Your Call Is Confidential
Call Us Today (202) 973-0900

News

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 […]

Continue Reading


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 […]

Continue Reading


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 […]

Continue Reading


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 […]

Continue Reading


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 […]

Continue Reading


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 […]

Continue Reading


Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC to Pay $56.5 Million to Government for Allegedly Violating the False Claims Act by Engaging In Unlawful Drug Marketing and Promotion Practices; Whistleblowers Will Share $5.9 Million Reward

On September 24, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC (Shire), a pharmaceuticals manufacturer located in Wayne Pennsylvania, agreed to settle a lawsuit in which it will pay $56.5 million to the U.S. Government for allegedly violating the False Claims Act by making bogus claims about the effectiveness of drugs that […]

Continue Reading


Department of Defense Contractors Agree to Pay the U.S. Government $5.5 Million for Allegedly Supplying the Military with Low-Grade Batteries for Humvee Gun Turrets Used in Iraq; Minnesota Whistleblower to Receive $990,000

On September 16, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Department of Defense (DOD) contractors, M.K. Battery, Inc. (M.K. Battery), East Penn Manufacturing Company (East Penn), NPC Robotics, Inc. (NPC), BAE Systems, Inc. (BAE) and BAE Systems Tactical Vehicle Systems LP (BAE) had agreed to a settlement of $5.5 million for allegedly violating the […]

Continue Reading


Kickback-Tainted Medicare/Medicaid Claims for Reimbursement Actionable Under FCA, New York Federal Judge Holds

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) recently issued an opinion making clear that liability now arises under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) whenever claims for reimbursement of prescription drugs are submitted under Medicare Part B, Medicare Part D, or state Medicaid programs in connection with which a provider has […]

Continue Reading