When deciding which firm to choose to represent you in a whistleblower claim, it is vital that you consider the experience, knowledge and resources of the firm. For years, the false claims attorneys of Stephen Danz & Associates have assisted employees and contractors with the uncovering of fraud against the federal and state government. At the same time, our attorneys have claimed money for the whistleblowers in return for their reporting or participation in such actions. Please see below examples of cases that our attorneys have been involved in, and feel free to contact us to discuss the cases or your current case for a free, confidential consultation by calling us at (877) 789-9707 completing the online form at www.https://federalfalseclaimsattorneys.com/contactus. We represent clients nation-wide.
Stephen Danz & Associates attorneys have co-counseled or participated in cases alleging: mischarging of the government; fraud in the inducement; false certification; substandard products and services; reverse false claims in all major industries such as healthcare, transportation, education, federally-insured loans; as well as insurance and aerospace.
- Health Care Fraud (overbilling, unbundling, unnecessary medical treatment, upcoding). $3.5 million dollars recovered. Complaint chosen by John Bose as best exemplar complaint for inclusion in Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Actions Handbook, Vol 1. (Sidicane ex rel US vs. Sisters of the Sacred Heart Hospital.)
- Health Care Fraud. Complaint alleged failure to advise plan members of right to seek appeal of denied healthcare in Managed Care Organization. (Case under seal)
- Retirement Home Fraud. Complaint alleged implied false certification that San Diego-based religious retirement center accepted residents of all faiths as a condition of accepting Medicare and other federal funds. (Confidential settlement)
- Agricultural Crop Insurance Fraud. Complaint alleged farmers in California’s Central Valley applied for federally-insured crop insurance while knowing that the Safflower Seed crop was inappropriate, would not grow, and for which there was no marketing plan. Complaint alleged $16 million dollars in insurance losses to federally-insured agencies. (Confidential settlement)
- Aerospace fraud in Army Helicopter contracting. Complaint alleged that the company falsified its manufacturing certification. (Matter of Hernandez vs. McDonnell Douglas) (Confidential settled as an administrative claim)
- Aerospace fraud alleging falsification of 24/7 testing of critical aircraft, missile and rocket systems, implied certification. (Confidential settlement)
- Grant fraud by county government agency. Complaint alleged $60 million dollars in reverse false claim in accepting federal government grant money and failure to deliver or reimburse the federal government for annual grants. (Confidential settlement)
- Student Loan Fraud. Complaint alleged false billing and misrepresentation by “travel college” as to graduation/placement in a field. (Confidential settlement)
- Student Loan incentive and enrollment-based payment to recruiters fraud. Complaint alleged violations of Department of Education laws and other regulations. (Confidential settlement)
- Federally-insured loan fraud. Complaint alleged that a loan company submitted applications on behalf of borrowers who lender knew, or should have known, were not in compliance with loan standards in such matters as income, etc. (Confidential settlement)
Recent large whistleblower rewards resulted from healthcare fraud, tax underpayment, bank, credit, and financial institutions fraud, commodities (agriculture, metals) fraud, and securities fraud. The fraud is often committed by companies contracting with the government. Upon investigation, our attorneys assist the whistleblowers in filing the qui tam lawsuits (confidentially) on behalf of the government. The lawsuits are typically to recover money that has either been overpaid to the contractor by the government either through active actions (fraud) or omission (knowing that the money was erroneously overpaid but not repaid).