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Tag Archives: Whistleblower

Virginia woman among Suboxone whistleblowers (access required)

Opioids FEA

A Midlothian woman is among several former medical industry whistleblowers who expect to be rewarded from a record-setting settlement involving the marketing of a narcotic drug designed to ease withdrawal for opioid addicts. The original maker of the medication Suboxone ...

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Whistleblower pleading standard clarified by court (access required)

4tth Circuit Seal FEA

Direct evidence of government payment and receipt of fraudulent services must be alleged at the pleading stage for a qui tam action to survive a motion to dismiss, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Despite this, a ...

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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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