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Are State Colleges and Universities Exempt From Access to the False Claims Act’s Qui Tam Provisions?

The heart of the False Claims Act is its qui tam provisions, which allow ordinary private citizens the opportunity to commence a lawsuit against companies alleged to have committed fraud against the government – often exposing widespread fraud by massive corporations. What’s more, the qui tam provisions allow these private [...]

By | 2018-03-27T10:27:01+00:00 July 17th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Medicare Fraud Case Takes Aim at Unnecessary Prescriptions of Dangerous Drug Clozapine

In response to the TEVA settlement, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan stated, “Teva Pharmaceuticals pushed its drug onto thousands of vulnerable patients without regard to their health and at the expense of the state Medicaid program and Illinois taxpayers….”Image source: Wikimedia Commons In a case involving Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, LLC, the Department of [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:04:28+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Texas-Based Grocery Store H-E-B Settles Medicaid Fraud Case for $12 Million

H-E-B grocery stores recently settled a Medicaid fraud case after allegations emerged suggesting over-billing of Texas Medicaid for prescription drugs.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The San Antonio-based grocery store H-E-B was recently involved in an extensive Medicaid fraud case involving several in-store pharmacies across the Texas area. The case was filed in 2011 by [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:06:34+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Is Your Employer Defrauding the Government? Learn How Qui Tam Provisions Can Assist

  Image Source: www.justice.gov Many private citizens who are employed by companies that receive federal money or work on federal projects become aware of the fact that their employers have defrauded the government. Private citizens with first-hand knowledge of government fraud have an opportunity, along with a financial incentive, to help recover money [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:10:46+00:00 May 31st, 2013|False Claims Act Legal News|

Whistleblowers Receive Over $7 Million After Momence Meadows Nursing Home is Found Guilty by a Jury

In a recent whistleblower lawsuit against the Illinois-based Momence Meadows Nursing Center (MMNC) and its former owner, a jury opted to impose fines of over $28 million. After a nine day trial, MMNC was found guilty of mistreating elderly and disabled residents, Medicare/Medicaid fraud and billing government sponsored programs for medically unnecessary, nonexistent or substandard [...]

By | 2018-03-25T12:56:25+00:00 May 21st, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Latest Court Ruling Allows Groundbreaking Qui Tam Lawsuit to Proceed

Image Source: ee-security.com 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:37:41+00:00 May 16th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Court Rules Lockheed Martin Can be Sued for Underbidding on Government Projects

Image Source: hngn.com The act of deliberately underbidding on projects in order to win federal government contracts is not an uncommon practice.  Contractors submit extremely low bids for certain projects, knowing that the contract will cost the government much more in the end. Contractors underbid on these government projects for several reasons, such as [...]

By | 2018-03-26T12:09:08+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|
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