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Instituting a Deadlock-Breaking Mechanism in Your LLC Operating Agreement

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Disagreements between LLC members, at some tpoint,  are inevitable. When members fail to reach an agreement on certain material matters, or set a dispute resolution procedure to break a tie vote, it is typically referred to a “deadlock.” Deadlocks can break down business processes, cause efficiency problems and loss of revenue, present distractions and… Read More »

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Dissolving an LLC in Florida

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

When starting a new LLC, there is typically optimism that the business will be successful and that the members will get along well.  In reality, however,  things happen over time and disputes may arise between members in an LLC. In these cases, there is a some chance the LLC will be headed to what… Read More »

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What is a Reverse False Claim?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Most qui tam whistleblower lawsuits under the False Claims Act involve a Defendant who has made a fraudulent “claim” for money upon the government.  For example, when a hospital sends a bill to Medicare for a medical procedure that was never performed, the hospital has made a “claim” for money upon the government.  If… Read More »

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False Claims Act: Top Health Care Recoveries for Fiscal Year 2017

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

There’s no denying that health care fraud accounts for a large percentage of the claims that qualify under the Federal False Claims Act (FCA). According to the Justice Department, of the more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments recovered in fiscal year 2017, $2.4 billion of them involved the health care industry. Claims… Read More »

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Whistleblowers and Wildlife Crime

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

When we talk about qui tam litigation, whistleblowers, and the Federal False Claims Act, some people think it’s primarily related to the healthcare industry. While the healthcare industry certainly makes up a chunk of the active lawsuits, especially those under the Federal False Claims Act, there are other areas where whistleblowers could play an… Read More »

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Potential Whistleblowers Take Note of Employer Monitoring

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

If you’re working in an environment where you’ve suddenly become aware of illegal or unethical behavior, especially that which might qualify under a whistleblower case, you need to stop and think for a minute. It’s critical to consider all your future actions once you’ve uncovered something worth reporting, before you report anything. In many… Read More »

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Stark Law and Qui Tam Cases

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Stark Law violations are a source of referrals for whistleblower claims, or qui tam lawsuits under the False Claims Act (FCA). Stark law refers to Section 1877 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1395nn, which deals with physician self-referrals. Stark Law Defined Under the Social Security Act provisions, Stark Law: Prohibits a physician… Read More »

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Methods Creditors Use to Try and Collect Personal Debts from Multiple Member LLCs

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Like many other states, Florida doesn’t necessarily allow creditors to take the money or property of a multi-member LLC to pay off personal debts or liabilities incurred by one of the LLC’s owners. However, there is one method creditors may try to use in order to collect against the LLC for the individual’s debts…. Read More »

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Justice Department Recovers over $3.7 Billion in False Claims Act Cases in the 2017 Fiscal Year

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

The United States Department of Justice recently released statistics from the 2017 fiscal year, which includes more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims. Total recoveries since the False Claims Act (FCA) was strengthened in 1986 now top more than $56 billion. Types of Recoveries Of… Read More »

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Qui Tam Litigation: What is the False Claims Act?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

We talk about qui tam, or whistleblower litigation, but what is the False Claims Act (FCA) that brings rise to this type of litigation. Qui Tam Defined The word qui tam is Latin and translates to “who as well”, and references lawsuits that are brought on behalf of the plaintiff and the government. These… Read More »

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