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Cordant Health Solutions Pays $12 Million To Settle Qui Tam Case Regarding Illegal Kickbacks For Unnecessary Urine Testing

In the latest news in whistleblower litigation, medical laboratory Cordant Health Solutions paid nearly $12 million to settle claims of paying millions of dollars to generate unnecessary urine testing. The civil lawsuit alleges that Cordant paid Genesis Marketing Group (GMG) and Northwest Physical Laboratories, LLC (NWPL) to increase urine testing orders for government-insured patients covered…

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Qui Tam and the False Claims Act: Know Your Rights as a Whistleblower

What is the False Claims Act, and how are whistleblowers protected under its provisions? Below, the skilled legal counsel at Peter Angelos P.C. provides an explanation of the False Claims Act and your rights as a whistleblower under qui tam. The False Claims Act Holds Entities Accountable for Committing Fraud Against the Government One of…

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What Is a Whistleblower?

The term “whistleblower” is predominantly used in the legal sphere, but it may be recognizable to the average individual as well. Whistleblowers are individuals, generally inside an organization, who report fraud, abuse or corruption within a corporation in exchange for legal protection and a potential financial reward. Here, the qui tam attorneys at Peter Angelos,…

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July 30th Designated as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

On July 16th, 2020,  the Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating July 30th, 2020 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day for the eighth consecutive year. A whistleblower is an individual who, without authorization, reveals private or classified information about an organization, usually related to wrongdoing or misconduct. This date has historically been a meaningful date for…

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An Overview of Qui Tam and Why Whistleblowers Need Attorneys

In the Fiscal Year 2019 alone, individuals filed 633 qui tam lawsuits, an average of more than 12 cases a week, and the Department of Justice recovered over $3 billion from False Claims Act cases. Qui tam cases are lawsuits in which an individual reports fraud by an individual or corporation perpetrated against the federal…

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Important Trends and Statistics Surrounding Qui Tam Litigation in Fiscal Year 2019

The 2019 False Claims Act Statistics Report, released on January 9th, 2020, sheds light on key trends of qui tam lawsuits, showing whistleblowers are consistently rewarded in qui tam cases that combat fraud against the government. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) releases yearly statistics concerning False Claims Act litigation and outcomes, and Fiscal Year…

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What You Should Know About Qui Tam

The Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos in Maryland represents individuals in bringing claims against companies and organizations that have violated the law by defrauding the government. Qui tam is a provision allowing individuals with knowledge of a company’s fraudulent activity to file suit against that company. However, the individual filing the complaint typically has…

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