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Using The False Claims Act To Close The Tax Gap

The IRS estimates that for the years 2008-2010, taxpayers owed but did not pay an average of $458 billion annually in federal taxes —mostly because...

Stolen Valor Act signed in New Mexico

KFOX14 reports that New Mexico’s Governor Susana Martinez signed a new Stolen Valor Act that will take effect July 1st. Gov. Susana Martinez signed the House bill last week, making it a misdemeanor to make false claims of military service for personal gain. In New Mexico, a misdemeanor is punishable by a fine up to […]

FCC Report Falsely Claims Killing Net Neutrality Already Helping Broadband Competition

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For years the FCC has been caught in a vicious cycle. Under the Communications Act, the FCC is required to issue annual reports on the state of U.S. broadband and competition, taking action if services aren't being deployed in a "reasonable and timely" basis. Show More Summary

One Year Later, 'Escobar' Proves to Be a Potent Tool for Defendants in False Claims Act Cases

But one thing is clear so far: Discovery in FCA cases in Escobar's aftermath is no longer a predominantly one-way street.       

What Kmart’s Settlement Says About Health Care Fraud

By CHARLES SILVER and DAVID A. HYMAN Perhaps because its size was so small—“only” $59 million—the press paid little attention to Kmart’s recent settlement of False Claims Act (FCA) litigation in which it was accused of overcharging Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and private insurers for generic drugs. Kmart allegedly sold these drugs to cash-paying customers at

More Fake News About Ivanka: Chef Claims He Was Booted from Restaurant

Anti-Trump chef Jose Andrés recently complained he was booted from a restaurant due to Ivanka Trump’s objections. Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, acts as a White House adviser and has been the subject of several false stories, such as Newsweek claiming that she plagiarized herself. The rumor that Andrés showed up at Café Milano and […]

Judge excoriates DoJ in False Claims Act case

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Problems with applying the whistleblower law that has been described as a “cash cow” for the U.S. Department of Justice [C. Ryan Barber, NLJ]: A federal magistrate judge has struck a key witness and ordered the U.S. Justice Department...Show More Summary

Tales of discovery: document request in qui tam case

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

And speaking of discovery, reader W.C. writes to say: This is a False Claims Act case. I am not terribly interested in the substance (relators claim that a drug was recommended for off-label use and that Medicaid shouldn’t have paid for it; they complained and were fired). Show More Summary

Could Champion Mortgage Be Facing A False Claims Act Lawsuit From HUD?

As Champion Mortgage Prepares To Evict New York Reverse Mortgage Fraud Victim Ron Brophy And His Wife, CFPB and HUD Investigate The Possibility Of A False Claims Act Lawsuit

D.C. Judge Nixes Kasowitz' $90B Whistleblower Suit Against Chemical Giants

The firm Kasowitz Benson Torres brought the lawsuit under the False Claims Act against various chemical companies, including BASF and Dow Chemical, but a D.C. judge said the firm's legal theory failed.       

Trump Says There's 'No Such Thing As Obamacare Anymore' One Month Before Enrollment Starts

5 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Monday the Affordable Care Act no longer exists, a statement that follows a long list of actions his administration has taken to undermine the law.

Pleading facts indicating that ad claims are likely impossible suffices for plausibility

6 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Fan Fi International, Inc. v. Interlink Prods. Int’l, Inc., 2017 WL 4293144, No.16-cv-00661 (D. Nev.Sept. 27, 2017)After being sued in New Jersey, Fan Fi and ETL sued Interlink in Nevada for false advertising under the Lanham Act and...Show More Summary

American Maritime Industry Fights Back Against False Claims on Jones Act and Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

6 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Breaking: DHS Approves Temporary Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico The American maritime industry is firing back against harsh criticism of the Jones Act in the media and by certain lawmakers in Washington amid the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Show More Summary

Trump Makes Up Reason Repeal Effort Failed

“President Trump lately, and oddly, has taken to blaming Republicans’ failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act this week on the false claim that a GOP senator has been ‘in the hospital’ and couldn’t make the vote,” the Los Angeles [...]

Wells Fargo Qui Tam Case Remanded to District Court

The qui tam action brought against Wells Fargo in 2011 has been brought back to life by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, thanks to a recent ruling of the Supreme Court. The case alleges, under the False Claims Act, that Wells Fargo, Wachovia, and World Savings banks all......

HII to Pay $9.2 Mln in False Billing Settlement

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII) has agreed to a $9.2 million settlement of allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for labor on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships at its shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss.

Huntington Ingall to Pay $9.2 Million to Settle False Billing Allegations

7 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

U.S. government shipbuilder and defense contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII) has agreed to pay $9.2 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for labor on U.S. Show More Summary

If Donald Trump Is Innocent of Collusion With Russia, How Come He Keeps Acting So Guilty?

Trump reportedly dictated his son's false statement about the Russia meeting—but claims he has nothing to hide. Several weeks ago, Donald Trump Jr. publicly released emails that revealed his enthusiastic interest in receiving information from Russian sources that would be harmful to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Show More Summary

Vice President Pence’s bushel of false and misleading claims about health care

Vice President Pence recently spoke at the National Governors Association meeting in Providence, R.I., and made several questionable claims about the Senate GOP health-care proposal, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). When he...Show More Summary

NAM Urges Supreme Court to Review False Claims Act Pleading Standards

The Manufacturer’s Center for Legal Action filed an amicus brief on June 22 urging the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a decision out of the Third Circuit involving qui tam... The post NAM Urges Supreme Court to Review False Claims Act Pleading Standards appeared first on Shopfloor.

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