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Lincare Agrees to Pay the United States $5.25 Million to Resolve Medicare Advantage Fraud Claims Brought by a Whistleblower

Lincare, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $5.25 million to settle claims that it violated the federal False Claims Act.  This is perhaps the first False Claims Act recovery for claims brought by a whistleblower against a medical provider for…
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Big Wins Under Laws that Protect American Jobs

Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016 claiming that he would “Make America Great Again” by altering international trade rules to bring back jobs from foreign countries. Whatever one thinks of Trump’s economic policies, it appears o…

Healogics Agrees to Pay United States Nearly $400,000 to Resolve Fraud Claims Brought by Whistleblower Represented by Brady & Associates

Healogics, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $398,162.69 to settle claims that it violated the federal False Claims Act.    Healogics, which is based in Florida, manages wound care clinics throughout the United States.  Some of the patient…
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Will President Trump Repeal Sarbanes-Oxley?

During his first weeks in office, President Trump took steps to correct what he perceived to be an oppressive financial regulatory system that he claims is inefficient, ineffective, and stifles American economic growth. Specifically, President Trump…
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Can President Trump Roll Back Dodd-Frank?

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Less than a decade after the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of 1929, Congress and President Trump are poised…

Appeals Court Rules Against Arbitrating False Claims Act Case

Those in the legal world have come to understand the increasing power of arbitration agreements for resolving disputes. Years ago, if you had a problem with another person or organization and negotiation wouldn’t work, both parties understood that…

Jury Awards Millions To Employee Fired For Reporting Suspected FCPA Violations

In a case that should give those companies violating federal law cause of concern, a jury recently ruled in favor of an employee who had been terminated for reporting suspected violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). The jurors…

Medical Equipment Supplier Agrees to Pay United States $898,523.08 to Resolve Fraud Claims Brought by Whistleblower Represented by Brady & Associates

Mark Kistler and Michael Brady of the law firm Brady & Associates represented whistleblower Jeremy Novak in a case involving a medical equipment supplier overcharging federal health care programs.  O’Connor Medical Supply, Inc. and its owner,…

Record-Setting Settlement Announced Involving Electronic Health Records

When we think of False Claims Act cases, the most common examples in the news involve companies in the financial industry, government contractors and health care providers. Though these categories of companies represent typical False Claims Act cases…

Insurers Accused of Medicare Advantage Fraud

Most people understand that spending in the medical industry is out of control. Health care spending represents an astonishing figure, something like 17% of the value of the U.S. economy, an amount almost impossible to comprehend. With so much money…

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