Whistleblowers

  • CareMed pays $10 million to settle whistleblower case for fraudulent sales practices

    The United States Department of Justice and the New York Attorney General have reached a $10 million settlement in a newly unsealed health care fraud case against Sorkin’s Rx, Ltd. a/k/a CareMed Pharmaceutical Services (“CareMed”), a national specialty pharmacy based in Nassau County, New York. The whistleblower’s complaint alleged that CareMed engaged in a number of fraudulent ...

    18 readers - Jeffrey A. Newman/ Whistleblower Lawyer News
  • Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case

    Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”) and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation (“ProStep”) have agreed to settle two whistleblowers’ qui tam claims that they violated the False Claims Act by billing government health care programs for substandard nursing services and billing for rehabilitation therapy services that were not medically necessary or reasonable.

    11 readers - Dina Keever/ Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog
    • Boeing Whistleblowers Cause $23 Million Settlement

      Chicago-based aerospace company Boeing recently settled a labor law violations lawsuit in the amount of $23 million. The lawsuit was filed after four present and former Boeing employees acted as whistleblowers, exposing false labor submissions regarding contract maintenance workers. Whistleblower lawyers at Pintas & Mullins detail this lawsuit and how other employees who suf ...
      8 readers - Chicago Injury Law Blog

    The latest about Whistleblowers

    • Taking Aim – the SEC’s Continued Focus on Hedge Funds

      … an entity for retaliating against a whistleblower for exposing the issue to the SEC. The firm and its owner agreed to pay $1.7 million in disgorgement, prejudgment interest of over $180,000 and a penalty of $300,000. In a more recent matter postdating Director Champ’s speech, the SEC settled an enforcement action with an adviser to two private equity funds…

      1 readers - Nicholas B. Lewis/ Subject to Inquiry
    • Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million

      … government. In 2007, present and former Boeing employees residing in Texas, filed a qui tam complaint under the provisions of the False Claims Act against Boeing. The whistleblowers alleged that Boeing improperly charged the federal government for labor costs associated with contracts with the United States Air Force performed at Boeing’s…

      2 readers - Dina Keever/ Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog
    • SEC Whistleblower in Qui Tam Suit is In House Attorney

      … this by providing services to the mutual funds it runs at prices that allow it to avoid federal and state income taxes. Vanguard insists that the case is without merit and has said that it intends to defend itself in the courts. The company sent a letter to Danon after the filing of the lawsuit, saying that, “Vanguard intends to take all necessary…

      9 readers - Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog
    • Trio Convicted of Medicare Fraud in Detroit

      …$29 Million Medicare Fraud Prosecuted in Detroit Medicare fraud is rampant. Tens of billions are lost each year in scams around the country. The victims of these scams are ultimately taxpayers and those truly needy people who are denied essential medical care. Because Medicare is a federally funded program, whistleblowers who report fraud can earn…

      5 readers - Due Diligence
    • Nursing Home Chain Settles for $38 Million

      … residents. The 33 nursing home facilities in question were located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Washington, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Although Extendicare agreed to settle the case, they have denied doing anything wrong or illegal.…

      3 readers - Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog
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      • Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case

        Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”) and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation (“ProStep”) have agreed to settle two whistleblowers’ qui tam claims that they violated the False Claims Act by billing government health care programs for substandard nursing services and billing for rehabilitation therapy services that were not medically necessary or reasonable.

        11 readers - Dina Keever/ Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog
    • Boeing Whistleblowers Cause $23 Million Settlement

      … the whistleblowers, the rest of the settlement will go back to the federal government. What is a Whistleblower? Whistleblowers can be any private citizen who has knowledge of fraudulent practices toward the federal government to sue on behalf of the government. The lawsuits are filed under the False Claims Act, which allows the whistleblower to receive…

      8 readers - Chicago Injury Law Blog
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