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The Vermont False Claims Act became effective on May 18, 2015, and included a provision stating that the statute would be considered non-retroactive until March 15, 2016.
Attorney General Luther Strange (R) believes that empowering Alabama with its own False Claims Act would be a substantial benefit for the struggling Medicaid program, and for the state at large.
The Washington state legislature has renewed the Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act, which was set to expire on June 30.
Every dollar lost to fraud negatively affects a state’s budget, reduces services provided to our elderly and most disadvantaged, and allows liars, cheats, and thieves to get rich off of honest American taxpayers.
“Today’s ruling is an important victory that clears the way for our office to seek nearly $400 million in back taxes and penalties from Sprint . . . [T]here has to be one set of rules for everyone, no matter how rich or how powerful, and that includes the biggest corporations paying their fair share of taxes. When companies dodge taxes, it puts honest competitors at a disadvantage and shifts the burden to other New Yorkers.”
The New York Court of Appeals dealt a resounding blow to Sprint-Nextel Corporation's motion to dismiss a 2011 whistleblower-initiated suit filed under the New York State False Claims Act that alleges the telecommunication company deliberately under-collected and underpaid millions of dollars in NY state and local taxes on flat-rate access charges for wireless plans.
A report from the Washington state Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee encourages the state legislature to renew the 2012 Washington state Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act statute that is set to expire in June 2016.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an $8 million settlement with five defendants stemming from a whistleblower complaint filed under the New York state False Claims Act. The suit alleged that SpecialCare Hospital Management Corporation and 4 other defendants, defrauded Medicaid and Medicare by illegally referring patients to unlicensed drug and alcohol treatment in exchange for kickbacks.
Late and secretive language was sneaked into the Wisconsin state budget that would kill the Wisconsin False Claims Act.
“Rep. Lindsey’s career has been defined by placing the interests of Georgians ahead of politics,” said Jim Breen, an Alpharetta lawyer and a member of the TAF Education Fund’s President’s Council.