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Mablay Construction, LLC, ex rel United States of America v. Handicare, USA, d/b/a Prism Medical Services

Washington, DC - Civil Litigation False Claims Act Qui Tam Lawyer

Handicare USA (doing business as Prism Medical Services), agreed to pay the United States $800,000 to resolve allegations that it knowingly submitted false claims to the Department of Veteran Affairs (“VA”) in the performance of various contracts to install patient ceiling lifts in VA hospitals.

Handi... More...
   $0 (12-29-2020 - DC)

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft v. The State of Texas and Travis County, Texas

Austin, TX - Civil defense attorney represented Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft for installing “defeat device” software in diesel cars to evade compliance with the United States’ federally mandated emissions standards charge.



In 2006, after concluding that some of their diesel-engine cars would not meet
newly established U.... More...
   $0 (12-22-2020 - )

Texas Health and Human Services Commission v. Dimitria Pope and Shannon Pickett

Austin, TX - Employee-side labor and employment attorney represented Dimitria Pope and Shannon Pickett with filing suit against appellant Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) under the Texas Whistleblower Act.




Pope and Pickett were employed by HHSC as the Director and Associateployment
Director, respectiv... More...
   $0 (12-20-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Teresita Lumanas Alquero and Providence Home Health and Providence Hospice

Houston, Texas Teresita Lumanas Alquero and Providence Home Health and Providence Hospice knowingly and willfully committed health care fraud by paying improper kickbacks for referrals of Medicare patients to her businesses.

Teresita Lumanas Alquero owned both entities at the time of the alleged violations but has since sold them.

“We cannot tolerate kickbacks, especially those d... More...
   $0 (12-15-2020 - OK)

United States ex rel. Franchek v. Workrite Ergonomics LLC, and Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co.

San Francisco, California qui tam lawyers represented companies that allegedly violated the False Claims Act.

Ergonomic office furniture maker Workrite Ergonomics LLC, a Delaware company, and its parent, Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co. (collectively, Workrite), have agreed to pay $7.1 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that they overcharged the federal government for... More...
   $0 (12-09-2020 - CA)

United States ex rel. Willis v. Mae Ava Carse Properties, LLC, et al.

Detroit, Michigan false claims act violation lawyer represented Mae Ava Carse Properties, LLC, PHP Property Managers, LLC, Claude E. Phillips Properties, LLC, and Deborah J. Payne who were sued for violating the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733, by knowingly and unlawfully collecting excess rent from certain tenants participating in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ... More...   $150000 (12-05-2020 - MI)

United States ex rel. Herbold v. Doctor’s Choice Home Care Inc., et al.

Tampa, Florida Qui tam lawyer represented plaintiff on a False Claims Act claim against Doctor's Choice Home Care, Inc. and former executives paying financial inducements to doctors for referrals.

Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. and its former executives, Timothy Beach and Stuart Christensen, have agreed to pay $5.15 million to resolve allegations that the home health agency provided impr... More...
   $0 (12-01-2020 - FL)

Dr. Mark A. Berry v. Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) subsidiary Medical Device Business Services, Inc. (“MDBS”)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania qui tam lawyer represented plaintiff who sued Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) subsidiary Medical Device Business Services, Inc. (“MDBS”) for violating the False Claims Act.

Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) subsidiary Medical Device Business Services, Inc. (“MDBS”) agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that Therakos, Inc., a former J&J sub... More...
   $10000000 (11-22-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Dr. Eranga Haththotuwa

Wilmington, Delaware false claims act lawyer represented Eranga Cardiology, P.A. and Dr. Eranga Haththotuwa who were accused with committing health care fraud arising under the False Claims Act. Eranga Cardiology is a cardiology practice with locations in Milford and Dover.

From April 2014 to March 2020, the practice submitted claims for reimbursement to Medicare and Medicaid that requi... More...
   $0 (11-13-2020 - DE)

United States ex rel. Dougherty v. Guild Mortgage Company

San Diego, California mortgage fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Guild Mortgage Company, which was charged by the United States of America with violating the False Claims Act and the common law by knowingly breaching material program requirements when it originated and underwrote mortgages insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (F... More...   $0 (10-24-2020 - DC)

United States ex rel. Shoe v. San Diego Christian College

Columbia, South Carolina False Claims Act lawyer.

Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) prohibits any institution of higher education that receives federal student aid from compensating student recruiters with a commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based on the recruiters’ success in securing student enrollment. The incentive compensation ban protects students against admis... More...
   $0 (10-19-2020 - )

United States of America v. Advanced Pain Management

Milwaukee, Wisconsin False Claims Act lawyer represented Advanced Pain Management, which was sued by the United States of America on a False Claims Act wrongfully paying kickbacks and and performing medically unnecessary laboratory tests.

Advanced Pain Management (“APM”) has agreed to pay $1 million to settle claims asserting violations of the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks and by p... More...
   $1000000 (10-07-2020 - WI)

United States of America, ex rel. Brittany Ames Mahoney v. Abbas Mohammadi, DDS, Columbia Dental, P.C. and Columbia Orl Maxillofacial Imaging, LLC

The United States of America, ex rel. Brittany Ames Mahoney sued Abbas Mohammadi, DDS, Columbia Dental, P.C. and Columbia Orl Maxillofacial Imaging, LLC on a False Claims Act violation theory.

Mohammadi, a dentist and oral surgeon, is the owner of Columbia Dental, P.C. (“CDPC”), which operates 15 dental clinics throughout Connecticut, and Columbia Oral Maxillofacial Imaging Imaging, L.L.C... More...
   $300000 (10-02-2020 - CT)

United States ex rel. Inzeo v. Industries for the Blind, Inc., et al.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Wisconsin-Based Nonprofit To Pay $1.9 Million To Settle Allegations Of False Claims And Kickbacks On Federal Contracts For Blind Workers

Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired Inc. (IBI) has agreed to pay the United States $1,938,684.09 to resolve allegations that IBI violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act in connection with certain federal ... More...
   $1938684 (10-01-2020 - WV)

Arash Alborzi v. University of Southern California

Plaintiffs Arash Alborzi, M.D., and Arash Alborzi, M.D.,
Inc. sued defendants University of Southern California, Keck
School of Medicine of USC, and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
(collectively, USC); as well as Concord Hospitalist Group and
Elevate Health Group. Alborzi and his corporation were part of a
panel of on-call physicians at Verdugo Hills Hospital. Plaintiffs
alleged... More...
   $0 (10-01-2020 - CA)

United States of America ex. rel. Jennifer Stuart Miller v. Eastern Tennessee Recovery, P.L.L.C. and Dr. Chambless Johnston

Knoxville, Tennessee criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with violating the False Claims Act.

Addiction Recovery physician Dr. Chambless Johnston and his practice, East Tennessee Recovery, have paid $530,000 to resolve several allegations that they violated the False Claims Act. The allegations include billing for individual and group psychotherapy provided by unlicense... More...
   $0 (09-27-2020 - TN)

United States ex rel. Kimberly Throgmorton v. Shreveport Prosthetics, Inc.

Shreveport, LA - Qui Tam, Whistleblower Claims, False Claims Act





The United States ex rel. Kimberly Throgmorton sued Shreveport Prosthetics, Inc. on a False Claims Act violation theory claiming that it wrongfully billed Medicare for services not performed.... More...
   $1600000 (09-17-2020 - )

Van Nguyen ex rel. United States of America v. Victoria Transcultural Clinical Center, VTCC, LLC (“VTCC”)

Alexandria, VA - Felony, Health Care Fraud, False Claims Act, Qui Tam






United States of America sued Victoria Transcultural Clinical Center, VTCC, LLC (“VTCC”) on a False Claims Act theory claiming that it engaged in a scheme to obtain payments from the... More...
   $263280 (09-14-2020 - )

United States of America ex rel. Chung v. DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.





Seattle, WA - The United States of America ex rel. Aaron Chung sued DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on a False Claims Act (31 U.S. 3729) claiming that DUSA caused physicians to submit false claims to Medicare and the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program by knowingly pro... More...
   $20750000 (08-25-2020 - WA)

United States of America ex rel. FNU-LNU, LLC v. Doctor Ghanshyam Bhambhani





Brooklyn, NY - United States of America ex rel. FNU-LNU, LLC sued New York Cardiology, P.C and Doctor Ghanshyam Bhambhani claiming that he paid kickbacks to other physicians for referrals of patients insured by Medicare, Medicaid and the Federal Employees’ Health Benef... More...
   $0 (08-23-2020 - NY)

United States ex rel. Schneider v. Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.






Newark, NJ - The United States of America sued Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on a whistleblower False Claims Act theory.

“Pacira tried to accelerate sales of its EXPAREL product through an illegal kickback scheme,” Attorney for the United States Honig said. “Ph... More...
   $3500000 (08-03-2020 - NJ)

United States ex rel. Jeffrey Hawk v. CWD Holdings, LLC, et al.

Detroit, MI - The United States of America sued CWD Holdings, LLC claiming that violated the False Claims Act by knowingly avoiding paying tariffs on certain imported brake parts.

CWD agreed to pay $8 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly avoiding paying tariffs on certain imported brake parts. The settlement arises out of allegations that C... More...
   $8000000 (07-26-2020 - MI)

United States of America v. Indivior Solutions, Indivior, Inc. and Indivior, PLC





Abingdon, VA - The United States of America charged Indivior Solutions, Indivior, Inc. and Indivior, PLC with with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Indivior Solutions today pleaded guilty ... More...
   $0 (07-25-2020 - VA)

United States and State of Tennessee ex rel. Cox. v. Associated Pain Specialist, P.C. and Smoky Mountain Ambulatory Surgery Center LLC

Knoxville, TN - The United States and State of Tennessee ex rel. Cox. sued Associated Pain Specialist, P.C. and Smoky Mountain Ambulatory Surgery Center LLC. claiming that they violated the False Claims Act for knowingly billed Medicare and Tennessee Medicaid (TennCare) for medically unnecessary screening tests at higher costs than appropriate, when less costly or alternative tests were available.... More...   $400000 (07-16-2020 - TN)

United States of America, ex rel v. Universal Health Services, Inc., UHS of Delaware, Inc., and Turning Point Care Center, LLC

Atlanta, GA - The United States of America sued Universal Health Services, Inc., UHS of Delaware, Inc., and Turning Point Care Center, LLC on a False Claims Act violation theory.

Defendants agreed to pay a combined total of $122 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act for billing for medically unnecessary inpatient behavioral health services, failing to provide adeq... More...
   $122000000 (07-13-2020 - GA)

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