Department of Justice

Lockheed Martin Pays $27.5 Million to Settle Claims It Employed Unqualified Staff

A Lockheed Martin subsidiary recently paid $27.5 million to settle claims it invoiced for highly-qualified staff under a government contract for the provision of emergency services to service members serving in Afghanistan when, in fact, the workers were under-qualified for their duties.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The federal False [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:44:57+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

DOJ Announces Record $5.69 Billion Recovered Under the False Claims Act in Fiscal Year 2014

The DOJ recently announced its record-breaking $5.69 billion in recoveries under the False Claims Act this fiscal year.Image source: Wikimedia Commons In a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice, a record $5.69 billion was recovered under the False Claims Act in fiscal year 2014. This is [...]

By | 2018-03-25T16:07:03+00:00 December 15th, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|

Boeing Agrees to Pay $23 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Worldwide leader in aircraft manufacturing Boeing recently settled False Claims Act allegations involving improper billing for wages and overtime. Image source: Wikimedia Commons The Boeing Company, a preeminent aircraft manufacturer, has agreed to pay $23 million to the federal government amidst allegations of improper invoices for wages on [...]

By | 2018-03-25T13:37:36+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Department of Justice Announces Plans to Enhance Scrutiny of False Claims Act Complaints

The Department of Justice has announced its plans to further scrutinize False Claims Act filings for potential parallel criminal investigations and prosecution, which could include a criminal investigation by the FBI. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice announced its plans to enhance and fortify the review process [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:25:55+00:00 October 10th, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|

Department of Justice Files False Claims Act Complaint Against California Nursing Homes

A recent False Claims Act filing depicts horrific treatment of Medicare and Medicaid patients in a California-area nursing home.Image source: Wikimedia Commons On August 29th, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against two California-based nursing home facilities known as Country Villa Watsonville East and Country Villa [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:29:52+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Pittsburgh-Area West Penn Allegheny Health System Settles False Claims Act Case

Before its acquisition by Highmark, Inc., West Penn Allegheny Health System owned and operated five hospitals in the city of Pittsburgh. They have settled a False Claims Act case regarding unlawful kickbacks.Image source: Wikimedia Commons In a recent settlement involving the False Claims Act’s anti-kickback provisions and the federal Stark Law, Pittsburgh’s West [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:04:43+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Department of Justice to Intervene in Eight False Claims Act Lawsuits

Health Management Associates, Inc. manages over 70 hospitals across 15 states. Image source: Wikimedia Commons For those who may be unfamiliar with the procedural jumpstart of a False Claims Act whistleblower action, these cases are filed by an individual plaintiff who has firsthand, original knowledge of facts tending to suggest fraud. Plaintiffs are [...]

By | 2014-02-06T18:00:50+00:00 February 6th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

United States Intervenes in Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Improper Background Checks

The private investigations firm responsible for vetting highly-publicized whistleblower Edward Snowden is now facing FCA liability for sloppy and irresponsible background check work.Image source: Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-25T14:49:13+00:00 January 31st, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|