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July 27, 2015 Contractor Fraud

VMWare Settles FCA Allegations for $75 Million Following Five Year Investigation

Government contract work can be extremely lucrative, providing companies with a regular stream of income and dependable job security for their employees. Accordingly, the risk for rampant fraud and abuse of taxpayer resources is also very common, particularly when it comes to adhering to the ironclad provisions in the government’s […]
May 14, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

UPDATE: DaVita Health Settles Allegations of Medicare Fraud for $495 Million

On the heels of its recent $350 million illegal kickback settlement with the Department of Justice, Denver’s DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. has opted to set aside another $495 million to settle additional claims under the False Claims Act involving fraud against government health insurer Medicare. The claims arose thanks to […]
November 5, 2014 False Claims Act Information

What Does a Typical False Claims Act Settlement Agreement Look Like?

Much like most areas of civil law, False Claims Act lawsuits often result in a settlement agreement between the whistleblower, defendant(s), and the federal government. These agreements are often quite lengthy, containing dozens of provisions to be followed by all parties involved. If the defendant’s actions were especially egregious, the […]
May 12, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Jacksonville Hospital Baptist Health Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $2.5 Million

Jacksonville-area hospital Baptist Health, through its parent company, has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging healthcare fraud. The hospital is accused of having unlawfully exploited Medicare and Medicaid funds by billing the government for services not rendered or for services rendered that were not medically […]
April 22, 2014 Military Contractor Fraud

Manufacturer of Black Hawk Helicopters, Sikorsky Aircraft, Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit

The famed manufacturer of the Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter, Sikorsky Aircraft, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle claims it overcharged the U.S. government for services and parts for the powerful utility aircraft. The settlement occurred following a lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims […]
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