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Texas is Leading the Charge in Whistleblower Lawsuits

After cracking down on Medicaid fraud for over a decade, The Texas Attorney General’s Office recently reached two historic milestones. Since 2002, the Civil Medicaid Fraud Division’s recoveries in the State of Texas passed the $400 million mark, while total recoveries for the state and federal governments presently exceed $1 billion. Because the Medicaid program [...]

By |2018-06-13T10:53:55-04:00February 18th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

The SEC Whistleblower Program

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") is the federal agency responsible for regulating the securities industry and for enforcing federal securities laws. The SEC protects the public against fraudulent and manipulative practices in the securities markets. Congress created the SEC Whistleblower Program as a way to offer incentives to those people who have knowledge about securities fraud. [...]

By |2019-04-04T11:47:14-04:00February 14th, 2013|SEC Fraud|

HIPAA Security Rule: Stolen Laptop Brings $50,000 Settlement

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on January 2, 2013 the first settlement involving potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule involving less than 500 patients. An Idaho-based hospice provider was found at fault due to the theft of an unencrypted laptop computer [...]

By |2018-09-12T11:56:38-04:00February 13th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Year of the Whistleblower: How the Department of Justice Recovered $4.9 Billion in 2012

On December 4, 2012, Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West announced that during the fiscal year 2012, The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered a record $4.9 billion in settlements and judgments as a result of fraud prosecuted under the False Claims Act (FCA). During 2012, there were about 650 whistleblower, or qui tam, cases filed and around [...]

By |2019-05-06T11:40:29-04:00February 7th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

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By |2018-04-18T17:40:36-04:00February 1st, 2013|Legal Disclaimer|
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