Oakland Construction Company Settles False Claims Act Violations

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal agency tasked with, among other things, assisting in the creation and maintenance of small and minority-owned businesses. Under its Section 8(a) Business Development Program, interested applicants can submit their business plan and, if eligible, receive financial assistance for their venture. The program is generally limited to those [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:08:46+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Contractor Fraud|

Shell Oil Company Pays to Settle Allegations of False Claims for Environmental Clean-Up

In a recent case out of Massachusetts, oil giant Shell has agreed to pay $4 million to the Commonwealth in order to settle claims it improperly billed for environmental cleanup services. We have reported in the past on the importance of state-level false claims acts, which often work to supplement the efforts of the federal [...]

By | 2018-09-24T15:04:45+00:00 March 28th, 2014|Environmental Fraud|

Par Pharmaceuticals Pleads Guilty to Civil & Criminal Allegations of Off-Label Marketing

Par Pharmaceuticals recently pled guilty in federal court to charges of off-label marketing and will be forced to pay $45 million in order to resolve the company's criminal and civil liability. Par allegedly promoted its prescription drug, Megace ES, for off-label uses that were not approved as safe or effective by the Food and Drug [...]

By | 2018-09-21T14:16:57+00:00 March 5th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Timing is Crucial for Dodd-Frank Act’s Whistleblower Program

Two and a half years after the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower program passed and more than one year after key rules went into effect, the program has generated more than 3,000 tips, complaints, and referrals. It has also yielded the first Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action this year. The program’s first reward was made in August [...]

By | 2018-10-04T15:44:31+00:00 February 28th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|