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False Claims action against Duke nets $112.5M settlement – $112,500,000 Settlement, plus attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses (access required)

In May 2013, Joseph M. Thomas, the relator, brought a False Claims Act action on behalf of the United States of America against Duke University and Duke University Health System (together, “Duke”). William M. Foster, Ph.D., and Erin N. Potts-Kant ...

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SCV: Whistleblowers entitled to portion of gross settlement (access required)

In a false-claims settlement for Medicaid overbilling, Virginia’s whistleblower recovery provision entitling relators to a portion of the “proceeds” referred to gross proceeds, not proceeds remaining after the Commonwealth paid appropriate Medicaid refunds to the federal government. Background The relators ...

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WDVA: Medicare fraud allegations lack specificity (access required)

An employee accusing her former employer of Medicare fraud through misreporting of services provided didn’t provide sufficient detail, either of the fraudulent behavior itself or her alleged notice to the employer. Background Plaintiff Kimberly Branscome, a physical therapy assistant, brings ...

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