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Court (Mis)Interprets EKRA to Allow Commission Payments to Marketers

Recently a Hawaii district court concluded that EKRA does not apply to marketers.  That interpretation is contrary to the core statutory text and purpose of the statute.  Hopefully this opinion,...
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United States Partially Intervenes in Electronic Health Record Fraud Case

The United States has partially intervened in a False Claims Act qui tam case against electronic health records (“EHR”) software vendor Modernizing Medicine, Inc. (“ModMed”) and its two co-founders. The...
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AKS – Anti Kickback Statute Explained

The Anti-Kickback Statute prohibits offering or accepting kickbacks intended to generate health care business. Violation of the Anti Kickback Statute (AKS) is a felony, with serious penalties.  Violating the Anti-Kickback...
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WLC Attorney Erica Blachman Hitchings Speaks at Theranos Whistleblower Event

WLC attorney Erica Blachman Hitchings was a panelist at Whistleblower Ethics: Tyler Shultz on Theranos, Integrity, and Resilience in Silicon Valley, an event hosted by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program...
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Cyber-Fraud Case Settlement Announced

As we previously noted, in October 2021, the Department of Justice announced a new initiative seeking Cyber-Fraud whistleblowers.  The initiative targets federal contractors who fail to comply with government cybersecurity...
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Mallinckrodt Whistleblower Featured in Law360 Article

Law360 recently reported on the success of our whistleblower client in a False Claims Act case against Mallinckrodt. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice announced that Mallinckrodt had agreed...
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