There has been significant press coverage of DOJ’s March 25, 2019 decision to change its position in Texas et al. v. United States et al. (Case 4-18-cv-00167-O, N.D. TX), which is on its way to the Fifth Circuit. On that date, DOJ sent a brief letter to the Clerk’s office to inform the Circuit Court … Continue reading TAFEF’s Analysis of Texas et al. v. United States et al.
Recently released fraud statistics from the Department of Justice do not leave whistleblowers, their attorneys, or good-government advocates with a particularly rosy picture of 2018. Although the number of new qui tam cases fell only slightly -- to 645 in 2018 from 680 in 2017 -- the total value of recoveries in qui tam matters … Continue reading TAF Take: FY18 DOJ False Claims Act Statistics
Realizing fraud happens is not enough -- you need to take action This year, International Fraud Awareness Week falls on November 11-17 and is being commemorated by governments and other organizations around the globe. In the United States, people should remember the courageous whistleblowers who have stepped forward under the False Claims Act, IRS, SEC, … Continue reading This Fraud Awareness Week, Remember to Keep Your Eyes Open
Last Friday, we wrote to HHS Inspector General Levinson in response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Request for Information Regarding the Anti-Kickback Statute and Beneficiary Inducements Civil Monetary Penalty (RFI). Many of the FCA whistleblower cases that TAF members have brought to the attention of the DOJ and successfully litigated have involved … Continue reading TAF TAKE: Recommendations on Proposed Changes to the Anti-Kickback Statute
Did you miss this year's annual TAFEF Conference & Awards? Check out the Twitter feed below to see some of this year's highlights. Our annual conference & awards dinner focuses on recent and developing False Claims Act issues along with the IRS, SEC, and CFTC whistleblower programs. The conference brings together key False Claims Act … Continue reading TAFEF 2018 Conference Wrap-Up