False Claims Act News

Insurers Tapped to Pay Growing Number of False Claims Act Actions

A growing number of False Claims Act investigations combined with recent court decisions that found insurers liable for the cost of settlements may spell trouble for commercial liability insurers. Policyholder attorney Geoffrey B. Fehling, with Hunton Andrews Kurth in Washington …

Pharma Company to Pay $12.6M to Settle Kickback Allegations

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $12.6 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by paying kickbacks. Department of Justice officials said in a news release Tuesday that the …

7th Circuit Lays Obstacle For Litigation Funders With False Claims Act Suits

A federal appellate court dealt a blow against litigation funding companies by ruling that the U.S. Justice Department can dismiss any False Claims Act lawsuits that it deems meritless without first proving that dismissal is justified. The 7th Circuit Court …

Novartis Settles U.S. Fraud Lawsuit Over Sham Speaker Programs

NEW YORK — Novartis AG agreed to pay $678 million to settle a civil fraud lawsuit brought by the U.S. government accusing the Swiss drugmaker of paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe its …

Expert Wins Settlement in Whistleblower Case against Cisco

BOSTON — A computer security expert won a rare payout in a whistleblower lawsuit he filed against Cisco Systems Inc. almost a decade ago, after he reported critical security flaws in Cisco video surveillance software used at major U.S. international …

What’s Next for State Farm After Hurricane Katrina Fraud Verdict is Upheld

Earlier this month, a whistleblower lawsuit verdict against State Farm was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court rejected a challenge filed by State Farm on a lower court decision. The decision, according to Dan Himmelfarb, a Wash. …

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm

The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to two whistleblower sisters by upholding a jury verdict that found State Farm defrauded the U.S. government when the insurance company assessed damage caused by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf of Mexico …

Supreme Court Will Hear State Farm Appeal Over Katrina Fraud Claim

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal by State Farm contesting a jury finding that the insurance company defrauded the federal government when assessing damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 along the Gulf of Mexico …

Supreme Court to Hear State Farm Appeal Over Hurricane Katrina Fraud Claim

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal by State Farm contesting a jury finding that the insurance company defrauded the federal government when assessing damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 along the Gulf of Mexico …

Guardrail Fraud Award Grows to $663M to Trinity’s Dismay

Trinity Industries Inc., maker of a highway guardrail safety system tied to at least nine deaths, must pay $663 million for defrauding the U.S. government. The decision by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in Marshall, Texas, caps Trinity‚Äôs three-year legal …