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New Orleans Universities, Archdiocese Named in Katrina Aid Lawsuit

Two New Orleans universities, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and a government contractor are defendants in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging fraud involving more than $100 million in Hurricane Katrina aid. The 2016 federal lawsuit was unsealed on June …

In Suit, Nurse Says Chicago Hospital Fired Her for Warning About Masks

A former nurse is suing a Chicago hospital for allegedly firing her in retaliation for warning colleagues that masks provided by the hospital to treat COVID-19 patients would not sufficiently protect them from contracting the disease. Lauri Mazurkiewicz contends in …

Houston-Area Physicians Group Settles False Billing Claims Case for $1.2M

Millennium Physicians Association PLLC has paid the United States $1,248,964 to resolve claims that they improperly billed the Medicare program for sleep studies, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas reported. “Providers must adhere to the Medicare …

California Sleep Apnea Company Pays $37.5M to Settle Kickback Lawsuits

ResMed, a San Diego, Calif.-based company that sells sleep apnea machines, will pay $37.5 million to settle allegations that it provided kickbacks to obtain customer referrals, federal prosecutors announced this week. The settlement covers five whistleblower lawsuits filed on behalf …

South Dakota’s Sanford Health to Pay $20M to Settle Kickback Suit

South Dakota-based Sanford Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems, has agreed to pay more than $20 million to resolve kickback allegations stemming from a whistleblower lawsuit filed by two Sanford doctors, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The …

Oklahoma Heart Hospital Settles Whistleblower Suit for $2.8M

An Oklahoma hospital has agreed to a $2.8 million settlement in a whistleblower lawsuit in which a former nurse alleged the hospital made false Medicaid claims. Oklahoma Heart Hospital admitted no wrongdoing in paying out the settlement to Jennifferr Baird, …

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Union Workers May Sue for Wrongful Discharge

Two former Iowa Workforce Development judges may sue the agency for wrongful discharge after the Iowa Supreme Court made significant rulings in their cases on June 15 that could have broad implications for other state workers. Susan Ackerman sued in …

Utah Construction Firms Agree to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $1.2M

Two Utah construction companies have agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a whistleblower’s lawsuit alleging abuse of a federal program that helps small businesses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the Salt Lake City-based Big-D Construction Corp. already has paid …

New Mexico School District Settles Suit for $800K with Former Employee

Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico will pay $800,000 to its former chief financial officer to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed the former superintendent placed him on paid leave for questioning district audits. The Albuquerque Journal reports Don Moya …

Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Trying to Sell Sealed Whistleblower Lawsuits

A former partner at a major law firm in Washington pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges that he tried to sell copies of sealed whistleblower lawsuits against corporations that he obtained while working at the U.S. Justice Department. Jeffrey Wertkin, …