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Whistleblower lawyers based in Washington DC handling False Claims Act qui tam lawsuits nationwide

Whistleblower Settlements

VSG’s qui tam lawyers, while in private practice and previously with the Department of Justice, have successfully represented whistleblowers and the government, winning many significant False Claims Act recoveries and qui tam settlements. Our whistleblower lawsuits have received national coverage in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and 60 Minutes.

The following are summaries of some of our cases.

Medicare Carrier Fraud Case - Blue Shield Qui Tam Lawsuit

Medicare Carrier Quality Control Fraud

Blue Shield of California, a Medicare carrier, paid $12 million to settle allegations in a qui tam whistleblower action that it misrepresented the quality of claims processing services it was providing for the Medicare program.

Government Contract Fraud Case - False Claims Act Lawsuit

Overbilling on Government Software Contracts

CA Technologies agreed to pay over $11 million to settle allegations that the software giant violated the federal False Claims Act and similar state and local statutes through the fraudulent billing of hundreds of public agencies on software maintenance renewal contracts.

Medicare Whistleblower Lawsuit - Nursing Home Medically Unnecessary Services

Medically Unnecessary Services (Nursing Home)

Extendicare Health Services, Inc., a nationwide nursing home chain, paid $10 million to settle qui tam whistleblower claims that the company’s skilled nursing facilities were providing patients with unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services for the sole purpose of obtaining higher reimbursements from Medicare. Extendicare paid VSG client Tracy Lovvorn an additional $990,000 in settlement of her claims for unlawful retaliation and attorney’s fees.

Government Contractor Fraud Lawsuit - Gallup Qui Tam Case

Inflated Cost Estimates on Government Contracts

The Gallup Organization paid $10.5 million to resolve allegations that it defrauded the United States Government by submitting false and inflated labor hours and cost estimates in connection with price negotiations for fixed-price contracts to conduct polling for the U.S. Mint and State Department, and by obtaining Government contract work from FEMA while engaging in employment discussions with a FEMA official.

Truth In Negotiations Act TINA Violation Whistleblower Lawsuit

TINA Violation

Hughes Aircraft Company paid $10 million to settle claims in a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit alleging that it submitted defective cost and pricing data under the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) in connection with a U.S. Air Force procurement.

Medicare Ambulance Fraud - Medicare Qui Tam Case

Ambulance Transport Fraud

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation, a hospital system, paid $8.7 million to resolve whistleblower claims in a qui tam case that it overcharged Medicare for costs of ambulance services.

Government Security Contractor Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit

Government Security Contractor Fraud

ArmorGroup North America paid $7.5 million to settle a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit alleging that it submitted false claims to the State Department on its contract to guard the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Medicare Qui Tam Lawsuit - Medically Unnecessary Services

Medically Unnecessary Radiology Services

Florida radiologist Fred Steinberg paid $7 million to settle qui tam whistleblower claims in a qui tam lawsuit that he billed Medicare for medical imaging tests that were not ordered and were medically unnecessary. The settlement was among the largest recoveries ever for Medicare fraud against a single physician and his practice.

Defense Contractor Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit

Government Contractor Double Billing

Martin Marietta Corporation, a defense contractor, paid $5.3 million to settle a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit alleging that it double-billed the Government for engineering costs.

Medical Billing Fraud - False Medicare Claims Case

Durable Medical Equipment Fraud

Home Americair of California, Inc., a durable medical equipment company that supplied home oxygen, paid $5 million to the Government to settle claims in a qui tam whistleblower case that it used false records to support claims to Medicare.

Buy America Act Fraud - Government Contractor Whistleblower Case

Buy American Act Fraud

A government contractor paid over $5 million to settle allegations in a qui tam lawsuit that it sold supplies to the United States in violation of its contractual obligations to adhere to the Buy American Act and the Small Business Act.

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