Category: Whistleblower

DOJ Announces Settlement with Home-Health Services Company Over FCA Kickback and Overbilling Allegations

The Department of Justice recently announced that it resolved two civil lawsuits filed under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act to the tune of nearly $4 million. The suits alleged that a suburban Chicago diagnostics company, SNAP Diagnostics, LLC, that provides home testing for sleep disorders was defrauding Medicare and four other federal health care programs through kickbacks and unnecessary...

Seventh Circuit Says Summary Judgment Stands: Evidence Does Not Support FCA Retaliation

Yesterday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment decision dismissing a former employee’s False Claims Act (“FCA”) retaliation suit. Lam v. Springs Window Fashions, LLC, No. 21-2665, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 16633 (7th Cir. June 16, 2022). The appellate court agreed that the employer’s conduct fell short of “harassment” under the statute, and that the employee failed to establish a causal connection...