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

Following an investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Office of Inspector General and the Department of Defense’s investigative unit, a Florida dermatology clinic known as Coastal Dermatology has opted to settle allegations of fraud and illegal billing procedures. The allegations – which are not uncommon in the realm [...]

By | 2018-09-12T10:50:04+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

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

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, which was primarily fueled by the housing bubble burst, many less-than-lawful residential home loan lenders have faced serious civil and criminal penalties for participating in shoddy underwriting practices, robo-signing, lax credit reviews, and outright fraud. Over the past several years, the U.S. government has targeted many [...]

By | 2018-09-13T11:47:30+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Mortgage Fraud|

Oncologist Settles False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Unapproved Chemotherapy Drugs

In a recent False Claims Act settlement out of California, an oncologist has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims of using and seeking reimbursement for unapproved chemotherapy drugs in violation of FDA regulations. This practice is just one type of dangerous healthcare fraud that, with the help of the False Claims Act, could [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:36:14+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Healthcare 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

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 recently unsealed following the government’s decision not to intervene. The relator in the case, a former human [...]

By | 2018-08-21T14:31:12+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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