Whistleblower Law Collaborative, LLC

The Whistleblower Law Collaborative is one of the nation’s leading whistleblower law firms representing persons or companies who learn of fraud and step forward to expose wrongdoing. Our attorneys all have prior government experience and a passion for fighting fraud. We achieve outstanding results in this very complex area of the law, while supporting our courageous clients every step of the way.

Whistleblower Law Collaborative, LLC Blogs

Latest from Whistleblower Law Collaborative, LLC

Confidence in the rule of law is one of the most fundamental pillars of our shared democracy. Recent events involving the Department of Justice (DOJ) have put this issue in focus for us all – members of the legal profession as well as the general public. As former DOJ attorneys who now represent whistleblowers, this issue is one that’s very personal to us and of vital importance to our clients. Roger Stone and the…
Last Thursday, the Department of Justice issued press releases in two cases involving illegal referrals of Medicare patients. In each case, the defendant was convicted of receiving kickbacks from home health care agencies in exchange for referring Medicare beneficiaries. Kentucky Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison Last summer, Dominic Trumbo was found guilty after a four-day jury trial in the Eastern District of Michigan. Trumbo was convicted of conspiring to pay and receive health…
Just last week, we wrote about a False Claims Act settlement involving the Post-9/11 GI Bill, an educational benefit program for veterans. In that case, the culprit was Caldwell University in New Jersey. Caldwell paid over $4.8 million to settle charges that it ripped off the Department of Veterans affairs by lying about and grossly over-charging for online classes. Just a few days ago, the Department of Justice announced another False Claims Act settlement for…
Caldwell University in New Jersey has agreed to pay $4.8 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it engaged in a scheme to defraud federal education benefit programs. Caldwell summitted thousands of false claims both to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for education benefits and funds pursuant to the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act (Post-9/11 GI Bill) and to the Department of Defense (DOD) for payments under the Defense Tuition…
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) whistleblower program plays a critical role assisting the CFTC in protecting the nation’s financial markets. In December 2019, the CFTC announced a whistleblower award of over $1 million to a person who reported misconduct to a different regulator, which eventually led to a successful CFTC enforcement action. In January 2020, the CFTC announced it would consider claims for whistleblower awards related to a $1 million penalty for record keeping…
The Department of Justice has issued its much-anticipated press release and statistical report on FY 2019 recoveries under the False Claims Act. Following a banner year in FY 2017, recoveries dipped a bit in FY 2018. As we predicted, however, recoveries are back up in FY 2019, totaling more than $3 billion, despite the longest government shutdown in history. Whistleblower Actions Responsible for Over $2.1 Billion in False Claims Act Recoveries Whistleblowers…
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to regulations interpreting two critical laws used to fight fraud in government health care programs: the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law). The AKS prohibits transactions intended to induce or reward referrals for items or services reimbursed by federal health care programs. The Stark Law prohibits physician from referring a Medicare or Medicaid patient for designated health…
Whistleblower Law Collaborative partners Bob Thomas and Erica Blachman Hitchings recently called it a wrap in their BU School of Law Health Care Fraud and Abuse seminar. The Course Over thirteen two-hour sessions this fall, nine second- and third-year students participated in a deep dive into Health Care Fraud and Abuse. The course covered the substantive law, regulations, and judicial opinions of this heavily-regulated industry. It also emphasized the practical ways in which lawyers…
The United States has settled a federal False Claims Act case brought by Robert Stone, a client of the Whistleblower Law Collaborative LLC, against Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare, Inc. doing business as Pharmacy Plus and Pharmacy Plus Specialty. Terms of The False Claims Act Settlement Under the terms of the settlement, Jewish Hospital has agreed to pay the United States more than $10.1 million to resolve allegations that it  defrauded Medicare in…
The United States has settled a federal False Claims Act case brought by Robert Stone, a client of the Whistleblower Law Collaborative LLC, against Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare, Inc. doing business as Pharmacy Plus and Pharmacy Plus Specialty.    Terms of The False Claims Act Settlement Under the terms of the settlement, Jewish Hospital has agreed to pay the United States more than $10.1 million to resolve allegations that it  defrauded Medicare in…