On October 2, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina issued an Amended Order and Opinion directing the entry of a civil judgment against Tuomey Health Care System (Tuomey) in the amount of...more
Three former employees of Bristol Myers Squibb, Inc. (BMS) brought a qui tam action alleging that BMS violated California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, California Insurance Code section 1871.7 et seq. (IFPA), by giving...more
Trends and Analysis:
..We have identified 20 health care-related qui tam cases unsealed in July 2013. About a quarter of those were filed in 2013.
..Among the cases unsealed in July, the government has declined to...more
Federal prosecutors recently announced a $12.6 million False Claims Act (FCA) settlement with a major New Jersey health system to resolve allegations that the system paid outside physicians in order to increase referrals....more
Qui tam lawsuits — cases brought by private whistleblowers on behalf of the government — represent a growing risk for businesses that contract with the government or make claims as part of a government program, such as...more