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August 12, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

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 […]
July 9, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

California Appellate Court Takes Dim View of Whistleblower 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 […]
May 16, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

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 […]
April 15, 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. […]
April 1, 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 […]
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