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Former AstraZeneca Sales Manager Wins $2.4 Million Verdict in Retaliation Case

Drug Giant Fired Top Performer After She Complained About Off-Label Marketing Efforts, Age Bias ———- PORTLAND, Ore. (June 22, 2021) — A federal jury today awarded $2.4 million in damages to a former AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals sales manager who was fired after raising concerns about the drug giant’s marketing tactics and alleged discriminatory actions. The jury found AstraZeneca liable to Suzanne Ivie for violating Oregon’s whistleblower statute, which forbids retaliation against… [Read more]

International Technological University Will Pay $1.17 Million To Settle Whistleblower’s Allegations of Visa Fraud

Tech-Oriented School Falsely Certified that Foreign Enrollees Would Follow Rules for Student Visas, Say U.S. Prosecutors Complaint: Students Worked Full-Time Jobs, ITU Gave Top Grades to No-Shows ———- SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (January 29, 2021) — A private university that caters largely to foreign workers seeking jobs in Silicon Valley will pay $1.17 million to settle claims that it misled U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for six years by falsely… [Read more]

Avanir Pharmaceuticals Will Pay $103 Million to Taxpayers to Settle Whistleblowers’ Allegations of Healthcare Fraud

Drug Maker Improperly Paid Doctors to Boost Prescriptions of Medication Intended for Rare Disorder, Say U.S. Prosecutors Feds Will Reward Executive Who Reported Avanir’s Scheme ———- WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 26, 2019) — The maker of the drug Nuedexta will pay $103 million to settle claims that it defrauded Medicare and other government insurance programs by encouraging doctors to prescribe Nuedexta to patients who didn’t need it, according to a press… [Read more]

Anne Arundel Medical Center Will Pay More Than $3 Million to Settle Pharmacist’s Whistleblower Lawsuit

For Eight Years, Maryland Clinic Sent Improper Bills to Medicare And Other Programs for Patient Consultations, Say U.S. Prosecutors ———- WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2019) — An anti-coagulation clinic owned by Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) billed Medicare and other government insurance programs for a large number of medically unnecessary services, according to federal prosecutors, and AAMC will pay $3.154 million to taxpayers to settle a lawsuit filed by the… [Read more]

Whistleblower’s Lawsuit Results in $5.9 Million Settlement in Medicare Fraud Case Against Hospice Operator

U.S. Taxpayers Will Benefit from Clinical Director’s Report of Wrongdoing at SouthernCare, Which Was Under Federal Oversight at the Time ———- WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 13, 2018) — Acting on information from a whistleblower represented by The Employment Law Group® law firm, the U.S. government agreed to accept almost $6 million from SouthernCare, Inc. (SCI), a hospice operator with locations across nine states, to settle charges that SCI defrauded taxpayers by… [Read more]

Superintendent of Gettysburg National Park Welcomes OIG’s Release of Report after U.S. Attorney Declines to Prosecute

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 7, 2018) — The Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Interior (“OIG”) reached out proactively on November 1, 2018, to a Gettysburg newspaper to publicize uncorroborated negative information about Ed Clark, Superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park — but only after the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania had rejected OIG’s overtures to prosecute Mr. Clark. The negative information was contained… [Read more]

The Employment Law Group Caps a Year of Recognition With Multiple Honors from U.S. News & World Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 1, 2018) — For the sixth year running, The Employment Law Group® law firm has been honored by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms.” The prestigious list includes two “Tier 1” rankings for TELG for employment law in the Washington, D.C. area, highlighting what the rankers called “a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of… [Read more]

Deepening Its Commitment to Whistleblower Rewards, The Employment Law Group Names Oswald to Lead Practice

Firm’s Managing Principal Takes Responsibility for Driving Results for Clients under False Claims Act, Dodd-Frank, Other Laws ———- WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2018) — The Employment Law Group® law firm today redoubled its commitment to obtain rewards for whistleblowers who uncover fraud, naming its managing principal, R. Scott Oswald, to lead the firm’s growing rewards practice. “Scott already is deeply involved in all of our individual cases — and his… [Read more]

U.S. and 5 States Add Firepower to Whistleblower’s Claims Against Insys Therapeutics, Marketer of Opioid Spray

Former Salesperson Sparked Prosecution of Kickback Scheme That Included Bogus Speaker Fees, Visits to Strip Clubs, Lavish Meals ‘SUBSYS’ Spray Implicated in More Than 900 Patient Deaths ———- WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2018) — The U.S. Department of Justice and five U.S. states have stepped into a previously secret lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics, Inc., revealing for the first time the central role played by whistleblower Maria Guzman in the government’s… [Read more]

Whistleblower Helps U.S. Taxpayers Recover $850,000 From Minnesota Dermatologist Accused of Medicare Fraud

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Represents Doctor Who Alleged Illegal Scheme by Former Boss at Skin Care Doctors, P.A. ———- Jeff Samuelson, WhistleblowerSAINT PAUL, Minn. (December 1, 2017) — A dermatologist’s whistleblower lawsuit recovered $850,000 for his fellow taxpayers, as the U.S. government settled fraud claims against a Minnesota skin-care practice and its owner, whom it had accused of false billing and unnecessary surgical procedures. The Employment Law Group®… [Read more]

Three Attorneys from The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Are Honored in Best Lawyers in America

Carter Named in Two Categories; Sixth Year in a Row for Oswald and Woodfield ———- WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 24, 2017) — Based on high praise from their peers, three attorneys from The Employment Law Group® law firm have been honored with listings in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America. It is the first such recognition for Adam Augustine Carter, a principal of the firm, who also became… [Read more]

Consumer Advocate Helps Government to Secure $89 Million Settlement in Reverse-Mortgage Foreclosure Scheme

U.S. Treasury Will Receive Money to Resolve Shady Practices of Company Formerly Run by Steven Mnuchin — Now, Ironically, Treasury Secretary The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Guides Whistleblower Sandra Jolley To $1.6 Million Award, Maximum under ‘FIRREA’ Law ———- Sandra Jolley, WhistleblowerWASHINGTON, D.C. (May 16, 2017) — The U.S. government awarded $1.6 million to consumer advocate Sandra Jolley, a prominent critic of predatory reverse-mortgage lenders, in recognition of the… [Read more]

Florida Eye Doctor with Pop-Star Aspirations Settles Million-Dollar Medicare Fraud Case

WASHINGTON (Aug. 30, 2016) — Whistleblower Lori Moore will receive $200,000 for helping U.S. taxpayers to recover a $1 million settlement from Monique Barbour, a Florida ophthalmologist accused of defrauding Medicare to support a lavish lifestyle that included an attempt to become a pop star under the pseudonym “Anayya Von Kitten.” The Employment Law Group® law firm represented Ms. Moore in the civil case, which alleged that Dr. Barbour, the… [Read more]

Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Represented by The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Wins $34.7 Million Settlement in Case Against 21st Century Oncology

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Mar. 8, 2016) — Fort Myers-based 21st Century Oncology must pay a $34.7 million settlement in a Medicare fraud case related to allegations of routine billing of the U.S. government for services that were not medically necessary or valuable to its patients, according to documents released today by the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement was based largely on information provided by whistleblower Joseph Y. Ting, Ph.D., an… [Read more]

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Helps Whistleblower Win $2.2 Million Settlement In Medicare Fraud Case Against Arizona Hospice Operator

WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2015) — Whistleblower Cheryl Sifford will receive 20 percent of $2.2 million repaid to taxpayers in the U.S. government’s settlement of fraud claims against an Arizona hospice operator that was accused of admitting Medicare patients who weren’t properly certified for end-of-life care — including some patients who weren’t even terminally ill. The Employment Law Group® law firm represented Ms. Sifford in the civil case, which alleged that… [Read more]

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Helps Former Marine to Win $830,000 Award in Retaliation Case Against Defense Giant Lockheed Martin

ROCKVILLE, Md. (Mar. 13, 2015) — A Maryland jury awarded $830,000 to Vincent Balderrama, a former Marine Corps pilot of Mexican ancestry who was terminated from his sales job at defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. after contesting a performance review he saw as discriminatory. Mr. Balderrama’s supervisor had rated him among the bottom 10 percent of Lockheed Martin employees for 2012, even though he closed Lockheed’s only sale of helicopters… [Read more]

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Helps Philadelphia-Area Whistleblower Win $3.6 Million Victory in Fraud Case Against Military Contractor

WASHINGTON (Dec. 17, 2014) — Whistleblower Amy Farrow will receive 20 percent of a $3.6 million fraud judgment entered today against a Pennsylvania-based military contractor and its owner, Kenneth Narzikul, who managed more than $30 million in federal contracts despite his 1993 conviction for paying kickbacks and hush money at a predecessor company. The Employment Law Group® law firm represented Ms. Farrow in the civil case, which alleged that Mr. Narzikul… [Read more]

Once Again, Super Lawyers Honors All Principals of The Employment Law Group® Law Firm as Top-Rated Lawyers

WASHINGTON (April 25, 2014) — Super Lawyers named all five principals of The Employment Law Group® law firm to its 2014 roster of outstanding lawyers, marking the second year in a row that all the firm’s principal attorneys have earned the accolade. Super Lawyers is an independent rating service that honors lawyers “who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Its rigorous process includes review by a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys… [Read more]

Maryland Appeals Court Restores $650,000 Jury Verdict for Employment Law Group Law Firm Client

WASHINGTON (June 4, 2013) — A Maryland appeals court has reinstated a jury’s 2011 award of $650,000 to Donna Jackson, a plaintiff represented by The Employment Law Group® law firm, for her former employer’s retaliation after she reported a subordinate’s gender discrimination complaint. In a 60-page opinion written by Judge Deborah S. Eyler, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland confirmed every aspect of the jury’s verdict against Edgewood Management… [Read more]

Amended Complaint adds Supplementary Factual Assertions Supporting Claims against U.S. Defense Contractor Accused of Defrauding American Taxpayers and Endangering Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2012 CONTACTS: Scott Sobel: (202) 449-9801 Kate Connors: (202) 449-9804 Amended Complaint adds Supplementary Factual Assertions Supporting Claims against U.S. Defense Contractor Accused of Defrauding American Taxpayers and Endangering Lives Amended Complaint alleges that Jorge Scientific executives and staff harassed female employees, dealt in “black market” weapons and manipulated U.S. government contracts Washington, D.C. – Earlier this fall two former employees of Jorge Scientific, an intelligence and… [Read more]