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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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Whistleblower Bounties Will Prevent Future Fraud and Scandals

By Lianna Brinded This article was published on April 15, 2013 in the UK’s International Busines Times. Guttman says the UK has a lot to learn from the US on whistleblower incentives. The only way to prevent large scale scandals, such as Libor fixing and major financial fraud demonstrated by the collapse of Enron, is […]

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Dr. Caroline Poplin’s Letter to the NY Times Editor in response to David Goldhill’s Op Ed entitled “The Health Benefits That Cut Your Pay”

To the Editor: With the best intentions, David Goldhill has described a free-market fantasy of health care. Market prices are based on power. In the United States today, hospitals and large doctor groups wield enormous market power, and they exercise it ruthlessly; consumers have none. Hospitals charge whatever the market will bear; uninsured patients pay […]

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Court finds Circle C Construction, LLC, liable for falsifying certifications, but remands for further proceedings to determine damages

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed a District Court ruling holding Circle C Construction, LLC, liable under the False Claims Act for submitting false payroll certifications, while remanding the case for further determinations about damages.  Circle C’s contract –for construction work at a Kentucky military installation –explicitly incorporated the […]

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Comprehensive Conference on Litigation Class Actions

December 6 & 7, 2012 | Chicago, IL This conference is designed to provide a cutting-edge and in-depth exploration of this vibrant area of the law. Our faculty is comprised of leading class action practitioners, judges and service providers from across the United States who will discuss strategies from both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ perspectives. This […]

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Guttman and Buschner Represent Key Whistleblower in Justice Dept.’s $1.04 Billion Civil Settlement with GlaxoSmithKline

Reuben Guttman led team on behalf of a former GlaxoSmithKline Therapeutic Sales Manager who alleged misrepresentation in promotion of company’s asthma/COPD drug Advair; firm’s third major whistleblower recovery in 2012, following Abbott Labs’ $1.6 billion settlement and banks’ $25 billion payment over ‘robo-signing’ mortgage fraud.  BOSTON and WASHINGTON (July 2, 2012) — Reuben Guttman of […]

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Guttman and Buschner Represents Lead Whistleblower in $1.6 Billion Settlement with Abbott Laboratories

Payment may be largest ever in single-drug case in history of False Claims Act; 4 ½ year investigation revealed Depakote was illegally marketed for children and geriatric patients; doctors given kickbacks WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2012) – U.S. Justice Department and several state Attorneys General, has reached a $1.6 billion settlement with Abbott Laboratories over […]

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Whistleblowers Drawn by Tip-off Payouts

Company informants tempted by the prospect of multimillion dollar payouts are rushing to US regulators with audio recordings and internal documents to take advantage of a new program that can make whistleblowing on wrongdoing lucrative. Read the full story.

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Aon Corporation Agrees to Pay a $1.76 Million Criminal Penalty to Resolve Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act—12/20/11

One of the largest insurance brokerage companies in the world, Aon Corporation, has agreed with the DOJ to pay a $1.76 million penalty to settle violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The agreement states that Aon’s UK subsidiary used funds—given for education and training purposes relating to its reinsurance business with Instituto Nacional […]

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