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

Software company VMWare has agreed to pay $75 million to settle claims it engaged in illegal price-fixing misconduct.Image source: Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-25T13:55:10+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

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

The Justice Department, whistleblower, and defendant work together to reach settlement agreements following allegations brought based on the federal False Claims Act.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Much like most areas of civil law, False Claims Act lawsuits often result in a settlement agreement between the whistleblower, defendant(s), and the [...]

By | 2018-03-26T09:12:44+00:00 November 5th, 2014|False Claims Act Information|

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

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida recently announced a $2.5 million settlement with Jacksonville-area neurologists who were fraudulently diagnosing patients with severe brain disorders.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Jacksonville-area hospital Baptist Health, through its parent company, has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging healthcare fraud. [...]

By | 2018-03-27T08:56:43+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

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

The U.S. military holds billions of dollars’ worth of defense contracts with Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft.Image source: Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:59:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

False Claims Act Settlement Against Lantheus Medical Imaging & Bristol-Myers Squibb

The attorney general of New York announced a record-breaking tax evasion settlement based on provisions of the state False Claims Act – an act he was integral in drafting while serving as a state legislator.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The federal False Claims Act has proven to be so effective in combating healthcare, defense, [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:05:46+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Tax 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|

$85 Million Settlement in Stark Law Whistleblower Case, Relator to Receive $20.8 Million

Florida-based Halifax Health settled for $85 million in a Stark Law case prosecuted by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The federal Stark Law is designed to place limitations on physician referrals and to create greater patient confidence in the underlying rationale for a patient referral. [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:08:53+00:00 March 18th, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News, Healthcare Fraud|