known as NuVasive, Inc. has agreed to pay $13 million to settle claims[1. “NuVasive To Pay $13.5 Mln To Settle False Claims Act Allegations,”, [...]

By | 2018-03-26T06:20:03+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

Maryland’s ‘Educational Affiliates’ Agrees to Pay $13 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Educational Affiliates is a for-profit company specializing in post-secondary education opportunities. It is alleged to have admitted unqualified or ineligible students using financial aid funds. Federal Student Financial Aid is the largest provider of funding for American college students in the United States. These funds have paid approximately [...]

By | 2018-03-26T06:02:16+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Education Fraud|

Wheeling Jesuit University to Pay $2.3 Million to Settle Allegations of Federal Grant Fund Misuse

West Virginia’s Wheeling Jesuit University has agreed to repay the funds it wrongfully misused under NASA’s grant program.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Unfortunately, fraud within universities is not uncommon, and today’s case highlights a growing trend of grant fund misuse. Located in the mountains of West Virginia, Wheeling Jesuit [...]

By | 2018-03-25T13:25:27+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Grant Fraud|

Tennessee Hospital Agrees to Settle Allegations of False Billing and Unlawful Practices

The Regional Hospital of Jackson has agreed to pay $510,000 to settle allegations it engaged in medically unnecessary cardiac procedures and false billing. Of the various ways in which healthcare providers can violate the False Claims Act, ordering medically unnecessary procedures – particularly those involving the cardiac system [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:42:09+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

Government Accountability Office Alerts Congress to Medicare & Medicaid Eligibility Issues

The Government Accountability Office has highlighted a significant percentage of care providers who may actually be ineligible for enrollment under Medicare and Medicaid guidelines.Image source: Wikimedia Commons In fiscal year 2014, American taxpayers footed a $554 billion dollar bill for Medicare and Medicaid – two programs that, while [...]

By | 2018-03-26T04:18:17+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

D.C. Circuit Court Upholds ‘Implied Certification Theory’ in Recent False Claims Act Case

A case recently decided in the D.C. Circuit Court involved the implied certification theory.Image source: Wikimedia Commons In yesterday’s post, we explored the concept of implied certification under the False Claims Act – a theory which somewhat eliminates the requirement for explicit false claims activity, but requires evidence [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:06:38+00:00 August 18th, 2015|False Claims Act Legal News|
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