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Elder care company with Valley operations agrees to pay $15.5M in whistleblower case

February 19, 2020

Guardian Elder Care Holdings Inc., which has associated nursing and rehabilitation operations in the region, agreed to pay about $15.5 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy was provided to residents to reach revenue goals, authorities report. The action was taken on behalf of the United States by two former […]

San Francisco Whistleblower $5 Million Verdict Upheld By Appeals Court

February 17, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The California Court of Appeal has upheld a unanimous jury verdict in a retaliation case involving San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. On Thursday, the court upheld the jury’s finding that Herrera illegally retaliated against San Francisco Chief Trial Deputy Joanne Hoeper by firing her after she claims to have […]

Whistleblowers Allege Cozy Ties Between Hawaii Tour Helicopters, FAA Regulators

January 31, 2020

Two whistleblowers separately raised concerns about the federal oversight of Hawaii’s helicopter tour industry prior to 2019 crashes on Kauai and Oahu that killed 10 people, according to a U.S. Senate report released Friday. One of those whistleblowers, Federal Aviation Administration inspector Joseph Monfort, said he was denied a travel request to inspect Safari Aviation […]

Medicare Fraud Uncovered by Multiple Whistleblowers

January 27, 2020

Third-party fund which allegedly funneled illegal Medicare copay reimbursements for pharmaceutical companies settles False Claims Act case The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) settled another portion of a long-running legal saga involving a False Claims Act (“FCA”) case concerning Medicare fraud against numerous pharmaceutical companies and other entities.  Last week, the DOJ announced it had reached an […]

SEC Awards Whistleblowers Whose Information Helped Stop Fraud

January 22, 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced two whistleblower awards in connection with two separate enforcement actions.  Both whistleblowers provided significant information that helped the SEC shut down two separate fraudulent schemes preying on retail investors.  In the first action, the whistleblower alerted the agency to a fraudulent scheme.  The SEC awarded the whistleblower more […]

ResMed to pay more than $37.5M to settle kickback allegations made in 5 whistleblower lawsuits

January 15, 2020

Medical equipment maker ResMed will pay $37.5 million to resolve allegations brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it paid kickbacks to durable medical equipment suppliers, sleep labs and other healthcare providers. The DOJ announced Wednesday that ResMed ran afoul of the Anti-Kickback Statute and alleges that the company filed false claims to federal healthcare programs related […]

Pharmaceutical Company Agrees To $54 Million To Settle False Claims Kickback Allegations

January 14, 2020

Teva Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay $54 Million to settle false claims kickback allegations brought by two whistleblowers, Charles Arnstein and Hossam Senousy. In their 2013 complaint, the whistleblowers asserted that Teva Pharmaceuticals (“Teva”) violated the False Claims Act when the company knowingly induced physicians to prescribe two of the company’s drugs in exchange for “speaker fees.” […]

Tamiflu Fraud Bilked $1.5 Billion from Government, Alleges Whistleblower

January 13, 2020

BALTIMORE, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Drug company Hoffmann-La Roche (OTCMKTS: RHHBY) bilked U.S. federal and state governments out of $1.5 billion by misrepresenting clinical studies and falsely claiming that its well-known influenza medicine Tamiflu was effective at containing potential pandemics, according to a recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit. The lawsuit claims the drugmaker’s scheme involved publishing misleading articles falsely […]

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