Jury Acquits Former Pharma Exec in One of the First Post-Yates Memo Health Care Fraud Prosecutions

Like many before it, this year has been one to watch in government health care fraud enforcement efforts.  In September 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released the “Yates Memo,” which reaffirmed the government’s commitment to investigating and prosecuting culpable individuals in cases involving suspected corporate fraud.

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DOJ Settles Design and Construction Fair Housing Act Case for $160,000

By | Fair Housing Defense | June 23, 2016
DOJ Settles Design and Construction Fair Housing Act Case for $160,000

Continuing its efforts to enforce the Fair Housing Act (FHA), last week the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it had settled a disability case for $160,000 that it filed in Ohio asserting that a real estate developer and an architect (along with several companies they controlled) failed to comply with the FHA’s design and construction requirements.

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Justice Department’s First Public Statement On Supreme Court’s Unanimous Escobar Decision Slams Toyobo’s “Half-Truths” in Pending False Claims Act Whistleblower Suit

Justice Department’s First Public Statement On Supreme Court’s Unanimous Escobar Decision Slams Toyobo’s “Half-Truths” in Pending False Claims Act Whistleblower Suit

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a Notice of Supplemental Authority in a pending False Claims Act case, U.S. ex rel. Westrick v. Second Chance Body Armor, et al., No. 04-0280 (D.D.C.), setting forth the DOJ’s official position on the impact of the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision announced last week in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, 579 U.S. ___, slip op. No. 15-7 (June 16, 2016).

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DOJ and North Carolina Challenge Anti-Steering and Tiering Provisions in Managed Care Contracts

By | Health Care Law Today | June 21, 2016
DOJ and North Carolina Challenge Anti-Steering and Tiering Provisions in Managed Care Contracts

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division (the “DOJ”)and the State of North Carolina (“NC”) jointly sued, on June 9, 2016, Carolinas HealthCare System (“CHS”), the largest healthcare system in North Carolina, over anti-steering restrictions in its managed care contracts that the DOJ believes limits competition.

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U.S. Department of Justice Sues North Carolina Hospital System for Insisting On Anti-Steering Provisions in Insurance Reimbursement Contracts

By | Healthcare Law Blog | June 15, 2016
U.S. Department of Justice Sues North Carolina Hospital System for Insisting On Anti-Steering Provisions in Insurance Reimbursement Contracts

On June 9, 2016, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (“DoJ”) filed a complaint against the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, d/b/a Carolinas Health Care System (“CHS”) in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

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