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California Qui Tam attorney discussing Appellate court upholds decision limiting discovery in Qui Tam action

A recent appellate court decision provides guidance on the limits of permissible discovery in a qui tam action filed under the False Claims Act (FCA). In United States ex rel. Duxbury v. Ortho Biotech Products, L.P., Case No. 12-2141 (1st Cir., Jun. 12, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held Read More

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Nevada Qui Tam lawyers discussing SEC’s Cohen Predicts Major Whistleblower Awards Soon

In its three years of existence, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) whistleblower program has produced only one $50,000 payout.  But within the next couple of months, it will produce “incredibly impactful cases” with “some extremely significant whistleblower awards.”  That’s the take of Stephen Cohen, Associate Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.  “There will Read More

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California Qui Tam attorney discussing Dozens Of Hospitals To Pay $34M In Qui Tam Deal

More than four dozen hospitals in 21 states have agreed to pay more than $34 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that they submitted bogus Medicare claims for kyphoplasty, a procedure used to treat certain spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. The settlements resolve claims that the Read More

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Lloyd’s Says It Has No Duty In $50M St. Vincent Qui Tam Suit

Lloyd’s of London shouldn’t have to help Huron Consulting Group Inc. defend against a $50 million whistleblower suit tied to Medicare and Medicaid overbilling at now-defunct St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers because its policy doesn’t cover government lawsuits, the insurer’s attorney told a New York state judge Tuesday. More information about this suit can be Read More

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Judge dismisses qui tam action against AstraZeneca

A federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a whistleblower suit against AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals that alleged the drug manufacturer entered into fraudulent agreements to sell its brand-name drugs. More information about this suit can be found here.   The Drakulich Firm is a California qui tam law office.

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