False Claims Act Whistleblowers and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
By Chris McCarty • March 24, 2022

Too often the general public wrongly believes the False Claims Act (“FCA”) only applies to Medicare or Medicaid fraud.  But the FCA applies to just about any type of fraud…

Whistleblower Receives Over $10 Million from Food Service Equipment Provider’s False Claims Act Settlement Related to Small Business Fraud
By Chris McCarty • March 24, 2022

On February 22nd, food service equipment company TriMark USA agreed to pay $48.5 million to resolve allegations that it fraudulently obtained contracts intended for service-disabled veterans. (LINK to DOJ Press…

Whistleblower Leads to DOJ Suit and Settlement Against Hospital for Almost $4 Million
By Chris McCarty • March 10, 2022

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) alleged that a New Hampshire-based hospital, Catholic Medical Center (CMC), paid its own cardiologists to serve as free on-call substitute doctors when one…

Why Do Whistleblowers Matter?
By Chris McCarty • March 7, 2022

When the term “blow the whistle” started catching on, it found roots in sports referees blowing their whistles due to fouls and other infractions. Over time, “blow the whistle” transformed…

False Claims Act’s Role in Combatting Opioid Epidemic
By Chris McCarty • March 5, 2022

Civil enforcement under the False Claims Act continues to be critical in the Department of Justice’s efforts to combat the country’s opioid epidemic. We certainly see those efforts affecting the…

Covid Relief Fraud Contributing to Spike in False Claims Act Cases
By Chris McCarty • March 2, 2022

The Department of Justice announced February 1st that the 2021 fiscal year resulted in more than $5.6 billion in False Claims Act settlements and judgments, the second most in the…

DOJ’s False Claims Suit Against Texas Doctor Ongoing
By Chris McCarty • March 2, 2022

In March 2021, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed a civil suit against Dr. Clay Cockerell alleging that he knowingly permitted a laboratory management company to submit false claims to…

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