Practices


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


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


Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and the False Claims Act

March 16, 2016 - Each case brought under the False Claims Act has the potential to replenish millions of dollars to the tax pool, but what happens if the person defrauding the government declares bankruptcy? Read More


Former health care company owner settles False Claims Act allegations for $1.75 million

March 8, 2016 - Mark Conklin, the former owner of Recovery Home Care Inc. and Recovery Home Care Services Inc. (collectively RHC) will pay $1.75 million to settle kickback and False Claims Act (FCA)... Read More


Medical device company pays $623.02 million to resolve Anti-Kickback and False Claims Act allegations

March 2, 2016 - The $623.02 million settlement marks the largest total amount paid in U.S. history for Anti-Kickback Statute violations involving a medical device company. Read More


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