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Qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuits in the news

Phillips & Cohen is the nation's most successful law firm at bringing qui tam lawsuits under the False Claims Act on behalf of whistleblowers. The firm's attorneys are often quoted in major publications, such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Many of Phillips & Cohen's cases have garnered media attention and been the subject of stories on 60 Minutes and other national news shows.

The articles in the news archive below were published prior to 2007. Recent news articles specifically about Phillips & Cohen's whistleblower cases and news stories where Phillips & Cohen attorneys are quoted because of their expertise in whistleblower laws and programs are listed on separate pages.

The Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com)

  • "U.S. to pursue fraud charges against Gabelli; Justice Department alleges money manager deceived FCC in cellphone-license bids," John R. Wilke, The Wall Street Journal, 3/0/06.
  • "Friends and family: In FCC auction of airwaves, Gabelli was behind the scenes; firms backed by financier got small-business discounts; suit labels deals a sham; he says case is 'extortion,' " John R. Wilke, The Wall Street Journal, 12/27/05.
  • "Quest Diagnostics Inc.: Lawsuit over medicare fraud to be settled for $11.4 million," Wall Street Journal, 3/4/04.
  • "Northrop to settle federal lawsuit; firm to pay $111.2 million to resolve overcharge claim," Andy Pasztor and Anne Marie Squeo, The Wall Street Journal, 6/9/03.
  • "HCA's accusers may challenge U.S. settlement," Barbara Martinez, The Wall Street Journal, 12/19/02.
  • "Grassley questions U.S. settlement with HCA Inc.," Sarah Lueck, The Wall Street Journal, 11/20/02.
  • "Tenet Healthcare agrees to pay $55.8 million to settle inquiries," Rhonda L. Rundle, The Wall Street Journal, 6/19/02.
  • "Justice's Medicare fraud case against HCA hits resistance," Barbara Martinez and Sarah Lueck, The Wall Street Journal, 3/14/02.
  • "HCA may see Medicare-fraud woes resurface," Barbara Martinez, The Wall Street Journal, 2/27/02.
  • "KPMG to pay the U.S. $9 million to end suit tied to HCA scandal," Jonathan Weil, The Wall Street Journal, 10/24/01.
  • "U.S. sues Boeing over alarm wiring on Army copters," Andy Pasztor, The Wall Street Journal, 6/23/00.
  • "Columbia/HCA to pay the U.S. $745 million," Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2000.
  • "U.S., 17 securities firms reach accord on scandal-tainted municipal bonds," Charles Gasparino and John Connor, The Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2000.
  • "U.S. near sweeping pact on 'yield burning,'" Charles Gasparino and John Connor, The Wall Street Journal, 11/18/99.
  • "Columbia/HCA healthcare convictions may bolster case for civil settlement," Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal, 7/6/99.
  • "KPMG is accused by whistleblower of aiding Columbia/HCA in fraud," Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal, 6/1/99.
  • "Lazard to pay $11 million in settlement with the U.S. in 'yield-burning' case," Charles Gasparino and John Connor, The Wall Street Journal, 4/23/99.
  • "Big payday for a whistleblower," Charles Gasparino and John Connor, The Wall Street Journal, 4/4/99.
  • "U.S. agency files motion to consolidate fraud cases against Columbia/HCA," Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal, 2/16/99.
  • "U.S. amends suit against Columbia and Quorum, alleging pattern of fraud," Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal, 2/3/99.
  • "A lawyer for whistle-blowers: 'part therapist,'" Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal, 1/7/99.
  • "U.S. joins second suit alleging fraud by Columbia Healthcare," Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal, 12/31/98.
  • "Water-system gear suit draws attention," Andy Pasztor, The Wall Street Journal, 12/22/98.
  • "Justice Department joins lawsuit against Columbia/HCA, Quorum," Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal, 10/6/98.
  • "Lazard pact is approved in 'yield‑burning' case," The Wall Street Journal, 9/29/98.
  • "Lazard, Los Angeles agency discuss settlement of yield‑burning lawsuit," Charles Gasparino and John Connor, The Wall Street Journal, 9/22/98.
  • "First joint 'yield burn' case is seen," John Connor and Charles Gasparino, The Wall Street Journal, 4/23/98.
  • "Civil fraud lawsuit against TRW Inc. over space contracts is joined by U.S.," Andy Pasztor, The Wall Street Journal, 2/20/98.
  • "SmithKline to pay $325 million to settle federal claims of lab-billing fraud," Elyse Tanouye, The Wall Street Journal, 2/25/97.
  • "U.S. joins suit against book wholesaler," Timothy L. O'Brien, The Wall Street Journal, 2/4/97.
  • "Corning to pay $119 million to settle a case of Medicare billing by Damon," Paulette Thomas, The Wall Street Journal, 10/10/96.
  • "FMC Corp. settles government's suit on overpricing," Andy Pasztor, The Wall Street Journal, 10/9/96.
  • "Hughes Aircraft pays $4.5 million to settle false-testing lawsuit," Andy Pasztor, The Wall Street Journal, 9/11/96.
  • "CSX unit to settle ex-employee's suit for $5.9 million," Daniel Machalaba, The Wall Street Journal, 10/2/95.
  • "Honesty pays off: John Phillips fosters a growing industry of whistleblowing," Richard B. Schmitt, The Wall Street Journal, 1/11/95.
  • "Corning unit, Unilab pay $39.8 million to settle allegations of Medicare fraud," Rhonda L. Rundle, Wall Street Journal, 9/14/93.
  • "Federal judge awards ex-GE staffer record amount in whistleblower case," Amal Kumar Naj,The Wall Street Journal, 12/7/92.
  • "Teledyne pleads guilty to charges it falsified tests," Jeff Cole, The Wall Street Journal, 11/10/92.
  • "General Electric pleads guilty, pays $69 million to settle whistleblower suit," Amal Kumar Naj, The Wall Street Journal, 7/23/92.
  • "GE's drive to purge fraud is hampered by worker's mistrust," Amal Kumar Naj, The Wall Street Journal, 7/23/92.
  • "Singer Corp. successor firm is expected to be charged in Pentagon fraud case," Andy Pasztor, The Wall Street Journal, 7/9/92.
  • "U.S. joins suit over Teledyne's testing results," Jeff Cole, The Wall Street Journal, 4/23/92.
  • "U.S. joins suit against General Electric officials," Amal Kumar Naj, The Wall Street Journal, 8/15/91.
  • "U.S. broadens fraud action against GE," Amal Kumar Naj, The Wall Street Journal, 3/17/91.
  • "U.S. joins lawsuit by whistle‑blower against Teledyne" The Wall Street Journal, 10/29/90.
  • "U.S. joins lawsuit against Singer Co. over job claims," Laurie P. Cohen, The Wall Street Journal, 3/15/89.

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The New York Times (www.nytimes.com)

  • "U.S. plans to take on Gabelli suit," Julie Creswell, The New York Times, 3/9/06.
  • "HCA agrees to pay $631 million to resolve fraud claims," Bloomberg News, The New York Times, 6/27/03.
  • "HCA reported in agreement to settle fraud case," Kurt Eichenwald, The New York Times, 12/18/02.
  • "Justice Dept. delays big Medicare fraud settlement," Robert Pear, The New York Times, 11/18/02.
  • "Michael R. Lissack: Wall Street expatriate," Aaron Donovan, The New York Times, 4/14/02.
  • "KPMG is paying $9 million to settle medical fraud case," Kurt Eichenwald, The New York Times, 10/24/01.
  • "Two drug makers to pay $875 million to settle fraud case," Melody Petersen, The New York Times, 10/4/01.
  • "Hospital company agrees to pay $745 million in U.S. fraud case," Kurt Eichenwald, The New York Times, May 19, 2000.
  • "Settlement reported in bond-pricing case," Patrick McGeehan, The New York Times, April 6, 2000.
  • "BT Alex. Brown agrees to pay $15.3 million in bond case," David Barboza, The New York Times, 11/18/99.
  • "Two found guilty of hospital fraud charges," Kurt Eichenwald, The New York Times, 7/3/99.
  • "Accounting firm is named in Medicare fraud lawsuit," Kurt Eichenwald, The New York Times, 5/29/99.
  • "Lazard to pay $11 million to settle federal charges," Joseph B. Treaster, The New York Times, 4/23/99.
  • "Subpoenas issued in Quorum suit," The New York Times, 4/1/99.
  • "Hospitals owned by Quorum said to overbill by $50 million," The New York Times, 2/3/99.
  • "U.S. is joining 2d suit against hospital chain," Kurt Eichenwald, The New York Times, 12/31/98.
  • "He blew the whistle, and health giants quaked," Kurt Eichenwald, The New York Times, Oct. 18, 1998.
  • "U.S. suit charges fraud by two big hospital chains," Kurt Eichenwald, The New York Times, 10/6/98.
  • "Lazard to pay $9 million in yield‑burning suit," David Barboza, The New York Times, 9/29/98.
  • "Lazard is said to settle suit on bond sales," David Barboza, The New York Times, 9/24/98.
  • "CoreStates settles bond case with U.S. for $3.7 million," David Barboza, The New York Times, 4/24/98.
  • "Justice Dept. to join suit against TRW," Andrew Pollack, The New York Times, 2/20/98.
  • "Feeling burned by Wall Street; firms accused of bilking government in securities deals," David Barboza, The New York Times, 12/31/97.
  • "Drug firm to pay $325 million for overbilling," The New York Times, 2/25/97.
  • "Municipal bond dealers face scrutiny," Peter Truell, The New York Times, 12/17/96.
  • "Corning will plead guilty to Medicare fraud," Milt Freudenheim, The New York Times, 10/10/96.
  • "FMC to pay U.S. in Army contract dispute," New York Times, 10/9/96.
  • "CSX will pay whistleblower $1.18 million," Barry Meier, The New York Times, 9/30/95.
  • "About whistleblowing and bridge-burning," Michael R. Lissack, The New York Times, 7/16/95.
  • "Accuser in the muni bond industry," Michael Quint, The New York Times, 3/3/95.
  • "Pentagon's contract ban for Teledyne; relays unit admits to faking test results," New York Times, 4/14/93.
  • "$110 million payment set for fraud in health claims," Calvin Sims, The New York Times, 12/19/92.
  • "GE whistleblower is awarded $13.4 million," Calvin Sims, The New York Times, 12/5/92.
  • "GE guilty plea in U.S. aid to Israel," Richard W. Stevenson, The New York Times, 7/23/92.
  • "Whistleblower collects $7.5 million for his tip," Richard W. Stevenson, The New York Times, 7/19/92.
  • "U.S. judge orders $7.5 million award to whistleblower," Richard W. Stevenson, The New York Times, 7/15/92.
  • "Maker is accused of faulty tests on parts for missiles and aircraft," Richard Stevenson, The New York Times, 4/23/92.
  • "U.S. accuses GE of fraud in Israeli deal," Richard Stevenson, The New York Times, 8/15/91.
  • "Singer case whistleblower says decision was difficult," James Hirsch, The New York Times, 3/16/89.
  • "U.S. sues singer on contracts," Jeff Gerth, The New York Times, 3/15/89.

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The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com)

  • "U.S. asks to join suit against money manager Gabelli," Brooke A. Masters, Washington Post, 3/9/06.
  • "Northrop to pay $111 million to settle suit; subsidiary TRW allegedly overcharged U.S. on 1990s space project work," Anitha Reddy, The Washington Post, 6/10/03.
  • "HCA, U.S. agree to fraud settlement; hospital chain to pay $631 million," Robert O'Harrow Jr., Washington Post, 12/19/02.
  • "Hospital chain to settle case," Bill Brubaker, The Washington Post, May 19, 2000.
  • "Justice Dept. joins suit against Columbia/HCA; whistleblower alleges Medicare fraud," David S. Hilzenrath, The Washington Post, 12/31/98.
  • "Justice joins lawsuit accusing TRW of fraud," Tim Smart, The Washington Post, 2/20/98.
  • "And the hottest lawyers are . . .," David Segal, The Washington Post, 4/22/97.
  • "Lab pays U.S. $325 million for overbilling," Roberto Suro, The Washington Post, 2/25/97.
  • "Justice Dept. joins suit against book wholesaler," David Streitfeld and David Segal, The Washington Post, 2/4/97.
  • "Blood-testing labs pay U.S. $39.8 million," Spencer Rich, The Washington Post, 9/14/93.
  • "Lab firm to pay $110 million in blood test fraud," Dana Priest, The Washington Post, 12/19/92.
  • "GE whistleblower receives record $13.4 million award," John Mintz, The Washington Post, 12/5/92.
  • "Whistleblower gets $13 million award," Gary Rhodes, The Washington Post, 12/5/92.
  • "Justice Dept. joins fraud suit against Teledyne," Steven Pearlstein, The Washington Post, 4/23/92.
  • "GE Threatens to Fire, Sue Worker Who Told of Israeli Scheme," Steven Pearlstein, The Washington Post, 3/18/92.

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Los Angeles Times (www.latimes.com)

  • "California medical lab firm settles fraud suit," Bloomberg News, Los Angeles Times, 3/04/04.
  • "Northrop to pay $111 million in TRW suit," Peter Pae, Los Angeles Times, 6/10/03.
  • "Bill may shield utilities from claim; state assembly passes measure after public agencies sue, saying they have been gouged," Carl Ingram, Los Angeles Times, 5/26/03.
  • "Four local agencies claim DWP overcharges of $200 million," Tina Daunt, Los Angeles Times, 4/2/02.
  • "Columbia/HCA to pay $745 million in Medicare fraud," Michael A. Hiltzik and Alissa J. Rubin, Los Angeles Times, May 19, 2000.
  • "U.S. joins lawsuit over John Wayne Airport taxiways," Jeff Gottleib, Los Angeles Times, 11/26/98.
  • "U.S. in suit against Columbia/HCA," Robert A. Rosenblatt, Los Angeles Times, 10/6/98.
  • "MTA, securities firm hold talks over dispute," Los Angeles Times, 9/24/98.
  • "CoreStates settles in muni tax fraud case," Thomas S. Mulligan, Los Angeles Times, 4/24/98.
  • "Whistle-blower's lawsuit alleges TRW unit defrauded government," Elizabeth Douglass, Los Angeles Times, 2/20/98.
  • "Arcadia doctor to pay medicare fraud damages," David R. Olmos, Los Angeles Times, 12/10/97.
  • "Teledyne units settle '95 suit for $14 million," Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times, 11/13/97.
  • "FMC to pay $13 million in whistleblower settlement," Los Angeles Times, 10/9/96.
  • "Two Hughes whistle-blowers to split $891,000," Henry Weinstein, Los Angeles Times, 9/11/96.
  • "Wall St. firms overcharged it, MTA says," Scot J. Paltrow, Los Angeles Times, 7/11/95.
  • "Teledyne to pay $112 million in two whistle‑blower suits," Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times, 4/22/94.
  • "Whistleblower in GE scandal gets $13 million," Jonathan Peterson, Los Angeles Times, 12/5/92.
  • "Teledyne, official accused of fraud; settlement offered," Ron Russell, Los Angeles Times, 10/3/92.
  • "Fraud suit is settled for $55.5 million," Henry Weinstein, Los Angeles Times, 7/15/92.
  • "U.S. joins suit alleging Teledyne falsified tests," Henry Weinstein, Los Angeles Times, 4/23/92.
  • "Justice Dept. joins Teledyne suit filed by whistle‑blower," Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times, 11/29/90.
  • "Medical group to pay $355,000 to Medicare," Kathie Bozanich, Los Angeles Times, 4/29/88. "A whistleblower's tale," Allan Parachini, Los Angeles Times, 11/27/87.
  • "Medals, plaques, trinkets: souvenirs of a busy shop," Allan Parachini, Los Angeles Times, 11/27/87.
  • "Whistleblower's lawsuit accuses Scripps Clinic, eye doctor of fraud," Claire Spiegel, Los Angeles Times, 8/9/87.

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Other newspapers

  • "Quest OKs $11.35M settlement in suit over patients' lab tests," Amy Klein and Lewis Krauskopf, The Record, 3/4/04.
  • "Northrop settles suit against TRW for $111 million," Gregory J. Wilcox, Los Angeles Daily News, 6/10/03.
  • "Whistleblower gets $27 million from company," James Bernstein, Newsday, 6/10/03.
  • "Northrop settles federal TRW case; will pay $111m to end suit vs. unit," Associated Press, Boston Globe, 6/10/03.
  • "Web firm settles U.S. grant case," Gary Craig, Democrat and Chronicle, 3/31/03.
  • "Salina nonprofit settles lawsuit," Tim Knauss, The Post-Standard, 3/27/03.
  • "Sharp will pay $6.2 million to settle whistleblower suit," Cheryl Clark, San Diego Union Tribune, 3/7/03.
  • "Whistles blowing louder on health care," Bill Lewis, Tennessean, 1/26/03.
  • "HCA case holds lessons for corporate world," Tennessean, 12/28/02.
  • "HCA execs faced attorneys' query," Bill Lewis, Tennessean, 12/19/02.
  • "$631 million ends health-care-fraud probe," Karin Miller, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/19/02.
  • "Lovelace pays feds $24.5 million," Winthrop Quigley, Albuquerque Journal, 12/5/02.
  • "Suit on faulty medical devices settled," Houston Chronicle, 7/31/02.
  • "Agilent to pay U.S., former employee $7M to settle medical equipment case," Louise Story, Boston Globe, 7/31/02.
  • "Ex-worker, feds to get $7 million from Agilent, HP," San Francisco Chronicle, 7/31/02.
  • "Hospital settles billing case," John Dorschner, The Miami Herald, 6/19/02.
  • "California Tenet's $55.8 million payment settles claims," Los Angeles Times, 6/19/02.
  • "Southland public agencies sue DWP," Beth Barrett, The Daily News of Los Angeles, 4/2/02.
  • "Ruling triggers next round in HCA-Justice dispute," Bill Lewis, Tennessean, 3/26/02.
  • "HCA asks Justice if executives are facing charges," Bill Lewis, Tennessean, 2/16/02.
  • "Alderson gets $20.6 million in fraud case," Lynette Hintze, The Daily InterLake, 10/12/01.
  • "Whistleblower gets $20.5 million of fraud settlement," Getahn Ward, Tennessean, 10/11/01.
  • "A cure for fraud: Weston doctor saves taxpayers millions by blowing whistle," Alice Dembner, Boston Globe, 10/7/01.
  • "Doctor's outrage stings TAP; escalating offer turns internist into whistleblower," Bruce Japsen, Laurie Cohen and Andrew Zajac, Chicago Tribune, 10/7/01.
  • "Cancer drug probe nets $875 million settlement," Bruce Japsen, Andrew Zajac and Laurie Cohen, Chicago Tribune, 10/4/01.
  • "TAP Pharmaceuticals fined $875 million," Julie Appleby, USA Today, 10/4/01.
  • "Drugmaker to pay $875 million fine," Associated Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/4/01.
  • "Venture involving Abbott settles," Francine Knowles, Chicago Sun-Times, 10/4/01.
  • "Drug firm to pay $875m fine for fraud," Alice Dembner, Boston Globe, 10/4/01.
  • "U.S. joins $20 mil suit vs. Boeing," Riccardo A. Davis, The Arizona Republic, 6/23/00.
  • "U.S. joins suit against Boeing over Apache helicopter part," Seattle Times, 6/23/00.
  • "Government joins a whistleblower suit vs. Boeing," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 6/23/00.
  • "Two Utah doctors were whistleblowers in Columbia/HCA fraud investigation," Phil Sahm, The Salt Lake Tribune, May 20, 2000.
  • "Columbia agrees to pay $745m penalty," Julie Appleby, USA Today, May 19, 2000.
  • "Columbia set to pay $745 million," Kris Hundley, St. Petersburg Times, May 19, 2000.
  • "Columbia/HCA offers $745 million settlement," Keith Snider, The Tennessean, May 19, 2000.
  • "Settlement likely to cut into Columbia/HCA earnings," Keith Russell, The Tennessean, May 19, 2000.
  • "Dain to pay $12.9 million to settle muni bond abuses," Jill J. Barshay, Star Tribune, April 7, 2000.
  • "Brokers settle pricing charges," Helen Huntley, St. Petersburg Times," April 7, 2000.
  • "First Union to pay $7.7 million; securities fraud settlement reaches $140 million for investment banks," Carol Hazard, Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 7, 2000.
  • "Sharp settles suit alleging fraud at Grossmont Hospital," Cheryl Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11/23/99.
  • "Alex. Brown overcharge case settled," Bill Atkinson, Baltimore Sun, 11/18/99.
  • "Broker to pay for Pa. markups," Tom Cahill, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/18/99.
  • "SEC fines, censures lawyer, two investment firms for gouging state," Ken Zapinski and Frank Reeves, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/18/99.
  • "Columbia faces more legal pressure," Kris Hundley, St. Petersburg Times, 7/20/99.
  • "More charges appear likely," Keith Snider, The Tennessean, 7/7/99.
  • "Jury finds two Columbia execs guilty of fraud," Kris Hundley, St. Petersburg Times, 7/3/99.
  • "Columbia fraud case heads to trial," Kris Hundley, St. Petersburg Times, 5/1/99.
  • "Subpoenas reignite Quorum civil probe," The Tennessean, 4/1/99.
  • "Federal case's scope clouding Columbia/HCA negotiations," Keith Snider, The Tennessean, 3/7/99.
  • "Justice on board in HCA fraud suit," J. Josef Hebert, The Washington Times, 12/31/98.
  • "Columbia faces second suit," Sarah Huntley, The Tampa Tribune, 12/31/98.
  • "Feds join second suit against Columbia," Kris Hundley, St. Petersburg Times, 12/31/98.
  • "DIA concrete diluted, suit says," Kevin Flynn, Rocky Mountain News, 11/26/98.
  • "Airport contractor is sued; concrete provider at DIA accused of diluting product," Mike McPhee, Denver Post, 11/26/98.
  • "U.S. joins suit over concrete at JWA," John McDonald, The Orange County Register, 11/26/98.
  • "Patiently, and now with help, whistleblower waits," Kris Hundley, St. Petersburg Times, 11/5/98.
  • "Justice joins Columbia/HCA lawsuit," Tom Lowry, USA Today, 10/6/98.
  • "Justice Department joins civil lawsuit against Columbia, Quorum," Miami Herald, 10/6/98.
  • "Government joins Columbia civil lawsuit," Kris Hundley, St. Petersburg Times, 10/6/98.
  • "Government joins civil suit against Columbia/HCA, Quorum," Julie Bell, The Tennessean, 10/6/98.
  • "Omnicare unit settles case for $5.3m," Tom Lowry, USA Today, 4/22/98.
  • "Whistleblowers get $217,000 in pharmacy firm's fraud settlement," Roy Malone, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/22/98.
  • "Omnicare pays $5.3m settlement," Ursula Miller, Cincinnati Enquirer, 4/22/98.
  • "Omnicare pays $5.3m to end drug complaint," Nick Miller, The Cincinnati Post, 4/22/98.
  • "Lawsuit accuses TRW of fraud," Marcus Gleisser, Plain Dealer, 2/20/98.
  • "Doctor settles charges," Frank C. Giradet, Pasadena Star-News, 12/10/97.
  • "Laboratory firm settles fraud case," Mark Johnson, The Richmond Times Dispatch, 2/25/97.
  • "Drug firm pays $325m in fraud case; settlement for overbilling is second largest of its kind," Steven Findlay, USA Today, 2/25/97.
  • "Laboratory firm settles fraud case," Mark Johnson, The Richmond Times Dispatch, 2/25/97.
  • "Drug firm pays $325M in fraud case," Steven Findlay, USA Today, 2/25/97.
  • "Firm inflated book prices, suit alleges," Seth Rosenfeld, San Francisco Examiner, 2/4/97.
  • "Book merchant accused of giant fraud," Tori Minton, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/4/97.
  • "Whistleblowing hits chord; former FMC Corp. employee to receive $2.86 million in settlement," Vincent J. Schodolski, Chicago Tribune, 10/23/96.
  • "Guilty plea OK'd in record $119m health-fraud case," Ralph Ranalli, The Boston Herald, 10/11/96.
  • "Whistleblowers were 'disgusted' by scam," Mark Muellert, The Boston Herald, 10/11/96.
  • "Needham lab fined $119m for fraud," Kimberly Blanton, The Boston Globe, 10/10/96.
  • "Blowing the whistle has big rewards," Tina Cassidy, The Boston Globe, 10/10/96.
  • "Lab fined a record $119m for med scam," Ralph Ranalli, The Boston Herald, 10/10/96.
  • "Teledyne ponies up, settles suit," Len Boselovic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/13/97.
  • "Allegheny Teledyne to pay up," Deborah Adamson, Daily News, 11/13/97.
  • "Defense contractor FMC to pay U.S. $13 million," Seth Rosenfeld, San Francisco Examiner, 10/9/96.
  • "S.J. defense firm to pay $13 million," Harriet Chiang, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/9/96.
  • "FMC pays $13 million to settle U.S. claims," Chicago Sun-Times, 10/9/96.
  • "FMC to pay U.S. over suit," Janet Rae-Dupree, San Jose Mercury News, 10/9/96.
  • "Hughes whistle-blowers share $891,000 from suit," Andre Mouchard, The Orange County Register, 9/11/96.
  • "Hughes to pay U.S. $4.05 million to settle lawsuit," Dori Meinert, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9/11/96.
  • "CSX to settle $5.9 million claim," Charles Slack, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 9/30/95.
  • "Portrait of a whistleblower," Liz Doup, The Miami Herald, 1/17/93.

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Bloomberg, Associated Press and Reuters

  • "Quest Diagnostics to pay $11.3 million in whistleblower case," Associated Press, 3/3/04.
  • "Quest to pay $11.35 mln in whistleblower case," Reuters, 3/3/04.
  • "Northrop to pay $11 mln to settle suit," Reuters, 6/9/03.
  • "NYSERNet agrees to pay $1.4 million to settle whistleblower lawsuit," Associated Press, 3/26/03.
  • "Sharp Memorial to pay $6.2 million to settle Medicare fraud," Seth Hettena, Associated Press, 3/6/03.
  • "Hospital chain ends fraud case," Associated Press, 12/18/02.
  • "HCA to pay U.S. $631 million to settle fraud litigation," Keith Snider, Bloomberg News, 12/18/02.
  • "Cigna agrees to pay $24.5 million to settle fraud case, U.S. says," Keith Snider, Bloomberg News, 12/4/02.
  • "Hewlett-Packard, Agilent to pay $7 mln over equipment claims," William McQuillen, Bloomberg News, 7/30/02.
  • "Tenet to pay $55.8 million to settle billing probe," Deborah Stern, Bloomberg News, 6/18/02.
  • "HCA reaches agreement with U.S. on Medicare reports," Kristen Hallam, Bloomberg News, 3/28/02.
  • "HCA, U.S. settlement may speed up after court ruling," Keith Snider, Bloomberg News, 3/25/02.
  • "Grassley warns U.S. Medicare chief not to hinder HCA fraud case," Keith Snider, Bloomberg News, 3/14/02.
  • "HCA asks judge to name executives targeted for fraud," Keith Snider, Bloomberg News, 2/15/02.
  • "KPMG settles HCA-related fraud suit with U.S. for $9 million," Keith Snider, Bloomberg News, 10/23/01.
  • "KPMG to pay $9 million settlement," Associated Press, 10/23/01.
  • KPMG settles HCA-related medical fraud charges," Reuters, 10/23/01.
  • "HCA's $745 million fraud settlement approved by U.S. judge," Keith Snider, Bloomberg News, 8/7/01.

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Healthcare trade publications

  • "Hospitals and radiology groups to pay $1.6 million for false claims," Sharon Sofinski, CCH Healthcare Compliance Letter, 12/15/03.
  • "Maryland providers to pay $1.6 million in settling Medicare billing allegations," BNA's Health Care Fraud Report, 11/26/03.
  • "Hospital agrees to pay $6.2 million to resolve charges of misstated costs," BNA's Health Care Fraud Report, 3/19/03.
  • "Nurse turned whistleblower alleges hospital manipulated cost-report logs," Report on Medicare Compliance, 3/13/03.
  • "$898.5 million! HCA, government reach tentative deal," Mark Taylor, Modern Healthcare, (www.modernhealthcare.com), 12/18/02.
  • "Lovelace system pays $24.5 million to resolve Medicare reporting issues," BNA's Health Care Fraud Report, 12/11/02.
  • "Lovelace to pay $24.5 million to settle fraud probe," Mark Taylor, Modern Healthcare (www.modernhealthcare.com), 12/4/02.
  • "Grassley questions tentative agreement to resolve Medicare cost report issues," BNA's Health Care Fraud Report, 11/27/02.
  • "Discovery contretemps linger in HCA litigation," Hospital Compliance Wire, 9/24/02.
  • "Hewlett-Packard, Agilent to pay $7M to settle whistleblower charges they sold defective medical devices to DOD, VA," BNA's Federal Contracts Report, 8/8/02.
  • "Qui tam case against Hewlett-Packard results in $7 million settlement with U.S.," BNA's Health Care Fraud Report, 8/7/02.
  • "Close of HCA criminal probe called good news for civil case whistleblowers," BNA's Health Care Fraud Report, 8/7/02.
  • "Hewlett-Packard pays $7M on defective medical monitoring device allegations," Millin's Health Fraud Monitor, 8/5/02.
  • "Playing it cool: Tenet keeps calm, will pay $56 million to settle billing fraud allegations at hospital," Mark Taylor, Modern Healthcare, 6/24/02.
  • "Houston hospital to pay $1.5 million in whistleblower case," Patrick J. Osborne, CCH Healthcare Compliance Letter, 4/15/02.
  • "HCA announces proposed settlement with CMS to resolve Medicare issues," BNA's Health Care Fraud Report, 4/3/02.
  • "Unexpected turn of events: After a five-year battle, an appeals court overturns the fraud convictions of two former Columbia/HCA executives," Vince Galloro, Modern Healthcare, 4/1/02.
  • "Houston hospital agrees to pay $1.5 million to resolve FCA Medicare fraud allegations," BNA's Health Care Fraud Report, 3/6/02.
  • "First hospital settles in broad cost-reporting probe," Mark Taylor, Modern Healthcare, 3/4/02.
  • "Suppose feds don't depose: HCA seeks to prevent employee testimony," Mark Taylor, Modern Healthcare, 2/18/02.
  • "Courage of their convictions: The stories of four physicians who became whistleblowers," Tanya Albert, American Medical News, 2/4/02.
  • "TAP Pharmaceutical to pay $875M to settle whistleblower charges of fraudulent pricing," BNA's Federal Contracts Report, 10/30/01.
  • "Spreading the blame: Accounting giant settles fraud suit," Mark Taylor, Modern Healthcare, 10/29/01.
  • "Whistleblower to receive $20 million share of Quorum settlement agreement," BNA's Healthcare Fraud Report, 10/17/01.
  • "A big win for whistleblower; judge raises percentage Alderson to receive in Quorum settlement," Mark Taylor, Modern Healthcare, 10/15/01.
  • "Record settlement on TAP; drugmaker pleads guilty to criminal violations," Mark Taylor, Modern Healthcare, 10/8/01.
  • "Order signed approving payment by HCA on $745 million settlement, relators' share," BNA's Health Care Fraud Report, 8/22/01.
  • "Compliance officers debate whistleblower role while pursuing FCA qui tam lawsuits," BNA's Health Care Fraud Report, 5/2/01.
  • "Home health company to pay $1.9 million to settle qui tam lawsuit over cost reports," BNA's Health Care Fraud Report, 4/18/01.
  • "Roots of trouble run deep: U.S. alleges Medicare fraud started in 1987," Mark Taylor, Modern Healthcare, 3/19/01.
  • "Red-handed: Two whistleblowers tell their stories," Elise Chidley, For the Record, 10/16/00.
  • "$745 million and far to go," Barbara Kirchheimer and Mark Taylor, Modern Healthcare, May 23, 2000.
  • "DOJ joins unsealed lawsuit charging two California firms with Medicare fraud," Health Care Fraud Report, 8/11/99.
  • "Columbia/HCA execs found guilty of fraud; fuels federal investigation of company," Health Care Fraud Report, 7/14/99.
  • "Defense's turn nears in Columbia trial," Mark Taylor, Modern Healthcare, 6/7/99.
  • "Hospital subpoenas part of Quorum probe," Barbara Kirchheimer, Modern Healthcare, 4/5/99.
  • "Whistle while you work," Sara Selis, Healthcare Business, 1/99.
  • "No end in sight: Five-year probe of Columbia, Quorum keeps growing," Kristen Hallam, Modern Healthcare, 11/9/98.
  • "Columbia probe has deep roots," Kristen Hallam and Deanna Bellandi, Modern Healthcare, 10/26/98.
  • "U.S. joins, unseals whistleblower lawsuit alleging Columbia/HCA, Quorum fraud," Drew Douglas, Health Care Fraud Report, 10/21/98.
  • "Making it a federal case; suit alleges widespread fraud by Columbia, Quorum," Deanna Bellandi and Kristen Hallam, Modern Healthcare, 10/12/98.
  • "Medical whistleblowers," Frank Kuznik, Hippocrates, 10/98.
  • "Omnicare pays $5.3 million to settle Medicaid whistleblower case," Health Care Fraud Report, 5/6/98.
  • "Whistleblowers: No easy job, but more workers vie for the title," Deanna Bellandi, Modern Healthcare, 12/22/97.
  • "Corning to pay largest lab fraud probe penalty," Lisa Scott, Modern Healthcare, 10/14/96.
  • "This doctor turned in a colleague for Medicare fraud," M. Carroll Thomas, Medical Economics, 1/7/91.

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Other specialty publications

  • "The Perks of Being a Whistle-blower," Lynnley Browning, Newsweek, 1/30/14.
  • "Interview with John Phillips, Phillips & Cohen, Washington, D.C.," Corporate Crime Reporter, 11/10/03.
  • "Whistle while you work," Sean Jackson, Enterpriserisk, 11/03.
  • "New York consortium agrees to pay $1.4 million in federal lawsuit alleging fraud," Will Potter, Chronicle of Higher Education (www.chronicle.com), 3/27/03.
  • "Nonprofit provider of research networks pays penalty," National Journal's Technology Daily, 3/27/03.
  • "DOJ, HCA reach tentative $631M agreement to settle allegations of health care fraud," BNA's Federal Contracts Report," 12/24/02.
  • "HCA says fraud settlement is near," Daily Journal, 12/19/02.
  • "Tenet Healthcare to pay $56M to resolve allegations of Medicare fraud," BNA's Federal Contracts Report, 6/25/02.
  • "California agencies sue DWP on overcharges," The Electricity Daily, 4/4/02.
  • "A judge unseals the False Claims Act suit against the Department of Water and Power, filed in 2000," Dennis Pfaff, Daily Journal, 4/2/02.
  • "Bet-the-company litigation: Masters of high-stakes cases weigh in with views on strategy and logistics," National Law Journal, 7/30/01.
  • "Justice seeking $20 million from Boeing for faulty Apache safety system," Defense Daily, 6/26/00.
  • "The 100 most influential lawyers," National Law Journal, June 12, 2000.
  • "Is qui tam law unconstitutional?" Harvey Berkman, National Law Journal, 12/6/99.
  • "The whistleblower juggernaut," Peter Aronson, The National Law Journal, 8/9/99.
  • "KPMG named in whistleblower suit involving Columbia/HCA," Federal Contracts Report, 6/7/99.
  • "Bond price-gouging accord reached," Pamela A. MacLean, Daily Journal, 4/23/99.
  • "Justice Department intervenes in second Columbia/HCA whistleblower case," Federal Contracts Report, 1/4/99.
  • "Government joins in whistleblower lawsuit charging Columbia/HCA with Medicare fraud," Federal Contracts Report, 10/5/98.
  • "LAMTA's law firm says Lissack strategy will be a replay," Andrea Figler, Bond Buyer, 9/30/98.
  • "Omnicare pays $5.3 million to settle Medicaid whistleblower case alleging drug recycling," Federal Contracts Report, 4/27/98.
  • "CoreStates settles whistleblower suit that municipal bond issuers were overcharged," Federal Contracts Report, 4/27/98.
  • "CoreStates pays $3.7 million to end yield-burning case," Lynn Stevens Hume, The Bond Buyer, 4/24/98.
  • "Government joins whistleblower suit charging TRW with accounting fraud," Federal Contracts Report, 2/23/98.
  • "Suit charges TRW defrauded government on space contracts," Vago Muradian, Defense Daily, 2/20/98.
  • "California doctor settles fraud lawsuit for 10 times his Medicare payments," Federal Contracts Report, 12/17/97.
  • "Doing good, doing well?" Emily Barker, The American Lawyer, June 1997.
  • "U.S. considers suing dealers to recoup yield burning losses," Michael Stanton, The Bond Buyer, 4/29/97.
  • "The 100 most influential lawyers in America," National Law Journal, 4/28/97.
  • "L.A. authority study shows rampant yield burning abuse," Michael Stanton, The Bond Buyer, 4/22/97.
  • "Anatomy of biggest whistleblower recovery yet," Anne Paxton, Laboratory Industry Report, March-April 1997.
  • "SmithKline to pay $325 million in whistleblower suit," Shannon P. Duffy, The Legal Intelligencer," 2/25/97.
  • "Book wholesaler charged with fraud," Julie L. Nicklin, The Chronicle of Higher Education," 2/14/97.
  • "Whistleblower suit claims B&T cheats libraries," Calvin Reid, Publishers Weekly, 2/10/97.
  • "FMC to pay $13m settlement," Barbara Starr, Jane's Defence Weekly, 10/16/96.
  • "Two labs will pay $11 million to settle overcharging case," The San Francisco Daily Journal, 9/30/96.
  • "Unilab, Corning settle with feds for $11 mil," The Dark Report, 9/23/96.
  • "Corning Labs deal halts suit," Jerry DeMarco, The Record, 9/20/96.
  • "Hughes pays $4 million to settle 1990 whistleblower suit," Vago Muradian, Defense Daily, 9/11/96.
  • "Required reading," Grant's Municipal Bond Observer," 5/17/96.
  • "Spoils to bounty hunters, federal contractors gripe," Harvey Berkman, The National Law Journal, 3/4/96.
  • "Deals and suits: United States ex rel. Nelson v. CSX Transportation Inc.," Jonathan Groner, Legal Times, 10/9/95.
  • "The big sleaze in muni bonds," Terence P. Pare, Fortune, 8/7/95.

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