Legal Insights & Articles

False Claims Act Lawsuit Forces Golden Living to Settle Claims of Fraudulent Wound Care

The United States and the State of Georgia recently reached a settlement in a False Claims Act lawsuit with Golden Gate National Senior Care (GGNSC). While headquartered in the state of Texas, Golden Gate National Senior Care operates skilled nursing facilities across the nation under the “Golden Living” brand, including facilities in Atlanta, Georgia. The [...]

By |2019-02-20T14:40:27-05:00March 20th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Florida Sleep Testing Center Agrees to Pay Over $15 Million in Settlement

In a recent settlement with the the Department of Justice, a Florida-based sleep-testing center, American Sleep Medicine LLC, has agreed to pay more than $15 million to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act.  American Sleep Medicine agreed to the settlement to resolve allegations that they fraudulently billed Medicare, TRICARE and other federal health [...]

By |2022-04-20T14:32:37-04:00March 14th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Two False Claims Act Lawsuits Settle Allegations of Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

A doctor in Stratford, Connecticut agreed to pay a $700,000 settlement to the United States government to resolve charges of Medicare overbilling under the False Claims Act. At the same time, a mental healthcare facility located in New Hampshire agreed to pay the state $54,281.76 to resolve claims that under New Hampshire’s False Claims Act, the [...]

By |2019-02-28T10:58:58-05:00March 13th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

CIA Contractors to Pay $3 Million for False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act Violations

According to an official statement from the Justice Department, American Systems Corporation, Anixter International Inc. and Corning Cable Systems LLC have each agreed to pay the United States government $3 million in order to settle allegations of violating the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute while bidding on a contract with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). [...]

By |2022-05-08T09:27:17-04:00March 12th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Tailor to the Stars Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today that Mohanbhai “Mohan” Ramchandani, known as the "tailor to the stars," and his business corporation, Mohan's Custom Tailors, Inc., has chosen to plead guilty to felony charges for evading the payment of New York sales and income tax for nearly a decade. Ramchandani reportedly owes at least $2 million [...]

By |2022-05-08T11:51:02-04:00March 7th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Par Pharmaceuticals Pleads Guilty to Civil & Criminal Allegations of Off-Label Marketing

Par Pharmaceuticals recently pled guilty in federal court to charges of off-label marketing and will be forced to pay $45 million in order to resolve the company's criminal and civil liability. Par allegedly promoted its prescription drug, Megace ES, for off-label uses that were not approved as safe or effective by the Food and Drug [...]

By |2022-05-08T09:27:41-04:00March 5th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Defense Contractors Convicted of Fraud by a Federal Jury

A federal jury recently convicted two Poway-based defense contractors and a Poway corporation of conspiracy and bribery in connection with a defense fraud and corruption scheme at Naval Air Station North Island. The defendants in the case were Robert Ehnow, owner and president of Poway defense contractor L&N Industrial Tool & Supply, Joanne Loehr, owner [...]

By |2021-01-08T13:58:32-05:00March 4th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Texas Court Rules American Working in Jordan Not Protected by Dodd-Frank

Whistleblower Suit Dismissed by Texas Court due to Interpretation of Dodd-Frank Act The United States District Court of the Southern District of Texas recently decided to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former employee of G.E. Energy (GE). What makes the case unique is that the former Iraqi country manager for GE claims he [...]

By |2022-07-19T22:18:13-04:00March 1st, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Timing is Crucial for Dodd-Frank Act’s Whistleblower Program

Two and a half years after the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower program passed and more than one year after key rules went into effect, the program has generated more than 3,000 tips, complaints, and referrals. It has also yielded the first Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action this year. The program’s first reward was made in August [...]

By |2022-07-19T22:08:48-04:00February 28th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

IRS Paid Out a Record $125 Million to Whistleblowers in 2012 According to New Report

The Internal Revenue Service released its Whistleblower Report for Fiscal Year 2012, which ended on Sept. 30. The report is required by Congress and shows the annual accounting for the IRS whistleblower program that pays rewards to those people who report or turn in tax frauds. The IRS whistleblowers office reported that in Fiscal Year 2012, it [...]

By |2022-05-08T09:28:19-04:00February 27th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|
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