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How do the federal sentencing guidelines work in federal fraud cases?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a proposed rule modifying certain provisions in their Incentive Reward Program (IRP) to sweeten the incentives for reporting sanctionable conduct....more
In This Issue:
- Third Circuit Panel Liberalizes “Protected Activity” Immunity for Employees Claiming Whistleblower Status
- Doing Time: A Requirement for White Collar Crime?
- Casting a Smaller Net:...more
Brian McVeigh, a former Operations Supervisor for Recology, alleged Recology fired him in retaliation for his reporting possible fraud in connection with California Redemption Value payments made by and to Recology for...more
Each year at The SEC Speaks, the Commissioners and senior leadership of the Securities and Exchange Commission identify the agency’s priorities and initiatives for the coming year. Of course, one of the most anticipated...more
In this presentation:
- Recent Examples of Nonprofit Embezzlement
- Why Does Employee Fraud Occur?
- Why Are Nonprofits Frequently the Victims of Embezzlement?
- External Audits
- Fraud Risk...more
Last year was another busy year in health care fraud enforcement. In 2012, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG) reported total expected recoveries of $6.9 billion from all...more
An Illinois district court jury in United States v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center, Inc. recently issued a verdict on February 11, 2013 imposing $28.1 million in civil penalties on the operators of a nursing home. The nursing...more
The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled that a SOX whistleblower complaint survived a Rule 12(b)(6) challenge on “reasonable belief” grounds and found that complaints of potential future...more
Brian McVeigh v. Recology San Francisco et al.
Court of Appeal, First District (January 31, 2013)
Under the California False Claims Act (“CFCA”), whistleblowers are given protection when they disclose information to...more
The U.S. District Court for the District of North Carolina recently dismissed a plaintiff’s Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower complaint on the ground that the plaintiff had not alleged shareholder fraud....more
On December 3, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the First Amendment protects pharmaceutical companies who truthfully promote the lawful, off-label use of prescription drugs from...more
Executive Summary: False Claims Act actions against government contractors are on the rise. But two recent decisions offer potential limitations to false claims exposure, and may aid defendants in future FCA litigation....more
EDITOR’S NOTE -
Recent reports from the Department of Justice that it collected a record $4.9 billion under the False Claims Act in fiscal year 2012 only underscore what we’ve been seeing in our practice and elsewhere in...more
In a SOX whistleblower decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit embraced a number of employer-favorable legal standards that the Administrative Review Board (ARB) recently rejected....more
In its Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program (Report), the SEC has revealed that it has received 3,001 tips during its 2012 fiscal year (the first year of this program), and it paid out its first award to a...more
The government is using not only the False Claims Act ( FCA, 31 USC §3729) to fight financial fraud; it has been bringing claims against financial institutions under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement...more
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