Consumer Fraud Articles
Florida hospital to pay up to $90 million to partially settle whistleblower’s fraud allegations
ORLANDO, Fla.—A Florida Hospital reached an agreement with the U.S. government Monday that resolves part of a whistleblower’s lawsuit accusing the health care facility of engaging in illegal kickback schemes with cancer doctors and neurosurgeons and admitting patients unnecessarily.
Fight against health care fraud gains momentum, recovers billions for Medicare
For every one dollar the U.S. government spent on investigating health care-related fraud and abuse in the last three years, it recovered more than $8.00, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement about its annual Health Care Fraud and
Target CIO Beth Jacob announces resignation after data breach fiasco
After Target’s monumental data breach that initiated an entire overhaul of its information security and compliance division, Target Corp. Chief Information Officer (CIO) Beth Jacob announced her resignation, effective this Wednesday. She has been in her position with Target since
Globe University must pay whistleblower nearly $1 million for wrongful termination, legal fees
A Minnesota judge has ordered Globe University to pay nearly $600,000 in attorney’s fees and related costs to a former dean who sued the school in April 2012 for allegedly firing her in retaliation for exposing fraudulent practices. Globe will
Omnicare settles whistleblower allegations of fraud for $4.19 million
An Ohio corporation that provides prescription drugs to the elderly has agreed to pay the U.S. government $4.19 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations it engaged in an illegal kickback scheme that put financial gains over patients’ medical care.
Judge allows whistleblower case against global trucking firm to proceed
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A U.S. District Judge in South Carolina said Tuesday a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act against a global trucking firm may proceed to trial. The lawsuit seeks millions of dollars from Covan Worldwide Moving,
Medical imaging company pays $15.5 million to settle whistleblowers’ fraud allegations
A New York-based diagnostic imaging company has agreed to pay the U.S., New York, and New Jersey governments a total of $15.5 million to settle whistleblower allegations that it fraudulently billed federal and state health care programs for x-rays and
Whistleblower’s False Claims Act lawsuit recovers $6.5 million for U.S. Navy
A whistleblower will receive $1.28 million for helping the U.S. Department of Defense recover millions of dollars in funds fraudulently taken from the U.S. Navy by a defense contractor, the U.S. Justice Department announced.
Whistleblower helps U.S. recover more than $5 million from medical device manufacturer
A whistleblower who sued his former employer, medical device manufacturer EndoGastric Solutions Inc., under the U.S. False Claims Act will receive nearly $1 million for his role in exposing alleged fraud at the company and helping the U.S. recover millions
Massive data breach puts more than 300,000 University of Maryland personal records at risk
A data breach has recently been announced by University of Maryland officials, who stated more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students and others who were given an ID at their College Park and Shady Grove campuses have had their personal information