February 15, 2019 - Posts

Whistleblower Roundup- February 15, 2019

A look back at the week’s news and developments affecting whistleblowers.


United States Files False Claims Act Suit Against Mission Support Alliance and Lockheed Martin

The United States has filed suit against Mission Support Alliance (MSA) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) for supposed false claims and kickbacks in a multi-billion dollar contract with the Department of Energy. The multi-billion dollar contract with the DOE required cleanup for a nuclear waste site in Washington. MSA and Lockheed Martin allegedly submitted false statements and inflated rates to the DOE. Read the full story from The Seattle Times here.


South Carolina University to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

North Greenville University (NGU), based in Greenville, SC, will pay $2.5 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they submitted false claims to the U.S. Department of Education. They allegedly violated the federal ban on incentive-based compensation by giving bonuses and extra compensation to recruiters based on the number of students who enrolled in NGU’s programs. The suit was filed by a whistleblower and former employee Maurice Shoe, who will receive $375,000 for her share of the recovery. Read the Department of Justice’s press release here.


Genetic  Testing Company Agrees to Pay $1.99 Million for Medically Unnecessary Testing

GenomeDx Biosciences Corp has agreed to pay nearly $2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary tests. From 2015 to 2017, GenomeDx performed the Decipher genetic tests on patients when it was not medically reasonable or necessary. The lawsuit was filed by whistleblowers under the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act. They will receive $348,000 of the recovery. Read the full story from the National Law Review here.



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