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Catch of the Week

This archive includes posts from our “Catch of the Week” series, in which the Whistleblower Insider blog highlights particular government enforcement actions.  Return to:

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DOJ Catch of the Week -- Sikorsky Aircraft

Posted  10/17/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.  Yesterday, the DOJ joined a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act against the aircraft maker and two of its subsidiaries, Sikorsky Support Services Inc. and Derco Aerospace Inc.  Sikorsky Aircraft is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, with...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- DRS Technical Services

Posted  10/10/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to DRS Technical Services Inc. Last Tuesday, the Virginia based telecommunications services provider agreed to pay $13.7 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by overbilling the government for work performed by DRS personnel who lacked the job qualifications required by the company's government...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- CVS Caremark

Posted  10/3/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company Caremark LLC.  Last Friday, it agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges of failing to reimburse Medicaid for prescription drug costs that should have been paid for by Caremark-administered private health plans.  Caremark is operated by CVS Caremark Corporation, one of the...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- Shire Pharmaceuticals

Posted  09/26/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC.  On Wednesday, the Wayne, Pennsylvania based drug maker agreed to pay $56.5 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act through improper marketing and promotion of several drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ulcerative colitis.  See DOJ...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- A Plus Home Health Care

Posted  09/19/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to Fort Lauderdale based A Plus Home Health Care Inc.  On Wednesday, the home health care company -- and its owners, Tracy Nemerofsky and her father, Stephen Nemerofsky -- agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle charges A Plus paid spouses of referring physicians for sham marketing positions to induce patient referrals. ...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- Reliance Medical Systems

Posted  09/12/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to spinal implant company Reliance Medical Systems. On Monday, the government announced its filing of two False Claims Act lawsuits against the company, two of its distributorships -- Apex Medical Technologies and Kronos Spinal Technologies -- and Michigan neurosurgeon Dr. Aria Sabit.  The complaints allege Apex and...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- Smith & Nephew

Posted  09/5/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to Smith & Nephew. On Wednesday, the London-based medical device maker agreed to pay $11.3 million to settle charges it sold the U.S. government orthopaedic products it claimed were US-made but actually came from Malaysia. The settlement ends a whistleblower lawsuit brought in 2008 under the qui tam provisions of the...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- Bank of America

Posted  08/22/14
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This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to Bank of America.  Yesterday, the North Carolina based banking giant agreed to pay $16.65 billion to resolve federal and state mortgage fraud claims against the bank and its former and current subsidiaries, including Countrywide Financial Corporation and Merrill Lynch.  It is the largest civil settlement with a single entity in American history.   See 

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DOJ Catch of the Week -- Community Health Systems

Posted  08/8/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to Community Health Systems, Inc.  On Monday, the Tennessee-based operator of acute care hospitals -- the largest in the country with 206 affiliated hospitals in 29 states -- agreed to pay $98 million to resolve charges of billing the government for inpatient services that should have been billed as significantly less...

DOJ Catch of the Week – Vascular Solutions

Posted  08/1/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to Vascular Solutions Inc (VSI).  On Monday, the Minneapolis-based medical device maker agreed to pay $520,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by marketing a product for sealing veins without FDA approval.  Specifically, the government charged that VSI marketed and sold its "Vari-Lase...
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