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