Practices


Ninth Circuit joins the majority of sister Circuits in ‘Original Source’ interpretation for whistleblowers

November 3, 2015 - On July 7, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed with the majority of its sister Circuit Courts in interpreting what constitutes an original source for the whistleblower... Read More


Boeing agrees to $18 million settlement to resolve False Claims Act allegations brought by whistleblower

October 27, 2015 - The Justice Department announced that Boeing has agreed to pay $18 million to settle alleged Federal False Claims Act (FCA) violations. This case was brought under a whistleblower provision... Read More


$4.7 million settlement resolves allegations of government fraud related to lobbying activities

October 20, 2015 - On Aug. 21, 2015, the U.S. Justice Department announced that Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, agreed to pay $4,790,042 to resolve allegations it used federal funds for... Read More


$85-million whistleblower settlement marks another victory for the government and taxpayers

October 13, 2015 - On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Fifth Third Bank (FTB or the “Bank”) has agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims under the... Read More


Alive Hospice pays more than $1.5 million to resolve whistleblower allegations

October 6, 2015 - Alive Hospice has paid more than $1.5 million to the government to resolve whistleblower allegations. The whistleblower complaint alleged Alive was overbilling Medicare and TennCare for the... Read More


$5.5 million settlement illustrates government’s war on health care fraud

September 29, 2015 - In August 2015, two Missouri health care providers agreed to settle an alleged violation of the Federal False Claims Act. Mercy Health Springfield Communities and Mercy Clinic Springfield... Read More


Whistleblower fraud cases help U.S. recover $115 million from Adventist Healthcare

September 23, 2015 - Adventist Healthcare, an Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based hospital network with a long rap sheet and history of fraud settlements, has just agreed to pay the U.S. $115 million to settle... Read More


Columbus Regional could pay up to $35 million in whistleblower lawsuit settlement

September 15, 2015 - In May 2012, the former top administrator of the John B. Amos Cancer Center filed a suit under the Federal False Claims Act. Also known as a qui tam action, these cases are placed under... Read More


Dentist accused of using children in Medicaid Fraud scheme

September 8, 2015 - A dentist in Florida has been accused by the Florida Attorney General’s Office and fifty-eight patients of needlessly pulling children’s teeth in order to defraud Medicaid. This method... Read More


Internal Reporting is Now Covered under the Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provision

September 1, 2015 - As of Aug. 10, 2015, the Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provision covers employees reporting directly to the SEC and employees reporting internally to a supervisor. This interpretation... Read More


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