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Hospital’s Extortion & Fraud Too Quick to Violate RICO

Danielle Bennion and her co-plaintiffs filed a RICO (Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Practices Act) action alleging that Mountain View Hospital and co-defendants engaged in a plan of extortion and wire fraud for the purpose of...more

Hodgson Russ Helps Clients in Largest-Ever False Claims Act Settlement In Risperdal Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson

The Justice Department announced that Johnson & Johnson will pay $1.273 billion to the federal government and most states to settle a civil False Claims Act investigation into its off-label marketing of its antipsychotic drug...more

Former ArthroCare CEO and CFO Charged with Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud

On July 16, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted Michael Baker and Michael Gluk, the former CEO and CFO, respectively, of ArthroCare Corp. – a Texas-based publicly traded surgical device company. Baker and...more

Medicare Strike Force Team Charges 107 Individuals for Approximately $452 Million in False Billing

On May 2, DOJ and HHS announced charges against 107 individuals, including doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, across the country for allegedly participating in Medicare fraud schemes totaling $452...more

Health Care Enforcement: 2012 Trends Quarterly Review — Part IV in a Continuing Series on Health Care Enforcement

Introduction Mintz Levin’s Health Care Fraud Enforcement Defense group has published a series of “Year in Review” articles discussing its observations about health care fraud enforcement trends in 2011 and its opinions...more

Abbott Labs to Pay $1.6 Billion to Settle Consumer Protection and Misbranding Claims

Abbott Laboratories (Abbott), an Illinois company, will pay over $1.6 billion in penalties to the federal government and several states related to its alleged illegal promotion of the prescription drug Depakote for off-label...more

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Bust Involves Highest Amount of False Billings in a Single Takedown

2012 is already a record-breaking year in health care fraud enforcement. This week Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius announced the biggest...more

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Health Care Fraud Enforcement

A hearing titled Anatomy of a Fraud Bust: From Investigation to Conviction held by the Senate Committee on Finance (Committee) on April 24th allowed federal health care agencies to both tout their fraud-fighting successes,...more

DOJ Escalates Its War on Health Care Fraud: GlaxoSmithKline Agrees to Pay Record-setting $3 Billion to Settle U.S. Investigations

British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced on November 3, 2011, that it had reached an agreement in principle with the United States government to resolve multiple federal investigations regarding the...more

“Whistleblowing Under the Dodd-Frank Act”

The Dodd-Frank Act includes new and expanded whistleblower protections as well as bounty hunter provisions that are designed to increase the referrals of larger fraud actions by incentivizing employees, contractors, and many...more

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