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2014-10-31 16:24:06

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical device companies EBI, LLC, of New Jersey, and Biomet, Inc., of Indiana, have agreed to pay the United States $6.07 million to resolve allegations that they used kickbacks to induce physicians to purchase the companies' bone growth stimulators. The settlement this week stems from a whistleblower complaint filed by a former employee of Biomet, Yue Yu, pursuant to the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Ross Feller Casey, LLP,...

2014-10-30 23:12:43

McEldrew Young, Attorneys-at-Law, will represent whistleblowers reporting to the DOJ, IRS, SEC and CFTC as well as families requiring legal representation due to catastrophic injuries involving medical malpractice, railroads and transportation accidents. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 James J. McEldrew, III and Eric L. Young are pleased to announce the formation of McEldrew Young, Attorneys-at-Law, to merge the law practices of McEldrew Law and Young Law Group. The new law firm...

2014-10-23 00:21:32

DENVER, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A whistleblower lawsuit brought by Phillips & Cohen LLP prompted a federal investigation into the business practices of DaVita Healthcare Partners and has resulted in DaVita paying $400 million to settle civil charges involving kickbacks to doctors. DaVita's settlement, announced by the US Department of Justice tonight, is apparently the largest one ever that covers solely allegations of kickbacks in the healthcare industry. DaVita will...

2014-10-14 20:23:04

CINCINNATI, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of its client Michael Daugherty, Morgan Verkamp, LLC is pleased to announce that Bostwick Laboratories, Inc., an anatomic and pathology lab based in Uniondale, New York, has agreed to pay the United States $6,048,000 to resolve allegations regarding violations of the False Claims Act. The False Claims Act allows private citizens to bring cases in the name of the United States against government contractors charged with fraud. False...

2014-10-08 16:27:15

Plaintiffs' Attorneys, Sanford Heisler, LLP Praise Decision as Part of a Trend NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Five female Merck sales representatives will proceed with their class action gender discrimination lawsuit against Merck, according to a federal judge. The five plaintiffs, on behalf of all female sales representatives at Merck, allege that Merck engaged in pay and promotion discrimination against the proposed female employee class, that comparable male sales...

2014-10-01 23:05:12

Young Law Group announces court decision in a qui tam lawsuit alleging payments to doctors for sham speaker programs against Novartis on the day of the first public release by the Government of payment data from pharmaceutical companies to doctors under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 On September 30, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Paul G. Gardephe denied Novartis’ Motion to Dismiss the U.S. Government’s allegations that the company's...

2014-09-24 23:02:25

Pharmaceutical Company Agrees to Pay U.S. and State Governments to Settle Off-Label Drug Marketing and False Claims Act Allegations Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Stephen A. Sheller of Sheller, P.C. announced today that Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC has agreed to pay $58.9 million to resolve allegations by the Sheller whistleblower client that Shire violated the False Claims Act. Court documents detailing the civil allegations and settlement were signed by Shire and...

2014-09-16 08:31:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging employees of sleep clinics if they have proof one of these types of medical facilities is being used to overbill Medicare, because the rewards for this type of information can really be significant. For more information potential whistleblowers are urged to contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com Photo -...

2014-09-15 16:28:58

Center Allegedly Made Up Test Results, Hired Strippers as Sleep Technicians WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whistleblower Donna Nichols will receive 20 percent of nearly $300,000 repaid to taxpayers in the U.S. government's settlement of fraud claims against a Florida sleep-disorder clinic that was accused of pretending to diagnose sleep problems with equipment that was either broken or non-existent -- and of hiring local strippers to work, without formal training, as...

2014-09-10 12:28:26

Meridian Agrees to Pay More Than $5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit Alleging Kickbacks NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanford Heisler, LLP today announced that Meridian Surgical Partners, LLC ("Meridian"), a health care company specializing in the management of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), has agreed to pay a total of $5.12 million to settle a False Claims Act ("FCA") lawsuit brought by a whistleblower. The FCA whistleblower provisions permit private...


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