Firm Settles Three Qui Tam Whistleblower Cases in 2017
Rabin Kammerer Johnson proudly announces that it settled three (3) False Claims Act qui tam whistleblower cases in 2017. These cases included the following:
A $12.5 million settlement involving allegations that a nationwide oncology practice violated the Stark laws in connection with paying its employee physicians. See United States ex rel. Matthew Moore v. 21st Century Oncology, LLC, Case No. 2:16-CV-99, filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
A $335,000 settlement involving allegations that a contractor defrauded the VA with regard to “set aside” contracts reserved for businesses owned by service disabled veterans. See United States ex rel. George Poncy v. Academy Medical, LLC, et al., Case No. 13-Cv-80856, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.
A $300,000 settlement against a South Florida pharmacy involving allegations that the pharmacy paid illegal kickbacks to patients who received compounded pharmaceuticals using government healthcare programs. See United States ex rel. Elvens Vertus v. Glades Drugs, Inc. Case No. 15-CV-81627, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
The Firm thanks these whistleblower clients for having the courage to come forward with these cases to prevent fraud against the taxpayers.
We look forward to working on more False Claims Act qui tam whistleblower cases in 2018 and in the years to come.