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Last week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas announced that the founders of a local heart clinic will pay $3.9 million to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing Medicare for unnecessary and substandard diagnostic tests that were performed by [...]

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Ossur Americas Inc. (“Ossur”), a prosthetics and orthopedics company, has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act in connection with a number of its contracts with the U.S. Army. The company had allegedly supplied the Army with foreign-made products in violation of its contractual obligations.

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UST Development, Inc., doing business as US-Telecom, Inc., a California company, has been ordered to pay a $132,000 civil penalty to the state of Kansas for violating the state’s False Claims Act by sending fraudulent invoices to state agencies and local governments.

The complaint was filed against the company in October [...]

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that Utah-based Okland Construction Co. Inc. (“Okland”) has agreed to pay the government $928,000 to settle a relator’s allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act in connection with a contract awarded via the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Section 8(a) [...]

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According to a complaint that was unsealed yesterday, Wal-Mart Stores, Sears Holding Corporation, and Rite Aid Corporation violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently billing government health care programs for the disbursement of millions of prescription drugs set to expire earlier than what was listed on their respective labels.

The complaint [...]

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that Alabama-based American Family Care Inc. has agreed to pay the government $1.2 million to settle a relator’s allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in connection with the reimbursement claims it submitted to Medicare for outpatient office visits that were [...]

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Last week the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland announced that Dr. John Kiely, an ophthalmologist, has agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle allegations that he violated the False Claims Act in connection with claims submitted to Medicare and Medicaid for laser eye procedures that fell [...]

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BizLink Technology Inc., (“BizLink”) a computer cable manufacturer, has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a relator’s allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by underpaying customs duties on computer cable goods imported from China. The qui tam complaint was filed in August 2012 by Zhonghui Tu, a [...]

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On Monday, two former admissions department employees of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based Keiser University filed a motion for summary judgment in a case alleging that the school violated the federal False Claims Act and Florida False Claims Act by giving gifts and prizes to employees as incentives to enroll as [...]

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that pharmaceutical manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. (“Teva”) and a subsidiary, IVAX LLC, (“IVAX”) have agreed to pay the federal government and the state of Illinois a total of $27.6 million to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by [...]

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