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Benefits of U.S. False Claims Act Explored at Historic Canadian Charbonneau Commission

The United States False Claims Act has proven successful in recovering tens of billions of dollars in fraud, waste, and intentional deceit. As the False Claims Act gains increasing domestic notoriety, other nations are showing a growing interest in this sort of incentivizing, anti-fraud program. Our Northern neighbor Canada recently allowed testimony from several [...]

By | 2018-08-21T14:48:43+00:00 November 17th, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|

US Bank to Pay $200 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Minneapolis-based US Bank recently agreed to pay $200 million to the government to settle false claims act allegations after admitting it engaged in sub-par underwriting practices. Late last month, banking services company US Bank agreed to repay the government a staggering $200 million amid allegations it misrepresented residential home loans as suitable for [...]

By | 2018-03-27T08:36:51+00:00 July 11th, 2014|Mortgage Fraud|

New York Attorney General Files ‘Reverse’ False Claims Act Case Against Two Prominent NY Hospitals

We cover quite a few stories about healthcare fraud cases litigated under the False Claims Act. Most of the time, these cases involve illegal upcoding or billing for services never rendered – two practices which net the government billions of dollars in recoveries and penalties. A concept known as “reverse” false claims pertains to a [...]

By | 2018-09-13T14:06:32+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

FHA Mortgage Lenders Facing an Increased Number of False Claims Act Lawsuits

In the last several years, an increased number of financial institutions have been the subject of mortgage fraud lawsuits brought by the United State government under the federal False Claims Act. This trend specifically involves Federal Housing Authority ("FHA") mortgage lenders. As the world’s largest mortgage insurer, the FHA backs mortgage loans for certain [...]

By | 2018-07-25T10:20:07+00:00 June 4th, 2013|Mortgage Fraud|

Florida Dermatologist Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $26.1 Million

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced one of the largest False Claims Act settlements with an individual, resolving allegations that a Florida dermatologist was performing medically unnecessary surgeries on Medicare patients and participating in an illegal kickback scheme.  Dr. Steven J. Wasserman, whose practice is in Venice, Florida, agreed to pay the government an [...]

By | 2018-08-03T10:56:52+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Government Settles Whistleblower Suit with Texas-Based Corporation for $1.1 Million

The Department of Justice recently announced the settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit against the Texas-based Fluor Corporation and its parent company, Fluor Hanford Inc., for $1.1 million. The whistleblower lawsuit alleges that Fluor violated the False Claims Act by improperly using federal funds for the purpose of lobbying. Fluor provides services to both the government and [...]

By | 2018-09-12T11:40:37+00:00 April 5th, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|

Court Rules Lockheed Martin Can be Sued for Underbidding on Government Projects

The act of deliberately underbidding on projects in order to win federal government contracts is not an uncommon practice.  Contractors submit extremely low bids for certain projects, knowing that the contract will cost the government much more in the end. Contractors underbid on these government projects for several reasons, such as hoping to gain access to [...]

By | 2018-08-03T10:20:46+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

False Claims Act Lawsuit: Hospice of Arizona to Pay $12 Million Settlement

he Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced it successfully reached a $12 million dollar settlement with Hospice of Arizona L.C., American Hospice Management LLC and their parent corporation, American Hospice Management Holdings LLC. The settlement resolves a False Claims Act (whistleblower) case that alleges Hospice of Arizona knowingly and fraudulently submitted claims to Medicare between September [...]

By | 2018-08-03T10:44:06+00:00 March 26th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

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 | 2018-08-03T10:42:58+00:00 March 20th, 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 | 2018-08-01T10:04:26+00:00 March 12th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|
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