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DynCorp To Pay $7.7 Million In Whistleblower Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Leading U.S. contractor DynCorp International has agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it submitted false claims for a State Department civilian police training program in Iraq. The Justice Department announced Friday that DynCorp subcontractor The Saudi Group...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/29/2011) – Slippery Slope: Injured Worker Received Benefits While Working Secretly As a Ski Instructor

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/29/2011) – Slippery Slope: Injured Worker Received Benefits While Working Secretly As a Ski Instructor

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/6/2011) – New Orleans Attorney Cheated His Professional Athlete Clients

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/6/2011) – New Orleans Attorney Cheated His Professional Athlete Clients

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Review Liability Expansion In False Claim/Kickbacks Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 5 said that it will not review a federal appeals court ruling that found that an orthopedic device company could be sued for false claims and kickbacks based on certification by health care providers that they comply with federal regulations ( Blackstone...

Convictions of Mail Fraud, False Claims and Conspiracy; Use of Offshore Accounts

According to a DOJ Press Release, Curtis Morris and Richard Kellog Armstrong were convicted of "for mail fraud, filing false claims against the United States and conspiracy to file false claims against the United States." "Morris was found guilty of three counts of mail fraud, seventeen...

Convictions of Mail Fraud, False Claims and Conspiracy; Use of Offshore Accounts

According to a DOJ Press Release, Curtis Morris and Richard Kellog Armstrong were convicted of "for mail fraud, filing false claims against the United States and conspiracy to file false claims against the United States." "Morris was found guilty of three counts of mail fraud, seventeen...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLPS: Knowingly Underbidding For Government Contract May Lead to False Claims Liability

By Robert Surgeon Contractors usually assume that the statutory prohibition on submitting "false claims" refers to inflated invoices, phony change order costs, and the like. However the courts are giving the relevant statutes a broader meaning which public works contractors should take into...

Court Enjoins LED Greenwashing; Orders Lighting Co. to Pay $21 Million for Consumer Redress

A previous post discussed a recent court decision giving the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a big win and holding that Lights of America (LOA) violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by making false claims about LED lamps replacing certain wattage incandescent lamps and about the lifetime of the company’s...

Court Enjoins LED Greenwashing; Orders Lighting Co. to Pay $21 Million for Consumer Redress

A previous post discussed a recent court decision giving the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a big win and holding that Lights of America (LOA) violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by making false claims about LED lamps replacing certain wattage incandescent lamps and about the lifetime of the company’s...

Whirlpool Fridge Decision Provides Guidance for Future Certification Mark Greenwash Cases

I’ve written before about the important role of certification marks in green branding, and a recent California district court decision involving the Energy Star certification highlights their continued significance. The Energy Star program seeks to aid investment in energy efficient products...

Company Admits Defrauding Defense Department of Millions

San Diego-based Vector Planning & Services, Inc., has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors in which it admitted to criminally defrauding the Defense Department, and in which it agreed to pay restitution. As part of the agreement, Vector admitted that its former...

US Government Sues Kellogg, Brown & Root Services, Alleging Kickbacks and False Claims Relating to Iraq Support Services Contract

The U.S. government has filed a complaint against Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc. (KBR) and Kuwaiti companies La Nouvelle General Trading & Contracting Co. and First Kuwaiti Trading Co. for allegedly submitting false claims in connection with KBR’s contract with the Army to provide...