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Omnicare Pays $124 Million to Settle Whistleblower Allegations Involving Healthcare Fraud

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that Omnicare Inc., the nation’s largest nursing home pharmacy company, has agreed to pay $124 million to settle whistleblower allegations of healthcare fraud. The whistleblower lawsuit alleged that the company engaged in a kickback scheme with skilled-nursing facilities all across the country. The lawsuit accused the Ohio-based company of […]

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CFTC Issues Its First Ever Whistleblower Award For Tip On Securities Violation

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced this week that the agency will make its first ever award to a whistleblower for a tip in relation to securities violations. The award was made by the CFTC under its two-year-old Whistleblower Program, which was put in place to encourage whistleblowers to come forward with information about […]

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Massachusetts Attorney General Goes After Drywall Company In False Claims Act Case Arising Out of Worker Misclassification

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced that her office has sued Universal Drywall LLC and its owner for violations of that state’s False Claims Act and consumer protection statute.  According to the lawsuit, the company repeatedly, and unlawfully, classified its workers as independent contractors rather than employees.  The Attorney General alleges that, by misclassifying its […]

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Amedisys Home Health Companies Pays $150 Million In Healthcare Fraud Case

The Department of Justice announced last week that Amedisys Inc. has agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to settle False Claims Act allegations of healthcare fraud. It is alleged that the Louisiana-based home health company submitted false home healthcare billings to the Medicare program.  Amedisys is one of the nation’s largest providers […]

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Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Pays $9.25 Million In Healthcare Fraud Settlement

The Department of Justice announced last week that CRC Health Group, a nationwide provider of substance abuse and mental health treatment services, has agreed to pay $9.25 million to the United States government and the State of Tennessee to settle allegations of healthcare fraud. The qui tam lawsuit alleges that CRC knowingly submitted false claims […]

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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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