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

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

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 McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

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 McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

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 McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

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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When Healthcare Fraud Turns Deadly

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

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 McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

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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The CFTC Has a Whistleblower Program, Too!

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

While we’ve written about the whistleblower programs administered by the IRS and the SEC on this blog, one has been consistently neglected – the CFTC Whistleblower Program. The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulates futures and option markets. Futures contracts are, in their basic form, agreements to purchase and sell assets at a price… Read More »

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Can Whistleblowers Use HIPAA to Support Their Claims?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

HIPPA and Whistleblower Cases Most people in the healthcare industry know that documents covered by HIPAA must be treated with utmost secrecy and care. Protecting patient privacy is a big deal. Thus, questions frequently arise when a healthcare worker wants to blow the whistle on fraud. Can he or she use HIPAA protected documents… Read More »

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The U.S. Trade War with China – How the False Claims Act Can Help

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

The United States is currently at war with the People’s Republic of China – a trade war. The False Claims Act has an important role to play in this battle. Every year foreign countries, but most particularly China, engage in a practice of “dumping” goods into the U.S. market. Generally, this occurs when a… Read More »

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What are Violations of the False Claims Act?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Any fraud on a federal government agency could potentially be a violation of the federal False Claims Act. Not every government fraud involves millions of dollars. Take, for example, a recent settlement announced by the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General. According to the DOJ’s press release, Douglas daCosta of Livermore California,… Read More »

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