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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.
Appeals court rejects BP’s bid to rewrite oil spill settlement terms
Businesses seeking compensation for losses caused by BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill do not have to prove they were directly harmed by the disaster to collect payments, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
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.
BP fails to delay oil-spill compensation to seafood works
NEW ORLEANS, La. — A federal judge on Wednesday denied BP’s request to suspend payments to seafood industry claimants seeking oil spill compensation from a $2.3-billion fund, saying BP’s allegations of fraud against a lawyer representing some of the claimants
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
General Motors expands recall of vehicles affected by potentially deadly ignition defect
General Motors is expanding a recall it originally announced Feb. 13 of certain 2003-2007 model year vehicles to fix an ignition switch problem that can allow the key to unintentionally shut the engine off while driving, while killing the vehicle’s