The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution saluting the contributions of whistleblowers to combating wast, fraud, and abuse.
The Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Canada gets it: the False Claims Act is good for business.
If you are thinking about filing a False Claims Act case, one of the most important decisions you will make is your choice of attorney. Choose your attorney carefully and consider whether he or she has experience in qui tam lawsuits.
Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC’s Whistleblower Office, will be leaving the agency later this month.
Bloomberg reports on the latest False Claims Act case filed against Prime Healthcare Services of Ontario, Calif.
The team of fraud-fighters assembled by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in the Southern District of New York continues to rack up the victories.
There is a tendency for lawyers to look gift horses in the mouth. That said, says R. Scott Oswald writing in Law360, the recent 8-0 Escobar ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court was a massive win for whistleblowers and the False Claims Act:
In a unanimous 8-0 decision, and with an opinion authored by Justice Thomas, the U.S. Supreme court has affirmed that “FCA liability for failing to disclose violations of legal requirements does not turn upon whether those requirements were expressly designated as conditions of payment.”
The ‘Big Four’ accounting firms rake in a combined total of over $100 billion dollars a year, and are supposed to give the public some confidence that the companies being audited are not involved in chicanery.
Needless to say, that’s not always true. In fact, sometimes the Big Four accounting firms are part of the problem,