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False Claims Act

When disclosing a sealed complaint goes right

The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed a victory to qui tam plaintiffs everywhere when it handed down its unanimous opinion in State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. United States ex rel. Rigsby et al.  At issue in Rigsby was…
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False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Whistleblower

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Tenet to pay $513M over kickback charges

Tenet to pay $514M over kickback charges

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced yesterday that “[a] major U.S. hospital chain, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and two of its Atlanta-area subsidiaries will pay over $513 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to defraud…
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False Claims Act, Healthcare Fraud, Medicaid, Medicare, Qui Tam, Whistleblower, whistleblower attorney, Whistleblower award

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Small business (in)eligibility at issue in FCA suit

Small Business

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced in early July that it had settled a False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit with five Gardena, California info tech companies (En Pointe Gov. Inc., En Pointe Technologies Inc., En Pointe Technologies Sales Inc., Dominguez…
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False Claims Act, Qui Tam, U.S. Department of Justice, Uncategorized, Whistleblower, Whistleblower award

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FCA penalties set to double

FCA Penalties

In early May 2016, the Railroad Retirement Board (“RRB”) published an interim rule, which imposed significant increases to the per claim penalties the RRB imposes under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) and the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (“PFCRA”).  The…
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False Claims Act, Qui Tam, U.S. Department of Justice

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Supreme Court aids vets and FCA suit

U.S. Supreme Court

In two recent opinions, the U.S. Supreme Court handed victory to veteran-owned small businesses under the “Rule of Two” process, as well as whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  Both opinions represent a significant victory for veteran-owned small businesses…
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False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Veterans Affairs

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Qui tam complaint finds new life

Qui Tam Complaint Against Raytheon Finds New Life

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled to revive a decade-old qui tam complaint filed by a former Raytheon Co. engineer who claims Raytheon cheated on a $1 billion government contract from 14 years ago by…
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