Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act

Office Depot will reportedly pay $43 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California False Claims Act by “systematically” violating the terms of its contracts with various California governmental agencies.  Continue reading “Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act” »

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Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companies

Pharmaceutical companies have been a part of some of the largest settlements in the history of the FCA.  Below is a list of the ten largest FCA settlements by members of the pharmaceutucal industry: Continue reading “Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companies” »

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Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegations

The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary inpatient admissions and by one of the company’s hospitals violating the Stark Law. Continue reading “Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegations” »

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Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA). Continue reading “Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations” »

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2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act

According to Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics, 2013 saw a record number of relator-initiated (“qui tam”) False Claims Act lawsuits. Continue reading “2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act” »

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Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan Case

In U.S. ex rel. Tran v. Computer Sciences Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90757 (D.D.C. June 3, 2014), the District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion to dismiss in a case alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) arising out of fraudulent practices involving subcontracting to small businesses in a federal government contract. Continue reading “Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan Case” »

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