Blog posts with "False Claims Act"

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Florida Hospital Settles $85M Whistleblower Lawsuit for Illegally Incentivizing Physician Referrals of Medicare Patients

Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing Inc. recently entered into an $85 million settlement with the federal government to resolve the False Claims Act lawsuit of United States v. Halifax Hosp. Med. Ctr., 6:09-CV-1002-ORL-31T (M.D. Fla. 2014). The whistleblower-initiated False Claims Act suit alleged the following: [The hospital system] violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to the Medicare program that violated the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly known as the...

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JPMorgan Chase Settles Whistleblower Suit and Admits to Defrauding Taxpayer Insured Mortgage Programs

JPMorgan Chase’s most recent settlement with the Department of Justice to resolve a private whistleblower lawsuit includes a rare admission of guilt and an agreement to “pay $614 million for violating the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting non-compliant mortgage loans submitted for insurance coverage and guarantees by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD), Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).” Spec...

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Obamacare Uninsured against Healthcare Fraud

“The Affordable Care Act is the biggest new health care program in decades, but the Obama administration has ruled that neither the federal insurance exchange nor the federal subsidies paid to insurance companies on behalf of low-income people are ‘federal health care programs,’” which will exempt “subsidized health insurance from a law that bans rebates, kickbacks, bribes and certain other financial arrangements in federal health programs, stripping law enforcement of a powerful to...

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Bank of New York Mellon Settles $28 Million Whistleblower Lawsuit with Florida

On November 1, 2013, the State of Florida entered into a $28 million settlement agreement with The Bank of New York Mellon ("BNY Mellon"). This settlement concludes one of several lawsuits filed by a Delaware general partnership formed by several whistleblowers and their lawyers in other jurisdictions under the federal False Claims Act and several state false claims acts. Since 2005, the State of Florida entrusted its state pension fund to BNY Mellon, which is “the world's largest trust ban...

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Whistlelblower Lawsuits Leads to $2.2 Billion Settlement with Johnson & Johnson

The Attorney General’s Office of Florida released the following statement regarding the $2.2 billion settlement between Johnson & Johnson and the governments of 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States, of which the State of Florida will receive $18 million: Florida, 39 other states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government reached a global settlement with New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuti...

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Government Shutdown Halts Civil Fraud Cases

The Government Shutdown is taking a serious toll on whistleblowers, prosecutors, and investigators of civil False Claims Act cases, which involve fraud on the government such as healthcare fraud and defense contractor fraud. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered nearly $5 billion from civil False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2012. Nonetheless, the DOJ agency responsible for these cases, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, is forced to cease prosecutions, discontinue investigations, and furl...

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