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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… Read More
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Wells Fargo In Trouble Over Its Treatment Of Whistleblowers

When it comes to whistleblowers, Wells Fargo hasn’t had a particularly good track record in recent years. In fact, some have described the workplace culture at the financial institution as troubled, one where the company goes out of its way to stym… Read More
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Senators Introduce New Whistleblower Protections

Advocates for whistleblower protection in the U.S. Senate have taken steps to extend help to those reporting tax fraud. Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden recently proposed a new piece of legislation aimed at encouraging those with knowledge of ta… Read More
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Health Care Industry Takes Note After Nine-Figure Whistleblower Verdict

We’ve previously discussed whistleblower claims in the context of the Wall Street firms, main street banks and defense subcontractors. Though these represent a large share of whistleblower awards, there are many other claims making their way throug… Read More
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Whistleblowers Get Boost From the Supreme Court

A recent Supreme Court decision comes as a welcome relief to two bank whistleblowers who invested years of their lives fighting their former employer in court. The two saw evidence of wrongdoing and raised concerns to their superiors and were fired f… Read More
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Man in suit pointing finger at screen (firing whistleblower)

I Want to be a Whistleblower but am Afraid I’ll Lose My Job

If you have information that your employer is committing fraud against the government, you might be considering filing a whistleblower claim. If you want to be a whistleblower but you’re concerned that you might be fired or face other forms of… Read More
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Senator Grassley to the Trump White House: "Treat Whistleblowers Right"

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley has been getting a lot of press lately. As Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he played a prominent role in the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Grassley will continue to be in the spotlight durin… Read More
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2016 False Claims Act Recoveries

Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Recovered Under False Claims Act

In Fiscal Year 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered more than $4.7 billion from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government. This recovery of taxpayer dollars was due, in large part, to changes made to the False Cla… Read More
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Federal Appeals Decision Could Signal Change for Medicare Advantage Fraud Cases

An August 2016 decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals revived a Medicare Advantage Fraud case that had been pronounced dead by a California district court in 2013. In 2013, a central California district court dismissed a federal whistleblower… Read More
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Whistleblower Reward - Medical Device Cold Calling

The False Claims Act (the FCA) provides for rewards to private citizens for filing a lawsuit as a whistleblower with information that results in the federal government recovering ill-gotten gains from unscrupulous companies at taxpayer expense. If th… Read More
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