Mattress company settles case for fraudulent statements about imports of mattresses from China

A California-based company Nectar Sleep has agreed to stop making false claims that its Chinese-made mattresses are assembled in the United States, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. According to the FTC's complaint, Nectar Brand LLC claimed in promotional materials that its mattresses were "Designed and Assembled in USA," but in fact the...
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Cardiologist receives $6 million in False Claims Act Settlement

Pennsylvania cardiologist who sued his former colleagues and UPMC Hamot will receive $6 million as part of the $20.75 million whistleblower settlement. According to GoEarie, Tullio Emanuele, M.D., claimed Hamot and the other defendant, Medicor Associates Inc., knowingly submitted claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs that violated the AntiKickback Statute...
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FALSE CLAIMS ACT WHISTLEBLOWER CASES HALTING CHINESE PRODUCTS FROM ENTERING U.S. BY REVEALING TARIFF EVASION SCHEMES

By Jeffrey A. Newman The United States customs authorities are well aware that thousands of Chinese and other foreign goods are being illegally shipped into the U.S. in ways designed to evade U.S. customs duties on such things as steel, honey, furniture, clothing, shrimp, catfish and much more. These products are being "transshipped" from China...
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Bassett Mirror Company pays $10.5 million to settle whistleblower False Claims case for evaded customs duties on goods from China

Bassett Mirror Company, has agreed to pay the United States $10.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly making false statements on customs declarations to avoid paying antidumping duties on wooden bedroom furniture imported from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Justice Department announced today.   
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Kool Smiles dental clinics pay $23.9 million to settle whistleblower False Claims Act case of Medicaid fraud

Dental management company Benevis LLC (formerly known as NCDR LLC) and more than 130 of its affiliated Kool Smiles dental clinics for which Benevis provides business management and administrative services, will pay the United States and participating states a total of $23.9 million, plus interest, to resolve allegations that they knowingly submitted false claims for...
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Kmart Corporation to Pay U.S. $32.3 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations for Overbilling Federal Health Programs for Generic Prescription Drugs

Kmart Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC), has agreed to pay $32.3 million to the United States to settle allegations that in-store pharmacies in Kmart stores failed to report discounted prescription drug prices to Medicare Part D, Medicaid, and TRICARE. The False Claims Act lawsuit, which was filed in 2008 by...
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