There was a great deal of media attention paid to GM’s fine of $900 million for hiding the fatal ignition-switch defect that caused at least 124 deaths. It’s now clear that General Motors’ o... Read more
In December 2012, UBS AG entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), in which the U.S. agreed not to prosecute the bank on the condition that it “commit no... Read more
Recently, the Justice Department joined a False Claims Act (FCA) case against software vendor CA, Inc. (CA), filing a complaint in intervention on March 24, but the case remained under seal... Read more
Shame on the student lending giant Sallie Mae! The lending giant has been ordered to pay nearly $100 million in restitution and penalties for “unfair and deceptive” practices rel... Read more
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it secured $3.8 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud against the government in the last fiscal year a... Read more
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released their annual Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program report. The good news is that courageo... Read more
We mentioned the JPMorgan settlement and the unusual “tax treatment” imposed on the bank in this issue. That settlement illustrated the need for more information to the public on settlements... Read more
U.S. Renal Care will pay $7.3 million to the federal government to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought by Laura Davis, a nurse. Ms. Davis alleged the company U.S. Renal Care acquired, Dia... Read more
Blue Cross Blue Shield entities from Texas, Illinois, New Mexico and Oklahoma (hereinafter “BCBS”) have filed a lawsuit against Pfizer over its marketing of three drugs. The allegations in t... Read more
Citibank Inc. will pay refunds and damages totaling $18 million to settle charges that the financial services company emptied the dormant accounts of credit card customers. A three-year inve... Read more
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