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March 10, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Property Management Firm to Settle Allegations of Defrauding the U.S. Department of Housing

The False Claims Act applies to virtually any intentional submission of a false claim for payment to the federal government. Often times, this involves healthcare fraud and fraud in the defense contracting sector. However, every now and then, a story will emerge involving a less-publicized public entity on the receiving […]
February 21, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Pivotal Legal Issues Involved in Any False Claims Act Case

When a whistleblower plaintiff sets out to pursue her claim, she should begin by discussing the facts with a whistleblower attorney. If the claim seems likely to be meritorious, the attorney will file a complaint setting forth the facts and how the facts meet required legal thresholds. These thresholds are […]
February 18, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

False Claims Act Lawsuit Filed Alleging Faulty and Defective Guardrails

In a recent False Claims Act case out of Texas, industrial guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries, Inc. is facing significant liability stemming from allegations it secretly altered its production and design of guardrails along national highways, resulting in catastrophic injuries and death for entangled motorists. More specifically, this case highlights an […]
January 31, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

United States Intervenes in Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Improper Background Checks

The United States Department of Justice opted to intervene in a whistleblower case, filed in 2011, alleging faulty background checks performed by a private government contractor, United States Investigations Services, LLC (USIS). In the original whistleblower complaint, filed by former USIS employee Blake Percival, allegations suggest that USIS failed to […]
January 30, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

New York City Settles Medicaid Fraud Allegations

The False Claims Act is designed, in part, to protect taxpayers from paying for services reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid that either did not take place or did not conform to Medicaid and Medicare guidelines. One common example of non-conformation involves submission of claims for medical services performed by a […]
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