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Melissa Mays v. City of Flint, Michigan Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

This case arises out of the drinking-water
crisis in Flint, Michigan. The Plaintiffs are residents of the City of Flint who represent
themselves and seek to represent a class of similarly situated individuals. They allege that they
have been harmed since April 2014 by the toxic condition of the Flint water supply. The
Plaintiffs filed suit against several City and State officials i... More...
   $0 (09-16-2017 - MI)

United States of America, et al. v. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

John King and Tammy Drummond (collectively, “Relators”) appeal the
district court’s grant of summary judgment to Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., on
their False Claims Act (“FCA”) claims and a subsequent ruling that partly
granted court costs to Solvay. For the reasons explained below, we AFFIRM.
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I. Background
Relators are both former Solvay sales and marketing employees. Th... More...
   $0 (09-15-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. United States ex rel. Schaefer v. Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina, LLC, Stephen F. Serbin, M.D. and Victoria Serbin(FMC) Federal Courthouse - Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Family Practice Chain, Its Co-Owner, and Its Laboratory Director Agree to Pay the United States $2 Million to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations for Illegal Medicare Referrals and Billing for Unnecessary Medical Services

Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina LLC (FMC), has agreed to pay the United States $1.56 million, and FMC’s principal owner and former chief ... More...
   $2000000 (09-14-2017 - SC)

United States ex rel. Deshpande, et al. v. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital and Medical Center Federal Courthouse - Queens, New York

Brooklyn, NY - New York Hospital Operator Agrees to Pay $4 Million to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations Arising from Improper Payments to Physicians

MediSys Health Network Inc., which owns and operates Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital and Medical Center, two hospitals in Queens, New York, has agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations that it violated the... More...
   $4000000 (09-14-2017 - NY)

United States ex rel. Schaefer v. Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina, LLC, Stephen F. Serbin, M.D. and Victoria Serbinet, et al.

Columbia, SC - South Carolina Family Practice Chain, Its Co-Owner, and Its Laboratory Director Agree to Pay the United States $2 Million to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations for Illegal Medicare Referrals and Billing for Unnecessary Medical Services


Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina LLC (FMC), has agreed to pay the United States $1.56 million, and FMC’s principal ow... More...
   $1560000 (09-11-2017 - SC)

Gary King v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

Linda King participated in a welfare benefit plan that the
defendants sponsored and administered. In November 2012,
Mrs. King suffered a back infection that required immediate
surgery and extensive post-surgery rehabilitative care. After
initially approving her treatment as medically necessary, the
defendants denied her claim for benefits because Mrs. King
exceeded her plan... More...
   $0 (09-08-2017 - )

United States of America v. Mark Johnson Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, WI - Former Janesville Pharmacy Owner Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

Mark Johnson, 55, Janesville, Wis., was sentenced on September 1, 2017 by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 24 months in federal prison for health care fraud. Johnson will begin serving his sentence in October.

On August 4, 2016, Johnson’s arrest was announced in conjunction with the unsealing o... More...
   $0 (09-07-2017 - WI)

United States of America v. Kenneth E. Orrock Federal Courthouse - Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City, SD - Rapid City Man Sentenced for Failing to Pay Taxes

A Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Willful Failure to Collect and Pay Over Tax was sentenced on August 30, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court. The Defendant was charged on January 30, 2017, and pleaded guilty on February 12, 2017.

During the years 2011 through 2015, Orrock was the... More...
   $0 (09-06-2017 - SD)

United States of America v. US Bioservices Corp. Federal Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $13.4 Million Settlement Of Civil Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Against US Bioservices Corp.

The United States settled a civil fraud case against US BIOSERVICES CORP. (“US BIO”) pursuant to which US BIO will pay a total of $13.4 million. The settlement resolves claims that US BIO violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act... More...
   $13400000 (09-06-2017 - NY)

United States of America v. St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc. Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - St. Agnes Healthcare Agrees To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Of Overbilling Medicare

St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $122,928 to resolve claims under the False Claims Act alleging that St. Agnes submitted false claims to Medicare by billing for evaluation and management (E&M) services at a higher reimbursement rate than the Federal he... More...
   $0 (08-29-2017 - MD)

United States of America v. Godwin Oriakhi Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Houston Home Health Agency Owner Sentenced to 480 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Defraud Medicare and Medicaid of More Than $17 Million

The owner and operator of five Houston-area home health agencies was sentenced on August 18, 2017 to 480 months in prison for conspiring to defraud Medicare and the State of Texas’ Medicaid-funded Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) ... More...
   $0 (08-22-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Dr. Yev Gray Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Luis, MO - Chicago Podiatrist Sentenced for Health Care Fraud Charges

Dr. Yev Gray was sentenced to 90 months in prison and ordered to pay $6,974,895.00 in restitution related to the submission of false reimbursement claims for non-rendered podiatric services.

According to court records, Dr. Yev Gray was the owner and president of Aggeus Healthcare, headquartered in Chicago, ... More...
   $0 (08-15-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. Jacques Roy

Dallas, TX - Dallas Doctor Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Conviction

A 60-year-old doctor from Rockwall, Texas, Jacques Roy, who was convicted in April 2016 of various health care fraud charges following a six-week-long trial, was sentenced on August 9, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 420 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $268,147,699.15 in restitution, joint and s... More...
   $0 (08-11-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Chermeca Harris Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Woman Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud and Identity Theft Charges

A Richmond woman pleaded guilty today healthcare fraud and aggravated identity theft.

According to court documents, Chermeca Harris, 36, was a Medicaid beneficiary and would misrepresent her health condition to health care providers, such as hospitals and ambulance services, in order to obtain health ... More...
   $0 (08-10-2017 - VA)

United States of America v. Shephard Lee Spruill, II Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Pitt County Behavioral Health President Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud Conspiracy and Perjury Charges

SHEPHARD LEE SPRUILL, II, 46, of Winterville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on August 4, 2017 to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, and Perjury. Under the terms of a plea agreement, SPRUILL faces up to 15 years in prison, $500,000 in fines, and 3 years of supervised r... More...
   $0 (08-09-2017 - NC)

United States and the State of Georgia, ex rel. Andre Valentine v. Navicent Hospital, Inc. Federal Courthouse - Macon, Georgia

Macon, GA - Navicent Settles Ambulance Fraud Claims For Over $2.5MM

G.F. “Pete” Peterman, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, and Georgia Attorney General Christopher M. Carr announced on August 3, 2017 a civil settlement with The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Inc., d/b/a The Medical Center, Navicent Health (“Navicent”). Navicent agreed to pay to the Unite... More...
   $2549742 (08-08-2017 - )

United States of America v. D. Anda Norbergs Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Palm Harbor Oncologist Sentenced To Nearly Six Years For Treating Patients With Unapproved Cancer Drugs

D. Anda Norbergs was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison on August 7, 2017 for receipt and delivery of misbranded drugs, smuggling goods into the United States, health care fraud, and mail fraud. As part of her sentence, the Court also entered a money judgme... More...
   $0 (08-08-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Charter Home Health Federal Courthouse - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA - Baton Rouge Home Health Company Settles False Claims Act Case For $1.7 Million

Charter Home Health, a Baton Rouge-based healthcare company, has agreed to settle a civil fraud complaint filed under the federal False Claims Act by paying the United States $1.7 million and entering into a Corporate Integrity Agreement.

The settlement arises from an investigation in... More...
   $1700000 (08-07-2017 - LA)

United States of America v. Viju Mathew and Mariamma Viju

Dallas, TX - Garland Couple Who Stole/Unlawfully Obtained Patient Identification Information Sentenced to Federal Prison Terms - Husband is a Former Parkland Hospital Employee and Wife is a Former Nurse at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas - Used Info toSolicit Patients for Their Home Health Agency

A former employee at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas (Parkland), Viju Mathew, a... More...
   $0 (08-03-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Atlanta Medical Clinic Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Pain Clinic and its owner agree to pay $250,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act

Atlanta Medical Clinic (“AMC”), which is an Atlanta-based pain management clinic, and Dr. Timothy Dembowski (AMC’s owner), have agreed to pay the United States $250,000 to resolve allegations that they violated Medicare rules and the False Claims Act (“FCA”)... More...
   $0 (08-02-2017 - GA)

Talmadge Baker v. Italian Maple Holdings, LLC

Marlene Baker LaBerge, a 73-year-old woman, was a resident and patient of a 24-
hour skilled nursing facility owned by Italian Maple Holdings, LLC dba La Paloma
Healthcare Center (La Paloma). Approximately a week after LaBerge arrived at the
facility, La Paloma's staff presented LaBerge with two arbitration agreements that
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included language required by Cod... More...
   $0 (08-02-2017 - CA)

Talmadge Baker v. Italian Maple Holding, LLC


Marlene Baker LaBerge, a 73-year-old woman, was a resident and patient of a 24-
hour skilled nursing facility owned by Italian Maple Holdings, LLC dba La Paloma
Healthcare Center (La Paloma). Approximately a week after LaBerge arrived at the
facility, La Paloma's staff presented LaBerge with two arbitration agreements that
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included language required by Code of Civil Proc... More...
   $0 (08-01-2017 - CA)

United States ex rel. Beverly Brown v. Calegene Corporation

Los Angeles, CA - Celgene Agrees to Pay $280 Million to Resolve Fraud Allegations Related to Promotion of Cancer Drugs For Uses Not Approved by FDA

Celgene Corp., a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, agreed on July 24, 2017 to pay $280 million to settle fraud allegations related to the promotion of two cancer treatment drugs for uses not approved by the F... More...
   $280000000 (07-31-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Edwin L. Fuentes

Danville, VA - Danville Doctor Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud, Tax Evasion Charges - Edwin Fuentes Billed Patients for Services Not Administered

A Danville doctor, who billed various insurers for services he never administered to patients, pled guilty on July 18, 2017 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Danville to healthcare fraud and tax evas... More...
   $0 (07-25-2017 - VA)

United States of America v. Kenneth Loem Rall and Michael Edward Richards Federal Courthouse - Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City, MO - Two University of Missouri Physicians Plead Guilty to Health Care Fraud

Two physicians at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court, in separate cases, to engaging in a health care fraud scheme that totaled more than $190,000.

Kenneth Loem Rall, 82, and Michael Edward Richards, 65, both of Columbia, Mo., e... More...
   $0 (07-21-2017 - OK)

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