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Software Products and Services Companies Agree to Pay U.S. Government $75.5 Million To Settle Qui Tam Case Alleging That They Misrepresented Pricing Information During Negotiations With GSA

On June 30, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that VMware Inc. , a company that specializes in computer virtualization software and has its principal place of business in Palo Alto, California, and Carahsoft, a privately held Maryland corporation that distributes information technology (IT) products, and has its principal place of business in Reston, […]

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Mortgage Lender Accused of Violating the False Claims Act Agrees to Pay Government $212.5 Million for Alleged FHA-Insured Loan Fraud

On June 1, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that First Tennessee Bank NA, headquartered in in Memphis, TN, has agreed to pay the U.S. Government $212.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by certifying mortgage loans insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) […]

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Whistleblowers Can Help Fight Customs Fraud By Bringing Qui Tam Lawsuits Under The False Claims Act

The United States collects more than $30 billion in customs duties each year, making duties the second largest source of revenue for the federal government after income taxes.  But the agency charged with collecting customs duties, Customs and Border Patrol (“CBP”), estimates that between fiscal years 2007 and 2012, approximately $2.2 billion in customs duties […]

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Tycko & Zavareei LLP Announces $7.5 Million Settlement Of Qui Tam Whistleblower Case Alleging That Company Forged Medical Records As Part Of Scheme To Unlawfully Bill Medicare For Sale Of Electric Wheelchairs

May 28, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)  has entered into a settlement with Orbit Medical Inc. and Rehab Medical Inc. to resolve a lawsuit that began more than five years ago with the filing of a whistleblower lawsuit by two former employees of Orbit.  The whistleblowers alleged that Orbit sales representatives, under […]

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UPS Agrees to Pay the U.S. Government $25 Million to Resolve Allegations of Billing Fraud; Qui Tam Whistleblower To Receive More Than $3 million Reward

On May 19, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that United Parcel Services (UPS), based in Atlanta, Georgia, will pay the U.S. Government $25 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by overcharging U.S. Government agencies for packages that were slated to be delivered as Next Day Air packages, […]

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PharMerica Long-Term Pharmacy to Pay U.S. Government $31.5 Million for Allegedly Violating Controlled Substance Ac t and False Claims Act

On May 15, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that PharMercia Corporation, a comprehensive long-term provider of pharmacy services, operating across the country, agreed to pay the U.S. Government $31.5 million for allegedly violating the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) by knowingly dispensing Schedule II controlled drugs to residences of long-term care facilities without a […]

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Federal Court Allows False Claims Act Allegations To Proceed Against Doctor Billing Medicare For Unreasonably “High Volume” Of Patients

Medicare fraud is pervasive, and often gives rise to claims under the False Claims Act (FCA), including so-called “qui tam” lawsuits brought by whistleblowers.  The ways in which doctors, practice groups, and other healthcare service providers commit fraud is far-ranging, and the manner in which whistleblowers and the government can prove fraud is constantly evolving.  […]

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Software Company And Its Owner To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case Alleging Use Of Noncompliant Workers On Government Contracts

On May 7, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Global Computer Enterprises, Inc. (GCE) located in Reston, Virginia, and GCE’s sole owner and president, Raed Muslimani, agreed to pay the U.S. Government $9 million to resolve allegations that GCE violated the False Claims Act (FCA) when it hired noncompliant workers to perform contractual […]

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DaVita Agree to $495 Million Settlement in Alleged Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Filed by Qui Tam Whistleblowers

On Monday, May 4, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (DaVita), and one of the leading dialysis services providers in the United States, agreed to pay the U.S. Government $450 for allegedly violating the False Claims Act (FCA) when it continuously discarded good medicine and then billed Medicare and Medicaid […]

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