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June 16, 2017 - Posts

Nashville Affordable Housing Development Named After George Barrett

The City of Nashville named a new affordable housing development after our founding partner, George Barrett, who grew up in public housing himself.

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June 15, 2017 - Posts

Medical Journal Confirms What Whistleblowers Have Long Known - Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Can Influence What Doctors Prescribe

It should come as no surprise that pharmaceutical sales reps can and do influence doctors in prescribing particular drugs. If a sales rep comes into a doctor’s office with slick promotional materials, a well rehearsed pitch, and plenty of free samples—not to mention the occasional free meal—the doctor is going to be more likely to prescribe that drug, even if the doctor doesn’t consciously intend to.

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June 7, 2017 - Posts

Government Alerted to a Fraud on the Military by a Whistleblower Results in a $95 Million False Claims Act Settlement

When President Lincoln and Congress first passed the False Claims Act, they had a very specific target in mind: dishonest contractors selling shoddy goods to the Army. In recent years, fraud against Medicare and Medicaid has become a larger priority for the government. But that shift in focus does not mean that fraud against the military has gone away or become less of a problem.

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May 22, 2017 - Posts

The New York Times Extensively Covers False Claims Act Cases Against UnitedHealth

We mentioned back in April that Medicare Advantage fraud appears to be a major new focus for the U.S. Justice Department, based in large part on two different whistleblower cases against UnitedHealthcare in which the government has recently intervened.

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May 19, 2017 - Posts

Can the Government Settle My Whistleblower Case Over My Objection?

Consider this scenario: you’ve gathered evidence that your company has defrauded Medicare by as much as $10 million over the past few years.  You raise the issue internally, but your company ignores you…

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May 11, 2017 - Posts

Can I Blow the Whistle on Tax Fraud?

Tax fraud is one of, if not the most common form, of fraud against the government.  From individual tax cheats to large corporations cooking their books, federal, state, and local governments lose out on millions of dollars in revenue from fraudulent tax underpayments.

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May 10, 2017 - Posts

Bill Threatening 40-Hour Workweek and Overtime Rights Passes House

For decades, corporate interest groups have sought to undermine the overtime protections that have formed the bedrock of American workers’ rights since 1938 when the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) was enacted. Now, the 40-hour workweek and overtime rights are threatened by a bill that employer groups have sought to push through for years.

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May 5, 2017 - Posts

Whose Whistleblower Case Is It Anyway?

What happens when the government declines to intervene and the whistleblower decides to keep litigating? A recent Florida decision highlights the sometimes odd relationship between whistleblowers and the government in False Claims Act cases.

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