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U.S. settles with South Carolina medical center after alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 11 that Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina LLC (FMC) will pay $1.56 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act through physician kickbacks.

Justice Department settles housing discrimination case against Indiana city

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 14 that the Housing Authority of the city of Anderson, Indiana, which owns and operates 143 public housing units in the city, after allegations of discrimination against residents based on sex and disability.

U.S. settles with two N.Y. hospitals for $4 million after alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 13 that MediSys Health Network Inc., which owns and operates Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital and Medical Center, two hospitals in Queens, New York, will pay $4 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act via improper financial relationships with physicians.

U.S. accuses former head of Deutsche Bank subprime lending of fraud

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 2:49pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 11 that it has filed a lawsuit against Paul Mangione, former Deutsche Bank head of subprime trading.

U.S. settles for $58.65 million with Novo Nordisk over alleged violations for Victoza drug

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:16am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 5 that Novo Nordisk Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, will pay $58.65 million after allegations of failing to comply with the FDA-mandated risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for its Type II diabetes medication Victoza.

U.S. settles with St. Vincent, CHRISTUS after allegations of violating False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:15am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 7 that CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center (St. Vincent) and its partner, CHRISTUS Health (CHRISTUS), will resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

U.S. settles with Washington landlords that allegedly discriminated against families

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:31pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 6 that the owners and manager of three apartment complexes in Edmonds, Washington, will pay $95,000 after allegations of refusing to rent their apartments to families with children.

Huntington Ingalls to pay $9.2 million after False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:38am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 15 that Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII), a publicly traded company with headquarters in Newport, Virginia, will pay $9.2 million to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

U.S. OKs $1.1 million settlement with agricultural company

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:36am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 15 that John Duarte and Duarte Nursery Inc. will pay $1.1 million in civil penalties and mitigation to resolve allegations of violating the Clean Water Act on property in Tehama County, California.

Pharmaceutical giant Mylan to pay $465 million after False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:27am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 17 that pharmaceutical companies Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. will pay $465 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Mortgage company to pay $74 million after allegedly violating False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:48am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 8 that PHH Corp., PHH Mortgage Corp. and PHH Home Loans (collectively, PHH) will pay $74,453,802 to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Justice Department secures $115,000 in back pay for workers

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 10 that Barrios Street Realty LLC, a company in Lockport, Louisiana, will pay roughly $108,000 to 12 U.S. workers after allegations the company violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Justice Department settles with contractor that allegedly violated False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:29am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 10 that ADS Inc. and its subsidiaries will pay $16 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Justice Department intervenes in complaint against Los Angeles, alleging fraudulent use of HUD funds

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:01am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 1 that it has filed a complaint to intervene against the city of Los Angeles and the CRA/LA (formerly the Community Redevelopment Agency of the city of Los Angeles) alleging the fraudulent securing of millions of dollars in housing grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

U.S. secures settlement with Harcros to audit 28 facilities for potential Clean Air Act violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:00am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 31 that Harcros Chemicals Inc. has agreed to settle allegations of violating provisions of the Clean Air Act.

Court enters permanent injunction against Crown Labs after alleged distribution of misbranded drugs

Mark Iandolo Aug. 2, 2017, 9:47am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 27 that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Crown Laboratories Inc. and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Bedard to stop the alleged distribution of unapproved and misbranded drugs.

Justice Department accuses two Louisiana companies of Immigration and Nationality Act violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 2, 2017, 9:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 26 it has filed a lawsuit against Louisiana-based companies Technical Marine Maintenance Texas LLC, which provides contract shipyard labor, and Gulf Coast Workforce LLC, a related company, for allegedly violating the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

EEOC secures $10.5 million settlement with Bass Pro after allegations of discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 31, 2017, 2:36pm

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced July 25 that Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC will pay $10.5 million after allegations of hiring discrimination and retaliation.

SEC charges Halliburton with violating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Mark Iandolo Jul. 31, 2017, 2:35pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced July 27 that it has charged Halliburton Company with allegations of violating the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Ohio health care companies to pay $19.5 million to settle charges of false claims

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 17 that Ohio-based Foundations Health Solutions Inc. (FHS), Olympia Therapy Inc. (Olympia), and Tridia Hospice Care Inc. (Tridia), and their executives, Brian Colleran (Colleran) and Daniel Parker (Parker), will pay roughly $19.5 million to resolve allegations of false claims to Medicare.