Posts by Nicholas Feeney

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In the False Claims Act arena, there are three types of lawyers:  Government lawyers, corporate defense lawyers, and lawyers for whistleblowers.

Win, lose, or draw, the first two sets of lawyers are going to get paid. 

A whistleblower lawyer, however, only gets paid if and when they win, and that only happens years after a case has been filed, and after scores of thousands – if not millions -- of dollars have been invested developing a case for settlement or trial.

FCA | corporate crime reporter, Bryan Vroon
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This 13-point checklist is designed to get whistleblowers to engage in forward-thinking about taxes as their cases resolve after years of hard work. While it never pays to count eggs as chickens, a little planning for success can help maximize your success while helping pay it forward to those to come.

 

FCA | Whistleblower, taxes
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The Whistleblower Daily Digest is a peek into the world of whistleblowing and incentivized integrity programs. Each day we highlight important case settlements, industry developments, and general points of interest. Take a moment and see what is happening! 

FCA | IRS Annual Report, Lee Martin, CMS, Department of Education
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“If you go back and look at the first five years of the False Claims Act after the 1986 amendments, you find fewer than 100 whistleblower lawsuits filed each year and the high water mark, in terms of annual recoveries, was just $40 million. Today we recover more than that every week.”

CFTC | CFTC Whistleblower Office, Christopher Ehrman
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If India is serious about rooting out fraud it needs to provide strong protection to whistleblowers and incentivise them for risks. In its current form, the proposed Indian law places the onus on the whistleblower not only to report the fraud, but also to prove their integrity. The government should welcome whistleblowers, be their advocate, and use their unique status as insiders to guarantee the integrity of our social programmes.

FCA | Dinesh Thakur, Ranbaxy, Incentived Integrity
| Nicholas Feeney

December was a big month for the False Claims Act.

13 cases settled under the federal False Claims Act totaling some $143 million in recoveries.

FCA | false claims act, State Success, Endo Pharmaceuticals
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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.

 
State FCA |
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The Middle District of Tennessee wants whistleblower cases. That's the take-away message we get from visiting their web site, which has a dedicated whistleblower information page.

FCA | Tennessee, David Rivera
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Mobile Medical, doing business as OnSight Healthcare, amobile provider of podiatry, optometry, dentistry, and auditory services to nursing homes, will pay $4.5 million to settle government charges it defrauded Medicare.

 
FCA | Warner Mendenhall, Mobile Medical
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Pharmaceutical giant Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., and seven of its subsidiaries, will pay $39 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the company manufactured and sold chewable fluoride multivitamins containing less than half the labeled dosage. Fluoride is critical to the dental health of children living in communities without fluoridated drinking water.

 
FCA | McCabe Rabin, Endo Pharmaceuticals