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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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Off-label marketing leads to $18M settlement

Off-Label Marketing

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced a settlement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Acclarent Inc. over allegations of off-label marketing.  The DOJ’s suit alleged that Acclarent caused false claims to be submitted to the government in conjunction with the…
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Healthcare Fraud, medical fraud, Medicare, Qui Tam, 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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Healthcare fraud settlement nets $400,000 whistleblower award

health-care-fraud

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has recently announced that Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation (“Adventist”) has agreed to pay the government approximately $2.09 million to resolve healthcare fraud allegations that Adventist patients were administered unused portions of single-dose chemotherapy…
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Healthcare Fraud, Whistleblower, Whistleblower award

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Antidumping duties lawsuit costs Ameri-Source $3 million; company pleads guilty to related criminal charges

antidumping duties

In late February, Pennsylvania-based Ameri-Source International, Inc., and three other related companies, agreed to pay $3 million to settle a qui tam lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) involving Ameri-Source’s alleged failure to abide by so-called antidumping duties….
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Centerra to pay $7.4 million to settle Qui Tam lawsuit

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has announced that Centerra Services International Inc. has agreed to pay approximately $7.4 million to settle a qui tam lawsuit in relation to alleged violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  According to the DOJ,…
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False Claims Act, Whistleblower award

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