Category Archives: False Claims Act

Grassley Senate Floor statement on False Claims Act

A longtime champion of whistleblower rights, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) recently provided a strong reminder of the importance of the False Claims Act:  We have decades of data showing that the government cannot stop fraud by itself. I also know … Continue reading

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Government Intervenes in Lawsuits Alleging That Skilled Nursing Chain SavaSeniorCare Provided Medically Unnecessary Therapy

The government has intervened in three False Claims Act lawsuits and filed a consolidated complaint against SavaSeniorCare LLC and related entities (Sava) alleging that Sava knowingly and routinely submitted false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Receives $1.28 Million For Exposing Fraudulent Billing Practices On Navy Contracts

A whistleblower will receive $1.28 million for filing a False Claims Act lawsuit against Vector Planning and Services Inc. (VPSI), an information technology company and consulting firm based in Virginia. The whistleblower lawsuit alleged that VPSI inflated its indirect cost … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Rewarded With $17.24 Million For Exposing Violations Of Anti-Kickback Statute

A former employee of Omnicare, Inc. received $17.24 million as a reward for filing a False Claims Act lawsuit that exposed violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute. This award was part of a $124.24 million settlement resolving allegations that Omnicare, Inc. … Continue reading

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Barrett Law Office Helps Whistleblower Expose Cancer Clinic Fraud

Patients at the Rose Cancer Center in Mississippi thought they were receiving the treatment they desperately needed to fight their devastating disease. Unbeknownst to them, however, the clinic physician, Dr. Meera Sachdeva, was diluting their medicine, billing for services not … Continue reading

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Cancer Center Fraudster Pays $5.7M To End FCA Suit

Law360, Washington (August 18, 2014, 5:36 PM ET) — The former owner of a chemotherapy clinic sentenced to two decades in prison for defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers will pay $5.7 million to end a related whistleblower False Claims … Continue reading

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DoJ: The False Claims Act Is A Formula That Works

America’s taxpayers are in a long-term battle against powerful and well-funded corporate cheats and thieves. Fraud is a core part of some company business plans, and incentivized integrity programs are a threat to their bottom line. Opposition to federal and … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Exposing Wound Care Clinic Fraud Leads To $4.3 Million Settlement

Operators of the Lymphedema & Wound Care Institute Inc. in Houston have agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that they improperly billed Medicare for physical therapy treatments provided by unqualified therapists. According to the whistleblower, a … Continue reading

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Vantage Oncology LLC To Pay More Than $2.08 Million To Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

Vantage Oncology LLC, an owner and operator of radiation oncology centers, has agreed to pay more than $2.08 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that it over-billed Medicare for radiation oncology services. The government in this False Claims Act lawsuit … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Exposing Violation Of U.S. Import Laws Leads To $1.1 Million Recovery

Basco Manufacturing Co. (“Basco”) has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that it made false customs declarations to avoid paying duties on products imported from China.  The products involved were aluminum extrusions, which are used in … Continue reading

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