The Marinello Schools of Beauty, with 4,300 students in California, Nevada, Utah, Kansas, and Connecticut, was a predator company leveraging millions of tax dollars into private pockets.

Top Cases | Education Fraud, Beauty School, false claims act, Student Loans

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Canada gets it:  the False Claims Act is good for business.

FCA | Canada, Calgary, Chamber of Commerce, false claims act, Incentive Integrity

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

Whistleblower-initiated cases brought in $2.8 billion of the total recovery. Health care, banking, and mortgage fraud accounted for the majority of the recoveries, with additional recoveries stemming from cases against the for-profit education and defense contracting industry.  

 
FCA | Department of Justice, false claims act, Benjamin C. Mizer

Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) and U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s recent study, “Offshore Shell Games 2015” finds that many of America’s largest companies maintain subsidiaries in offshore tax havens allowing these companies to avoid an estimated $90 billion in federal income taxes each year.

FCA | Citizens for Tax Justice, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, false claims act

The process of globalization compresses and shapes every facet of the modern world: economic, political, technological, and social.  

The law is not exempt. 

FCA | SEC Whistleblower Office, false claims act, Ranbaxy, Department of Justice, Department of Defense

More than 10 settlements were announced in May netting approximately $658 million! This pushes recoveries over $1 billion for the just the last two months alone. We also witnessed a bit of history, as the DaVita Healthcare Partners settlement became the largest non-intervened settlement to date.  

FCA | false claims act, DaVita, Express Scripts, PharMerica

Former PharMerica Pharmacy Operations Manager, Jenny Denk Buth, filed the qui tam suit after unsuccessfully raising her concerns to the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case is significant because it alleges both violations of the Controlled Substances Act and claims damages sustained under Medicare Part D.

 
FCA | Nola Hitchcock Cross, The Cross Law Firm, Jenny Denk Buth, false claims act

Stir two other ingredients into the mix: seniors with spare time on their hands, a number of whom are sure to be do-gooders, and a “Senior Medicare Patrol” program sounded like a sure-fire winner to stop fraud.

 
Investigation | Senior Medicare Patrol Program, Main Justice, false claims act