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Are Professional Corporations and LLC Companies Alike?

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Professional Corporations and Limited Liability Companies – Like Ordinary Corporations and LLCs, Sort Of. Like many other states, when licensed professionals – like doctors, lawyers, dentists, accountants, architects, and insurance agents, to name a few – form companies to do business, they do not form your run-of-the-mill corporation or LLC.  Instead, they form professional… Read More »

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Medicare Open Enrollment is Open Season for Scammers

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Each year, Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage between October 15 and December 7, during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period. Unfortunately for consumers, this period is also open season for Medicare scammers. Here are some common ploys that Medicare scammers use to try and take advantage… Read More »

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Five Tips for Taking a Corporate Representative Deposition

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

One of the most effective tools for a party taking discovery in Florida state court is taking the deposition of the corporate representative of a party or non-party corporate entity.[1] This form of deposition allows a party to avoid having to depose numerous witnesses to determine a corporation’s position on various issues in the… Read More »

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Grisham’s “The Whistler” May Open the Door to More Whistleblowers

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Book Review: Grisham’s “The Whistler” by Florida Business Attorney Adam Rabin The hype is upon us with the release of John Grisham’s new legal thriller, “The Whistler.” While it feels like yesterday when I was a law student and could not stop turning the pages of “The Firm,” I am particularly excited for Grisham’s… Read More »

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IRS Whistleblower Program Needs Help

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

On August 30, 2016, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issued a report following an audit of the IRS Whistleblower Program. The audit was conducted to determine whether whistleblower claims are being appropriately and timely processed for investigation and examination. The report confirms much of what lawyers who practice in this area already… Read More »

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Do I Have Qui Tam Case?

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

How do you know if you have a Qui Tam Case? Under the False Claims Act, persons who know about fraud against the federal government can receive a reward for reporting that fraud and helping the Government recover money from the wrongdoer. We receive many calls from potential whistleblowers who wish to report serious… Read More »

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What Happens After I Blow-the-Whistle and File a Qui Tam Case?

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

If you are considering blowing-the-whistle on government fraud, you are probably wondering what happens once you file a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act. The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq., contains a very detailed process for bringing a whistleblower case. Steps involved in a qui tam case Before… Read More »

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Putting Down a Deposit? Beware of Liquidated Damages Clauses

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Florida Contract Law: Liquidated Damages Clauses In a nutshell, a liquidated damages clause in a contract sets forth a specific sum of money that one party can collect or retain if the other party breaches the contract. The point of such a clause is to settle on an amount of damages ahead of time… Read More »

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When Healthcare Fraud Turns Deadly

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Deadly Healthcare Fraud in Florida and Beyond Do you think Medicare and Medicaid fraud is a victim-less crime? Think again. Many times, health care fraud only causes monetary damages to the government and taxpayers. Depending on the type of fraud, however, it can also result in injuries to or even the death of Medicaid… Read More »

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Hospital Fraud – Inpatient Admissions

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

In America today, many hospitals are owned and controlled by massive corporations that operate large chains of hospitals throughout the country. As a result, your local hospital may not be locally owned or controlled. Instead, it might be more akin to a McDonald’s restaurant, owned and controlled by some large corporation with a faraway… Read More »

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