Lawyers in our firm’s Consumer Fraud and Commercial Litigation Section are still hard at work on the Medicaid Fraud (AWP) litigation, representing eight states in litigation involving numerous pharmaceutical companies. The Section has also been busy in a number of other projects. I will give a brief summary below of some of the projects that are ongoing.
False Claims Act / Whistleblower– Lawyers in the Section are handling and investigating whistleblower claims of government fraud ranging from Medicare/Medicaid to military contracts, and any other type of fraud involving a government contract. Under the False Claims Act (FCA) the whistleblower is entitled to a percentage of the recovery. Studies show that as much as 10 percent of Medicare/Medicaid charges are fraudulent. Common schemes involve double-billing for the same service, inaccurately coding services, and billing for services not performed. Additionally, the Commission on Wartime Contracting has warned that the lack of oversight of government contractors has led to massive fraud and waste. For more information, contact Lance Gould, Larry Golston or Andrew Brashier at 800-898-2034 or by email at Lance.Gould@beasleyallen.com; Larry.Golston@beasleyallen.com; or Andrew.Brashier@beasleyallen.com.
Antitrust – Our lawyers are handling claims related to the violation of federal and state antitrust laws. We are currently involved in claims alleging a wide array of anticompetitive conduct, including illegal tying, exclusive dealing, monopolization, and price fixing. For more information, contact Archie Grubb, Roman Shaul, Alison Hawthorne, Rebecca Gilliland or Leslie Pescia at 800-898-2034 or by email at Archie.Grubb@beasleyallen.com, Roman.Shaul@beasleyallen.com, Alison.Hawthorne@beasleyallen.com, Rebecca.Gilliland@beasleyallen.com or Leslie.Pescia@beasleyallen.com.
Health Care Fraud – We are looking into cases of fraud within the health care industry. These may include cases dealing with pricing, off-label prescriptions, or other health care abuse. For more information, contact Andrew Brashier, Roman Shaul, Clay Barnett or Alison Hawthorne at 800-898-2034 or by email at Andrew.Brashier@beasleyallen.com, Roman.Shaul@beasleyallen.com, Clay.Barnett@beasleyallen.com, or Alison.Hawthorne@beasleyallen.com.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – Several of our lawyers are working on cases involving Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations. The FLSA cases are brought on behalf of clients whose job title is misclassified by their employers so that employees are not compensated for overtime worked. Cases may also involve unequal pay, where women are paid less for doing the same job as men. For more information, contact Lance Gould at 800-898-2034 or by email at Lance.Gould@beasleyallen.com.
Lawyers in the Section will be glad to discuss any potential claim – including those discussed above – that involves consumer or business fraud of any sort, employment or work related issues. If you would like to discuss a potential claim or a specific project not mentioned above, contact Michelle Fulmer, Section Administrator, at 800-898-2034 or by email at Michelle.Fulmer@beasleyallen.com. She will have a lawyer contact you.
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