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Whistleblower News: False Claims Act Fiscal 2019, Boeing, Live Nation

01/10/2020

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Justice Department Recovers over $3 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2019

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Department of Justice obtained more than $3 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019

Of the more than $3 billion in settlements and judgments recovered by the Department of Justice this past fiscal year, $2.6 billion relates to matters that involved the health care industry, including drug and medical device manufacturers, managed care providers, hospitals, pharmacies, hospice organizations, laboratories, and physicians.  This is the tenth consecutive year that the department’s civil health care fraud settlements and judgments have exceeded $2 billion.  The amounts included in the $2.6 billion reflect only federal losses, but in many of these cases the department was instrumental in recovering additional millions of dollars for state Medicaid programs. read more »

'Designed by clowns': Boeing employees ridicule 737 MAX, regulators in internal messages

REUTERS

Boeing Co has released hundreds of internal messages that contained harshly critical comments about the development of the 737 MAX, including one that said the plane was “designed by clowns who in turn are supervised by monkeys”. read more »

Justice Department Details Alleged Live Nation Wrongdoing in New Filing

ROLLING STONE

One month after Live Nation and the U.S. Justice Department agreed to a settlement regarding Live Nation’s ticketing practices, the Justice Department has filed court documents detailing claims of the company’s violations of its antitrust agreements and setting forth stricter terms going forward. read more »