James-Hoyer: Whistleblower News

Partner Jesse Hoyer Speaks at American Bar Association Conference

Partner Jesse Hoyer took part in a panel at the American Bar Association’s 2019 False Claims Act and Qui Tam Trial Institute at Fordham University on June 20th. The False Claims Act mock trial gave attendees a rare look at a whistleblower trial from start to finish, including how jurors come to their verdict. Attorneys more »

Read More ...
 

James Hoyer Investigator Speaks at National Investigative Reporters Conference

Every year, the national Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference brings together many of the best investigative reporters in the United States and abroad. More than 2000 journalists attended IRE 2019 in Houston to learn investigative techniques and develop story ideas. High on the list: stories about fraud. James Hoyer Investigator and Communications Director Angie more »

Read More ...
 

“Fountain of Youth” Doctor Convicted in Healthcare Fraud Scheme

A Pittsburgh area cardiologist was found guilty of two counts of healthcare fraud, involving more than $13 million in falsified insurance billing. Dr. Samirkumar Shah submitted the fraudulent claims to Medicare, Medicaid and several private insurance companies and received payments in excess of $3.5 million. During an eight day trial, evidence was submitted to show more »

Read More ...
 

Generic Drug Price Fixing

If you ever wondered why the price of generic drugs is getting so expensive, 60 Minutes gave us an inside look at the problem on its Sunday broadcast. The CBS program profiled the on-going battle of Connecticut Attorney General William Tong to hold big pharma accountable. Connecticut and more than 40 other states filed a more »

Read More ...
 

Former CEO of Hospital Chain to Pay $3.46 Million to Resolve False Billing and Kickback Allegations

Gary D. Newsome, former CEO of Health Management Associates LLC (HMA),  a hospital chain that was headquartered in Naples, Florida, has agreed to pay the United States $3.46 million to settle allegations that he caused HMA to knowingly submit false claims to government health care programs by admitting patients who could have been treated on more »

Read More ...
 

Pharmaceutical Company To Pay $17.5M To Resolve Allegations Of Kickbacks

The Justice Department announced today that US WorldMeds LLC (USWM) has agreed to pay $17.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq., by paying kickbacks to patients and physicians to improperly induce prescriptions of its drugs, Apokyn® and Myobloc®. USWM is a pharmaceutical manufacturer headquartered in Louisville, more »

Read More ...
 

Rare Case of Patient Whistleblower leads to Successful Settlement

[*See video below on coverage of the settlement on WFLA channel 8 in Tampa. James Hoyer Attorney Jesse Hoyer is interviewed*] SARASOTA, FL – The action of one patient who recognized possible fraud against Medicare led to this settlement which returns nearly one million dollars to taxpayers.  Vital Life Institute LLC, known as AgeVital Pharmacy more »

Read More ...
 

James Hoyer Partner Leads Panel Discussion at TAF Conference

James Hoyer partner Elaine Stromgren had the honor of leading a panel on statistical sampling at this year’s annual Taxpayers Against Fraud conference in Washington D.C.  Statistical sampling can be an essential tool in False Claims Act cases, especially when the fraud is too widespread to prove each false claim on an individual basis. Elaine more »

Read More ...
 

Investigative Report on Medical Fraud Profiles James Hoyer Whistleblower Case

A powerful investigative report appearing on several Florida TV stations is exposing the alarming problem of medical equipment fraud, which costs taxpayers billions of dollars every year. (Watch the report above.) Two whistleblowers represented by the James Hoyer law firm were interviewed and shared their stories to help expose the problem. Both former employees of more »

Read More ...
 

James Hoyer Client Named 2018 Whistleblower of the Year

James Hoyer, P.A. is proud to announce that our client Karin Berntsen was named Whistleblower of the Year at the annual Taxpayers Against Fraud awards dinner, in Washington, D.C. This marks the second time in the past three years that a James Hoyer client has been bestowed with this great honor. Ms. Berntsen blew the more »

Read More ...