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August 12, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Congress Takes Testimony on Effectiveness of False Claims Act: Chairman Discusses Major Issues

Late last month, Congress convened a panel of experts in its first False Claims Act oversight hearing in nearly six years. The purpose of the hearing, which was called by the Committee on Judiciary through its Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, was to enlist the opinions of several […]
August 8, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Vascular Solutions to Pay $520,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

In a recent False Claims Act settlement, Minneapolis-based Vascular Solutions, Inc. (“VSI”) has agreed to pay $520,000 to the federal government in order to settle claims it unlawfully marketed its products for the treatment of varicose veins. The company, which has admitted no liability or guilt in the matter, agreed […]
August 6, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Connecticut High Court to Rule on Pivotal Matters Relating to Whistleblower Retaliation

As you likely know, federal whistleblower laws are designed to protect relators from backlash or adverse employment decisions based solely on the whistleblower’s decision to come forward. Known as anti-retaliation laws, employees who opt to file a whistleblower lawsuit under the False Claims Act may also advance a separate cause […]
August 5, 2014 Contractor Fraud

UPDATE: Judge Declares Mistrial in Trinity Guardrail Case

As we recently reported, government contractor Trinity, Inc. began its trial before a federal District Court judge earlier this month. The case involves extensive allegations of fraudulently modified designs for highway guardrail systems, as well as extensive possible liability under the False Claims Act. In a shocking turn of events, […]
August 4, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Several Government Contractors Submit Briefs to Supreme Court in Support of FCA Limitations

The False Claims Act has proven to be a steadfast and consistent deterrent of fraudulent behavior by government contractors and those in direct business with government agencies and entities (e.g., healthcare providers). Under the tenets of the FCA, anyone caught submitting false claims for payments could face treble damages, as […]
August 1, 2014 False Claims Act Information

Frequently Asked Questions About Working With a Whistleblower Attorney

If you are aware of ongoing fraud against the federal government, you are likely feeling uneasy and anxious about the information you are holding. Upon the occurrence of any type of government fraud, whether it is against the IRS, SEC, or any other government agency, your best first step is […]
July 31, 2014 Tax Fraud

Overview of the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Program

The False Claims Act, which was enacted in the 1800s, has proven so wildly successful over the years that several other federal agencies and state governments opted to enact similar legislation. One such program, implemented by the IRS, is designed to help curtail the effects of tax fraud and evasion, […]
July 30, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Off-Label Marketing Case Involving Calgene Survives Despite Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss

Earlier this month, a False Claims Act case against drug maker Calgene was unsealed, revealing allegations of off-label marketing with regard to its controversial cancer drug Thalomid. The case, in which the government opted not to intervene, has been subject to several months’ worth of procedural wrangling by both parties. […]
July 29, 2014 Contractor Fraud

Department of Justice Opts to Intervene in False Claims Act Case Against Symantec, Corp.

As you well know, the Department of Justice has discretion to decide whether it will intervene in a whistleblower case. While only a small fraction of False Claims Act cases receive federal government intervention, qui tam plaintiffs may opt to continue on with their case without the government if they […]
July 28, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

American International Biotechnology to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Nearly $350,000

In an interesting False Claims Act case involving government contracts concerning biotechnology, Virginia-based American International Biotechnology reportedly defrauded the federal government by improperly billing for genetic testing. The case involves the widespread problem of fraud against Medicare and Medicaid, and reveals the true extent to which healthcare fraud is invading […]
July 25, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Pharmaceutical Company Astellas Settles False Claims Act Allegations With States

In an all-too-familiar scenario, pharmaceutical company Astellas, Inc. has agreed to settle all allegations against it involving the anti-fungal medication Mycamine. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had reached an agreement with the company wherein it would remit over $7 million to the government pursuant […]
July 24, 2014 Contractor Fraud

False Claims Act Case Goes to Trial in Texas; Allegations Involve Federal Highway Administration

In an interesting and unique False Claims Act case, a federal contractor tasked with performing construction and updates on interstate highways is being forced to defend against claims that it submitted fraudulent designs for approval and false claims to the government. The case made it all the way to trial, and […]
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