Updates

False Claims Act Whistleblowers and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

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…

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

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…

By Chris McCarty
Christen Blackburn Presents

Christen Blackburn, shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office, spoke at ALFA International’s Client Seminar on March 4th. The program focused on how to develop your company’s Environmental, Social, and Corporate…

Brad Craig Presents

Brad Craig, a shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville, office spoke to the University of Tennessee’s Educational Leadership Fellows class about the legislative process in Tennessee recently. The Leadership Academy is…

Andrea Malkin Recognized in Women Who Lead in Law

Memphis TN – Andrea Malkin, managing shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Memphis office, has been recognized as one of Memphis Business Journal’s Women Who Lead in Law. The Memphis Business Journal’s…

Whistleblower Leads to DOJ Suit and Settlement Against Hospital for Almost $4 Million

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…

By Chris McCarty
Why Do Whistleblowers Matter?

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…

By Chris McCarty
False Claims Act’s Role in Combatting Opioid Epidemic

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…

By Chris McCarty
IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Report “GIG” Economy Income, Virtual Currency Transactions, and Foreign Source Income and Assets

On March 1, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service issued a notice (Link:  Tax Time Guide: IRS reminds taxpayers to report gig economy income, virtual currency transactions, foreign source income and…

By Eric Butler
Covid Relief Fraud Contributing to Spike in False Claims Act Cases

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…

By Chris McCarty
Congratulations!

Congratulations to the trial team of Maggie Cooper Roney and Kent Francis who won a healthcare liability matter this week.  They represented an OB/GYN in a case involving a fetal…

DOJ’s False Claims Suit Against Texas Doctor Ongoing

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…

By Chris McCarty