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Florida-Based Coastal Dermatology Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $787,000

Jacksonville-based Coastal Dermatology has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations regarding illegally upcoded services offered to government healthcare beneficiaries.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Following an investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Office of Inspector General and the Department [...]

By | 2018-03-26T02:00:33+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

MetLife Home Loans LLC to Settle Mortgage Fraud Case for $125 Million

MetLife’s home mortgage division recently settled allegations of unlawfully certifying residential home loans in violation of federal guidelines for underwriting and creditworthiness review.Image source: Wikimedia Commons In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, which was primarily fueled by the housing bubble burst, many less-than-lawful residential home loan [...]

By | 2018-03-27T02:42:19+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Mortgage Fraud|

Samsung Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $2.3 Million

In a recent announcement from the Department of Justice, New Jersey-based Samsung Electronics America Inc. has agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle claims it unlawfully submitted invoices for payment under a government contract for the provision of technology and products. Allegedly, Samsung billed the government for work that did [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:36:26+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Contractor Fraud|

House of Representatives Oversight Committee Reviews False Claims Act, Pt. 3 – The Chamber of Commerce Takes a Turn

Over the past few days, we have examined a recent oversight committee hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives through its Committee on Judiciary. Specifically, the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice elicited testimony from several experts in the field of ethics and whistleblower laws, including several opinions [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:57:35+00:00 August 14th, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|

AIG Alleged to Have Lied During Government Bailout Negotiations; False Claims Act Lawsuit Unsealed

AIG was one of several large financial institutions to receive taxpayer-funded bailout money in 2008. American International Group, Inc., known as AIG, is facing a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging it failed to properly reveal certain licensing insufficiencies during 2008 bailout negotiations with the federal government. A whistleblower lawsuit, filed in 2009, was [...]

By | 2018-03-27T08:49:17+00:00 June 12th, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|

What is Medicare Fraud and How Does it Affect You?

Medicare is a government-sponsored health insurance program. It is administered by the Social Security Administration for United States citizens who are age 65 and over or for those people who suffer from a disability. The program is paid for and funded by the United States federal government. […]

By | 2018-03-25T13:31:18+00:00 July 16th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|
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