Whistleblower Lawsuit

Exploring the Bibby Case: Where Did the Relators Go Wrong?

As we discussed in yesterday’s post, the Eleventh Circuit recently handed down a ruling in a case of first impression: What sort of punishment should a relator face for breaching confidentiality rules during the investigative stage of a whistleblower action? We reviewed the rules of filing under seal and why this is an important [...]

By | 2018-09-11T13:36:26+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Mortgage Fraud|

Record Storage Company Settles False Claims Allegations Regarding Their Government Contract

When a private company enters into a contract with the federal government, the terms contained within the agreement must be adhered to in order to avoid exposure to False Claims Act liability. One foundational requirement is that, during the negotiation phase of the contract, companies must be truthful, forthcoming, and candid in their remarks [...]

By | 2018-09-21T15:49:12+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Massachusetts Attorney General Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Cleaning Company

The Massachusetts False Claims Act has proven time and time again to be a vital component in the war against fraud and wasteful misuse of taxpayer money. In other posts, we have discussed settlements with companies like Office Depot and an environmental cleanup outfit, both of which settled allegations of false claims with sizable [...]

By | 2018-09-12T16:06:44+00:00 January 19th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Maricopa County Community College District Settles Grant Fraud Lawsuit

The occurrence of wasteful and disheartening grant fraud has led to several recent settlements under the False Claims Act, which is triggered any time federal money is intentionally obtained through the use of fraud and misrepresentation. In today’s case, we explore the details of a grant fraud case involving Arizona’s Maricopa County Community College [...]

By | 2018-09-12T16:00:27+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Grant Fraud|

California State Court Orders New Trial Following California False Claims Act Verdict

California, along with many other states, maintains its own False Claims Act statute that closely mirrors the language of the federal version. The lengthy, comprehensive, statute allows private individuals to file claims under the Act if that person has original knowledge of the submission of a false claim to any government entity in the [...]

By | 2019-02-20T11:12:57+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Contractor Fraud|

CareAll Companies Agree to Pay $25 Million in False Claims Act Settlement

In yet another instance of costly and wasteful healthcare fraud, CareAll Management, LLC has agreed to pay $25 million to resolve allegations of illegal upcoding and falsification of information on official requests for reimbursement. In the context of healthcare fraud, the False Claims Act is triggered whenever an invoice is submitted for repayment on [...]

By | 2018-08-21T14:58:58+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Contractor Agrees to Pay $2.72 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations in EPA Fraud Case

In a rare False Claims Act settlement involving the Environmental Protection Agency, a superfund contractor has agreed to pay $2.72 million to resolve various allegations involving misconduct by employees. Under the False Claims Act, any person with original information about fraud involving federal funds may come forward under the False Claims Act’s qui tam [...]

By | 2019-02-20T11:07:39+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Environmental Fraud|

CA District Court Reiterates Need for Strong Evidence in Whistleblower Lawsuits in Serco Judgment

We have covered the False Claims Act evidentiary standard from a number of different angles. At the pleadings phase of these cases, there is a near 50/50 split between the circuit courts as to the specificity of alleged fraud necessary to overcome a motion to dismiss under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). Also [...]

By | 2019-02-19T16:30:50+00:00 November 20th, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|

Benefits of U.S. False Claims Act Explored at Historic Canadian Charbonneau Commission

The United States False Claims Act has proven successful in recovering tens of billions of dollars in fraud, waste, and intentional deceit. As the False Claims Act gains increasing domestic notoriety, other nations are showing a growing interest in this sort of incentivizing, anti-fraud program. Our Northern neighbor Canada recently allowed testimony from several [...]

By | 2019-02-19T15:44:23+00:00 November 17th, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|

State University of New York Expected to Pay $1 Million to Settle Audit Fraud Allegations

According to the details of an ongoing probe by the Department of Justice, State University of New York’s Research Foundation is alleged to have directed its researchers and employees to falsify the results of an audit of the state’s Medicaid program – thereby rendering a greater number of applicants eligible for benefits than would otherwise [...]

By | 2018-09-24T15:40:10+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Grant Fraud|
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