Consumer Fraud Articles
Federal government intervenes in whistleblower lawsuit filed against Orbit Medical, Inc.
A False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit against Orbit Medical Inc. and its former executive Jake Kilgore now has the government involved due to the seriousness of what may have taken place.
Teachers file whistleblower lawsuit against Minnesota school
ST. PAUL, MINN. — A Minnesota private school faces a whistleblower suit filed by two teachers who claim they were subjected to discrimination and retaliation when they raised concerns about an allegedly unsafe field trip to Thailand, wrongly claimed and
CVS submitted false claims to Medicare for improperly dispensed drugs, lawsuit alleges
A national health insurance company is suing CVS Pharmacy in federal court under the False Claims Act, alleging the drugstore chain routinely and knowingly submitted claims for the reimbursement of invalid prescriptions to federal and state Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Utah company settles whistleblower lawsuit alleging small business contract fraud
SALT LAKE CITY—The owner of a small Utah-based construction company will receive a $148,480 whistleblower reward for helping the U.S. government recover nearly a million dollars from another larger construction company that allegedly was conducting a scheme to defraud a
Auburn University reports a data breach; about 14,000 students and staff affected
Nearly 14,000 students and staff are now the victims of yet another data breach, this time occurring at Auburn University.
Forest to pay millions to Missouri parents for misleading drug data on childhood depression meds
Forest Laboratories will pay between $7.7 million and $10.4 million to settle multidistrict litigation alleging the drug company misled Missouri parents into buying Celexa and Lexapro for their children even though the antidepressants were not approved for children.
Judge raises Chicago State University whistleblower’s jury award
CHICAGO, Ill.—A Cook County Circuit Court judge raised the total payment a former Chicago State University employee will receive after winning his whistleblower lawsuit against the state school last month to $3 million.
GSK revamps marketing efforts following record settlement over illegal promotion of drugs
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) says it will hire doctors to market its drugs to the medical community in an effort to mend its tarnished reputation following a $3 billion fraud settlement over questionable marketing practices.
Lawsuit alleges Forest mislead public about Celexa, Lexapro effectiveness in treating childhood depression
Forest Laboratories is facing a potential class action lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court by two funds that allege the company illegally marketed its antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro and paid kickbacks to others to endorse the drugs as a treatment for
Seafood fraud harms consumers, honest businesses, and the environment
Seafood fraud is rampant in the U.S. according to an extensive two-year scientific study led by the conservation group Oceana, but almost nothing has been done to curb the problem until now. Recognizing the special threats that seafood fraud poses,