News and Current Events 2008
September 15, 2008

Staten Island University Hospital to pay $74 Million to Settle Allegations of Medicaid & Medicare Fraud Asserted by Private Relators. Relators Who Filed Claims to Receive Over $9 Million as a Reward.

August 1, 2008

Pratt & Whitney and PCC Airfoils to Pay More Than $52 Million to Settle Allegations of Selling Defective Jet Engine Parts.

July 22, 2008

Cox Medical Centers to Pay $60 Million to Settle Allegations of Fraudulent Medicare Payments.

May 23, 2008

Toray Industries to pay $61.75 Million to Settle Allegations of Price Fixing Asserted by Private Relators. Relators who filed claims to receive up to 25%.

May 22, 2008

Medtronic Spine to pay $75 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations of Defrauding Medicare filed by two former employees. Former Employees who filed claims to receive $14.9 Million as a Reward.

May 13, 2008

Computer Sciences Corporation to pay $1.37 Million to Settle Allegations of Kickbacks Asserted by Private Relators. Relators who filed claims to receive up to 25%.

April 14, 2008

Florida Radiologist to pay $7 Million to Settle Allegations of Health Care Fraud asserted by Former Employee. Former Employee to receive $1.75 Million as a Reward.

April 10, 2008

Protective Products International Pays $960,000 to Settle Claims of Supplying Defective Zylon Bulletproof Vests.

April 9, 2008

North Carolina Dental Service Chain Pays $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations.

March 26, 2008

National Air Cargo to pay $28 Million to Settle Allegations of Defrauding the Department of Defense, Asserted by Former Employee. Former Employee to receive $3.3 Million as a Reward.

March 18, 2008

CVS to pay $36.7 Million to Settle Allegations of Medicaid Prescription Fraud asserted against it by a Pharmacist. Pharmacist to receive over $4.3 Million as a Reward.

March 4, 2008

Cathedral Healthcare System to pay $5.3 Million to Settle Allegations of Medicaid Fraud asserted against it by Private Relators. Relators to receive nearly $850,000 as a Reward.

February 14, 2008

Respiratory Equipment & Supplies Company to pay $17 Million to Settle Health Care Fraud Allegations.

February 8, 2008

Merck to pay $650 Million to settle claims of Medicaid fraud filed by former employee. Former employee who filed claims expected to receive $68 Million as a reward.

January 10, 2008

Sioux Manufacturing Corporation pays $2 Million to resolve allegations that it deliberately and systematically “shorted” an average of 10,000 strands of Kevlar from the helmets of U.S. Soldiers.

News and Current Events 2007
November 1, 2007

U.S. Justice Department discloses that civil fraud recoveries under the False Claims Act reached $2 Billion for 2007.  Persons who filed qui tam claims received over $177 Million in rewards in 2007.

September 10, 2007

Aventis Pays over $190 Million Dollars to Settle Drug Pricing Fraud allegations asserted by private relator.  Person who asserted the allegations to receive approximately $32 Million as a reward.

August 16, 2007

IBM Corporation and PriceWaterhouseCoopers to pay over $5.2 Million to Settle False Claim allegations asserted by private relators.  Persons who filed claims expected to receive up to $1.3 Million for having filed the claims.

August 15, 2007

Burlington Resources to pay $97.5 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by private relator.  Relator expected to receive up to $24.3 Million for having filed the claims.

August 7, 2007

Crane Co. to pay $7.5 Million to Settle False Claim allegations asserted by former employee.  Former employee who filed claims expected to receive up to $1.8 Million as a reward.

July 30, 2007

Oakland City University to pay $5.3 Million to Settle False Claim allegations asserted by former employee.  Former employee who filed claims expected to receive up to $1.4 Million as a reward.

July 18, 2007

Northrop Grumman to pay $8 Million to resolve allegations of Improperly Testing Equipment Used by U.S. Military.

July 13, 2007

Akal Security to pay $18 Million to resolve qui tam claims filed by three of its employees.  Employees expected to receive up to $4.5 Million for having filed the claims.

June 28, 2007

Mellon Bank to pay $16.5 Million for Destruction of Tax Returns and Checks.

May 18, 2007

Medicis Pharmaceutical to Pay $9.8 Million to settle qui tam case filed by four of its former sales representatives .  Former employees to receive over $1 Million as a reward for bringing the case.

May 11, 2007

The Scooter Store to Pay $4 Million to settle qui tam case filed by former employee.  Former employee to receive over $3.2 Million as a reward for bringing the case.

March 15, 2007

Two Michigan Construction Firms to pay $11.75 Million to resolve claims that they knowingly violated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contracting requirements for federally funded construction projects.

March 13, 2007

Judge awards $334 Million against Amerigoup Illinois, in qui tam action filed by one of its former employees.  Former employee expected to receive up to $83.5 Million as a reward for bringing the case.

January 31, 2007

RightCHOICE Managed Care to pay $975,000 to resolve qui tam claims raised by a private relator.  Relator to receive over $165,000 for having filed the claims.

January 5, 2007

SCCI Health Services Corporation to pay $7.5 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by former employees.  Former employees to receive over $1.7 Million for having filed the claims.

News and Current Events 2006
November 28, 2006

Integris Baptist Medical Center to pay $12.2 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by former contractor.  Former contractor to receive over $2.3 Million for having filed the claims.

November 21, 2006

U.S. Justice Department discloses that civil fraud recoveries reach $3.1 Billion for 2006, the largest amount recovered in a single year.  Persons who filed qui tam actions received over $190 Million in 2006.

October 5, 2006

American Medical Response to pay $9 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by former employees.  Former employees to receive over $1.6 Million for having filed the claims.

September 26, 2006

Horizon West to pay $14.7 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by former employee.  Former employee to expected receive up to $3.6 Million for having filed the claims.

August 31, 2006

Workforce Central Florida to pay $3.4 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by private relator.  Relator to receive $627,000 for having filed the claims.

August 29, 2006

Schering to pay $435 Million for the improper Marketing of Drugs and Medicaid Fraud Reports U.S. Attorney

August 18, 2006

University Hospitals Health System to pay nearly $14 Million to settle qui tam claims filed by a heart surgeon who alleged existence of illegal financial arrangements to induce the referral of medical patients.  Heart Surgeon to receive to $1.5 Million

August 17, 2006

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center to pay $3.8 Million to settle qui tam claims of billing Medicaid and Medicare for having performed unnecessary angiogram and stent procedures. Cardiologist who filed claims to receive $760,00.

August 3, 2006

Age Refining to pay $9 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by former employee.  Former employee to receive over $1.7 Million for having filed the claim.

August 2, 2006

Eagle Global Logistics (EGL Inc.) to pay $4 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by private relators.  Relators to receive $800,000 for having filed the claims.

July 21, 2006

General Electric (GE) and two subcontractors to pay $11.5 Million to resolve qui tam claims raised by former employees.  Former employees to receive over $2.3 Million for having filed the claims.

July 18, 2006

Medtronic to pay $40 Million to settle Kickback Allegations raised in a qui tam complaint.  Relator expected to receive up to $10 Million.

July 18, 2006

Marion County Medical Center to pay $3.75 Million to resolve kickback claims alleged by former employee.   Former employee to receive $610,000 for having filed the claim.

July 13, 2006

Wall Street money manager Mario Gabelli and Affiliates to pay $130 Million for allegedly defrauding the FCC.  Relator to receive $32.2 Million.

June 30, 2006

Boeing to pay $615 Million to resolve Fraud Allegations.

June 29, 2006

Tenet Healthcare Corporation to pay $900 Million to resolve claims of unlawful billing practices.  Relators expected to receive up to $225 Million.

June 27, 2006

AT&T to pay over $2.9 Million to Resolve Allegations of Contracting Fraud. Relator expected to receive share.

June 27, 2006

State of Indiana & ITS Intelenet Commission agree to pay $8.2 Million to Settle False Claims Involving E-Rate Program.

June 15, 2006

Saint Barnabas Corporation to pay $265 Million to resolve allegations of defrauding Medicare.  Relators expected to receive between $40 Million and $66 Million as a reward for having filed suit.

June 15, 2006

Honeywell International Inc. to pay $2.6 Million to resolve allegations that it performed defective testing for NASA.  Relator to receive $393,750 as a reward for having filed suit.

May 31, 2006

Farmers Exchange Bancorporation to pay over $2.1 Million to resolve allegations of submitting false claims to the Department of Agriculture.  Relators to receive $340,320 as a reward for having filed qui tam suit.

April 27, 2006

York County, Pennsylvania to Pay U.S. $16 Million for inflating Immigrant Detention Figures.

March 28, 2006

Insight Public Sector Inc. pays $1 Million to resolve false claims allegations.     

February 10, 2006 Corporate Express pays $5 Million to resolve qui tam claims. Relators who filed claims to receive $753,000.
News and Current Events 2005
October 17, 2005 Serono to pay $704 Million to settle qui tam suit commenced by former employees. Former employees to receive $51.8 Million.
October 11, 2005

Foreign and US firms to pay nearly $25 Million to settle qui tam claims initiated by former employee, alleging that firms submitted inflated claims on Amtrak Project.

September 20, 2005

GlaxoSmithKline pays $150 Million to settle drug pricing fraud case initiated under qui tam act. Persons who filed action to receive $26 Million as compensation.

September 19, 2005

Office Depot pays $4.75 Million to resolve qui tam claims. Relators to receive $712,500.

July 11, 2005

PriceWaterHouseCoopers LLP. to pay $41.9 Million to settle qui tam claims that it submitted false claims to the government for travel reimbursements. Relator to receive share.

June 30, 2005

Humanscale Corporation to pay $9 Million to settle allegations of overcharging government. Former employee to receive $1,575,000 for bringing the action.

June 23, 2005

New York based Turner Construction Co. to pay $6.6 Million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims in connection with construction of federal courthouse.

May 19, 2005

OfficeMax to pay $9.8 to resolve False Claims Act allegations. Relators to receive $1.47 Million.

April 27, 2005

Science Applications International Corp. to pay $2.5 Million to settle qui tam case alleging that it failed to disclose pricing information when negotiating a contract with the Air Force. Relator to receive $500,000.

News and Current Events 2004

December 2, 2004 Polymedica to pay $35 Million to resolve False Claims Act allegations raised in two qui tam lawsuits. Former employees who filed suits to receive portions of settlement.
December 2, 2004 Gambro Healthcare agrees to pay over $350 Million to resolve civil and criminal allegations in medicare fraud case. Former employee who filed qui tam suit to receive share of settlement.
October 28, 2004 Adventist Health Systems, Hospitals and Ambulance Companies to pay U.S. more than $20 Million to settle fraud claims. Former employee who filed qui tam suit to receive $1.9 Million as part of the settlement.
June 28, 2004

Banner Health to pay $6.1 Million to resolve false claim allegations. Former employee who filed qui tam suit to receive $1 Million.

June 25, 2004 Rite Aid to pay $7 Million for allegedly submitting false prescription claims to government. Relators who filed qui tam suit to receive $1,120,000.
June 25, 2004

Wal-Mart to pay $2.8 Million for allegedly dispensing partial prescriptions & billing U.S. Health Programs for Full Amounts. Relator who filed qui tam suit to receive $95,766.22.

June 23, 2004 Southwest Florida Radiologists to pay $2.5 Million for allegedly overcharging medicare. Former employee to receive $443,378 for bringing the qui tam action.
May 3, 2004

Schering-Plough to pay $27 Million to settle medicaid fraud allegations.

April 21, 2004

Pennsylvania insurance company to pay $1.5 Million to settle false claim allegations.

March 24, 2004

Tenet Healthcare to pay $22.5 Million to settle qui tam claim that it improperly billed medicare. Former employee who brought suit to receive share of settlement.

March 22, 2004

SunGard Business Systems will pay $425,000 to settle a qui tam action filed by a former employee. Former employee to receive $85,000 as part of settlement.

News and Current Events 2003

November 10, 2003

U.S. Justice Department discloses that civil fraud recoveries reach $2.1 Billion for 2003, and over $12 Billion since 1986. Persons who filed qui tam actions received over $319 Million in 2003.

September 22, 2003

North Carolina to pay $23.8 Million to resolve multiple allegations of False Claims Act violations.

September 16, 2003

Texas Medical device manufacturer to pay $1.5 Million to settle
qui tam action filed by former employee.

August 27, 2003

Lockheed Martin agrees to pay $37.9 Million to settle qui tam action brought by former employee. Former employee to receive $8.7 Million as part of the settlement.

August 20, 2003

Northrop Grumman to pay $80 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee.

August 5, 2003

Shell Oil Company to pay $49 Million to settle alleged violations of False Claims Act.

June 26, 2003

Largest health care fraud case in U.S. history settled. HCA investigation nets record total of $1.7 Billion. Relators who filed HCA qui tam cases to receive $151.5 Million.

June 20, 2003 Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals to pay $355 Million to settle qui tam case initiated by employee of separate pharmaceutical company. Employee to receive $47.5 Million as part of the settlement.
June 19, 2003

Sprint Corporation to pay $5.5 Million to settle qui tam action filed by telecommunications specialist.

June 9, 2003

Northrop Grumman to pay $111 Million to settle qui tam claims filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $27.2 Million as part of the settlement.

March 6, 2003

San Diego Hospital to pay $6.2 Million to settle allegations raised in qui tam suit filed by employee. Employee to receive $1.2 Million of the settlement proceeds.

February 21, 2003

Texas, Washington, Oregon & Florida Hospitals to pay $4.9 Million to settle qui tam case brought by former medical device salesman. Former salesman to receive almost $1 Million from the settlements.

February 6, 2003

Northwestern University to pay $5.5 Million to resolve qui tam case brought by former employee. Former employee to receive $907,500 as part of the settlement.

January 23, 2003

Lockheed Martin to pay $1.4 Million to settle claims of alleged procurement fraud. Former employee who filed qui tam action to receive $274, 527.63 as part of settlement.

January 15, 2003

Tennessee Hospital to pay $2 Million to settle qui tam lawsuit brought by former employee. Employee to receive $350,000 as part of the settlement.

News and Current Events 2002

December 16, 2002

U.S. Justice Department discloses that civil fraud recoveries exceeded $1.2 Billion for 2002 and over $10 Billion since 1986. Recoveries associated with qui tam actions accounted for almost $1.1 Billion in settlements during the 2002 fiscal year. Persons who filed qui tam actions received over $160 Million in 2002.

October 28, 2002

Drug giant Pfizer & two subsidiaries to pay $49 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $5.9 Million as part of settlement.

October 17, 2002

U.S. settles qui tam actions against seven hospitals for $5.4 Million. Former medical device salesman who filed the qui tam actions to receive $1 Million as part of the settlement.

October 9, 2002

Electrolux Home Products agrees to pay nearly $700,000 to settle qui tam action filed by former customs compliance officer.

September 18, 2002

Lockheed Martin & BAE Systems to pay $6.2 Million to settle
qui tam
action filed by former GE quality test technician. Technician who filed action to receive $1.2 Million as part of settlement.

August 1, 2002 Lockheed Martin to pay over $2 Million to settle qui tam action. Relator who filed action to receive $281,000 as part of settlement.
July 29, 2002

Blue Cross of California & Well Point Health Networks to pay U.S. $9.25 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former company auditor.

July 17, 2002 Tenet Hospital to pay $29 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $4 Million as part of settlement.
June 25, 2002

General American Life Insurance Company to pay $76 Million to settle qui tam action filed by two former employees. Former employees to receive $14 Million as part of the settlement.

June 20, 2002

California & Los Angeles County to pay $73 Million to settle qui tam action brought by County employee. County employee to receive $1.3 Million as part of the settlement.

June 18, 2002

California Medical Center to pay $9.75 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former controller. Former Controller to receive $1.93 Million as part of the settlement.

June 4, 2002

U.S. settles qui tam actions against seven hospitals for $6.3 Million. Former medical device salesman who filed the qui tam actions to receive $1 Million as part of the settlement.

June 3, 2002

Eckerd Corporation to pay $5.8 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former pharmacist. Pharmacist to receive $880,000 as part of the settlement.

May 13, 2002

Emergency Physician Group to pay $1.6 Million to settle qui tam action. Relator to receive $279,943 for filing claim.

April 12, 2002

Pacificare Health Systems to pay over $87 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $3.5 Million as part of the settlement.

March 25, 2002

Environmental testing company to pay nearly $9 Million to settle alleged claims of contractual violations which constituted violations of the False Claims Act.

News and Current Events 2001

November 14, 2001

U.S. Justice Department discloses that civil fraud recoveries exceeded $1.6 Billion for 2001. Recoveries associated with qui tam actions accounted for almost $1.2 Billion in settlements during the 2001 fiscal year. Persons who filed qui tam actions received over $210 Million in 2001.

October 26, 2001

Florida Home Health Company to pay over $3.1 Million to settle qui tam action filed by four nurses who were former employees.

October 23, 2001

KPMG Peat Marwick to pay U.S. $9 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former supervisor for reimbursement. Supervisor to receive share of the settlement.

August 27, 2001

Electromechanical Systems Inc. agrees to pay $8.5 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employees. Former employees to receive $1.7 Million as part of settlement.

August 15, 2001

NASA contractor to pay $2.5 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $150,000 as part of the settlement.

August 9, 2001

U.S. settles qui tam action against hospital chain for $10.7 Million. Former medical device salesman who filed the qui tam action to receive $2.1 Million as part of the settlement.

July 9, 2001

Medical Equipment company to pay $7 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $1.17 Million as part of the settlement.

June 29, 2001

Urocor Inc. to pay $9 Million to settle qui tam actions filed by former employees. Former employees to receive over $1.35 Million as part of the settlement.

June 28, 2001

South Carolina State University to pay $140,000 to settle qui tam action filed by former contractor. Contractor to receive $21,000 as part of the settlement.

June 1, 2001

U.S. settles qui tam actions against seven hospitals for $5 Million. Former medical device salesman who filed the qui tam actions to receive $1 Million as part of the settlement.

May 22, 2001

Healthsouth Corporation to pay nearly $8 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former billing clerk. Billing clerk to receive $1.48 Million as part of the settlement.

March 19, 2001

Vencor and Ventas to pay $219 Million to settle qui tam action filed by relators. Relators to receive over $15 Million as part of the settlement.

February 9, 2001

Phillips Petroleum to pay $8 Million to settle alleged underpayment of oil royalties, within qui tam action filed by two relators. Relators to receive share of the recovery as part of the settlement.

February 7, 2001

Marathon Oil to pay $7.7 Million to settle alleged underpayment of oil royalties, within qui tam action filed by two relators. Relators to receive share of the recovery as part of the settlement.

January 23, 2001

Shell Oil to pay $110 Million to settle alleged underpayment of oil royalties, within qui tam action filed by two relators. Relators to receive share of the recovery as part of the settlement.

News and Current Events 2000

December 15, 2000

National Healthcare Corporation to pay $27 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former nursing home administrator. Administrator to receive $5.4 Million a part of settlement.

December 14, 2000

HCA to pay $840 Million to resolve health care fraud allegations asserted within qui tam actions.  Relators to receive share.

December 8, 2000

Hospitals to pay $8.7 Million to settle qui tam action brought by former director of internal audit. Director to receive $1.5 Million as part of the settlement.

November 6, 2000

High-Tech Firms to pay $4.5 to settle qui tam action alleging that it over billed the Air Force.  Former employee who filed suit to receive $900,000 as part of the settlement.

October 13, 2000

Toshiba to pay $23 Million to settle defective computers case.

September 28, 2000

Shell Oil to pay $56 Million to settle qui tam case alleging             underpayment of royalties. Relators to receive share.

September 27, 2000

Texaco to pay $43 Million to settle qui tam case alleging underpayment of royalties. Relators to receive share.

September 19, 2000

Bayer to pay $14 Million to settle qui tam action alleging that it caused medical providers to submit inflated reimbursement claims to medicaid. Relator who filed suit to receive $2.8 Million as part of the settlement.

September 8, 2000

Oncology radiation centers to pay $10 Million to settle qui tam action filed by doctor who provided services. Doctor to receive $1.75 Million as part of the settlement.

August 3, 2000

Boeing to pay U.S. $54 Million to settle qui tam actions alleging the sale of defective aircraft parts to the army. Relators to receive $18 Million.

August 2, 2000

W.R. Grace & Taylor pat $15 Million to settle qui tam action brought by librarian, asserting that it overcharged schools and libraries for books.

July 26, 2000

Compaq computer to pay $4.5 Million for overcharging defense department.

June 15, 2000

Pipe manufacturer to pay $500,00 for selling untested polyvinyl pipe to federal agencies. Independent salesman who filed claim in qui tam suit to receive $400,000 as part of settlement.

April 11, 2000

BP Amoco agrees to pay $32 Million to settle qui tam action alleging underpayment of oil royalties. Relators to receive $5.4 Million as part of the settlement.

March 27, 2000

Conoco agrees to pay $26 Million to settle qui tam action alleging underpayment of oil royalties. Relators to receive $4.2 Million as part of the settlement.

March 13, 2000

Northrop Grumman agrees to pay $750,000 to settle qui tam action brought by former employees. Former employees to receive $180,000 as part of the settlement.

March 7, 2000

Contractor to pay $320,000 to settle allegations of selling untested parts to military. Former employee who filed qui tam suit to receive $48,000 as part of settlement.

January 13, 2000

Chevron agrees to pay $95 Million to settle qui tam action alleging underpayment of oil royalties. Relators to receive $14.5 Million as part of the settlement.

News and Current Events 1999

October 18, 1999

Peabody Holding company agrees to pay $11 Million to resolve claims under False Claims Act that it underpaid coal royalties due to the government.

October 13, 1999

Emergency physician billing company to pay $15 Million to settle qui tam action alleging false billings to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and FEHBP. Relator who filed suit to receive $3.2 Million as part of the settlement.

September 15, 1999

Walgreen Co. pays $7.6 Million to settle qui tam action alleging that it billed health insurance programs full price for prescriptions which were only partially filled. Relator who filed suit to receive $678,584 as part of the settlement.

August 31, 1999

Oxy USA Inc. to pay $7.3 Million to settle qui tam action claiming that it underpaid oil royalties to the government. Relators to receive share of the settlement.

July 29, 1999

Columbia Health Care to pay $1.25 Million to settle qui tam action brought by nurse, alleging that it submitted false claims to a Medicaid funded care plan. Nurse who filed action to receive $138,125 as part of the settlement.

July 19, 1999

Olsten Corporation to pay $61 Million to settle claims initiated in a qui tam action by a former Vice President, that it defrauded the medicare program. Former Vice President to receive $9.8 Million as part of the settlement.

January 12, 1999

Case Corporation pays $1.9 Million to settle claims it failed to offer government discounts on prices for road building equipment.

January 11, 1999

Ingersoll-Rand subsidiary pays $3 Million to settle qui tam action by former employee, alleging that it overcharged the government for earth-moving equipment. Former employee to receive $510,000 as part of the settlement.

News and Current Events 1998

November 25, 1998

Air Force contractor to pays $9.8 Million to settle qui tam suit alleging that it defrauded the government by inflating labor costs. Relator who filed suit to receive $1.7 Million as part of settlement.

November 17, 1998

University of Minnesota pays $32 Million to settle qui tam action, filed by a professor at the University, alleging that it sold unlicensed drug and mishandled NIH grant funds. Professor who filed suit to receive $1.5 Million as part of the settlement.

November 16, 1998

Mississippi shipbuilding company pays $2.25 Million to settle qui tam action filed by its former manager alleging that it improperly charged costs to Navy Shipbuilding contracts. Former manager who filed suit to receive $405,000 as part of the settlement.

October 9, 1998

Two companies pay $205,000 to settle qui tam action filed by former employee alleging underpayment of coal royalties to government. Former employee who filed suit to receive $36,900 as part of settlement.

June 12, 1998

University of Texas Health Center to pay $17.2 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee alleging that it submitted false claims for reimbursement to federally funded health insurance programs. Former employee to receive $2.58 Million as part of the settlement.

April 8, 1998

Home Oxygen firm pays $5 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employees alleging that it submitted false claims for oxygen equipment. Former employees to receive $1.1 Million as part of the settlement.

March 30, 1998

Defense contractors to pay $4.5 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee alleging they overcharged the navy on military contracts. Former employee to receive $900,000 as part of the settlement.

March 12, 1998

Defense contractor to pay $2.2 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former manager alleging they overcharged the Army on military contracts. Former manager to receive $374,000 as part of the settlement.

March 10, 1998

Consulting company to pay $425,000 to settle qui tam action filed by former employee, alleging that it charged false labor costs to federal contracts. Former employee to receive $93,500 as part of settlement.

News and Current Events 1997

November 19, 1997

McDonnell Douglas to pay $2 Million to settle qui tam action claiming that it overcharged the government to repair equipment. Former employee who filed suit to receive $1.1 Million as part of the settlement.

November 5, 1997

Vendell Healthcare pays $4.2 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employees.

October 10, 1997

Trendway pays U.S. $1.25 Million to settle allegations that it failed to tell government about discounts it offered to commercial customers, on furniture it was selling to the government.

October 10, 1997

Government contractor to pay $400,000 to settle qui tam action, brought by former employee, alleging that it failed to pass manufacturer rebates on to the government. Former employee to receive $68,000 as part of the settlement.

August 7, 1997 Olympus America Inc. pays U.S. $22.8 Million to settle claims it overcharged the Dept. of veterans affairs for medical equipment.
June 12, 1997

Two defense contractors pay $500,000 to settle qui tam suit brought by former employees, alleging they failed to properly inspect components of torpedoes. Former employees to receive $100,000 as part of settlement.

May 21, 1997

Emcare Inc. to pay $7.75 Million to settle qui tam action alleging false billings to Medicaid, Medicare and FEHBP. Relator to receive $1.5 Million as part of settlement.

May 2, 1997

Blue Shield of California to pay $12 Million to settle qui tam action, filed by former employee, alleging that it submitted false claims for payment with the Health Care Financing Administration. 

January 10, 1997

General Electric pays $950,000 to settle qui tam suit filed by former employee, alleging that it falsely represented that it had conducted certain test procedures on circuit boards.

News and Current Events 1996

December 12, 1996

Snap-On pays $891,000 to settle claims it over billed the department of defense for tools used by the military.

June 27, 1996

Lender pays $7 Million to settle allegations that it falsely certified the eligibility of borrowers of federally insured mortgages.

April 10, 1996

Petroleum additives company to pay $4.7 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee.

February 26, 1996

Philips Electronics pays $65 Million to settle claims alleging that it sold faulty electronic parts to the military.

January 18, 1996

Stewart Title Guaranty Company to pay $499,000 to settle claims of having submitted false information to HUD to help obtain mortgage loans.

January 2, 1996

Construction companies to pay $715,000 to settle claims that they falsely took part in programs for minority and women.

News and Current Events 1995

December 7, 1995

U.S. Surgical Corp. to pay $10 Million to settle allegations that it did not give the government the same rate of discounts it gave other customers.

December 6, 1995

California firm, BEI Sensors and Systems Inc. to pay $1 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee.

November 20, 1995

SL Auburn Inc. pays $600,000 to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $144,000 as part of the settlement.

November 2, 1995

Teledyne Industries Inc. to pay $2 Million to settle qui tam case filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $500,000 as part of the settlement.

October 31, 1995

Drug company to pay $7.5 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $1 Million as part of the settlement.

October 18, 1995

U.S. Justice Department discloses that it has recovered more than $1 Billion under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, since it was revised in 1986.

October 11, 1995

Parsons Engineering Sciences Inc. to pay $3.2 Million to settle qui tam suit brought by former employee. Former employee to receive $354,750 as part of the settlement.

October 2, 1995

Lucas Industries pays $88 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former machinist for the company. Former machinist to receive $19.3 Million as part of the settlement.

September 29, 1995

CSX Transportation Inc. to pay $5.9 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $1.1 Million as part of the settlement.

August 10, 1995

General Electric to pay $7.1 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $1.7 Million as part of the settlement.

July 31, 1995

Rockwell International to pay $27 Million to settle allegations of overcharging government for development of B1-B Bomber.

July 17, 1995

Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. to pay $8.5 Million to settle allegations that it submitted false cost data in negotiating contracts with the Navy.

June 19, 1995

Becton Dickinson and Company Inc. to pay $3.3 Million to settle qui tam action filed by employee of former distributor. Employee who filed suit to receive $561,000 as part of the settlement.

June 14, 1995

Rockwell International Corporation to pay $260,000 to settle claims it overcharged the Dept. of Defense on an Air Force contract.

June 1, 1995

Illinois firm pays $4.7 Million to settle claims it falsely represented its expertise in obtaining approval to manufacture equipment for the government.

May 30, 1995

California Aerospace Company to pay $200,000 to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $35,000 as part of the settlement.

May 10, 1995 Three government contractors to pay $230,000 to settle qui tam action filed by a former employee of one of the companies. Former employee to receive share of the settlement.
March 20, 1995

Allied Clinical Labs to pay $4.9 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee, alleging that it submitted false claims for reimbursement of laboratory tests to the medicare program.

January 18, 1995

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to pay $27.6 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former Blue Cross auditor. Former auditor to receive $5.5 Million as part of the settlement.

News and Current Events 1994

December 27, 1994

New York State pays $26.9 Million to settle qui tam action filed by a NYS Department of Social Services employee. DSS employee to receive $4.05 Million as part of the settlement.

December 20, 1994

Two Fairchild companies to pay $8.1 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Employee to receive $600,000 as part of the settlement.

October 20, 1994

Teledyne pays $5.56 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Former employee to receive $869,000 as part of the settlement.

October 20, 1994

Ultramed pays $2.1 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employees alleging that it sold the government medical pumps which did not meet prescribed engineering requirements. Former employees to receive share of settlement for having filed the action.

October 3, 1994

Tandum pays $1.9 Million to settle claims it failed to tell government about discounts it to commercial customers.

September 28, 1994

Massachusetts Blue Cross, Blue Shield pays $2.75 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee. Employee to receive $550,000 as part of the settlement.

August 3, 1994

Novell Inc. to pay $1.7 Million to settle qui tam action filed by former employee alleging that it overcharged the government for computer equipment. Former employee to receive $310,500 as part of the settlement.

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