Qui Tam Suit

Congress Takes Testimony on Effectiveness of False Claims Act: Chairman Discusses Major Issues

Late last month, Congress convened a panel of experts in its first False Claims Act oversight hearing in nearly six years. The purpose of the hearing, which was called by the Committee on Judiciary through its Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, was to enlist the opinions of several experts on both the [...]

By | 2019-02-20T10:58:31+00:00 August 12th, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|

California Appellate Court Takes Dim View of Qui Tam Threats

The False Claims Act is a means for helping the government combat fraud.  Although violations of the False Claims Act can result in millions – sometimes billions – of dollars in liability for the offending company, a California appellate court held that an employee cannot use the False Claims Act as an “extortionate” pre-litigation settlement [...]

By | 2018-08-21T14:57:06+00:00 July 9th, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|

Latest Court Ruling Allows Groundbreaking Qui Tam Lawsuit to Proceed

In one of the most unusual qui tam lawsuits ever filed, generic drug manufacturer Amphastar has charged its competitor, Aventis Pharma (a division of Sanofi-Aventis), with violating the federal False Claims Act. Although False Claims Act suits against pharmaceutical companies are common, they are normally brought on behalf of the government by a former employee [...]

By | 2018-09-12T14:34:19+00:00 May 16th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

ReadyOne Agrees to $5 Million False Claims Act Settlement

ReadyOne Industries, Inc. has agreed to a settlement of $5 million related to a qui tam lawsuit alleging the company committed False Claims Act violations. According to the Department of Justice, ReadyOne knowingly and willingly submitted false certifications to a federal agency regarding labor hours for employees with severe disabilities. The fraudulent reports were used [...]

By | 2018-06-11T12:10:35+00:00 April 15th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Corning Pays Millions to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

The New York based company, Corning Incorporated, recently settled a False Claims Act lawsuit for $5.65 million dollars, according to an official statement by the Department of Justice.  The settlement resolves allegations that Corning submitted numerous false claims to federal government agencies in order to receive reimbursement for laboratory research products such as lasers and [...]

By | 2018-08-01T12:05:24+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Tennessee Nursing Home Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $2.7 Million

According to an official announcement by the Department of Justice, a Tennessee nursing home manager and an affiliate have agreed to a settlement of $2.7 million, including accrued interest, in an effort to resolve charges of violating the False Claims Act. The nursing home company, Grace Healthcare LLC, allegedly committed False Claims Act violations by [...]

By | 2018-09-24T16:07:50+00:00 March 27th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges U.S. Government was Illegally Billed for Unqualified Security

A Virginia-based defense contractor is now facing charges due to a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The qui tam lawsuit alleges that the company, Triple Canopy, submitted false claims by hiring unqualified security guards after they were awarded a one-year $10 million contract to provide security in Iraq. Triple Canopy’s contract with [...]

By | 2019-02-18T16:17:43+00:00 March 22nd, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|