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Senate Investigation Exposes Widespread Labor Law Violations By Federal Contractors And Could Lead To False Claims Act Lawsuits

Not long before the close of 2013, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released an alarming report detailing widespread labor law violations by major government contractors.  A copy of the full report (the “Report”) may be found here.  Each year, the federal government contracts with private companies to the tune of over […]

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Texas Grocery Chain Pays $12 Million In Settlement Of Medicaid Fraud Case

HEB Grocery Company, a popular San Antonio-based grocery chain, has agreed to pay the state of Texas a total of $12 million to settle allegations of Medicaid fraud. The lawsuit was filed by three qui tam whistleblowers, alleging that the grocery company committed fraud against the state Medicaid program by allegedly submitting inflated prices on […]

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Endo Health Solutions & Endo Pharmaceuticals to Pay $192.7 Million in Qui Tam Case Alleging Off-Label Marketing Of Lidoderm Pain Treatment Patches

The Department of Justice announced last week that Endo Health Solutions and its subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals, have agreed to pay $192.7 million to settle healthcare whistleblower allegations of off-label marketing of a pain treatment patch called Lidoderm. The lawsuit was brought under the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act, which allows private whistleblowers […]

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Dowson Farms to Pay $5.4 Million in Settlement of Allegations Concerning Misuse of Farm Subsidies

The Department of Justice announced last week that an Illinois family farm business, known collectively as Dowson Farms, will pay almost $5.4 million to the US government to resolve allegations that it created fake partnerships to avoid limits on federal farm subsidies. The United States has alleged that Dowson Farms’ principal owners violated the False […]

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Saint Joseph London Hospital Pays $16.5 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations

Saint Joseph Health System Inc., or Saint Joseph London Hospital, has agreed to pay $16.5 million to resolve healthcare whistleblower allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for a variety of medically unnecessary heart procedures. This is the second largest healthcare fraud settlement in the Eastern District of Kentucky. According to the […]

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CareFusion Pays $40 Million In Healthcare Fraud Scheme Involving Alleged Payment Of Over $11 Million In Kickbacks To A Single Doctor

The Justice Department announced last week that CareFusion Corp, a California-based medical technology company, will pay the government $40.1 million to settle whistleblower allegations of healthcare fraud. The lawsuit claims that CareFusion violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to increase the sale of its pre-surgical skincare product, and promoting the product for uses […]

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Abbott Laboratories Pays $5.475 Million In Settlement Of Healthcare Fraud Case

The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that Abbott Laboratories, a global pharmaceuticals and health care products company, has agreed to pay the United States almost $5.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by giving kickbacks to healthcare providers in exchange for the implantation of the company’s biliary, carotid, […]

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CA Technologies Settles for $11 Million in Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit for Billing Fraud

CA Technologies, formerly known as Computer Associates and CA Inc., has agreed to pay $11 million to settle allegations that the company violated the federal and state False Claims Acts through fraudulent billing practices. According to the lawsuit, CA Technologies falsely billed hundreds of public agencies, both state and federal, on software maintenance renewal contracts […]

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New York Attorney General Seeks to Codify Gross Trebling of Damages Under The State’s False Claims Act

New York’s False Claims Act, originally passed in 2007, is one of the strongest state civil false claims statutes. While the original version of the statute largely followed the language of the pre-2009 federal False Claims Act, subsequent amendments to the New York law have made it even tougher on fraud than its federal counterpart […]

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Qui Tam Whistleblower Case Against Axway, Inc. Settles For $6.2 Million

In a qui tam whistleblower case that was brought under the False Claims Act, Axway, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $6.2 million to settle allegations that it provided the General Services Administration, or GSA, with defective pricing information in order to obtain a Multiple Award Schedule contract (hereby known as MAS) that […]

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