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Category: False Claims

Feb 24, 2014 - False Claims by |

False Claims Case Settles for $6.5 Million

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER A recent federal whistleblower case has been settled for $6.5 million.  Vector Planning and Services Inc. is an information technology, program management, and consulting firm that does business with the government.  The company was accused of inflating claims for payment under Navy contracts.  The allegations were made in […]

Feb 17, 2014 - False Claims by |

Three Convictions in Medicare Fraud Case

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Three people were recently convicted by a federal jury on charges related to Medicare fraud.  The trial lasted 13 days and the defendants were found guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, and conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks involving the Medicare Program.  The […]

Feb 14, 2014 - False Claims by |

California Hospital Chain Accused in Whistleblower Lawsuit

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER A former employee of a California based hospital chain has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the hospital.  The former employee was an executive with Prime Healthcare Services.  She alleges that the company overcharged the Medicare program on a regular basis.  California whistleblower attorneys say that Medicare fraud continues […]

Nov 22, 2013 - Blog by |

Sutter Health Settles Whistleblower Case for $46 Million

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Sutter Health recently announced that it intends to pay $46 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit.  The lawsuit alleged that Sutter Health engaged in double billing practices with regard to anesthesia services provided to patients.  California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones stated that the settlement is the largest out […]

Nov 18, 2013 - Blog by |

Insurance Fraud and False Claims in California

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Insurance Code section 1871.7 provides a private right of action to sue perpetrators of insurance fraud on behalf of the State of California.  Although modeled on federal False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733, section 1871.7 is an attractive tool that offers significant advantages.  Section 1871.7, like other […]

Nov 11, 2013 - Blog by |

Whistleblowers Programs Could Help Regain Funds From Tax Dodgers

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER According to statistics from the California Franchise Tax Board, the state is owed approximately 6.5 billion dollars in unpaid taxes.  Some contend that a partial solution to the problem would be to implement a whistleblower rewards program to encourage people to report tax fraud. California whistleblower and securities attorneys […]

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