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Baxter to Pay $18M Over Mold at North Carolina Plant

Baxter International has agreed to pay $18 million to resolve its criminal and civil liability over claims its unit ignored mold in air filters at a plant where sterile intravenous solutions were made, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. …

False Claims Settlements in 2016 Top $4.7 Billion: Justice Department

The Department of Justice obtained more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in fiscal year 2016. This is the third highest annual recovery in False Claims Act history, …

Supreme Court Justices Question State Farm Appeal of Katrina Jury Verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared unlikely to throw out a jury verdict against State Farm that found the insurance company defrauded the U.S. government when it assessed damage caused by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf of Mexico coast in …

Supreme Court Muddies Healthcare Liability Waters

The Supreme Court is supposed to take appellate cases to make the law clearer. Last week’s opinion on healthcare fraud had the opposite effect. Instead of spelling out exactly when a misrepresentation in healthcare billing counts as a legal violation, …

Supreme Court to Hear State Farm’s Appeal of Katrina False Claims Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal by State Farm contesting a jury finding that the insurance company defrauded the federal government when assessing damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 along the Gulf of Mexico …

Supreme Court Hears Claim Against Hospital for Allegedly Defrauding U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struggled with the question of when federal contractors can be sued for defrauding the government in a case involving a 19-year-old Massachusetts woman who suffered a fatal 2009 seizure at a mental health facility. …

Ex-Executive’s Lawsuit Alleges AIG Defrauded U.S. in Bailout

American International Group Inc. defrauded the U.S. by failing to disclose it was selling insurance without a license during negotiations with the government over a bailout in the financial crisis, a former executive claimed in a lawsuit. Alex Grabcheski, a …

Lance Armstrong Seeks Dismissal of False Claims Lawsuit

Lance Armstrong, the former champion cyclist, asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit claiming he defrauded the U.S. by using banned substances in violation of his team’s contract with the U.S. Postal Service. Armstrong, in papers submitted yesterday in …

State Farm Appeals Katrina Fraud Ruling in Mississippi

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. is asking a judge to void a jury’s finding that the company defrauded the government involving a policyholder claim after Hurricane Katrina. Motions filed in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Miss., also seek a …

Judge: U.S. Can Sue Bank of America Over Toxic Mortgages Under FIRREA

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that the United States can pursue parts of a civil lawsuit against Bank of America Corp. over its sale of toxic mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, boosting a largely untested legal theory …