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Oct 25, 2019 by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower Attorney: Whistleblowers and False Claims Act Cases in the Appellate Court


Appellate Win for False Claims Whistleblower

Whistleblowers won a recent victory in the Ninth Circuit, where the Court reinstated a false claims whistleblower case alleging false claims under Medicare. See US ex rel. Geraldine Godecke v. Kinetic Concepts, Inc., et al, No. 18-55246 (9th Cir. Sept. 6, 2019).[1] The Court of Appeals reversed the lower court’s dismissal of the case and found that the whistleblowers had in fact sufficiently plead their case. Specifically, the Ninth Circuit found the whistleblowers had adequately alleged that the corporation knew its representations to the government were false and that those misrepresentations were material to the government’s decision to pay the Medicare claims.

The San Francisco whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent whistleblowers/relators in similar False Claims Act cases against healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, product manufacturers, research institutions, and others who may commit fraud against the government. Our litigators are currently representing a whistleblower in a large FCA case against one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. If you have credible information for a false claims whistleblower case or any other whistleblower case in California, call us today at (415)441-8669 and we can help. The government also offers rewards for whistleblowers when money is recovered from the perpetrator of the false claims.

In addition to cases under the California False Claims Act, our California whistleblower attorneys also handle whistleblower cases before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding tax avoidance schemes and before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in securities and investment fraud cases and in cases brought under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (“FIRREA”) for bank fraud. If you are fired because you brought any fraud to light, you can fight back. You may be entitled to sue your employer and seek double back pay (with interest), reinstatement, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and reimbursement for certain costs in connection with the litigation.  Our California whistleblower attorneys can represent you in any action for retaliation as well as represent you in your underlying whistleblower suit.

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Our whistleblower attorneys handle all types of whistleblower cases in addition to false claims cases, including cases for bank fraud under FIRREA/FIAFEA, commodity trading and securities fraud under the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program and the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, and tax fraud under the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Program. If you or a loved one has information regarding false claims, offshore tax avoidance schemes against the IRS, or securities and commodity trading fraud in violation of SEC and CFTC regulations, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California whistleblower and false claims attorneys at Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. is not involved in the case in any way.

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