Government targets Ambulance Transport Fraud

June 14, 2016 - Last year Medicare paid more than $50 million in potentially improper bills from ambulance companies. These potential improper bills regarded ambulance rides for older Americans. Read More

New York based bank pays $64 million to settle False Claims Act allegations concerning Insured Mortgage Lending

May 31, 2016 - The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced earlier this month that M&T Bank Corp. (M&T Bank), a bank headquartered in New York, has agreed to settle False Claims Act (FCA) allegations for... Read More

Increased penalties: the False Claims Act obtains a more powerful bite

May 25, 2016 - Taxpayers and whistleblowers rejoiced earlier this month following the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announcement of increased penalties under the federal False Claims Act. Read More

New overtime rule raises threshold for overtime exemption; more employees to receive overtime pay

May 20, 2016 - Anyone making less than $47,476 is now eligible to receive overtime pay, or time-and-a-half pay, thanks to a new overtime exemption rule that’s been finalized this week by the U.S. Labor... Read More

Upscale furniture seller agrees to pay $15 million to settle reverse FCA allegations

May 17, 2016 - The Department of Justice announced that Z Gallerie LLC has agreed to pay $15 million to resolve a lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act. The lawsuit alleged that Z Gallerie was... Read More

Health Care Companies Agree to Pay $20.9 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegations

May 11, 2016 - Hollister Inc. and Byram Healthcare Centers Inc. have agreed to pay $20.9 million to resolve kickback allegations. Kickback programs are prohibited under the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and... Read More

Whistleblower laws, USIS case explained on the Beasley Allen Report

April 6, 2016 - A lawyer in the Firm’s Fraud section, Larry Golston worked on an important whistleblower case involving national security. He explains how the False Claims Act allows ordinary citizens to... Read More

Government contractor pays $5 million to settle False Claims Act allegations

March 31, 2016 - Hayner Hoyt Corporation agreed to pay $5 million to resolve False Claims Act (FCA) allegations. The government’s complaint alleged that Hayner Hoyt was exploiting contracting... Read More

Whistleblowers, False Claims Act discussed by Beasley Allen principal Larry Golston

March 23, 2016 - Whistleblowers are people who expose fraudulent activity against the government and are usually entitled to a percentage of the reward sought in court. Read More

The Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act keep health care providers accountable

March 22, 2016 - Olympus Corp. of Americas, a medical device company, will pay $623.02 million to settle criminal charges and civil claims relating to conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute and the... Read More

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