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Sep 20, 2013 - Blog by |

Justice Department Announces Reward in Whistleblower Program

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER In July of 2013, the Justice Department announced a multi-million dollar settlement as part of the whistleblower rewards program.  This whistleblower case involved allegations that a Michigan based cardiology group performed unnecessary heart procedures on patients.  Specifically, it was alleged that doctors in the group ordered heart catheterizations […]

Sep 13, 2013 - Blog by |

Whistleblower Provisions Are Often Ignored by Corporations

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Many corporations have yet to realize that whistleblower retaliation is illegal.  Cases where whistleblowers have helped the government recoup money that was gotten as a result of fraud have been in the news recently.  However, some corporations have yet to understand their legal obligations with respect to whistleblower […]

Sep 9, 2013 - Blog by |

Whistleblowers Rewarded for Helping to Stop Sham Hedge Fund

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that three whistleblowers have been rewarded with more than $25,000 for information they provided that assisted the Securities and Exchange Commission in stopping a fraudulent hedge fund.  The payment is the first installment of payments anticipated to go to the whistleblowers.  When […]

Aug 5, 2013 - Blog by |

Hospitals Defraud Medicaid

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER As chief financial officer for a large hospital operator, Ralph Williams was tasked with monitoring contracts and bill pay between his employer, Healthy Management Associates (HMA) and its partners. After discovering inconsistences in the contracts and payments, Williams began an investigation of the contracts. Williams discovered HMA; a […]

Jul 29, 2013 - Blog by |

Whistleblowers are under pressure from employers

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Whistleblowing employees face unique challenges in building qui tam cases against their employers for violations of the False Claims Act. Challenges such as shielding oneself from workplace retaliation, the perils of internally reporting the violations, making the choice to undertake an internal investigation and risks faced while negotiating […]

Jul 22, 2013 - Blog by |

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Agrees to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $500 Million

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER A large Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer has agreed to settle with the United States and states’ attorneys general in a whistleblower lawsuit.  The pharmaceutical manufacturer was alleged to have falsified data, violated Current Good Manufacturing and Laboratory Practices, and sold substandard and unapproved drugs.  This settlement happened due of […]

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