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SEC Publishes Its 2014 Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Annual Report

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published its annual report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program yesterday.  The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program was created with the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 and aims to incentivize whistleblowers to report violations of the securities laws to the SEC. In 2014, the program was its most active since […]

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Dignity Health Agrees to Reimburse the Government $37 Million for Allegedly Overbilling Medicare and TRICARE Programs

On October 31, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Dignity Health (Dignity), agreed to pay the government $37 million to resolve allegations that it overcharged the government when it deliberately billed Medicare and TRICARE for unnecessary inpatient services. The government claims that Dignity violated […]

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North Florida Shipyards Agrees to Pay $1 Million to Settle Case Alleging That It Pretended to be a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

On October 29, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that North Florida Shipyards (NFSY), and its president, Matt Self, agreed to pay the U.S. government $1 million to settle accusations that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA) when they allegedly created and operated a front company in order to qualify for government contracts […]

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DaVita Healthcare Partners to Pay $350 Million to U.S. Government for Allegedly Violating the Anti-Kickback Statue under the False Claims Act

On October 22, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (DaVita), a provider of dialysis services, has agreed to pay the U.S. Government $350 million for allegedly violating several provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA) — including persuading physicians or physician groups to refer their dialysis patients to DaVita […]

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Bostwick Laboratories Agrees to Pay U.S. Government $6.05 Million for Allegedly Violating the Anti-Kickback Statue; Whistleblower to Receive Reward

Bostwick Laboratories (Bostwick), a provider of anatomic and clinical pathology laboratory services has agreed to pay the U.S. government $6.05 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by offering kickback incentives to physicians in exchange for referrals. This settlement relates to an earlier settlement, announced by the Department of Justice […]

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DRS Technical Services, Inc. To Pay a Settlement of $13.7 Million to U.S. Government for Overbilling

On October 9, 2014, the U.S. Department Defense Department (DOD) announced that DRS Technical Services, Inc. (DRS), a longtime contractor for the DOD, agreed to pay the U.S. Government $13.7 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by knowingly overbilling the Government.  In the lawsuit filed against DRS, the government […]

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Federal Court’s Ruling Approving Use Of Statistical Sampling In False Claims Act Cases Will Help Stamp Out Large-Scale Fraud

Statistical sampling is an important tool for litigants asserting complex claims in cases involving a large universe of related factual issues.  Statistical sampling has become more commonplace over the years, and it is now frequently used in antitrust, employment discrimination, toxic torts, and voting rights cases.  In False Claims Act (FCA) cases, statistical sampling has […]

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The Government’s Entire Civil Anti-Fraud Arsenal On Display In Historic Settlement With Bank Of America

The Government recently entered into a massive settlement with Bank of America and its affiliated entities related alleged wrongdoing by the bank in connection with the packaging and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities that contributed to the Great Recession of 2008. The settlement, valued at $16.65 billion, is the largest civil settlement between the Government […]

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Caremark L.L.C., Agrees to Pay the U.S. Government $6 Million for Allegedly Failing to Reimburse Medicaid for Prescription Drugs; Whistleblower to Receive a Reward of $1.02 Million

On September 26, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a division of CVS Health Corporation, and one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies and retail pharmacies in the country, Caremark L.L.C., had agreed to pay the U.S. Government $6 million in settlement of a case alleging that it violated the False […]

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