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Company Pays $137,500 To Resolve False Claims Act Violations—Allegedly Fraudulently Certified OSHA Compliance

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

On July 18th, 2022, the United States Attorneys’ Office for the District of Connecticut announced that McClain & Company, Inc.—a contracting company based in Culpeper County, Virginia—has agreed to pay $137,500 to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit. The company allegedly paid a third party entity to falsify certificates of inspection for its vehicles…. Read More »

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Whistleblower Complaint: Florida And Textbook Company Locked In Dispute

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

According to a report from Wink News, the State of Florida is locked in a legal dispute with a major textbook company. Based in large part on a complaint raised by a whistleblower, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is actively investigating allegations that Savvas Learning Company, LLC—a textbook company with a main headquarters in… Read More »

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Major False Claims Act Settlement: Pharmaceutical Company Will Pay $900 Million

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

According to a report from Reuters, Biogen—the American multinational pharmaceutical giant with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts—has reached an agreement in principle to pay approximately $900 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit. The preliminary settlement was reached days before the trial was set to begin. The pharmaceutical company was accused of paying illegal… Read More »

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DOJ Says Supreme Court Should Not Review False Claims Act Dispute

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

According to a report from Reuters, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is saying that the Supreme Court of the United States should not review a False Claims Act dispute. The DOJ contends that there is no sufficiently large circuit split for the nation’s top court to get involved in the matter. Here, our whistleblower… Read More »

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What Constitutes A Protected Activity Under The Florida Whistleblower Act?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The Florida Whistleblower Act is a law that establishes and protects the rights of whistleblowers. A whistleblower who is engaged in “protected activity” cannot be terminated or otherwise punished by an employer because of that conduct. This raises an important question: What is a protected activity in a whistleblower case? The short answer is… Read More »

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Two Miami Police Officers Seek Whistleblower Protection Under Federal Law

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

According to a report from NBC 6 South Florida, two officers from the Miami Police Department are accusing the city’s lead cop—Police Chief Manuel A. Morales—of corruption. The officers are now seeking whistleblower protection. Chief Morales has thus far denied any allegations of wrongdoing by himself or the department. Indeed, he called the accusation… Read More »

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Three Florida Pharmacies Agree To Pay More Than $830,000 In False Claims Act Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

On June 29th, 2022, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida confirmed that three Miami-Dade County pharmacies—Habana Hospital Pharmacy, Inc., Longevity Drugs, LLC, and Forest Hill Pharmacy, LLC—have agreed to pay more than $830,000 as a part of a False Claims Act case. Regulators determined that the pharmacies had an… Read More »

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Home Health Agency In Florida Agrees To Pay $2.1 Million To Settle False Claims Act Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

On May 9th, 2022, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced that SHC Home Health Services of Florida, LLC—a home health agency offering services in Miami, FL—has agreed to pay $2.1 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit. The company allegedly overbilled Medicare. Here, our Florida whistleblower lawyers… Read More »

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Former Fort Lauderdale Auditor Files Retaliation Complaint Under Florida Whistleblower’s Act

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

According to a report from WPLG Local 10 News, a former auditor for the City of Fort Lauderdale has filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint against the municipality. In the lawsuit, John Herbst alleges that his rights were violated under Florida Whistleblower’s Act. In this article, our Florida whistleblower attorneys discuss the allegations raised by… Read More »

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DOL Sues Florida Security Contractor For Whistleblower Retaliation

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

On February 14th, 2022, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced a lawsuit against VRP Group Inc. The Florida-based security services contractor does business under the name Regius Investigations and Protective Services. According to the allegations raised in the federal whistleblower complaint, the company unlawfully terminated an employee who blew the whistle on… Read More »

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