|June 29, 2006||$900 Million Dollar False Claims Act Settlement. June 29, 2006. Central District of California; Northern District of Alabama; Eastern District of Louisiana; Eastern District of Missouri; Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and Western District of Tennessee.|
In perhaps the largest False Claims Act settlement to date, Tenet Healthcare, one of the nations largest health care chains, settled Medicare Fraud and Medicaid Fraud allegations regarding inflated health care charges, phantom services, billing for services not rendered, upcoding and Medicare kickbacks.
False Claims Act Whistleblower Award of up to 25% resulting in a False Claims Act Whistleblower Rewards of up to $225,000,000 – i.e. False Claims Act Whistleblower Award up to $225 million dollars.
See #06-406: 06-29-06 Tenet Healthcare Corporation to Pay U.S. more than $900 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations (justice.gov)
|False Claims Act Whistleblower Award, False Claims Act Whistleblower Reward, Medicare Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, Upcoding, Billing for Services Not Rendered, Phantom Services, Medicare Kickbacks|
|October 3, 2016||$513 Million Dollar False Claims Act Settlement. October 2016. U.S. ex rel. Williams v. Health Management Associates Inc., No. 3:09-cv-00130 (M.D. Ga.) and U.S. v. Atlanta Medical Center, Inc. No. 16-cr-00350 (N.D. Ga). Middle District of Georgia, Northern District of Georgia.|
Almost a decade after, Tenet Healthcare, one of the nations largest health care chains, settled Medicare Fraud and Medicaid Fraud allegations regarding inflated health care charges, phantom services, billing for services not rendered, upcoding and Medicare kickbacks for a total of $900 million, they added another $513 million dollar False Claims Act Settlement for Medicare kickbacks, allegedly setting up sham companies to pay to funnel Medicare patients to its coffers.
False Claims Act Whistleblower Award resulting in a False Claims Act Whistleblower Rewards of $84.43 Million Dollars.
See Hospital Chain Will Pay over $513 Million for Defrauding the United States and Making Illegal Payments in Exchange for Patient Referrals; Two Subsidiaries Agree to Plead Guilty | OPA | Department of Justice
|False Claims Act Whistleblower Award, False Claims Act Whistleblower Reward, Medicare Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, Medicare Kickbacks, Sham Corporations, Repeat Offender|
|May 25, 2022||$3 Million Dollar False Claims Act Settlement. May 25th, 2022. U.S. ex rel. Altizer v. Heytex USA, Inc., Civil Action No. 7:20-cv-00170 (W.D.Va.). Western District of Virginia.|
Allegations of defrauding the United States Government and the taxpayers by knowingly selling fabrics to the military that failed to meet required specifications.
False Claims Act Whistleblower Award of 15-30% resulting in a False Claims Act Whistleblower Reward of $450,000 to $900,000.
See United States Attorney Chris Kavanaugh Announces $3,000,000 Settlement in False Claims Act Case Against HEYtex USA | USAO-WDVA | Department of Justice
|False Claims Act Whistleblower Award, False Claims Act Whistleblower Reward, Defense Contractor Fraud|
|June 2, 2022||$5.2 Million Dollar False Claims Act Settlement. June 2, 2022. Defendants Numet Machining Techniques, LLC (“Numet”), Numet Industries, Inc., KCO Numet, Inc., and Kidd & Company, LLC (collectively the “Numet Entities”). District of Connecticut|
Allegations that the contractor improperly obtained small business contracts it was ineligible for.
False Claims Whistleblower Award of 15-30% (assuming there was a whistleblower), would generate a False Claims Act Whistleblower Reward of $780,0000 to $1,560,000.
See Connecticut Companies Pay $5.2 Million to Resolve Allegations of False Claims Act Violations Concerning Fraudulently Obtained Small Business Contracts | USAO-CT | Department of Justice
|False Claims Act Whistleblower Award, False Claims Act Whistleblower Reward, Government Contractor Fraud|
|January 15, 2009||$438 Million Dollar False Claims Act Settlement – of $1.4 Billion Dollar Total Settlement. January 2009. Eastern District of Pennsylvania: United States ex rel. Rudolf, et al., v. Eli Lilly and Company, Civil Action No. 03-943 (E.D. Pa.); United States ex rel. Faltaous v. Eli Lilly and Company, Civil Action No. 06-2909 (E.D. Pa.); United States ex rel. Woodward v. Dr. George B. Jerusalem, et al., Civil Action No. 06-5526 (E.D. Pa.); and United States ex rel. Vicente v. Eli Lilly and Company, Civil Action No. 07-1791 (E.D. Pa.)|
Drug Manufacturer Lilly Pharmaceuticals paid $1.4 Billion in total, $438 million of which was distributed under the False Claims Act, half a billion to a criminal fine, and $361 million went to the state to address charges it promoted Zyprexa for a pharmaceutical litigation resolution of allegations off label use promotion.
False Claims Act Whistleblower Reward resulting in a False Claims Act Whistleblower Awards of roughly $87.6 Million Dollars on the Federal False Claims Act, potential for an additional Whistleblower Award of roughly $72 million if the state recovery was imputed to the whistleblowers, for a total or roughly $150 million dollars potential whistleblower recovery..
#09-038: Eli Lilly and Company Agrees to Pay $1.415 Billion to Resolve Allegations of Off-label Promotion of Zyprexa (2009-01-15) (justice.gov)
|False Claims Act Whistleblower Award, False Claims Act Whistleblower Reward, Medicare Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, Pharmaceutical Whistleblower, Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Whistleblower, Off Label Promotion, Off Label Use Promotion Whistleblower Reward|
|February 7, 2008||$650 Million Dollar False Claims Act Settlement. January 2008. Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Eastern District of Louisiana.|
In another large Medicare Fraud settled using the False Claims Act, drug manufacturer Merck paid $650,000,000 ($650 million dollars) to resolve allegations that it engaged in kickbacks to induce prescriptions and further violated the “best prices” rule. The pharmaceutical best prices rule under the Medicaid Rebate Statute provides that the government is entitled to same discounted pricing that other purchasers enjoy. A defense to the “best prices” rule is asserting the discounts are “nominal” but in this case the nominal defense was allegedly a sham. The kickbacks were allegedly to physicians and others in the form of payments for “training” “market research” or “consultation, when in fact at best superficial work was done and the titles were used as a pretense to have money flow to prescribers to induce them to prescribe Merck products.
False Claims Act Whistleblower Reward resulting in a False Claims Act Whistleblower Awards in total eligible for $130 million dollars. In fact, one whistleblower received $44,690,000 from the federal share of the settlement amount and an additional $23.5 million from the states recoveries and the other whistleblower was eligible for a comparable amount that may have been discounted due to the first to file rule.
#08-094: 02-07-08 Merck to Pay More than $650 Million to Resolve Claims of Fraudulent Price Reporting and Kickbacks ( justice.gov )
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100 Million Dollar Settlement Fund for Women Injured by a New Birth Control Product
Jason T. Brown was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases on behalf of women who sustained blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and death from a new Birth control Product. Jason T. Brown’s prior firm was on the PSC (Plaintiff Steering Committee) and served as liaison counsel in the state mass tort action. The firm is no longer accepting new cases.
Tens of Millions in Settlements for Mass Tort Injuries and Class Actions
$7 Million Plus Settlement for Consumer Fraud
$7 Million Dollar Commercial Litigation Settlement
Millions in Settlements for Women Injured by New Generation Hormonal Product
Women who sustained blood clots from a new Generation Hormonal Product received and continue to receive compensation for their injuries. Compensable injuries include Pulmonary Embolisms (PE), Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Strokes and Death. The firm is still investigating and accepting cases.
Nationwide $3.5 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of at home call center workers who were not paid for all their time worked including boot up time, technical time and other time. Workers were told by the company that boot up time which lasted 15 minutes or more was not paid because it was considered their commute to work. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
$3.2 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of workers who were misclassified as salaried exempt from overtime. The employer led employees to believe that they had to work unlimited hours over 40 without overtime compensation even though based on their job duties it was alleged they were entitled to overtime pay.
$2.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action
Lawsuit was brought as a class action on behalf of workers who worked in excess of 40 hours a week and were not paid overtime. The employer was forcing them to work “off the clock” for those hours and failed to pay proper overtime compensation.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for False Claims Act (Whistleblower Case)
“$2 Million Dollar False Claims Act (FCA) Settlement – Unnecessary Services”
A case against GenomeDx was brought alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and the California Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act regarding unnecessary services such as the testing of tissues that did not need to be tested. The case resulted in a $350,000 whistleblower award.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for Truck Accident Victim
Our firm was Of Counsel to a serious truck accident case involving a trucking accident with multiple injuries.
Nationwide $1.3 Million Judgment against Future Income Payments and Scott Kohn for Consumer Fraud
Scott Kohn and Future Income Payments conspired to defraud veterans out of their hard earned pensions by offering them loans at loanshark rates and claiming it was a “purchase” not a loan.
$1.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Case
Misclassified employees under the FLSA were not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40. Due to a confidentiality agreement specific details are intentionally omitted.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Employment Litigation
Judgment for misclassification under the FLSA including maximum damages under State and Federal Laws, plus an incentive fee for the lead plaintiff with attorney fees paid separately. The case involved a worker who was paid a day rate regardless of the amount of hours worked per day and per week.
Class Action Jury Trial
Workers alleged that they were misclassified according to their job duties. The Defendant claimed an administrative exemption under the FLSA and state law. Misclassification cases under the FLSA are the cases most often tried due to non-monetary considerations. Jury Trial lasted three weeks. Settlement offered in lieu of appeal.
Acquittal at Trial
Despite videotaped evidence that the prosecutor alleged incriminated the defendant, Mr. Brown was able to obtain an acquittal at trial for his client. Please note, that while we, the Brown, LLC will provide consultations in defense matters, the firm spends most of its time litigating complex litigation such as class actions, mass torts and catastrophic injuries.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Wage & Hour Dispute
Wage & Hour dispute on behalf of hourly employees who were not paid time and a half for hours in excess of 40. Employees were granted double damages for all their time with attorney fees and costs paid separately.
Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Workers were compelled to come into work 15 minutes early to set up, but were not paid for their set up time. Gap issues aside, workers received double damages for the time worked for 3 years’ worth of pay with attorney fees paid separately.
This is a non-exhaustive list of prior results and successes of Jason T. Brown and the Brown, LLC. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
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