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Phillips & Cohen’s record of success with whistleblower cases is unmatched by any other law firm. Our whistleblower cases have recovered more than $12.1 billion in civil settlements and related criminal fines, and we have won more than $1 billion in whistleblower rewards for our clients.

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Defendant Settlement Amount Allegations
GlaxoSmithKline $3 billion* Off-label marketing, kickbacks – 6 drugs
Pfizer Inc. $2.3 billion* Off-label marketing of Bextra
TAP Pharmaceuticals $875 million* Kickbacks to doctors
HCA Inc. $631 million* Medicare fraud (cost reports)
Cephalon Inc. $425 million* Off-label marketing
DaVita Healthcare Partners $400 million Kickbacks to doctors
Northrop Grumman $325 million False certification (electronic components)
Quest Diagnostics $302 million Faulty medical tests
Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, et al. $200+ million Yield-burning of muni bonds
Los Angeles DWP $160 million Overcharging (electric rates)
Mario Gabelli and his affiliates $130 million Telecom licenses
Adventist Health System $118.7 million Stark Act violations (physician referrals)
Teledyne Inc. $115 million False certification, overbilling
Northrop Grumman $111 million Overbilling (defense contracts)
National Health Laboratories $110 million* Unnecessary blood tests
More than 130 hospitals $105 million Medicare billing fraud (kyphoplasty back procedure)
Boehringer Ingelheim $95 million Off-label marketing, kickbacks
Verizon $93.5 million Billing fraud
Quorum Health Group $85.7 million Medicare fraud (cost reports)
Defense contractor $82 million Improper cost allocation
Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Ortho Mc-Neil Pharmaceutical LLC $81 million* Off-label marketing (Topamax)
Community Health Systems hospitals $75 million Indigent care funds scheme
Medtronic Spine LLC $75 million Medicare fraud billing scheme
Louis Berger Group $69.3 million* Billing fraud (Afghanistan contract)
Office Depot $68.5 million Overcharging for office supplies
Toshiba Corp. $63 million Defective laptop computers
General Electric $59.5 million Diversion of foreign military aid
7 hospitals (Texas, Calif., Fla., Nev.) $55 million Medicare fraud (cost reports)
Singer Co. $50 million False cost and pricing data (defense contract)
C.R. Bard Inc. $48.2 million Kickbacks to doctors and hospitals
Ensign Group $48 million Nursing home billing fraud
Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. $47 million Overcharging, kickbacks – blood tests
Alpharma Inc. $42.5 million Kickbacks to doctors (Kadian)
MetPath and MetWest $39.8 million Billing for unnecessary blood tests
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) $37 million Sold defective military flares to US military
3 physician practice groups (University of Washington) $35 million Overbilling Medicare and Medicaid
Home health agency, Calif. $33.8 million Medicare fraud
Inter-Tel Technologies, et al. $33 million Bid-rigging, fraud (E-rate programs)
Formosa Plastics Corp. USA $22.5 million Failure to meet certain industry standards
James Jones Co., Watts Industries, Tyco International, Mueller Co. $20.8 million Substandard parts for water supply systems
Orphan (Jazz Pharmaceuticals) $20 million Off-label marketing of Xyrem
Sodexo Inc. $20 million Kickbacks (food, beverage contracts)
Omnicare Inc. $19.8 million Kickbacks (nursing homes pharma contracts)
Chartwells, Compass Group USA, et al $19.4 million Mismanagement of school meals programs
Doshi Diagnostic Imaging Services $15.5 million* Medicare, Medicaid fraud (billing)
Harris Co. Hospital District $15 million Medicare, Medicaid fraud (billing)
Adventist Health $14.1 million Kickbacks for patient referrals
SavaSeniorCare, Mariner Health Care, et al. $14 million Medicare, Medicaid fraud (kickbacks)
Allegheny Teledyne $13.95 million Billing fraud – defense contracts
FMC Corp. $13 million Billing fraud – defense contracts
SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories $13 million Billing for unnecessary blood tests
Northrop Grumman $12.5 million Testing of electronic components
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) $11.75 million Sole-source contract fraud
CA Technologies $11 million Billing fraud
MetPath and Unilab Corp. $11 million Billing for unnecessary blood tests
Corning Clinical Laboratories, Unilab Corp. $11 million Billing for unnecessary blood tests
Damon Clinical Laboratories $9.8 million Billing for unnecessary blood tests
Tenet Healthcare Corp. $9.75 million Medicare fraud (cost reports)
KPMG $9 million Medicare fraud (cost reports)
U.S. Renal Care $7.3 million Overcharged Medicare for dialysis patients’ drugs
Florida radiologist $7 million Medicare fraud (medical scans)
Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies $7 million Defective medical monitoring devices
Sharp Memorial Hospital $6.2 million Medicare fraud (transplant costs)
Providian Financial Corp. and Total System Services $6 million U.S. Postal Service fraud
CSX Transportation $6 million Overcharging – government contract
Omnicare Inc. $5.3 million Medicaid fraud (pharma billing)
Hughes Aircraft $4 million False certification (electronic components)
American Systems, Anixter and Corning $3 million Kickbacks to win CIA contracts
Cypress Pharmaceutical and Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals $2.8 million Falsely marketing pharma products as approved by the FDA
Singulex Inc. $1.5 million Billing fraud (blood tests)
ev3 (Medtronic) $1.25 million Medicare fraud billing scheme
Gilbane Building Co. $1.1 million Fraud in government construction contract
Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. $1 million ITAR and arms control violations

*Includes related criminal fine and/or other qui tam cases.

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