Practices


Department of Education battles to protect students and taxpayers from for-profit college fraud

February 23, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has announced the formation of a Student Aid Enforcement Unit. This unit was created to work closely with other federal and state agencies to... Read More


False Claims Act permits whistleblowers to recover for emotional distress

February 16, 2016 - The False Claims Act (FCA) permits private individuals, called whistleblowers, to bring suit on behalf of the federal government when the government is being defrauded. In order to reward... Read More


Largest therapy provider in the nation settles False Claims Act allegations for $125 million

January 31, 2016 - The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Jan. 12 that Kindred Healthcare Inc. and RehabCare Group Inc. (collectively RehabCare) have agreed to pay $125 million to resolve False Claims Act... Read More


Whistleblowers ferret out fraud, replenishing the tax pool

January 26, 2016 - Individuals and companies defrauding the government led to the False Claims Act being enacted more than 150 years ago. Read More


Importers agree to pay $15 million to settle Reverse False Claims allegations

January 19, 2016 - The suit, brought under the False Claims Act (FCA), alleged that University Furnishings was evading customs duties by making false statements concerning furniture imported from the... Read More


Architectural firm pays $3 million to resolve criminal and civil claims brought to light by whistleblower

January 12, 2016 - These allegations were brought by Brenda King, a whistleblower, under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. The False Claims act permits private individuals to sue on behalf of... Read More


Bollinger Shipyards settles False Claims Act allegations for $8.5 million

January 8, 2016 - In December, the Department of Justice announced that Bollinger Shipyards has agreed to an $8.5-million settlement with the United States in order to resolve a False Claims Action. Read More


457 hospitals settle False Claims Act allegations for more than $250 million

December 29, 2015 - Seventy settlements were reached amounting to more than $250 million, which also makes this lawsuit one of the most significant recoveries to date. The Department of Justice alleged that... Read More


Whistleblower uncovers national security threat

December 23, 2015 - Mr. Percival filed a whistleblower complaint in 2011 alleging USIS violated the False Claims Act; USIS settled with the Justice Department for $30 million Read More


Beasley Allen secures $30 million whistleblower settlement in USIS national security case

December 18, 2015 - Lawyers battle to keep whistleblower case alive, ultimately reaching settlement of allegations that private contractor U.S. Investigation Services (USIS) violated the False Claims Act. Read More


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