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How Contingency Fee Arrangements Empower Whistleblowers

[This article first appeared on Cafepharma, written by Joseph Gentile.] Among the questions any would-be whistleblower should have when searching for an attorney is how that attorney is going to get paid for representing the whistleblower. Fortunately, the answer is simple and sensible.  But it’s worth reviewing. Many attorneys who represent whistleblowers – including this firm […]

Protecting The False Claim Act From “Mal-Interpretation”

Earlier this month, Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa wrote a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr to express how he “vehemently disagree[s]” with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent position that it has “unfettered discretion” to dismiss whistleblower qui tam suits brought under the False Claims Act (FCA). Senator Grassley is a seven-term senator who […]

Business Interruption Insurance: Denying Claims During a Pandemic

Insurance companies are at it again – denying claims. This time it’s with business interruption insurance. For years, businesses of all kinds purchase expensive insurance policies to protect them from the unexpected.  Most businesses would prefer not to carry these additional costs.  But they do it anyway because they are cautious and responsible.  They do […]

Blowing The Whistle on Health Care Fraud: The Rewards and Protections of Doing The Right Thing

[This article first appeared on KevinMD, written by Joseph Gentile.] Fraud in the healthcare industry is a fact of life.  In 2016 alone, the federal government estimated that improper payments by Medicare and Medicaid totaled about $95 billion.  And that’s only a single year’s amount for just two of the government’s many healthcare programs.  With […]

U.S. Justice Department Focuses on COVID-19 Fraud

We are happy to commend the U.S. Department of Justice for responding so quickly – in a matter of days! – to address misconduct related to the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, March 20, Attorney General Barr issued a statement noting the Department’s concerns regarding Covid-19 related frauds and calling on the public to […]

Whistleblowing in the Time of COVID-19

[This article first appeared on Cafepharma, written by Joseph Gentile.] With the passage of sweeping legislation that will pump hundreds of billions (possibly over a trillion+) dollars into the economy to combat the Coronavirus and mitigate its effect, the stage has been set for rampant fraud. And there’s no doubt that the ensuing attempts at […]

Letter to Attorney General Barr Urging Him to Establish a Coronavirus Initiative to Protect Government Funds From Unlawful Profiteering from Coronavirus Programs

With the passage of sweeping legislation that will introduce enormous amounts of money into the economy to combat the Coronavirus and mitigate its effect, we have written a letter to Attorney General Barr urging him to take pre-emptive action and launch an initiative to combat any fraud in the government’s new Coronavirus programs. The role […]

Home Health Care Violators Illegally Underpay Workers But Take Tax Dollars

An interesting article published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, dated December 14, 2019, caught our attention.  You can view the article here. The article discusses how senior care-home operators in several states were caught stealing workers’ wages or breaking other labor laws.  And despite violating the law, these operators continue to take […]

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