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Six-year prison sentence for false advertising online

United States v. Arif, No. 17-1597, 2018 WL 3454467 (1stCir. Jul. 18, 2018)A reminder that false advertising can be subject to criminal penalties: Mustafa Hassan Arif sold non-prescription drug products that purported to treat or cure hundreds of different diseases … Continue reading

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False Imprisonment: What You Need to Know

When a relationship within your home turns toxic, there can be a lot of resentment. These negative feelings can become so extreme that one could commit something that is considered unreasonable, tragic, or out-of-line, such as locking their partner in … Continue reading

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AngioDynamics pays $12.5 million to settle false claims allegations relating to the sale of two devices

On July 18, the Department of Justice announced that AngioDynamics, Inc., based in New York, had agreed to pay $12.5 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that the company promoted two medical devices for unapproved uses. According to DOJ’s … Continue reading

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Are All ‘Medical Necessity’ Determinations Subject to False Claims Act Liability? Opinions May Differ.

Two federal appellate-court decisions handed down in the past few weeks have generated much speculation about whether “medical necessity” determinations underlying Medicare or Medicaid claims can now be considered “objectively false” — despite conflicting medical-expert opinions — and actionable under … Continue reading

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Untimely Physician Certifications for Medicare Home Care Claims – Arguably a Technicality – Vulnerable to False Claims Act Allegations: Sixth Circuit

On June 11, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sustained a complaint against a home health care agency alleging that the agency had violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by submitting numerous claims to the Medicare … Continue reading

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