Consumer Fraud Articles
“The UPS Store” in 24 states hit by a data breach
A computer virus may have targeted 51 “The UPS Store” locations in 24 different states, resulting in the exposure of credit and debit card information of consumers all over the nation.
Whistleblower’s False Claims lawsuit against Samsung leads to $2.3 million settlement
Samsung Electronics America Inc. has agreed to pay $2.3 million to resolve whistleblower allegations that its business practices led the U.S. government to unknowingly purchase foreign electronics from countries not approved under the Trade Agreements Act and thus the submission of
Bank of America settles mortgage fraud claims with U.S. and six states for record $16.65 million
The U.S. Justice Department and six state attorneys general have reached a $16.65-billion settlement with Bank of America Corporation to resolve claims that the bank and its former and current subsidiaries, including Countrywide and Merrill Lynch, defrauded investors, government agencies,
Louisiana sues State Farm for endangering motorists with cheap auto repairs
State Farm Auto Insurance endangers the lives of its policyholders by effectively forcing auto body and repair shops to perform repairs as cheaply and quickly as possible, the Louisiana Attorney General’s office alleges in a lawsuit.
CDC contractor pays $18 million to settle whistleblower allegations
A California pharmaceutical distributor has agreed to pay the U.S. $18 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that it improperly set temperature monitors in shipping vaccines while it was under contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Whistleblower sues Milwaukee aircraft manufacturer, others for deliberately overcharging government
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – A whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former employee of a Milwaukee-based aircraft manufacturer alleges the company used special software to hide illegal markups on bills it submitted to the U.S. Defense Department for reimbursement on aircraft parts.
Peanut factory knowingly sold salmonella-contaminated peanuts to food suppliers
The Peanut Corporation of America knowingly distributed salmonella contaminated peanuts to manufacturers and presented faked documents to back up those false claims, in what has become one of the largest salmonella outbreaks in U.S. history, according to court testimony. The trial
Savannah hospital faces whistleblower allegations of false claims, wrongful retaliation
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The federal government has filed a lawsuit against Memorial Health Inc. and an affiliated physicians group for filing allegedly fraudulent claims for Medicare reimbursement that stemmed from improper physician referrals and illegal financial relationships.
SEC awards whistleblower $400K after internal complaints of fraud fail
A whistleblower who turned to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after his concerns of fraud fell on deaf ears within his company has received a $400,000 reward, the agency announced.