Category: Healthcare Whistleblowers

SCOTUS to Address Tragic False Claims Act Case on Viability of Implied Certification Theory

On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument regarding a False Claims Act case that could have significant effects for Qui Tam cases in the future. In Universal Health Services Inc. v. U.S. ex rel Escobar the Court will address the distinction between implied versus express certification and between preconditions that relate…




FCA Qui Tam Lawsuits Result in $22 Million Settlement for DOJ

Genzyme Corp., a bio tech firm, has paid $22.28 million to settle a False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam lawsuit brought by two relators on behalf of the federal government.  The Department of Justice announced that this settlement was reached based upon two lawsuits filed by former employees of the company.  In these lawsuits the…




Lengthy Toumey Case Results in $237.5 Million Judgment for Stark and FCA Violations

On September 30, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina handed down the latest order in the nearly one decade old U.S. ex rel. Drakeford v. Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc. False Claims Act litigation.  In her order, Senior U.S. District Judge Margaret B. Seymour directed Tuomey Healthcare System to pay over…