17 05, 2022

Stories from Skid Row: Vulnerable Populations Used to Perpetrate Medi-Cal, Medicare Fraud

2022-10-19T19:14:33+00:00By |False Claims Act, Firm News, Healthcare Fraud|

Imagine this: you are homeless and living in a tent on a stretch of street in Los Angeles called Skid Row. You are desperate for food, for warmth, for any [...]

18 02, 2022

PPP Funds False Claims Act Cases Starting to Become Unsealed

2022-10-14T01:10:37+00:00By |False Claims Act, Government Fraud, Whistleblower News|

Relator’s Shares Paid Out on Processing Fees and Penalties, Not on Total Loan Recoveries We’ve been talking a lot about PPP loans in this blog, and for good reason: it’s [...]

17 12, 2021

Proposed False Claims Act Amendments of 2021: Materiality (Part Deux)

2022-10-14T01:09:55+00:00By |False Claims Act, Firm News, Whistleblower News|

In October 2021, we shared the first part of our discussion on materiality and proposed amendments to the False Claims Act. However, in late November, those proposed amendments were updated. [...]

19 11, 2021

Bracker & Marcus LLC Settles Its Second MDGA-Intervened False Claims Act Case This Month

2022-10-14T01:09:25+00:00By |False Claims Act, Firm News, Healthcare Fraud, Whistleblower News|

The whistleblowers alleged that the hospital was improperly billing split/shared visits as if patients were seen by a physician when they were only seen by a midlevel provider.   Right [...]

29 10, 2021

Proposed False Claims Act Amendments of 2021: Materiality Bites

2022-10-14T01:08:51+00:00By |False Claims Act, Firm News|

As we discussed in a previous post, FCA changes have been proposed which will potentially affect several aspects of the FCA, including cost-shifting in discovery. Today, we are going to [...]

10 09, 2021

Attorney General Merrick Garland Rescinds the Infamous Brand Memo

2022-10-14T00:58:23+00:00By |False Claims Act, Firm News, Whistleblower Retaliation|

Department of Justice may once again use internal agency guidance to enforce the rule of law In January 2018, then-Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand issued a memo, known as the [...]