DaVita to Pay $495 Million to Settle Whistleblower Case

This is a very interesting case we wanted to share on the blog. DaVita HealthCare Partners last week agreed to pay up to $495 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit claiming that the Denver company defrauded Medicare of millions. Though the company settled, it did not admit any wrongdoing.  This is DaVita’s third whistleblower lawsuit settlement in the […]

Whistleblower Awards Stuck in the SEC Pipeline

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s popular whistleblower program vows to move quickly when it comes to acting on tips from whistleblowers. Apparently, it’s not acting as swiftly on paying out. According to the Wall Street Journal: Of the 297 whistleblowers who have applied for awards since 2011, about 247—or roughly 83%—haven’t received a decision from […]

Real Housewives’ Jim Marchese Lands Another Whistleblower Settlement

Most people know Jim Marchese from his role in the reality show “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” But in legal circuits, he’s also known as a corporate whistleblower who has scored big settlements — twice. According to the Wall Street Journal: The small mortgage firm Mr. Marchese owns in Shrewsbury, N.J., most recently collected $8.5 […]

Whistleblowers to Take Aim at Tech?

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that prominent whistleblower and “qui tam” lawyer Eric Havian is turning his attention to an industry that has not traditionally been targeted by whistleblowers: Silicon Valley. Armed with new federal laws (plus an old one) and a track record as one of the country’s best whistleblower lawyers, Havian has […]

Salomon Melgen, Embattled Bob Menendez Donor, Indicted On Medicare Fraud

The Huffington Post is reporting some shocking news related to the New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez scandal. The article states that Salomon Melgen, a Florida physician charged with corruption along with Sen. Menendez, was indicted on Medicare fraud charges. According to prosecutors, the North Palm Beach ophthalmologist was charged with numerous counts of healthcare fraud, fraudulent claims and making false statements […]