Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case from the Fourth Circuit, U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Continue reading “Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals” »

Posted in Defense Contractor Fraud, False Claims Act, Health Care Fraud | Comments Off on Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Teva Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiary, IVAX, agreed to pay the United States and the State of Illinois $27.6 million to settle claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to a physician to induce the prescription of the anti-psychotic drug, clozapine.  Continue reading “Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations” »

Posted in False Claims Act, Health Care Fraud | Comments Off on Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Halifax Settles with the Government for $85 Million

According to the Department of Justice, Halifax, a Florida hospital system, agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act when it submitted claims for payment to the Government that were in violation of the Stark Law.  Continue reading “Halifax Settles with the Government for $85 Million” »

Posted in False Claims Act, Health Care Fraud | Comments Off on Halifax Settles with the Government for $85 Million

The Government Puts Forth Its Position Regarding the Application of Caronia to FCA Cases

Late last year, in a Statement of Interest filed in U.S. ex rel. Cestra v. Cephalon, Inc., No. 10-CIV-6457 (S.D.N.Y.), the Government for the first time stated its position regarding the applicability of U.S. v. Caronia, 703 F.3d 149 (2nd Cir. 2012) to off-label marketing False Claims Act (FCA) actions. Continue reading “The Government Puts Forth Its Position Regarding the Application of Caronia to FCA Cases” »

Posted in Defenses, False Claims Act, Health Care Fraud | Comments Off on The Government Puts Forth Its Position Regarding the Application of Caronia to FCA Cases

Therapy Providers Agree to Pay $30 Million to Resolve FCA Allegations

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on January 17, 2014, that RehabCare Group Inc., RehabCare Group East Inc., Rehab Systems of Missouri, and Health Systems Inc. agreed to pay $30 million to settle claims in a whistleblower-initiated lawsuit that the companies violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by engaging in a kickback scheme for nursing home patient referrals. Continue reading “Therapy Providers Agree to Pay $30 Million to Resolve FCA Allegations” »

Posted in False Claims Act, Health Care Fraud | Comments Off on Therapy Providers Agree to Pay $30 Million to Resolve FCA Allegations

More Defense Contracting Fraud on the Horizon?

Since 9/11, defense spending has been at its highest points in U.S. history.  The Washington Post reports that since 2001 the U.S. defense budget has risen from $287 billion to $530 billion.  Continue reading “More Defense Contracting Fraud on the Horizon?” »

Posted in Defense Contractor Fraud, False Claims Act, Procurement Fraud | Comments Off on More Defense Contracting Fraud on the Horizon?