McKesson to Pay $150 Million for Controlled Substances Act Violations

One of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors will pay a record $150 million civil penalty to settle alleged Controlled Substances Act violations. The Justice Department announced the penalty levied on San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. on Tuesday. McKesson was accused of failing to report suspicious orders for painkillers, which have been [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Diane Marger Moore, Whistleblower News|

Whistleblowers Part of 60% of False Claims Act Recoveries in 2016

Whistleblowers were responsible for more than 60 percent of all False Claims Act recoveries in 2016, according to a Justice Department press release. DOJ recovered more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving false claims against the government in the 2016 fiscal year. Of that total, [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Diane Marger Moore, Whistleblower News|

Contractors to Pay $125 Million in Hanford Nuclear Site Settlement

Bechtel National and AECOM have agreed to pay $125 million to settle whistleblower allegations that they overcharged the government for subpar materials and work in constructing a nuclear site in Washington State. The Hanford nuclear site settlement agreement also resolved allegations that Bechtel inappropriately used government funds to lobby Congress [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Diane Marger Moore, Whistleblower News|

Death of Father of 11 Sparks Minnesota Truck Accident Lawsuit

Mower County, Minnesota - - The truck accident attorneys at Baum, Hedlund Aristei & Goldman have filed a lawsuit in the Third Judicial District Court of the State of Minnesota on behalf of Mary A. Bredesen and her eleven children over the death of her husband, Harold O. Bredesen, who [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Blog, Diane Marger Moore, Our Truck Cases News, Press Releases, Truck News|

New Study: Corporations Allowed to Write Off Billions in Court Settlements as Tax Deductions

‘The cost of doing business’ is a phrase we have used a number of times on this blog to describe the prevailing attitude that corporations appear to take when they pay millions (or even billions) to settle allegations of wrongdoing. At first glance, that phrase may seem overly cynical in [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Diane Marger Moore, Whistleblower News|

Mortgage Fraud and Nursing Home Fraud Cases See Millions Returned to Government

The Justice Department settled two massive fraud cases this week that resulted in roughly $73 million being returned to the government. While both cases involve different industries, the fraud schemes share one key attribute: both companies named in the allegations tried to game the system in a way that left [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Diane Marger Moore, Whistleblower News|

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman Announces that Neuroscience / Pharmasan Labs Pays $8.5 Million to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

Pharmasan Labs, Inc., NeuroScience, Inc. and two executives have agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a health care fraud whistleblower lawsuit claiming both companies violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing for laboratory tests not eligible for reimbursement under Medicare Part B and tests that were submitted by [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Diane Marger Moore, Mark H. Schlein, Whistleblower News|

Boeing to Pay $18 Million to Settle Whistleblower False Claims Allegations According to Baum Hedlund Attorney

The Boeing Company has agreed to pay $18 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit claiming the company violated the terms of a defense contract by improperly charging the government for aircraft maintenance.  Whistleblower James Thomas Webb, Jr. will receive a reward of $3,060,000 for bringing the alleged fraud to the [...]

By | October 14th, 2015|Diane Marger Moore, Mark H. Schlein, Whistleblower News|

Whistleblower News This Week: PharMerica Resolves Kickbacks Claims

PharMerica Corp., the second-largest nursing home in the United States has agreed to pay the government $9.25 million to resolve claims that the company solicited and received kickbacks from a major drug company in exchange for promoting a prescription drug to nursing home patients. PharMerica, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Diane Marger Moore, Whistleblower News|

Whistleblower News: Health Care Fraud and Defense Contractor Fraud Cases Settle

As we’ve seen countless times in this whistleblower blog, fraud schemes come in many different shapes and sizes. Some involve a number of co-conspirators while others are the handiwork of just one person putting greed ahead of all else. But no matter how many moving parts there are, they all [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|Diane Marger Moore, Whistleblower News|