Nearly $50 Million In Whistleblower Settlements

Another sensational whistleblower story caught our attention this week. The Federal government and the District of South Carolina announced that two diagnostic laboratories–Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc., of Richmond, Virginia, and Singulex, Inc., of Alameda, California–have agreed on a combined settlement of nearly $50 million to resolve three whistleblower lawsuits. Scarlett Lutz and Kayla Webster, R.N., two South […]

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. CFO Resigns Amid Another Federal Inspection

For those who have been following the troubles of DaVita since it settled for $55 million in 2012 after a whistleblower claimed the company had overused a drug in dialysis patients, here is the latest from Bidness ETC: DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE:DVA) announced Friday the resignation of Garry E. Menzel, CFO since November 2013, as […]

SeaWorld Whistleblower Appears on Daily Show

We’ve been seeing a good deal of media coverage about SeaWorld whistleblower John Hargrove who, after more than a decade working in the industry, went public with what he claims are inhumane practices at SeaWorld facilities. We applaud Mr. Hargrove for being brave enough to come forward with this information. EcoWatch covered his appearance last […]

Source: BNY Mellon nears $700-plus million forex cases settlement

In a stunning admission of corporate fraud, Reuters reports that Bank of New York Mellon Corp. agreed to pay a hefty $714 million to settle overcharging allegations. In addition, the company fired its head of products management and a number of other executives. “The bank repeatedly deceived its customers and is paying a heavy penalty for […]

United States Attorney Announces $650,000 Settlement For False Claims

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced a $650,000 settlement was reached with Acadiana Cardiology LLC, Acadiana Cardiovascular Center and convicted doctor, Mehmood Patel, M.D., concerning allegations that Patel performed unnecessary medical procedures and billed Medicare. In the criminal proceedings, Patel was indicted on 94 counts of health care fraud on February 16, 2006, and […]