October 1, 2018

“More Kickback and Medically Unnecessary Claims Lead to Another False Claims Act Settlement for $42.6 Million“

On October 9, 2019, the US DOJ announced that a genetic testing company and three of its principals agreed to the False Claims Act Settlement. The genetic company, UTC Laboratories, Inc. (RenRX) agreed to pay $41.6 million. Each of the three principals agreed to pay $1 million. The payments were…

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October 1, 2018

“False Claims Act and Elder Care Fraud“

As the population ages, many healthcare companies are submitting false claims to Medicare while also taking advantage of the elderly. Some of the defendants in healthcare cases over the past few years have been nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, and physicians. Some of the ways these businesses and professionals take advantage…

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October 1, 2018

“The US Department of Justice Recovers More than $2.8 Billion in False Claims Act Claims in 2018 – Part 2“

The US Department of Justice Recovers More than $2.8 Billion in False Claims Act Claims in 2018 – Part 2 There were many other interesting False Claims Act recoveries in 2018, in addition to those mentioned in part one our yearly False Claims Act summary. One case involved a settlement…

US Department of Justice Recovers
October 1, 2018

“The US Department of Justice Recovers More than $2.8 Billion in False Claims Act Claims in 2018 – Part 1“

According to the US Department of Justice, 2018 was another banner year for whistleblowers and False Claims Act cases. The DOJ settled or obtained verdicts in cases worth more than $2.8 billion. Whistleblowers can bring actions under the False Claims Act against individuals and businesses that commit fraud against Medicare,…

US Department of Justice Recovers
October 1, 2018

“Why False Claims Actions May be Barred“

Why False Claims Actions May be Barred The False Claims Act (FCA) was enacted during the 1860s to help provide an incentive for disclosing fraud involving government contracts with the US Department of Defense. The FCA has been expanded and amended several times. Now whistleblowers who disclose government fraud involving…

False Claims Actions
October 1, 2018

“Kickbacks and the False Claims Act“

Many cases of healthcare fraud that involve Medicare, Medicaid, and other healthcare agencies involve kickbacks. A common kickback example is when drug makers pay physicians financial compensation to recommend the drug makers’ drugs to their patients. Another example is when hospitals provide doctors with free services in return for the…

Whistleblower’s Qui Tam Lawsuit against Insys Unsealed
October 1, 2018

“Whistleblower’s Qui Tam Lawsuit against Insys Unsealed“

Qui Tam Lawsuit Against Insys Unsealed | FederalFalseClaimsAttorneys.com Phillips & Cohen LLP announced on May 14, 2018, that documents in a whistleblower claim filed by a former sale representative of Insys Therapeutics were recently unsealed. The original lawsuit was filed in 2013 against the Florida company by Maria Guzman. The lawsuit…

Whistleblower’s Qui Tam Lawsuit against Insys Unsealed