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Qui Tam Litigation

Earlier this month, Shands Hospital settled a qui tam lawsuit in which the Hospital was accused of submitting false Medicare and Medicaid claims for inpatient procedures. The qui tam or “whistleblower” (as the field of law is commonly referred to) suit was filed in 2008 under the Florida False Claims…

When an employee has witnessed fraud conspired against the government by their employer, there are two options available to report such illegal activity. One option is to call the government fraud hotline. There are a number of agencies that operate hotlines for whistleblowers to report Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud and…

According to USA TODAY, UPS reached a $4.2 million settlement for overcharging 14 states and three local entities by falsely recording that next-day delivery packages reached their destinations on time. The lawsuit alleges that certain UPS employees recorded inaccurate delivery times on packages sent by government customers through next-day delivery…

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released its annual update of the Fiscal Year (FY) numbers regarding the False Claims Act filings and it showed that recoveries during this past year, ending in September 30, 2015, exhibited an excess of $3.5 billion from settlements and judgments in civil…

It is against the law for a medical provider to fraudulently alter their billing codes under government healthcare programs to induce the government to pay them more money. People who speak out against these fraudulent acts are protected under federal whistleblower statutes. Whistleblower statutes are put in place to encourage…

Our Government would have a hard time discovering, halting, and preventing theft if it wasn’t for inside information. A whistleblower does just that; it’s someone like you or me that has inside information pertaining to “dishonest or illegal activity occurring in an organization.” It’s upsetting to me to think that…

Enacted during the Civil War, the Federal False Claims Act was originally designed to help the Federal Government stem the tide of fraudulent and unscrupulous weapons appropriations being made by industrial suppliers in the industrial North. This law was originally meant to deal with the particularly inflated costs of food…

In short, if you know of someone, or you believe that you know of someone actively defrauding, or who has defrauded the federal government, you should contact an attorney immediately. These actions are extremely important, as they ensure that individuals and corporations defrauding the government are not allowed to continue…