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Four Houston-Area Hospitals Pay $8.6 Million to Settle Ambulance Swapping Allegations

Four Houston-area hospitals have paid $8.6 million collectively to settle allegations of "ambulance swapping"—that ambulance companies paid kickbacks to the hospitals in exchange for the hospitals' lucrative Medicare and Medicaid transport referrals. The hospitals—Bayshore Medical Center, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, West Houston Medical Center, and East Houston Regional Medical Center—are all affiliates of the Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America. More

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The Original Source Rule Under the FCA: What You Need to Know

The public disclosure bar of the False Claims Act generally prohibits suits based on facts that are publicly available. The original source rule, however, provides an exception to the public disclosure bar, so that whistleblowers who add valuable information to the publicly disclosed material can still pursue claims on behalf of the government.    More

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How the False Claims Act Protects Whistleblowers

In addition to imposing penalties on companies or individuals who deliberately defraud government-supported programs, the False Claims Act also includes provisions that protect whistleblowers from being retaliated against by the individuals or corporations they report for engaging in fraudulent activity. More

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.2 Billion to Settle Fraud Claims and Other Whistleblower News (November 8, 2013)

The whistleblower attorneys at Goldberg Kohn are committed to fighting fraud against the government and protecting the rights of whistleblowers. Below are summaries of recent developments pertaining to whistleblower, qui tam, and False Claims Act actions throughout the United States. More

Whistleblower News Update- April 2, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that Alabama-based Caddell Construction agreed to pay to the United States $1,150,000 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by falsely reporting to the Army Corps of Engineers that it hired and mentored Mountain Chief Management Services, a Native American-owned company, to work on construction projects at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Fort Campbell, Kentucky from April 2003 to March 2005. Rather, Mountain Chief was merely a pass-through entity used by Caddell to claim payments under the Department of Defense’s Mentor-Protégé and Indian Incentive Programs and didn’t actually perform the work for which Caddell received payment, according to the government. More

Fourth Circuit Limits First-to-File Rule and Holds that FCA Statute of Limitations Tolls When “At War”

In a noteworthy decision affecting the first-to-file rule and the statute of limitation of the False Claims Act (FCA), the Fourth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal and remanded the whistleblower’s case back for additional review. More

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