Supreme Court to Potentially Review Two Fourth Circuit False Claims Act Cases

The Supreme Court of the United States could review two False Claims Act (FCA) cases from the Fourth Circuit: U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., 707 F.3d 451 (4th Cir. 2013) and U.S. ex rel. Carter v. Haliburton Co., 710 F.3d 171 (4th Cir. 2013).   Continue reading “Supreme Court to Potentially Review Two Fourth Circuit False Claims Act Cases” »

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Court Holds that Florida Hospital Violated the Stark Law

In a well-written opinion, the District Court for the Middle District of Florida held that Halifax Hospital Medical Center (“Halifax Hospital”) violated the Stark Law when it entered into compensation arrangements with various oncologists in 2005. Continue reading “Court Holds that Florida Hospital Violated the Stark Law” »

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Companies Agree to Pay $30 Million to Settle Allegations Regarding the Sale of Defective Heart Devices

Boston Scientific and its subsidiaries agreed to pay $30 million to settle claims that the subsidiaries knowingly sold defective heart devices (implantable defibrillators) between 2002 and 2005 that were implanted into Medicare patients.  Continue reading “Companies Agree to Pay $30 Million to Settle Allegations Regarding the Sale of Defective Heart Devices” »

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Tuomey Healthcare System Ordered to Pay Over $237 Million for Stark Law and False Claims Act Violations

Earlier this month, a judge ordered Tuomey Healthcare System (“Tuomey”) to pay $237.5 million, after a jury found that the company violated the Stark Law and the False Claims Act.    Continue reading “Tuomey Healthcare System Ordered to Pay Over $237 Million for Stark Law and False Claims Act Violations” »

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SEC Whistleblower Program Gaining Traction as the SEC Announces a $14 Million Award

The SEC announced on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, an award of more than $14 million to a whistleblower whose information – provided to the SEC through his or her attorneys – resulted in an SEC enforcement action which led to the recovery of substantial investor funds.  Continue reading “SEC Whistleblower Program Gaining Traction as the SEC Announces a $14 Million Award” »

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Mobile Lab Company Pays $17.5 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations

On September 25, 2013, the Department of Justice announced that Kan-Di-Ki LLC, doing business as Diagnostic Laboratories and Radiology, will pay $17.5 million to settle claims that the company fraudulently billed Medicare and California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal).  Continue reading “Mobile Lab Company Pays $17.5 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations” »

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