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‘Qui Tam Whistleblower’ Category

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day 2021

Transparency has long been seen as an essential virtue in democracies like our own. Where there is openness, there is accountability and trust. But in the instances when companies and various entities within our nation have failed to operate under the sincerity of the law, honest individuals have bravely stepped up to guarantee justice. That is why three years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously...

Fighting Fraud Against the Government on Behalf of Tax Payers

Whistleblowers serve U.S. taxpayers by exposing fraud against the government. Legal protections and incentives encourage them to come forward and report fraud, recovering American tax dollars. 

The law empowers, incentivizes, and protects whistleblowers to expose fraud committed against the government. We represent whistleblowers and partner with the government to recover damages from...

Your Guide to Reporting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fraud

The Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, has been a crucial lifeline that provided forgivable loans for small businesses scraping by during the pandemic as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Specifically, it was meant to cover the cost of employee paychecks that would keep them employed, which also eased the burden on business owners who likely were...

Nursing Home Operator to Pay $11 Mil Resolving Rehab Fraud Claims by Waters & Kraus Client and Others

SavaSeniorCare agrees to settle whistleblower claims alleging the company bilked Medicare for medically unnecessary rehab therapy and substandard skilled nursing services.

TENNESSEE – One of the largest nursing home chains in the U.S., SavaSeniorCare LLC (Sava) and related entities, has agreed to pay $11.2 million to resolve a long-running case alleging the...

What Are Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws?

Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws

In the United States, ordinary people can file lawsuits targeting fraud committed at federal taxpayers’ expense. It’s a centuries-old American tradition dating to 1778. Today’s whistleblowers operate under the provisions of the False Claims Act, enacted in 1863 and considered to be one of the most effective tools of the federal government to combat fraud. 

From 1986 to 2020, the...

Update: Hoverboard Dentist Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud

Judge Michael Wolverton of Anchorage Superior Court sentenced Seth Lookhart of Clear Creek Dental, LLC, to 20 years in prison for dozens of charges including Medicaid fraud.

In addition to his fraudulent Medicaid billing for over-use of sedation, Lookhart gained notice for a viral video that showed him performing dentistry on a patient while riding a hoverboard, for which he...

Corporate Greed and Fraud in the Era of COVID-19

Countless establishments worldwide are confronting unexpected challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the closure of businesses, the bankruptcy of several prominent companies, and the disruption of travel worldwide, it seems that the threat of global economic instability looms large on all nations. In the early weeks of this unprecedented issue, the United States government...

National Whistleblower Awareness Day 2020

National Whistleblower Awareness Day 2020

Transparency has long been seen as an essential virtue in democracies like our own. Where there is openness, there is accountability and trust. But in the instances when companies and various entities have failed to operate lawfully, honest individuals have bravely stepped up to guarantee justice. That is why two years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution marking July 30th as a...

Texas Orthodontist Found Responsible for Medicaid Fraud

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Attorney General Ken Paxton: Court Awards Millions for Texans in Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit

AUSTIN – The Hon. Catherine Mauzy of the 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County has ruled Dr. Richard Malouf of ASDC Holdings, LLC, responsible for 1,842 unlawful acts under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. Dr. Malouf operated orthodontics clinics for many...

How Industry Seeks to Weaken Anti-Fraud Laws Under the Pandemic

Law360: Now Is Not the Time To Roll Back Anti-Fraud Laws

The False Claims Act is the government’s number one civil enforcement tool for fighting fraud and recovering the billions of dollars lost each year to unscrupulous actors looking to bilk the taxpayers.

At a time when the government is infusing the health care industry with billions in new...

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