News and Current Events 2010
September 30, 2010

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. to pay $420 Million to Resolve Claims Off-Label Promotion and Kickback Allegations. Private Relators Who Filed Claim to Receive Over $25 Million as a Reward.

September 15, 2010

Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. to pay more than $313 Million to Resolve Claims it submitted false claims to federal health programs. Private Relators Who Filed Claim to Receive $14 Million as a Reward.

September 1, 2010

Allergan Inc. to pay $600 Million to resolve claims of Unlawful Marketing of Botox. Private Relators Who Filed Claims to Receive $37.8 Million as a Reward.

August 30, 2010

Hewlett-Packard agrees to Pay The United States $55 Million To Settle Allegations of Fraud Asserted by Private Relators.

July 8, 2010

National Cardio Labs to pay $3.6 Million to Resolve Claims it Defrauded Medicare and TRICARE. Private Relators Who Filed Claim to Receive $1.1 Million as a Reward.

June 23, 2010

Northrop Grumman to pay $12.5 Million to Resolve Case Alleging Test Violations. Former Employee Who Filed Claim to Receive over $2.3 Million as a Reward.

May 21, 2010

The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati to pay $108 Million to Resolve Allegations of Violating Anti-Kickback Laws. Private Relator Who Filed Claim to Receive $23.5 Million as a Reward.

May 6, 2010

Ciena Capital LLC, a private lender in New York City, has agreed to pay $26.3 Million to resolve claims that it submitted false certifications in connection with SBA loans. Private Relator Who Filed Claim to Receive $4.3 Million as a Reward.

April 29, 2010

Schwarz Pharma to pay $22 Million to Settle Claims that it Submitted Inflated Bills to the Government. Former Employee Who Filed Claim to Receive Over $1.8 Million as a Reward.

April 27, 2010

AstraZeneca to pay $520 Million to Resolve Claims of Off-Label Drug Marketing. Relator Who Filed Claim to Receive over $45 Million as a Reward.

April 7, 2010

Learning Tree International Inc. to Pay U.S. $4.5 Million to Settle Claims it Billed the Government for Training Courses Never Provided.

March 23, 2010

Florida Health Care Provider to Pay $12 Million to Settle Claims it Billed Medicare for Services Never Rendered. Former Employee who Filed Claims to Receive $2.64 Million as a Reward.

March 19, 2010

New Jersey Hospital to Pay $6.35 Million to Settle Claims it Defrauded Medicare. Private Relators who Filed Claims to Receive over $1.1 Million as a Reward.

February 25, 2010

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in New York to Pay $2.92 Million to Settle Claims it Defrauded Medicare. Private Relator who Filed Claim to Receive $600,000 as a Reward.

January 20, 2010

National Dental Management Company to Pay $24 Million to Settle Claims that Unnecessary Dental Services Were Performed on Poor Children. Private Relators who Filed Claim to Receive $600,000 as a Reward.

News and Current Events 2009
December 17, 2009

Three New York City Home Health Agencies to Pay $9.7 Million to Resolve Claims of Billing for Home Health Aids With Phony Training Certificates. Private Relators who filed claims to receive over $1.9 Million as a Reward.

November 19, 2009

U.S. Justice Department Discloses that Civil Fraud Recoveries Reach $2.4 Billion in 2009. Persons who filed qui tam actions received over $255 Million in Rewards in 2009.

August 13, 2009

Boeing to Pay $25 Million to Settle Claims it Installed Defective Components on U.S. Air Force Refueling Planes. Former Employees who Filed Qui Tam Claims to Receive over $2.6 Million as a Reward.

April 15, 2009

Computer & Data Storage Company to pay $128 Million to Resolve Claims it Overcharged the Government for Software, and Data Storage. Former Employee Who Filed Claim to Receive Over $19 Million as a Reward.

April 15, 2009

Quest Diagnostics to pay $302 Million to Resolve Claims it Misbranded Medical Test Kits. Private Relator Who Filed Claim to Receive $45 Million as a Reward.

April 2, 2009

Northrop Grumman Corp to pay $325 Million for Selling Defective Satellite Parts. Private Relator Who Filed Claim to Receive $48.75 Million as a Reward.

March 12, 2009

San Mateo County, California, to pay $6.8 Million to resolve claims that it Submitted False Claims to Medicare. County Employee Who Filed Claim to Receive over $1 Million as a Reward.

February 13, 2009

APL LTD to pay $26.3 Million to resolve claims, asserted by one of its employees, that it Submitted Inflated Shipping Bills to the Government. Employee Who Filed Claim to Receive $5.2 Million as a Reward.

January 1, 2009

U.S. Justice Department Discloses that Civil Fraud Recoveries Reach $1.34 Billion for 2008. Persons who filed qui tam actions received over $198 Million in Rewards in 2008.

News and Current Events 2008
December 8, 2008

L-3 Communications to pay $4 Million to resolve claims, asserted by one of its employees, that it Submitted Inflated Bills to the Government. Employee Who Filed Claim to Receive $720,000 as a Reward.

December 3, 2008

New Jersey Based MedQuest to pay $6.6 Million to resolve claims, asserted by private Relators, that it Submitted Inflated Bills for Medical Transcription services to the Government. Relators Who Filed Claims to Receive over $500,000 as a Reward.

November 25, 2008

Bayer Healthcare MedQuest to pay $97.5 Million to Settle Allegations of Paying Kickbacks to Diabetic Suppliers.

September 29, 2008

Walgreens to pay $9.9 Million to Resolve Claims that it Falsely Billed Medicaid. Walgreens Employees Who Filed the Claims to Receive over $1.4 Million as a Reward.

September 15, 2008

Staten Island University Hospital to pay $74 Million to Settle Allegations of Medicaid & Medicare Fraud Asserted by Private Relators. Relators Who Filed Claims to Receive Over $9 Million as a Reward.

August 1, 2008

Pratt & Whitney and PCC Airfoils to Pay More Than $52 Million to Settle Allegations of Selling Defective Jet Engine Parts.

July 22, 2008

Cox Medical Centers to Pay $60 Million to Settle Allegations of Fraudulent Medicare Payments.

May 23, 2008

Toray Industries to pay $61.75 Million to Settle Allegations of Price Fixing Asserted by Private Relators. Relators who filed claims to receive up to 25%.

May 22, 2008

Medtronic Spine to pay $75 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations of Defrauding Medicare filed by two former employees. Former Employees who filed claims to receive $14.9 Million as a Reward.

May 13, 2008

Computer Sciences Corporation to pay $1.37 Million to Settle Allegations of Kickbacks Asserted by Private Relators. Relators who filed claims to receive up to 25%.

April 14, 2008

Florida Radiologist to pay $7 Million to Settle Allegations of Health Care Fraud asserted by Former Employee. Former Employee to receive $1.75 Million as a Reward.

April 10, 2008

Protective Products International Pays $960,000 to Settle Claims of Supplying Defective Zylon Bulletproof Vests.

April 9, 2008

North Carolina Dental Service Chain Pays $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations.

March 26, 2008

National Air Cargo to pay $28 Million to Settle Allegations of Defrauding the Department of Defense, Asserted by Former Employee. Former Employee to receive $3.3 Million as a Reward.

March 18, 2008

CVS to pay $36.7 Million to Settle Allegations of Medicaid Prescription Fraud asserted against it by a Pharmacist. Pharmacist to receive over $4.3 Million as a Reward.

March 4, 2008

Cathedral Healthcare System to pay $5.3 Million to Settle Allegations of Medicaid Fraud asserted against it by Private Relators. Relators to receive nearly $850,000 as a Reward.

February 14, 2008

Respiratory Equipment & Supplies Company to pay $17 Million to Settle Health Care Fraud Allegations.

February 8, 2008

Merck to pay $650 Million to settle claims of Medicaid fraud filed by former employee. Former employee who filed claims expected to receive $68 Million as a reward.

News and Current Events 2007
December 27, 2007

Sioux Manufacturing Corporation pays $2 Million to resolve allegations that it deliberately and systematically “shorted” an average of 10,000 strands of Kevlar from the helmets of U.S. Soldiers.

November 1, 2007

U.S. Justice Department discloses that civil fraud recoveries under the False Claims Act reached $2 Billion for 2007. Persons who filed qui tam claims received over $177 Million in rewards in 2007.

September 28, 2007

Bristol-Myers Squibb to pay more than $515 Million to Settle False Claim allegations asserted by private relators. Relators who filed claims are to receive $50 Million as a reward for having filed the claims.

September 10, 2007

Aventis pays over $190 Million to Settle Drug Pricing Fraud allegations asserted by private relator. Person who asserted the allegations to receive approximately $32 Million as a reward.

August 16, 2007

IBM Corporation and PriceWaterhouseCoopers to pay over $5.2 Million to Settle False Claim allegations asserted by private relators. Persons who filed claims expected to receive up to $1.3 Million for having filed the claims.

August 15, 2007

Burlington Resources Inc. to pay $97.5 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by private relator. Relator expected to receive up to $24.3 Million for having filed the claims.

August 7, 2007

Crane Co. to pay $7.5 Million to Settle False Claim allegations asserted by former employee. Former employee who filed claims expected to receive up to $1.8 Million as a reward.

July 30, 2007

Oakland City University to pay $5.3 Million to Settle False Claim allegations asserted by former employee. Former employee who filed claims expected to receive up to $1.4 Million as a reward.

April 1 , 2007

New York State Adopts False Claims Act to provide monetary rewards to people who expose fraud against the State, or any Local Government or School District within the State.

March 13, 2007

Judge awards $334 Million against Amerigroup Illinois and Amerigroup Corporation in Medicaid Fraud in case filed by private relator under the Illinois Whistleblower Protection Act. Relator expected to receive between 15% and 25%.

News and Current Events 2006
November 21, 2006

U.S. Justice Department discloses that civil fraud recoveries reach $3.1 Billion for 2006, the largest amount recovered in a single year. Persons who filed qui tam claims received over $190 Million in 2006.

October 31, 2006

$144 Million damage award against Amerigroup Illinois and Amerigroup Corporation for Medicaid Fraud in case filed by private relator under the Illinois Whistleblower Protection Act. Relator expected to receive between 15% and 25%.

October 5, 2006

American Medical Response to pay $9 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by former employees. Former employees to receive over $1.6 Million for having filed the claims.

September 26, 2006

Horizon West to pay $14.7 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by former employee. Former employee expected to receive up to $3.6 Million for having filed the claims.

July 13, 2006

Wall Street money manager Mario Gabelli and Affiliates to pay $130 Million for allegedly defrauding the FCC. Persons who filed claims to receive $32.2 Million.

June 30, 2006

Boeing to pay $615 Million to resolve Fraud Allegations.

June 29, 2006

Tenet Healthcare Corporation to pay $900 Million to resolve claims of unlawful billing practices. Relators expected to receive up to $225 Million.

June 27, 2006

State of Indiana & ITS Intelenet Commission agree to pay $8.2 Million to Settle False Claims Involving E-Rate Program.

June 27, 2006

AT&T to pay over $2.9 Million to Resolve Allegations of Contracting Fraud. Relator expected to receive share.

June 15, 2006

St. Barnabas Corporation to pay $265 Million to resolve allegations of Defrauding Medicare. Relators expected to receive up to $66.2 Million.

News and Current Events 2005
October 17, 2005

Serono Corporation to pay $704 Million to resolve conspiracy allegations filed by former employees. Former employees to receive $51.8 Million for having filed claims.

October 11, 2005

Engineering and construction companies to pay nearly $25 Million to settle claims, by former employee, that the companies submitted inflated claims on Amtrak project to electrify rail corridor between New Haven and Boston.

September 20, 2005

GlaxoSmithKline to pay $150 Million to settle claims asserted by a private relator, who asserted that Glaxo set up a scheme to increase its sales of drugs through “marketing the spread.” Private relator to receive $26 Million for having filed the claims.

September 19, 2005

Office Depot to pay nearly $5 Million to settle alleged violations of the Federal False Claims Act. Private relator to receive $712,500 for having filed claims.

July 11, 2005

PriceWaterHouseCoopers LLP. to pay $41.9 Million to settle qui tam claims that it submitted false claims to the government for travel reimbursements. Relator to receive share.

June 23, 2005

New York based Turner Construction Company will pay $6.6 Million to settle claims that it submitted false claims on construction projects which included construction of the federal courthouse on Long Island.

May 17, 2005

McHenry County Paving Contractor to pay $500,000 to settle false billing allegations. Person who filed claim to receive $125,000.