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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
“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 [...]
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......
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.
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
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 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
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.
While expanding year by year, the complex of federal and state False Claims Act/whistleblowing laws often has exempted tax filings from the broad incentive provided to denounce others for “false claims” made to the government, often in a contract or program administration context. Show More Summary
Carter v. Pallante, 2017 WL 2506419, No. 16 C 6786 (N.D. Ill. Jun. 9, 2017) Tollie Carter has sued Maria A. Pallante (now acting Register Karyn Temple Claggett) in her capacity as the Register of Copyrights, as well as ARC/Conrad Music and related companies. Show More Summary
In May, the Third Circuit ruled on a False Claims Act suit against Genentech. Other major decisions involved asbestos litigation, a petition for IRS relief, and a First Amendment retaliation claim. For a quick review of the top cases from May 2017, we've put together a list from the FindLaw......
Music fans in Britain will come together Sunday for the event “One Love Manchester,” featuring major international acts including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Usher, plus many more. The event was announced after a suicide bombing shortly after a Grande concert in Manchester last month left 22 people dead. Proceeds from the concert, which will also […]
The New York Times has a good story from the 15th on a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by a former United Healthcare employee. It alleges UHC systemically defrauded the US government of billions from up-coding its Medicare Advantage claims to get bigger risk adjustment payments. This is a big deal. Medicare knows that the […]
Indivisible FM organized a protest in south Fargo Saturday, May 6, against U.S. House passage of a health care bill. Helmut Schmidt / The Forum With the recent passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by the U.S. House of Representatives, it is important to have an honest and truthful discussion regarding what the AHCA is and what it is not. Show More Summary