Consumer Fraud Articles
Florida hospital spent $24 million in taxpayer money fighting whistleblower lawsuit
A Florida hospital that settled a whistleblower’s allegations of fraud with the U.S. Justice Department earlier this year used millions of dollars in taxpayer money to defend itself in the case, Florida’s WFTV reported.
Target listed among top 10 worst data breaches in U.S. history
A data breach is modern thievery through technology. “Hackers” access a company’s unsecured database and steal account and personal information, such as credit and debit card numbers, PINs, addresses, phone numbers and even social security numbers. Identity theives then use
Louisiana sues Fresenius for marketing dangerous, defective dialysis products
Hundreds of people have filed wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits against dialysis products and services giant Fresenius Medical Care North America over alleged injuries and deaths caused by the company’s dialysis concentrates GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. Now the state of
Moving services company settles whistleblower allegations with U.S.
A Virginia-based moving management company has agreed to pay the U.S. government nearly $510,000 to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that it overbilled the government for moving services it provided to federal employees being relocated.
Nation’s largest nursing home pharmacy provider settles whistleblower lawsuit for $124.24 million
Omnicare Inc., the country’s largest provider of prescription drugs and pharmacy services to nursing homes, has agreed to pay the U.S. more than $124 million to settle whistleblower allegations that it defrauded federal and state Medicare and Medicaid programs through
U.S. Supreme Court to review whistleblower lawsuit against KBR, Halliburton
The U.S. Supreme Court said that it will review a whistleblower lawsuit against KBR Inc. (Kellogg, Brown and Root) and Halliburton Co. alleging the corporations overbilled the U.S. government for work they performed on water-purification projects at two camps in
Whole Foods to pay $800,000 for overcharging California customers
Whole Foods Market agreed to pay $800,000 in penalties and remain under firm oversight for five years after California officials determined the grocer was overcharging customers throughout the state.
BBB warns of scams promising payouts for medical device settlements
The Jacksonville, Fla., Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers of a scam involving legal settlements on medical devices, and to be wary of callers promising big payouts but only after the consumer agrees to lay out cash.