$1.4 Billion Settlement – Representing a Whistleblower in the Largest Opioid Case Recovery in U.S. History

We’re proud to announce that we represented one of the whistleblowers in the government’s historic $1.4 billion recovery against Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC. The case, which included multiple filings over several years, involved the marketing of Reckitt’s opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone – which is used by recovering opioid addicts to avoid or reduce withdrawal […]

New Guidance on Defendant Cooperation in FCA Matters

On May 6, 2019, the Justice Department announced new guidelines regarding the manner in which the government will credit a defendant who cooperates in a False Claims Act (FCA) investigation. A defendant charged with defrauding the federal government and violating the FCA, can now earn credit by cooperating with the government’s investigation by engaging in […]

New York State Largest Whistleblower Recoveries

The New York False Claims Act protects the State from being defrauded by encouraging whistleblowers to identify and bring claims on behalf of the State. Modeled after the federal False Claims Act, whistleblowers who bring successful claims on behalf of the State are awarded a percentage of whatever the State recovers. False statements made to […]

Federal Government Largest Whistleblower Recoveries

The Federal False Claims Act protects U.S. taxpayers from fraud by encouraging whistleblowers to identify and bring qui tam lawsuits on behalf of the federal government against those who seek to defraud the government. Enacted after the Civil War to address unscrupulous merchants who sold the government defective products, the law is designed to ensure […]

What’s In It For You

People decide to become whistleblowers for a number of reasons, but the most admirable is because a certain behavior offends their conscience. Some people simply can’t sleep at night knowing how greedy companies and individuals steal our tax dollars, put the safety of the public at risk to enrich themselves or both. Often, these individuals […]

Ohio National Life Insurance Company

Below is a our latest release.  Click here to view it. LITIGATION ALERT FOR BROKER-DEALERS AND AFFECTED FINANCIAL ADVISORS: SARRAF GENTILE LLP ANNOUNCES CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST OHIO NATIONAL FOR TERMINATING TRAILING COMMISSIONS NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sarraf Gentile LLP announces that multiple class actions have been filed […]

Insurance Fraud Litigation

Sarraf Gentile LLP partner, Joseph Gentile, was recently quoted in an article published by InvestmentNews, entitled “Universal Life Insurance Lawsuits Underscore Product Risk,” by  Greg Iacurci. The firm currently serves as co-counsel in the case In re Lincoln National COI Litigation (E.D. Pa.) and is litigating claims involving Lincoln’s universal life insurance products and their cost […]

DOJ Encourages Whistleblowers in War on Opioid Abuse

[This article originally appeared on CafePharma, written by Joseph Gentile.] Earlier this year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new initiative to fight the opioid epidemic ravaging the nation – the creation of the Prescription Interdiction and Litigation (PIL) Task Force. The initiative targets unscrupulous painkiller manufacturers and distributors who overprescribe and allow the […]

Supreme Court Encourages “Whistleblowers” To Go Directly To The SEC

In a new decision with significant impact, the Supreme Court narrowly defined the word “whistleblower” and ruled that employees who want to report wrongdoing need to go to the government in order to secure anti-retaliation protections. Reporting the problem internally will not provide employees with protection under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection […]

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