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Do We Really Trust Corporations To Investigate Their Own Profitable Impropriety?

by Reuben A. Guttman. Guttman practices law with Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC. Can a corporation really investigate its own behavior? Do internal compliance programs really work, or does their mere existence give well-compensated employees plausible rationale not to question conduct that would otherwise be questionable? Answering these questions must begin with the age-old concern about […]

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Another Reminder of Why Corporations Cannot Police Themselves

This article, written by Reuben Guttman and Traci Buschner who practice law with Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC. Published in the McClatchy-Tribune News Service on August 13, 2014. What kind of people would knowingly expose someone to the risk of infection just to make a buck? Read carefully the allegations underlying the recent $97 million settlement between […]

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CHS Cites ‘Shifting’ Standards in Fraud Allegation Settlement

This interview with Reuben Guttman, who practices law with Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC in Washington DC. and who represented three Plaintiff-Relators in United States ex rel. Doghramji v. Community Health Systems Inc., was conducted by John Commins, Senior Editor with HealthLeaders Media. The interview was published online on August 6, 2014. An attorney representing one […]

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Buried in Fine Print: $57B of FHA Loans Big Banks May Have to Eat

Below is an article by Kate Berry which was published on October 7, 2013 in the American Banker. The nation’s four largest banks are holding $57 billion of seriously delinquent loans that they’ve been slow to move into foreclosure over concerns that the Federal Housing Administration, the government mortgage insurer, will refuse to cover the […]

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Powerful Whistleblower Attorney: US Protection and Bounty System Helps Root Out Financial Scandal

This article was written by Lianna Brinded, Business Editor for the International Business Times on September 25, 2013. One of the world’s most prominent whistleblower attorneys tells IBTimes UK about the differences between US and UK whistleblower protection. The only way to prevent and root out large scale financial and company scandals is by installing […]

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China’s Pharmaceutical Bribery Scandal is ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

Chinese authorities are cracking down on its pharmaceutical sector after officials revealed that four China-based senior executives at British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline had channelled millions of pounds in bribes through travel agencies and consultancies. Reuben Guttman is one of the world’s most prominent whistleblower attorneys who practice with Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC in Washington DC. […]

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Guttman & Buschner Represent Whistleblowers in Justice Dept. $257 Million Civil Settlement with Wyeth over Unlawful Marketing of Rapamune

Pfizer subsidiary pleads guilty to off-label marketing of powerful immunosuppressent Rapamune; settlement latest in series of major off-label whistleblower cases against Abbott, GlaxoSmithKline and Amgen WASHINGTON, DC (July 30, 2013) – Leading whistleblower attorneys Reuben Guttman and Traci Buschner of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC represented two key whistleblowers behind a $257.4 million settlement announced today […]

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Q&A: Whistle-blower lawyer on Amgen settlement, False Claims Act

This interview with Reuben Guttman was conducted by journalist Terry Baynes with Thomson Reuters. California-based drugmaker Amgen Inc agreed on Tuesday to pay $24.9 million to settle allegations that it provided kickbacks to long-term care pharmacy providers to entice them to switch patients to its anemia drug Aranesp. Whistle-blower Frank Kurnik, a longtime Amgen employee, […]

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$24.9 Million Settlement with Biotechnology Company Amgen, Inc. Resolves South Carolina False Claims Act Lawsuit

PRESS NOTICE BILL NETTLES UNITED STATES ATTORNEY DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA 1441 Main Street, Suite 500 * Columbia, SC 29201 * (803) 929-3000 April 16, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT PERSON: Fran Trapp (803) 929-3000 Fran.Trapp@usdoj.gov COLUMBIA, South Carolina —-United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced a $24.9 million settlement with Amgen, Inc., a California based […]

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FCA Whistleblowers Forced To Go It Alone As DOJ Drags Feet

By Dietrich Knauth This article was published in Law360 on April 12, 2013. With the rise in whistleblower cases under the False Claims Act, the U.S. Department of Justice is under pressure to unseal cases in which it hasn’t made a definitive decision whether or not to intervene, forcing whistleblowers to litigate more fraud cases […]

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