Qui Tam/False Claims Act

Supreme Court Delivers Important Victory for Qui Tam Whistleblowers


On May 13, 2019 the Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous decision, delivered an important victory for qui tam whistleblowers in United States ex rel. Hunt v. Cochise Consultancy, Inc., (Hunt).[1] The decision, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, held that private qui tam whistleblowers are entitled to the extended statute of limitations period in… Read more »

Pamela Coyle Brecht to present at “A Day on Health Law”


Pamela Coyle Brecht has been invited to speak on a panel at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “A Day on Health Law” event which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. Ms. Brecht will be a part of the program titled “False Claims Act Update.” The number of False Claims Act… Read more »

Why the European Union Whistleblower Laws Are All Doomed To Fail

June 3, 2019

https://www.fraudwhistleblowersblog.com/ Member States of the European Union, over the last several years, have passed a series of so-called “Whistleblower Laws.”  These laws are being implemented allegedly to bolster anti-corruption efforts throughout Europe.  While corruption is no stranger to either side of the Atlantic, the European Union would advance their fraud fighting efforts exponentially by taking… Read more »

Compliance and Healthcare Conference


Marc S. Raspanti and Pamela Coyle Brecht will be speaking at the Compliance and Healthcare Conference in Paris, France on May 16-17, 2019. Mr. Raspanti and Ms. Brecht will be speaking on the topic of Health Care Fraud, Waste and Abuse Enforcement – American Style. The Conference is being held by The Institute of Risk & Compliance. To… Read more »

Exit Interviews – Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? In The Legal Intelligencer

April 30, 2019

Roughly three out of four large U.S. employers utilize exit interviews, which are considered a low-risk, low-cost way to acquire valuable information. However, companies who approach exit interviews with an “auto-pilot” mentality may expose themselves to increased employment liability if they do not think strategically about how and why they conduct such interviews. Conversely, a… Read more »

Physicians Who Spoke Out Against Emergency Room Fraud Now Seek Damages due to Unlawful Terminations and Contract Interference

April 24, 2019

Charlotte, N.C. (April 24, 2019) – Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates (MEMA), an emergency medicine physician practice based in Charlotte, N.C., along with individual physicians Thomas L. Mason, M.D., and Steven G. Folstad, M.D., have filed an Amended Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina alleging Health Management Associates, LLC… Read more »

Michael A. Morse to Present at HCCA’s 23rd Annual Compliance Institute

April 7, 2019

Pietragallo Gordon Alfonso Bosick & Raspanti LLP is excited to announce Michael Morse will be participating in a panel discussion at the Health Care Compliance Association’s 23rd Annual Compliance Institute in Boston on April 7. Mr. Morse will be discussing False Claims Act fundamentals and the panel will review recent court interpretations since the Supreme… Read more »

PBI Health Law Institute 2019

March 12, 2019

Pamela Coyle Brecht will be speaking at the 2019 Health Law Institute presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Ms. Brecht will be on a panel presenting on the False Claims Act Update. The Institute will be on March 12-13, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

ALI CLE – False Claims Act 2019: Discussion with the Expert

February 13, 2019

Marc Stephen Raspanti will be co-hosting a webcast called “False Claims Act 2019: Discussion with the Expert – Successful Strategies for False Claims Act and Qui Tam Representations” for the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education. The webcast will be on February 13, 2019 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. For more information or to register, click here.

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